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July / August 2023



AJHE: American Journal of Health Education

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Free Access Article
Online Learning Communities: Bridging the Gap among Historically Underserved Populations in Health Science

– Angelita P. Howard, Danielle Duvernay, Lanisha Howze, and Shavondra Leak

Evidence suggests that there is a gap for underserved populations in health sciences. Through online education, access to learning opportunities is growing in health informatics, biotechnology, health administration, and health education. However, online education can lead to feelings of isolation and disconnection from the educational community. Morehouse School of Medicine is working to mitigate these issues through the online learning community (OLC). The OLC was established through the core foundation of the five Cs to create community support for under-represented populations. We evaluated the core foundation using the five Cs methodology and designed an approach to address blind spots to enhance every student participating in the community. Determining the student type and general needs, as well as the resources available to be maximized for underserved populations, corresponded with the current student survey data collected. We found that the online learning community at Morehouse School of Medicine served as a tool for facilitating discourse and community-building among the online students. Through this tool, students were afforded the opportunity to enhance their education and increase engagement via collaboration and connection with their cohort.


The Mango Model: Best Practices in the Creation of a COVID-19 Open Data Project Through a Partnership with Google Health and the Non-Profit FinMango


Time Management Behavior Structural Equation Model Predicts Global Sleep Quality in Traditional Entry University Students


Inequalities in Communicating about Nutrition Information during Prenatal Care: The After-Visit Summary


Development of Efficacy-Enhanced Heart Failure Rehabilitation Patient Education Materials for Health Behavior Change


Adaptation Processes of Survivors and Informal Caregivers after Stroke: A Scoping Review through the Lens of Educational Sciences


The Feasibility and Impact of a Computer-Aided Genetics Education Module in an Obstetrics Clinic: A Randomized Controlled Trial