Objectives: To address the increasing use of social media and digital technologies within the Latinx community, this project seeks to reach this population via recorded Spanish-language health educational programs (e.g., podcasts) complemented with evidence-based, Spanish language consumer health information from the National Library of Medicine. This project is a collaboration of community organizers, health care professionals, and librarians.
Methods: The project team will conduct focus groups and surveys with Spanish-speaking community members to learn about their health information needs and the online sources they currently use. This information will help identify the appropriate online platform(s), content, frequency and length of the educational health segments (e.g., podcasts). The segments will include interviews with Spanish-speaking health professionals, updates on relevant health research in plain language, and storytelling from community members sharing health-related experiences and resources. Participants will be surveyed again to see if the information was successful in meeting their health information needs.