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National Library of Medicine Launches “Outreach to Specific Populations” Listserv

The US National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces the creation of a new Outreach to Specific Populations listserv <http://1.usa.gov/14XqTqZ>. This free information system will provide health information professionals, librarians, advocates, healthcare professionals, students and others with an opportunity to share information and discuss outreach to specific populations through quality information, capacity building and community engagement. This discussion forum will enable participants to stay informed about health information resources, services and programs tailored to specific populations, as well as connect with colleagues in the field and benefit from discussions that address best practices, challenges and gaps associated with health information outreach to specific populations. It was created by the Outreach & Special Populations Branch in the NLM Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS).

Information distributed through the OSP Listserv (NLM_OSP-L) will include but not be limited to:

Health information outreach programs and services tailored to specific populations (i.e. Students/Educators, Health Professionals, Minorities, Women, Seniors, etc.)

Information resources addressing health topics ranging from HIV/AIDS and Environmental Health to Emergency and Disaster Preparedness

Announcements of funding opportunities

Notices of national, state and/or local meetings and conference

Information and technological resources for and about specific populations

Training opportunities

Best practices, trends, new ideas

Publications, articles, and research findings related to health information outreach

To learn more about the list and how to subscribe visit: http://1.usa.gov/14XqTqZ

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