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Outreach to Health Professionals

NN/LM MAR promotes the use and access to reliable health information by health professionals in NY, NJ, PA and DE

Primary NN/LM MAR Contact: Kate Flewelling / Outreach Coordinator / flewkate@pitt.edu

 

For 2011-2016, our priority groups for health information outreach include:

  • Health professionals unaffiliated with a medical library
  • Public health professionals
  • Mental health professionals
  • Minority health professionals
  • Critical Access Hospitals

Services to Health Professionals and Organizations

  • Comprehensive Affordable Care Act Guide: http://guides.nnlm.gov/mar_aca
    • Resources to assist with understanding ACA and support the general public with making informed decisions about their health care options
    • The guide will be continually updated with key resources
    • Includes state-specific information developed to better serve the needs of our 4-state region
  • Networking among nearly 900 information organizations in NY, NJ, PA and DE, including hospital, academic and public libraries, public health agencies, and community-based organizations

Selected Resources from the National Library of Medicine

  • PubMed: 22+ million biomedical citations
  • MedlinePlus: the premier patient education website from the National Library of Medicine
  • Information Rx Tool Kit (NLM / American College of Physicians Foundation)
    • Assists physicians in referring patients to MedlinePlus
  • MentalHealth.gov: Information about mental illness, how individuals can seek help, and how communities can host conversations about mental health