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The NN/LM PNR equips and encourages Network members to extend their services and expertise to groups, agencies, and institutions beyond their traditional reach. By developing and expanding collaborations, the Network works to accomplish its primary goals-to improve the public's access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health, and to provide all health professionals with equal access to biomedical information.
- Provide consultation and support for you to
collaborate with agencies in your community to
provide health information services. Assist with
planning and evaluating
and professional development opportunities so you
can update your skills or learn new techniques in
providing health information. We use the
train-the-trainer model to equip you to train your
staff or clients regarding health information issues.
Training sessions cover a range of topics - from
utilizing National Library of Medicine resources,
evaluating health information for quality, to using
evaluation methods to measure your impact within your
- Trainers from the National
Training Center and Clearininghouse come to the
Pacific Northwest on a regular basis to offer
in-depth training. The schedule of these classes
along with many of our class materials are
available here: http://nnlm.gov/pnr/training/
- Here is a calendar of events listing where regional NN/LM staff will be offering training sessions or staffing exhibits throughout the region.
- Trainers from the National Training Center and Clearininghouse come to the Pacific Northwest on a regular basis to offer in-depth training. The schedule of these classes along with many of our class materials are available here: http://nnlm.gov/pnr/training/
- Provide funding for health information outreach projects in your community. To find out about funding opportunities visit this page, which also includes descriptions of current and past projects so you get an idea of the types of activities we fund: http://nnlm.gov/pnr/funding/
educational materials for the National Library of
Medicine's resources for your use in your
presentations, classes, or exhibits. We can also
provide exhibit structures for your use.
- Here are images of some of the educational materials available for your outreach use: http://nnlm.gov/pnr/services/promo.html
- The Information Rx Project educates and assists physicians in prescribing health information to their patients through MedlinePlus. Visit the Information Rx Tool Kit to learn more about the outreach activities designed specifically for health sciences libraries or any organization that provides health information to the public.
- Offer presentations and training sessions about health information issues in your community. You can use NN/LM curriculum, materials created by other Network members, or create your own. There are links to training materials from several of our web pages:
funding to provide health information outreach.
Target audiences may include
underserved/underrepresented groups, health
professionals, consumers, public libraries, or public
health agencies. To see what funding opportunities are
available and to see what others have done, visit this
link for descriptions of recently funded projects:
- Exhibit at community health fairs or professional
conferences to promote the National Library of
Medicine's resources as well as your projects and
services. Funding for
exhibits may be available.
- Make yourself known as a health information expert in your community - here's an example of a recent campaign in Montana: