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The goal of our outreach program is to expand partnerships and implement activities with network members and other institutions and organizations to improve awareness of and access to health information resources for health professionals and members of the public.
This program promotes awareness and ability to access electronic health information. Our staff is available to do presentations, workshops, or to exhibit at your meeting or event free of charge. We highlight NLM and NN/LM services.
- Calendar of Regional and National Events - see where our staff will be exhibiting and training
- Tips for Exhibit Volunteers - for Network members assisting at exhibits
- Presentations and Handouts - examples
- Speakers web page - to request a speaker for your event
Another way we increase the effective use of electronic health information resources is to provide training and professional development opportunities to those who directly provide health information to the public. These providers include Network and other librarians, health professionals (including public health professionals), educators, health advocates, and those working with various community-based organizations.
We work collaboratively with various regional partners to enhance public access to health information and to improve the regional health information infrastructure. We provide resources to facilitate collaboration in the region, including funding for consumer health information projects through subcontracts and cooperative agreements. The Funding Opportunities page includes resources that will help you get what you need to support your vision. To see some of the exciting things your colleagues have done, visit our projects webpage.
We work with the public health workforce at the state and local levels to improve their access to online health information and build their skills in the use of NLM resources. We also encourage relationships and collaboration between public health agencies and health sciences libraries.
- Evidence-Based Practice for Public Health
- Healthy People 2020
- Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce
For outreach assistance please call us at (800)338-7657 or (310)825-1200, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health-related programming is a great way to reach out to your community. Depending on your target audience, you might want to organize a health fair, hold classes to teach seniors to search for health information online, or invite health professionals to speak on relevant topics. In any case, funding can help make your ideas a reality. To learn more about funding opportunities, eligibility, and summaries of actual projects, please visit our Funding Opportunities page.