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NN/LM SCR Partners in Public Health Information Outreach Award Recipients

The NN/LM SCR is pleased to announce the recipients of the Partners in Public Health Information Outreach Awards:

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Library
Project Title: SMILE: Sharing MedlinePlus/MEDLINE for Information Literacy Education, a Dental Public Health Information Project
Description: This project will focus on improving public health dental practitioners’ access to information resources, heightening their awareness of resources available from the National Library of Medicine, and integrating the best evidence from these resources as part of public health dental practice. The project will provide PubMed and Loansome Doc training for dentists and dental hygienists who staff community dental clinics. The project will also provide MedlinePlus training for dental practitioners and community health workers (promotores) who provide public health preventive care and oral health education. The Library also proposes to create a new topic page for PHPartners.org that focuses on public health dentistry

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health Library
Project Title: Turning Evidence Into Practice: A Pilot Project to Develop New Training and Research Tools for the Public Health Workforce
Description: This project will provide desktop training to Texas public health practitioners throughout Southeast Texas. Instruction will emphasize the use of evidence based research and guidelines to improve development and implementation of health programs and policies. Project activities will include: development of a website linking to evidence based websites, data sets, and journals and databases; a four-week synchronous distance education course; and three standalone webinars that will be open to all public health workers in Texas.

Congratulations to both the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Library and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health Library!

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