CHI Subcontract: Tribal College Libraries: Linking Native Americans to Health
Consumer Health Initiative Subcontract: This project seeks to provide information services and training to health care providers on the four North Dakota Indian reservations. This will include: physicians and other health care providers at Indian Health Service facilities, hospitals and clinics; independent physicians and other health care providers delivering health care services on the reservations; and Tribal health care personnel and community health representatives (CHRs) who work directly with people living on the reservations. This will be accomplished through three main objectives. They are: train health care providers; reinforce, strengthen, and maintain a working relationship with the tribal college librarians; and expand the Linking Native Americans to Health Information Web site. The training will be done primarily by the staff of the Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences (HEF Library), School of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of North Dakota. However, we will encourage participation by the tribal college librarians of North Dakota who were trained on NLM services under subcontract no. NO1-LM-1-3513, Tribal College Libraries: Linking Native Americans to Health Information. Initial relationships established through that subcontract with these librarians will be reinforced, strengthened, and maintained through interviewing them, updating their training on NLM resources, asking their assistance, informing them of training plans, and encouraging their participation to whatever degree they feel appropriate.