CHI Subcontract: Introducing Health Information Resources on Suicide
Consumer Health Initiative Subcontract: Introducing Health Information Resources on Suicide: A Kentucky Outreach Partnership. The University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center Library (UK MCL), in partnership with the Hospice of the Bluegrass (HOB), will provide quality health information on the topic of suicide. The overall purpose of this project is to introduce the target audience, mental health specialists, to the large body of resources available on the subject of suicide and provide Internet-based training on the access and use of these resources empowering them with the ability to integrate the knowledge gained from the project into their delivery of direct patient care services. Both consumer and clinical health information on the research, prevention and treatment of suicide will be presented. The partnership of UK MCL and HOB will allow both organizations the ability to expand the delivery of library outreach services that they provide to the citizens of Kentucky as well as reach a population not previously targeted. After consulting with various professionals regarding the suggested approach to take with this particular topic, it was decided that due to the complex and critical nature of the subject matter (suicide) the clinical staff will be targeted directly for project training activities with the intent that the information sources can then be disseminated to the consumer through means considered appropriate by the mental health specialists.