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About the NNLM MidContinental Region


The mission of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by: 1) providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information; and, 2) improving the public's access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health.

NNLM MidContinental Region

The University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library serves as the Regional Medical Library for the Network of the National Library of Medicine, MidContinental Region under a 5 year cooperative agreement with the National Library of Medicine. The NNLM mission is carried out through a unique collaboration of the Regional Medical Library and six Partner Libraries. Each Partner Library is funded to support health information outreach within its state and provide leadership and coordination for a special project area. In each Partner Library is a coordinator who works for the NNLM MCR program.


Advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health.

Outcomes for 2016-2021:

The NNLM MCR has seven outcomes that our activities will address in 2016-2021. By addressing these outcomes the NNLM MCR will address the goals-mission of the NNLM.

  1. Network members are more aware of tools and methods for curating and managing data.
  2. Network members adopted effective practices.
  3. Extend our reach as a result of the work with organizations and Network.
  4. Participants are aware of appropriate resources and/or have the skills to use them.
  5. Payers reimburse for information therapy.
  6. Significant increase to health information access  by healthcare providers and the public.
  7.  Underserved populations in the MidContinental Region benefit from NNLM MCR programs.


Members provide many services for librarians, health professionals, and the public.

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2016-2021 Cooperative Agreement

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