Holyoke (MA) Consumer Health Library Project: Enhancing Consumer Access to Electronic Health Info
The Holyoke Consumer Health Library project supports and enhances access to reliable health information in coordination with six community partners: Holyoke Public Library, Holyoke Health Center, Mercy Women's Health Center, Girls Incorporated of Holyoke, and the Holyoke Council on Aging. Staff at each site will be trained to use NLM consumer health resources. In addition, project staff will work with agency staff to plan and conduct outreach to clients. Holyoke, MA has a total population of 29,838 (2000 Census). 41.4% of the population identify themselves as Hispanic/Latino. The six participating community partner organizations routinely contact segments of the Holyoke community, including the general public, low-income Hispanics, women seeking health care, teens at the Holyoke Teen Center, and the elderly who come to the Senior Center for meals, activities, and services.