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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.

Organization:
Holyoke Consumer Health Library
Department:
Not Applicable
Organization Type:
Health Sciences Library
Funded Dates: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2004 to Friday, March 31, 2006
Funding Amount: 
$0
Beneficiaries: 
Consumers - General Public
Health Professionals - Nurses
Health Professionals - Physicians
Health Professionals - Public Health Workforce
Librarians - Public/Other
Consumers - Patients & Families
Population
Hispanics/Latinos
Inner city
Seniors
Youth-Teens