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About NPHCO

Program Overview

The Public Health Digital Library (PHDL) provides access to library resources, including e-journals, e-books, and other databases resources in support of evidence based practice and research.

Public health departments across the country have access to information resources through a digital library available through their local intranets. Through the National Network, member libraries provide article delivery of information not found in the PHDL.  This website provides information on learning about and using the Public Health Digital Library for staff at participating public health departments.  Departments looking to become participants in the digital library program can also find information on program requirements.

Funded by the National Library of Medicine, the NPHCO oversees the program, securing information resources that provide the best evidence in public health research and practice. 


States with project-phase implementation are: 
AK, AR, CO, CT, HI, IN, KY, ME, MA, MD, NH, NM, RI, TN, UT, VT, WV, WA


Goals

  1. Expand access to information resources through the Public Health Digital Library, offered to public health departments throughout the country.  
  2. Develop an instruction plan that trains users to find timely evidence based research in support of public health practice. 
  3. Offer access to shareable resources available through partnering libraries.
  4. To continually refine a sustainable and cost efficient model of information access to a workforce that falls outside the areas where information support is often readily available.
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