The Medical Library Association’s Legislative Task Force would like to know how you have benefited from access to federally funded health information resources such as those provided by the National Library of Medicine. We here at NN/LM PNR would like to hear those stories, too!
Per a forwarded e-mail message from Mary Langman, MLA’s Coordinator for Information Issues and Policy:
Your input makes a difference, especially when communicating with members of Congress about the value of libraries and information programs and services. Stories of real life experience are practical ways to help Congress understand how Federal investments in information services and programs, such as PubMed Central, ClinicalTrials.gov, and MedlinePlus, are making a difference in the lives of their constituents.
We are looking for anecdotal information that describes how information accessed from an NLM database or repository has made a difference in someone’s life, in the outcome of their health care, has furthered the discovery of scientific research, or led to the development of innovative programs and services that support our nation’s health information needs.
(The Legislative Task Force) hopes to share this information with members of Congress and their staff during the spring 2011 Legislative Task Force Capitol Hill visits to illustrate how Federal funding and access to health information and services furthers our nation’s healthcare reform goals.
Please send your stories to Mary Langman by February 1, or share them here in the comments.
Thanks to Bob Richart, PNC/MLA’s Legislative Liaison, for forwarding this request.