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PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGION

Electronic Access for Reliable Health and Medical Information (Sno-Isle)

Sno-Isle Regional Library will provide the residents of Island County, Washington, electronic access to credible health information and community resources through a partnership between Sno-Isle Libraries, a regional public library system, and Whidbey General Hospital. Patients, their families, health care professionals, and the general public will be connected with the resources needed to answer their health questions in a timely, reliable, and confidential manner. By establishing two Medical Resource sites at Whidbey General Hospital with a direct electronic link to the Library District?s health related databases and/or a reference librarian, staff will be able to provide accurate information to help individuals make informed health and medical related choices. Training is also vital to aid in locating and understanding consumer health information. A major component will be to familiarize health care professionals and Sno-Isle library staff with specialized health and medical databases. Senior Centers and support groups, sponsored by Whidbey General Hospital, will also receive training.

Organization:
Sno-Isle Regional Library
Department:
Not Applicable
Organization Type:
Public Library
Funded Dates: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2004 to Thursday, March 30, 2006
Funding Amount: 
$26,960
Beneficiaries: 
Consumers - General Public
Librarians - Health Science
Health Professionals - Nurses
Health Professionals - Physicians
Health Professionals - Public Health Workforce
Librarians - Public/Other
Consumers - Patients & Families
Population
Not Applicable