MOU for Oregon Outreach OY2
The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) will promote health literacy and access to evidence-based resources via the services, databases, and resources of the National Library of Medicine, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, and the OHSU Library. OHSU will provide training and outreach in NLM resources to librarians and health professionals in Oregon, particularly those in the underserved areas of Oregon, and work with network librarians to help address low health literacy and access issues in their communities. OHSU Library staff will work with statewide partners and the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute to reach health practitioners, especially in rural and underserved areas; K-12 educators and school health personnel; and public and community college libraries. OHSU library staff will offer classes and demonstrations, and conduct exhibits at health fairs and professional meetings. OHSU Library will develop face-to-face and distance learning classes that are culturally and linguistically appropriate, to be co-taught with partner organizations and/or presented at state professional meetings, the 4-H Summer Conference at Oregon State University or to-be-named groups identified with the Oregon Office of Multicultural Health Services.