Health Info Services: Building a Healthier Community in Western Washington County
Tuality Health Information Resource Center will partner with the Tuality Community Education Department to increase the visibility of both departments in the community by providing reliable health information at local health fairs and community events, and working with local school health teachers and parish nurses. The goals of the project are to improve community recognition of reliable health resources (particularly NLM resources); to increase visibility of the Tuality Health Information Resource Center and the Community Education Department classes in the community, to foster interdepartmental and interagency cooperation to reach underserved segments of the local community, such as students, elderly in faith communities, and the Latino community, and to help build a healthier community by appearing at local health fairs to help connect to the community and provide reliable health information . Tuality Healthcare staff will work with the hospital?s Community Education Department, the Latino Health Instructors, and the Parish Nurse Coordinator to develop branded educational items for use at health fairs, classes and other events. They will also identify existing reliable sources of information, including the National Library of Medicine?s consumer health resources. They will staff local health fairs and health screening events to distribute the material and raise awareness of the resources.