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Health Info Services: Neighborhood Health Link: Community Connections for Helping Relationships

Neighborhood Health Link (NHLink) is a Group Health-sponsored, 508-compliant web-based portal to community resources in King and Pierce counties for healthy eating, active living, and management of chronic conditions such as diabetes. This project will build on lessons learned over the course of a Medical Library Pilot Project to target outreach and training on use of NHLink to those who engage in ?helping relationships? with patients and clients in clinical and community settings, such as community health workers/community resource specialists, chronic disease managers, client advocates, and librarians. The goal of this project is to connect consumers to local health-promoting community resources as a result of conversations with professionals?including community health workers, social workers, and librarians?who work with patients and clients in clinical and community settings. The expected outcome is an improved ability to link customers (patients/clients/patrons) to resources in their neighborhoods that support healthy eating, active living, and management of chronic conditions.

Organization:
Group Health Research Institute
Department:
NA
Organization Type:
Health Sciences Library
Hospital
Public Health Organization
Funded Dates: 
Friday, May 1, 2015 to Saturday, April 30, 2016
Funding Amount: 
$5,000
Beneficiaries: 
Health Professionals - Mental Health
Health Professionals - Public Health Workforce
Librarians - Public/Other
Population
Not Applicable