Express Outreach Award 2006-2007: Health Information Literacy Outreach Community Service
The PCOM Library Health Information Literacy Program is designed to provide San Diego community residents and health professionals with knowledge, training and experience to access authentic and reliable information by using MedlinePlus, PubMed and related NLM/NIH resources. The objectives are to: 1. Train & educate health professionals and consumers in the San Diego area about MedlinePlus, PubMed, and NLM/NIH databases. 2. Emphasize broad and special topics including obesity & diet, alternative medicine, general medicine and drug information. 3. Publicize the training workshops and seminars broadly in the community through flyers, newspapers and newsletters. 4. Provide the instructional workshops at four locations: Pacific Beach Branch of San Diego Public Library, Florence Riford Adult Community Center, the PCOM Library and the Pacific Symposium held annually at the Catamaran Hotel in San Diego.