Health Information Outreach Award 72
Key to well-being and health is access to authoritative and comprehensible health information. Our aim in this project is to raise awareness of resources from the National Library of Medicine especially Medline Plus that target consumers and provide a wealth of health information. This project aligns with the Welch Medical Library's strategic goal of community outreach and with the Johns Hopkins Medicine strategic priority of patient- and family-centered care with a specific goal to partner with patients, families and others to eliminate preventable harm and optimize patient outcomes and experience while reducing health care costs. We plan to participate in a number of events that will be attended by community members, patients, and their families, and we will demonstrate the NLM tools, help answer health questions using these tools, and distribute information about accessing the resources.