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Public Libraries and Community Partners:
Working Together to Provide Health Information

A guide to encourage health information partnerships between public libraries, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, and local health or community-based organizations.

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  • What is consumer health information?
  • Why should I know about consumer health information?
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  • What are some good starting places?
  • Resources developed by public librarians for public librarians
  • Health reference interactions
  • Consumer health collections
  • Training opportunities
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Guides for Developing a Community-based Health Information Program

  1. Set the Direction with a Community Assessment
  2. Define Stakeholders and Partners
  3. Define Measurable Goals, Outputs, and Outcomes
  4. Plan Activities to Reach Project Goals
  5. Define How a Program Will Work: The Logic Model
  6. Define an Evaluation Plan
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  • Funding opportunities from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM)
  • Funding opportunities from the National Library of Medicine
  • Other funding sources
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Resource List

An online listing of the print and internet references cited throughout this web site.