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Community Health Information Partnerships

The purpose of these partnerships is to facilitate the creation of alliances-teams of local hospitals, as well as other health organizations, and public libraries. Ten Nebraska community teams have been formed and participated in a symposium held in North Platte on November 10, 2005. The symposium focused on shared resources, collection development, Internet resources, and training of staff and volunteers. Joint programming and development of local community events, such as health fairs and educational activities targeted to specific community groups, are intended outcomes of this initiative. Support for these partnerships is provided by Nebraska Library Commission, National Network Libraries of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center McGoogan Library, and Nebraska Health & Human Services.

Community Health Information Partnership Teams

What constitutes a team?

  • hospital library and/or consumer health library and an accredited public library

  • other representative(s) could be included as part of team

o       school library

o       college library

o       service organization, for example YMCA (some are involved in Healthy People 2010)

o       city administration/government

o       AHEC - Area Health Education Centers (Norfolk, Grand Island, Scottsbluff)

o       Regional Library Systems

o       Public health organizations

Community Health Information Resources

November 10, 2005 - Community Health Information Partnership Symposium

Public Library Health Outreach Grant

For more information, contact Mary Jo Ryan.