ERIC Number: ED362482
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Upgrading the Association for the Advancement of Health Education's Health Resources Information System.
Miller, Richard E.
The Association for the Advancement of Health Education (AAHE) and Academic Programs for Health Science, George Mason University (Virginia), have collaborated in upgrading AAHE's Health Resources Information System. The process involved updating the health resources information on file. This information, which represents addresses and telephone numbers of organizations providing materials on a variety of health topics (e.g., aging, nutrition, and substance abuse prevention), was initially stored in hard copy form. Subsequently, the information was scanned using optical character recognition software into a microcomputer database. Other resources have been added to the database by downloading information from the Library of Medicine's MEDLARS bibliographic database system. Resource records have been "field-tested" by university students who contacted the organizations for materials (e.g., pamphlets and posters). At this time, approximately 600 records of information can be easily categorized, sorted and printed-out in order to respond to AAHE membership requests for health resources. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Health Sciences Information; List Processing; MEDLARS
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Washington, DC, March 24-28, 1993).