ERIC Number: ED244774
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The University of New Mexico Medical Center Library's Health Information Services Outreach Program.
Chamberlin, Susan B.; And Others
Begun in 1980, the University of New Mexico Medical Center Library's statewide Outreach Program is a composite of many services and projects designed to meet the medical and health information needs of the state's diverse and scattered population. The only major biomedical library in New Mexico, the Library has built the program on existing structures within the health care system, community libraries, and consumer groups. The interrelated programs aimed at health information dissemination include such disparate elements as the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, the State Medical Society, public libraries, the Improved Pregnancy Outcome Project, the New Mexico Drug Information Center, a statewide Health Information Planning Group, and numerous professional organizations. Outreach program activities include the selection, acquisition, processing, and dissemination of audio-visual and print materials; coordination of health information activities and resources among various groups and agencies; development of public library core collections tailored to specific project goals: publicity and promotion efforts incorporating concerns of multiple projects; and workshops for audiences of mixed primary interests. The program has also created links with the State Health and Environment Department, the State Library System, and the federal Health Systems Agency. Appendices include documentation, forms, and newspaper reports of the program. (Author/SB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Delivery Systems, Health Education, Health Materials, Health Services, Information Dissemination, Medical Libraries, Networks, Outreach Programs, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Resource Materials, Rural Areas, State Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control (DHHS/PHS), Atlanta, GA.
Authoring Institution: Raven Systems and Research, Inc.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico