The national network of libraries of medicine and consumer health outreach: 1998 to the present

Gail Marie Kouame, Rhonda Allard, Tammy L. Mays

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Abstract

This article includes a brief history of the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) involvement in providing consumer health information. It also describes current efforts to reach health consumers through the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) and selected intermediaries, in particular public libraries. Training curriculum and a Web resource have been developed to support outreach to public libraries as agents of health information for the general public. Public libraries are encouraged to partner with community health agencies to provide health information in their local areas. Early results of outreach efforts are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Consumer Health on the Internet
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 8 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Community agencies
  • Consumer health
  • National library of medicine
  • National network of libraries of medicine
  • Nlm
  • Nn/LM
  • Outreach
  • Partnerships
  • Public libraries
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)

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