Session: Strengthening Public Health Through Information Partnerships
3014.0: Monday, November 17, 2003: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Strengthening Public Health Through Information Partnerships
Public health personnel and health sciences librarians have recently collaborated on a number of projects aimed at improving access to information for the public health work force. These partnerships are improving access to information resources and service among the public health workforce and are deepening librariansí understanding of the information needs within public health. Papers in this session explore recent partnerships formed by individuals and organizations on both local and national levels. These partnerships strengthen public health by improving access to information.
Learning Objectives: This session will enable attendees to:
* Understand the potential contributions of public health personnel and librarians working collaboratively to improve access to information.
* Identify possible projects that build on partnerships between members of the public health workforce and librarians.
* Identify the lessons learned from previous collaborations between public health personnel and health sciences librarians.
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Facilitator(s):Laura C Larsson, MLS
8:30 AMIntroductory Remarks
8:35 AMPublic Health Libraries in an Online World: A Case Study from Michigan
Harvey R. Brenneise, MA, MSLS
8:47 AMREACH 2010 Library research component: A community-based participatory education program to address health disparities in diabetes care and management
Barbara A. Carlson, MLIS, Carolyn M. Jenkins, MSN, DRPH, Katharine H. Hendrix, MS, PhD, Gayenell Magwood, RN, MSN, PhD(Cand), Charles L. Hossler, MSN, PhD(Cand)
8:59 AMNational library of medicine's online health portals: Resources for american indians and other special populations
Lucie Chu Chen, BS, MLS, Gale Dutcher, MLS, MS, Kathy Murray, MLS
9:11 AMPartners in information access: Linking the public health workforce to information for improved practice
Keith W. Cogdill, PhD, Greg Bodin, MLS, Jennifer Marill, MLS, Michael Miller, BA, Jocelyn Rankin, PhD, Catherine R. Selden, MLS, Marjorie A. Cahn, MA
9:23 AMPartnering with librarians to teach information retrieval and web development skills to MPH students
Ammon S. Ripple, MLS, Anthony J. Silvestre, PhD, LSW, Michael D. Shankle, MPH
9:35 AMA Digital Divide: Assessing the information needs and use of nurses from an Oregon county public health department
Anne M. Turner, MD, MLIS, ZoŽ Stavri, PhD, MLS
9:47 AMDiscussion
Organized by:APHA-Technology Theater
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing, Pharmacy

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA