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Taking Health Information to the Next Level: Strategic Partnerships Between NLM and Public Libraries

aUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore, USA
bThe University of Iowa, USA
cSusan Wolfe and Associates, USA

Building Community Engagement and Outreach in Libraries

ISBN: 978-1-80382-368-3, eISBN: 978-1-80382-367-6

ISSN: 0732-0671

Publication date: 7 July 2022

Abstract

Public libraries are vibrant and trusted community hubs that provide services, support, and resources in a variety of ways that impact the well-being of their communities. The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) partnered with the National Institute of Health (NIH) All of Us Research Program (All of Us) to support libraries to serve as health information resources for their patrons and provide All of Us awareness through community engagement. The NNLM All of Us National Program provides infrastructure and resources to public libraries, such as free training for library staff, health information outreach funding, connections with other organizations, and free programming tools to expand health programming beyond fitness to boost digital and health literacy in their communities.

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Wright, A., Thomas, B.L., Asikin-Garmager, A. and Wolfe, S.M. (2022), "Taking Health Information to the Next Level: Strategic Partnerships Between NLM and Public Libraries", Crowe, K.M. and Hélouvry, J. (Ed.) Building Community Engagement and Outreach in Libraries (Advances in Library Administration and Organization, Vol. 43), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 131-144. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0732-067120220000043007

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