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Fact Sheet
Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce

Project Mission

The Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce helps the public health workforce find and use information effectively to improve and protect the public's health.

Project Partners

Logos of Project Partners

OrganizationContact InformationOrganizationContact Information
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) http://www.ahrq.gov/

301-427-1364

American Public Health Association (APHA) http://www.apha.org/

202-777-2742

Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) http://www.asph.org/

202-296-1099

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) http://www.astho.org/

202-371-9090

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) http://www.cdc.gov/

770-488-8065

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) http://www.hrsa.gov/

301-443-6853

Medical Library Association (MLA) http://www.mlanet.org

312-419-9094

National Agricultural Library (NAL) http://www.nal.usda.gov/

301-504-5755

National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) http://www.naccho.org/

202-783-5550

National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH) http://www.nalboh.org/

419-353-7714

National Library of Medicine (NLM) http://www.nlm.nih.gov/

888-FIND-NLM (toll-free)

National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) 

http://www.nnlm.nlm.nih.gov/

800-638-RMLS (7657)

Public Health Foundation (PHF) http://www.phf.org/

202-898-5600

Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) http://www.sophe.org/

202-408-4242

 

Goals

  • Organize and deliver public health resources so they are easier to find and use.
  • Identify and develop collaborative projects to meet the information needs of the public health workforce.
  • Increase the visibility of the partnership with librarians and the public health workforce.
  • Increase the information literacy of the public health workforce.
  • Strengthen the collaboration among the Partners.

Activities

Project activities include: developing tools and other resources for the public health workforce in information access and management, grant writing, needs assessment, and training; sponsoring meetings, workshops, and satellite broadcasts geared toward improving content of and access to information needed by public health professionals and the information professionals who work with them; developing distance learning materials and fostering partnerships for distance learning initiatives; providing ongoing information on funding opportunities and training available to public health professionals; exhibiting at national meetings of public health professionals; and funding projects to train and provide outreach to public health professionals. For information on these and other project initiatives, see the Partners' web site at http://phpartners.org

For more information contact Lisa A. Lang, NLM Project Officer, or any partner listed above.

Lisa A. Lang
National Library of Medicine
National Information Center on Health Services Research
and Health Care Technology (NICHSR)
Email: langl@nlm.nih.gov
Phone: 301-435-2242
FAX: 301-402-3193


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National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20894

Phone: (301) 496-6308
Fax: (301) 496-4450
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