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Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce

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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

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
American Public Health Association (APHA)
Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH)
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Medical Library Association (MLA)
National Agricultural Library (NAL)
National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH)
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM)
Public Health Foundation (PHF)
Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)


  • 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.


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

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)
Phone: 301-435-2242
FAX: 301-402-3193

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