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Environmental Health Information Partnership (EnHIP)

The National Library of Medicine’s Environmental Health Information Partnership (EnHIP) is a collaboration between the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), a Predominately Black Institution (PBI), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), an Alaska Native-Serving Institution, and a community college. EnHIP evolved from the Toxicology Information Outreach Panel (TIOP) which was established in 1991 in response to the pressing issue of toxic waste and the exposure to toxic chemicals in minority communities.

Mission

The mission of the Environmental Health Information Partnership is to enhance the capacity of minority-serving academic institutions to reduce health disparities through the access, use, and delivery of environmental health information on their campuses and in their communities.

Objectives

  • Institutionalize the NLM resources through incorporation of resources in the curriculum, seminars, and special events at each institution with highlevel administrative and academic involvement

  • Strengthen institutional partnerships with libraries and other entities such as environmental justice centers, poison control centers, drug information centers, and centers of excellence

  • Develop and strengthen relations with local agencies and community-based and faith-based organizations to extend healthrelated outreach to communities surrounding the participating institutions

  • Increase participation in professional meetings and public forums through presentations, posters, and panel discussions, and seek opportunities for publication in major journals

  • Serve as NLM local and regional resources for training, exhibiting, and community outreach in order to promote the awareness and utilization of NLM resources

 

Last Reviewed: July 8, 2020