Browse by Subject "Consumer health information"

  • Baker, Lynda M.; Gollop, Claudia J. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2004)
    The proliferation of health information has created a rich field of resources that many lay people can use to make informed health care decisions. For a large segment of the population, these resources will go unseen and ...

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  • Miller, Naomi; Tyler, Rebecca J.; Backus, Joyce E.B. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2004)
    The National Library of Medicine’s (NLM®) MedlinePlus® is a high-quality gateway to consumer health information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other authoritative organizations. For decades, NLM ...

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  • Alpi, Kristine M.; Bibel, Barbara M. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2004)
    Meeting the health information needs of diverse communities is a challenge for librarians. Libraries of many types have a duty to identify and maintain contact with constituents having a variety of health information needs. ...

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  • Kenyon, Andrea (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2005)
    The College of Physicians of Philadelphia has created Philly Health Info (PHI), a regional community health information model. PHI objectives are, first, to provide as many citizens of greater Philadelphia as possible ...

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  • Press, Nancy Ottman; Diggs-Hobson, Mary (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2005)
    Since all people make health decisions, all people need health information. Currently most people do not get health information from libraries; nevertheless, librarians can play an important role in the provision of health ...

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  • Crespo, Javier (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2004)
    This article explores evaluation issues in online consumer health information within the context of librarians as educators and intermediaries. Literature on Internet and health information seekers reveals that ...

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  • Sandstrom, Heidi T. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2004)
    The Pacific Southwest Regional Medical Library of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) hosted a one-day educational symposium entitled “Stake Your Claim to Health Literacy” in January 2004. The ...

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  • Detlefsen, Ellen Gay (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2004)
    The elderly and African Americans are groups sometimes described as vulnerable or at risk for health complications, and both are communities for whom consumer health information is believed to be important. A review of ...

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  • Kovacs, Diane K. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2004)
    Developing Web-based consumer health information workshops can be a great way to promote the value of library services and encourage the use of high-quality health information by consumers. This article begins with ...

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  • Allen, Margaret; Matthew, Suzanne; Boland, Mary Jo (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2004)
    There is a critical need to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate health information for immigrant and refugee populations. This article discusses the challenges related to providing health information for ...

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