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Title: Philly Health Info: The College of Physicians of Philadelphia’s Regional Community Health Information Project
Author(s): Kenyon, Andrea
Subject(s): Consumer health information Health information Public services (Libraries)
Abstract: 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 with accurate, current, and understandable health information they can use to their benefit; and second, to test the feasibility of reaching a substantial proportion of people who are underserved through community sites such as library branches, community health centers, physician offices, and other convenient locations. The centerpiece of PHI is its Internet portal. This consumer-oriented portal focuses on regional health issues and offers a virtual directory of regional health resources and services. A pilot project was launched in the spring of 2004 to test the feasibility of bridging the digital divide by placing trained volunteers at Internet access sites in community locations. The first PHI site is located at the Northeast Branch of the Free Library.
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info: In Library Trends 53(3) Winter 2005: 457-463.
Genre: Article
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/1739
ISSN: 0024-2594
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 2005.
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-07-24
 

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