Date

October 1997

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Chicago; Community Health Centers; Community-Institutional Relations; Computer Communication Networks; Databases, Bibliographic; Grateful Med; Information Services; Libraries, Medical; National Library of Medicine (U.S.); Patient Education

Disciplines

Library and Information Science

Abstract

Health professionals cannot address public health issues effectively unless they have immediate access to current biomedical information. This paper reports on one mode of access, the Chicago AIDS Outreach Project, which was supported by the National Library of Medicine through outreach awards in 1995 and 1996. The three-year project is an effort to link the programs and services of the University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences and the Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center with the clinic services of community-based organizations in Chicago. The project was designed to provide electronic access to AIDS-related information for AIDS patients, the affected community, and their care givers. The project also provided Internet access and training and continued access to library resources. The successful initiative suggests a working model for outreach to health professionals in an urban setting.

Rights and Permissions

This article was first published in Bulletin of the Medical Library Association, 85(4): 356-61, 1997, http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=226292

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PubMed ID

9431424

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