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Medical Subject Headings

Child Health Services; Disabled Children; Information Centers; Patient Education; Massachusetts; Lamar Soutter Library


Library and Information Science


Parents of disabled children have substantial health and social care needs and therefore, a great need for information. The Central Mass Access to Child Health Information (CATCH) project attempted to address this problem. CATCH provided these community-based, public health agency staff members with training to locate and effectively use quality Internet health information. CATCH developed a model for outreach and collaboration as well as established new community partnerships for the Lamar Soutter Library (LSL) of the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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This article was first published in Journal of the Medical Library Association, 2007 Jul;95(3):337-9, Link to article in PubMed. Copyright is retained by the authors.



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