Date

10-24-2011

Document Type

Project Summary

Project Name

Focused Outreach Pilot: Providence and Western Maine

Contract Cycle

2006-2011

Abstract

Recognizing the need to improve health information outreach to special populations, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – New England Region (NN/LM NER) targeted its core outreach services in a focused geographic area. The purpose of the focused outreach approach was to increase access to accurate and reliable health information in communities experiencing health disparities; and to collect process and outcomes evaluation data for program improvement. The project was conceptualized in three phases: 1) Community Assessment: a systematic approach to understanding the community and connecting NN/LM NER with community-based organizations serving the targeted population; 2) Focused Outreach Implementation: a tailored approach using the existing promotional framework of NN/LM NER and its resources; and 3) Evaluation: a comprehensive approach to looking at and documenting the process of conducting focused health information outreach and assessing outputs and outcomes as a way of measuring the effectiveness of the model. Two communities were selected for focused outreach – Providence, Rhode Island’s Latino community and rural residents in Western Maine (Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford Counties).

Disciplines

Library and Information Science | Medicine and Health Sciences | Public Health

Keywords

Focused Outreach, Community Engagement, Health Information Resources, National Library of Medicine, Assessment and Evaluation

Comments

Appendices to the report are included as supplementary files -- see Additional Files below.

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Community Assessment Repor FO RI ME.pdf (134 kB)
Community Assessment Report (Appendix D)

Key Informant Interview Protocols FO RI ME.pdf (44 kB)
Key Informant Interview Protocol (Appendix C)

Process Map for Community Assessment FO RI ME.pdf (30 kB)
Community Assessment Process Map (Appendix A)

Process Map Implementation FO RI ME.pdf (27 kB)
Implementation Process Map (Appendix E)

Implementation Timeline 8 24 11.docx (24 kB)
Implementation Table Timeline (Appendix F) (MS Word document)

Logic Model Outcome Indicators Objectives FO RI ME.pdf (37 kB)
Logic Model (Appendix J)

Process Map Evaluation 8 24 11.docx (20 kB)
Evaluation Process Map (Appendix K) (MS Word document)

Consumer Post ME Summary 8 24 11.pdf (34 kB)
Consumer Post-Survey Maine

Consumer Post RI Summary 8 24 11.pdf (33 kB)
Consumer Post-Survey Rhode Island

Consumer Pre ME Summary 8 24 11.pdf (32 kB)
Consumer Pre-Survey Maine

Consumer Pre RI Summary 8 24 11.pdf (34 kB)
Consumer Pre-Survey Rhode Island

ME Consumer Post 8 24 11.pdf (17 kB)
Maine Consumer Health Information and the Internet Post-Survey

ME Consumer Pre 8 24 11.pdf (16 kB)
Maine Consumer Health Information and the Internet Pre-Survey

RI Consumer Post 8 24 11.pdf (16 kB)
Rhode Island Consumer Health Information and the Internet Post-Survey

RI Consumer Pre 8 24 11.pdf (17 kB)
Rhode Island Consumer Health Information and the Internet Pre-Survey

Trainer Post 8 24 11.pdf (16 kB)
Health Information Train-the-Trainer Post-Survey

Trainer Pre 8 24 11.pdf (16 kB)
Health Information Train-the-Trainer Pre-Survey

Consumer Follow Summary 8 24 11.pdf (29 kB)
Consumer Follow-Up Survey Summary

 
 

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