Cost: $100 (nonmember, $150)
Attendance Maximum: 30
Sponsored by the National Library of Medicine.
Instructor(s): Nancy Allee, AHIP,
Deputy Director, Health Sciences Libraries, Taubman Medical Library,
University of MichiganAnn Arbor, and Ron Bialek, Executive Director,
Public Health Foundation, Washington, DC
Offered: Saturday, May 17,
The Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) project
is a public-private initiative that provides web-based comprehensive
data and useful information about the health of all counties in
the United States. Librarians have a role in helping disseminate
CHSI data specific to their local areas, training public and community
health workers in using CHSI, and developing local collaborations
and partnerships to develop targeted health information interventions.
Librarians will be introduced to local health data that can be used
to influence policy and engage communities in improving their health.