Description

The Hardin Library for the Health Sciences collaborated with the University of Iowa s Institute for Clinical and Translational Science s Community Engagement program to provide access to consumer health information for patients and their families at four Iowa community health centers based across the state in Davenport, Waterloo, Des Moines, and Sioux City. These communities were targeted based on the number of underserved populations in the area.

The goal of this project is for the patients to better understand their health issues and be more active in their health care or their loved one s care. This will be accomplished by installing an information kiosk in the patient waiting rooms of all four clinics. An easy-to-navigate consumer-focused health information Web site targeted to the specific communities of each clinic will be accessible from the kiosk.

The Web sites created for the clinics used the LibGuide knowledge sharing system for libraries and became the focus of this project. Beginning with a series of onsite interviews that included gathering information on patient demographics and important health topics, to creating and fine tuning each LibGuide through feedback from conference calls and one-on-one meetings with providers and staff, to a series of training sessions at each clinic, the LibGuides were always at the forefront of this project.

A brief introduction to LibGuides and how they can be used for outreach will be given, prior to talking about the project.

Additional session links:
http://guides.lib.uiowa.edu/criticalaccesshospitals
http://guides.lib.uiowa.edu/swineflu
http://guides.lib.uiowa.edu/siouxland

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

  • Chris Childs is the Education & Outreach Librarian at the University of Iowa's Hardin Library for the Health Sciences.

Start Date

17-3-2011 10:45 AM

End Date

17-3-2011 11:45 AM

Technical Expertise

basic

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Mar 17th, 10:45 AM Mar 17th, 11:45 AM

Using LibGuides for Community Center Outreach

The Hardin Library for the Health Sciences collaborated with the University of Iowa s Institute for Clinical and Translational Science s Community Engagement program to provide access to consumer health information for patients and their families at four Iowa community health centers based across the state in Davenport, Waterloo, Des Moines, and Sioux City. These communities were targeted based on the number of underserved populations in the area.

The goal of this project is for the patients to better understand their health issues and be more active in their health care or their loved one s care. This will be accomplished by installing an information kiosk in the patient waiting rooms of all four clinics. An easy-to-navigate consumer-focused health information Web site targeted to the specific communities of each clinic will be accessible from the kiosk.

The Web sites created for the clinics used the LibGuide knowledge sharing system for libraries and became the focus of this project. Beginning with a series of onsite interviews that included gathering information on patient demographics and important health topics, to creating and fine tuning each LibGuide through feedback from conference calls and one-on-one meetings with providers and staff, to a series of training sessions at each clinic, the LibGuides were always at the forefront of this project.

A brief introduction to LibGuides and how they can be used for outreach will be given, prior to talking about the project.

Additional session links:
http://guides.lib.uiowa.edu/criticalaccesshospitals
http://guides.lib.uiowa.edu/swineflu
http://guides.lib.uiowa.edu/siouxland

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

  • Chris Childs is the Education & Outreach Librarian at the University of Iowa's Hardin Library for the Health Sciences.