Information access is considered critical to the public health workforce, which involves informatics, communication, analytic assessment, and health education (NN/LM Public Health Training Workgroup, 2004). Information-oriented outreach to the public health workforce is challenging to libraries because the public health workforce is made up of diverse health professions and public health personnel are not aware if key information resources are available to them (Cogdill, 2007). The National Library of Medicine (NLM) funded information outreach to the public health workforce projects in different periods of time, which altogether reflect challenges of providing public health professionals with access to electronic health information resources and the importance of establishing partnerships with public health agencies and institutions.
"A New Health Informatics Course: A Funded Collaboration,"
SLIS Connecting: Vol. 2
, Article 5.
Available at: http://aquila.usm.edu/slisconnecting/vol2/iss2/5