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Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce


Project Mission
The Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce helps the public health workforce find and use information effectively to improve and protect the public's health.

Goals

  • Organize and deliver public health resources, making them easier to find and use;
  • Identify and develop collaborative projects to meet the information needs of the public health workforce;
  • Increase the visibility of the partnership with librarians and the public health workforce;
  • Increase the information literacy of the public health workforce; and  
  • Strengthen collaboration among the partners.

Project activities include the following:

  • Developing tools and other resources for the public health workforce in information access and management, grant writing, needs assessment, and training;
  • Sponsoring meetings, workshops, and satellite broadcasts to improve content of, and access to, information needed by public health professionals and the information professionals who work with them;
  • Developing distance learning materials and fostering partnerships for distance learning initiatives;
  • Providing ongoing information on funding opportunities and training available to public health professionals;
  • Exhibiting at national meetings of public health professionals; and  
  • Funding projects to train and provide outreach to public health professionals.   

For information on these and other project initiatives, see the Partners' Web site at http://phpartners.org.