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.
- 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.