B20. SHARE the Info: Spreading Health Awareness with Resources and Education – a NN/LM Funded Program
Despite the availability of various online patient education resources, the majority of physicians have not incorporated them into practice. The SHARE Program’s objective is to reach out to our community of physicians, faculty, students, nurses, and patients and their families to raise the awareness of consumer health information available through the National Library of Medicine and the Health Sciences Libraries at Rutgers University.
An NN/LM Health Information Awareness grant was awarded to support the SHARE program that offers weekly tables at the New Jersey Medical School and the University Hospital where demonstrations and trainings are being conducted on how to use NLM’s MedlinePlus, Drug information, HealthyNJ, and other consumer health resources and library services. A specially-designed SHARE Card, and instructional and health literacy materials are distributed at each session. IRB approved evaluation forms and log sheets are being collected to assess participant feedback. Resulting data are being analyzed as they are collected.