Consumer Health Information Resource Service [CHIRS] & Go Local Nebraska Nebraskans’ health information benefits  through ...
CHIRS Network <ul><li>Local libraries participate as information providers and distributors </li></ul><ul><li>McGoogan Lib...
How CHIRS fits into consumers’  health planning 06/08/09 Consumer Receive diagnosis/new treatment plan Contact CHIRS or Pu...
CHIRS information includes: <ul><li>Evaluated, low or no commercial bias information from the following sources: </li></ul...
Go Local Nebraska-a CHIRS service <ul><li>Statewide directory of health organizations, facilities, and professionals </li>...
Free Resources and Tools  <ul><li>CHIRS collection of books for interlibrary loan </li></ul><ul><li>Year of CHIRS emailed ...
Key Benefits <ul><li>CHIRS frees patrons to concentrate on their health during times of health crisis and decision-making ...
Request CHIRS Services <ul><li>On the web:  http://www.unmc.edu/library/consumer </li></ul><ul><li>By phone: 402-559-6221 ...
Links <ul><li>CHIRS – request CHIRS search, display/promotion materials, access previous editions of Year of CHIRS  http:/...
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NCompass Live: Go Local Nebraska and CHIRS - Your Local Information Resources for Health-related Issues

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Looking for healthcare specialists or facilities that serve your community? Are patrons requesting advanced health information on their conditions? Lucky for you - your library already has Go Local Nebraska and the Consumer Health Information Resource Service (CHIRS) in its collection! We are the only state that has a service like CHIRS, and we are among 34 states and regions that have constructed a Go Local service. Sign up for this session to learn about the Go Local Nebraska directory and CHIRS resource, and how you can showcase their benefits to your community leaders and citizens.

NCompass Live - March 18, 2009

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NCompass Live: Go Local Nebraska and CHIRS - Your Local Information Resources for Health-related Issues

  1. 1. Consumer Health Information Resource Service [CHIRS] & Go Local Nebraska Nebraskans’ health information benefits through all Nebraska Libraries 06/08/09 NCompass Live – March 18, 2009 Teresa Hartman Head of Education/Associate Professor McGoogan Library of Medicine University of Nebraska Medical Center
  2. 2. CHIRS Network <ul><li>Local libraries participate as information providers and distributors </li></ul><ul><li>McGoogan Library of Medicine is primary source of expert health information librarians and biomedical databases </li></ul>06/08/09 Health Information Consumer UNMC McGoogan Library Nebraska Library
  3. 3. How CHIRS fits into consumers’ health planning 06/08/09 Consumer Receive diagnosis/new treatment plan Contact CHIRS or Public Library Receive health information Discuss with health professional
  4. 4. CHIRS information includes: <ul><li>Evaluated, low or no commercial bias information from the following sources: </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical trials </li></ul><ul><li>Research journals </li></ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul><ul><li>CHIRS book collection </li></ul><ul><li>Go Local Nebraska directory listings </li></ul>06/08/09 Go Local Nebraska Books, Websites Journals Clinical Trials
  5. 5. Go Local Nebraska-a CHIRS service <ul><li>Statewide directory of health organizations, facilities, and professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Information arranged by city, county, and subject </li></ul><ul><li>Directory created in Nebraska by expert librarians, and connected to topics in MedlinePlus.gov </li></ul>06/08/09
  6. 6. Free Resources and Tools <ul><li>CHIRS collection of books for interlibrary loan </li></ul><ul><li>Year of CHIRS emailed newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>Display and promotional materials </li></ul><ul><li>Go Local Nebraska blog </li></ul>
  7. 7. Key Benefits <ul><li>CHIRS frees patrons to concentrate on their health during times of health crisis and decision-making </li></ul><ul><li>CHIRS offers free access to expert information professionals and millions of dollars of full-text research information that one cannot Google ™ </li></ul><ul><li>CHIRS sends focused information sources, improving visits and experiences with health professionals </li></ul>06/08/09
  8. 8. Request CHIRS Services <ul><li>On the web: http://www.unmc.edu/library/consumer </li></ul><ul><li>By phone: 402-559-6221 </li></ul><ul><li>toll-free 1-866-800-5209 </li></ul><ul><li>By email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>CHIRS is also directly available to your patrons through your library’s Reference service </li></ul>06/08/09
  9. 9. Links <ul><li>CHIRS – request CHIRS search, display/promotion materials, access previous editions of Year of CHIRS http://www.unmc.edu/library/consumer/ </li></ul><ul><li>CHIRS book list http://helix.unmc.edu/search/ftlist%5Ebib38%2C1%2C0%2C755/mode=0 </li></ul><ul><li>Go Local Nebraska http://medlineplus.gov/nebraska </li></ul><ul><li>Go Local Nebraska blog http://golocalne.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>Email: CHIRS [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Email: Go Local Nebraska [email_address] </li></ul>

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