Woman to Woman: Community Health Information Project

Jeffrey T. Huber, Kathryn E. Peek, Lisa A. Hughes, Felicia Little

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The Woman to Woman: Community Health Information Project facilitates information access at selected community-based women's health agencies in Houston, Texas. The community partners were selected based on objectives outlined in Healthy People 2010. A variety of institutions and disciplines contributed to the planning and implementation of the project. Internet-connected workstations were placed at each participating agency site for staff use. A comprehensive compendium of local health resources for women was developed and posted on a dedicated Website. In addition, training in accessing electronic health information resources was provided for staff at each participating site. Trainees provided evaluative data at the end of the training session as well as one month later so that project members could determine the need for additional training. Site visits and structured interviews were also conducted at each participating agency to monitor progress and further evaluate the program. A final focus group was conducted with representatives from each participating agency to assess the project's success. Evaluative findings indicate that academic and community-based organizations can collaborate effectively to increase women's access to electronic health information.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)404-410
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Medical Library Association
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Library and Information Sciences


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