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Strengthen the Evidence for Maternal and Child Health Programs

Search Results: MCH Organizations

This list of organizations is drawn from the MCH Organizations Database. Contact information is the most recent known to the MCH Digital Library.

Displaying records 1 through 6 (6 total).

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Annotation: Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) is a teaching hospital of the Harvard Medical School providing patient care, medical education, and research. The hospital maintains the BWH Health and Education Library which provides access to 400 medical eBooks through the netLibrary; provides online access to pamphlets on over 100 health topics published by BWH; and staffs a reference/referral service. The hospital Web site provides electronic access to Health Topics A-Z, covering topics such as aging and health, adolescent health, sports and fitness, mental health, men's health, and women's health.

Keywords: Hospital libraries, Library services, Education, Electronic publications, Hospitals, Libraries, Medical education, Medical research, Patient care, Patient education, Publications, Reference materials

Georgetown University Medical Center, Dahlgren Memorial Library

Interagency Council on Information Resources for Nursing (ICIRN)

Annotation: Organized in 1960, the Interagency Council on Information Resources for Nursing is a voluntary group made up of agencies and organizations concerned with providing library and informational resources for nursing and improving access to library services for all nurses. Each member organization appoints a representative and an alternate, usually a nurse or librarian, to serve on the council. The council produces a list of essential nursing references which is published biennially.

Keywords: Information services, Medical libraries, Nursing

National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Annotation: The National Library of Medicine (NLM) collects and disseminates biomedical information and serves as a national resource for all U.S. health science libraries. In addition to its collection of journals, monographs, and audiovisual materials, the library has extensive information for scientists, health professionals, and the general public available through its Web site. Lending and other services are provided through the 5000-member National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Services provided to consumers include referrals, publications, and reference information. The library also publishes a newsletter and a catalog, and provides training materials on using its resources.

Keywords: Health sciences libraries, Libraries, Library services, Medical research, National Library of Medicine, Online databases, Online systems, Publications, Reference materials

University of Iowa Health Care, Center for Disabilities and Development

Annotation: The Center for Disabilities and Development is a resource for people with disabilities or special needs. The center was originally created in 1947 and is designated as Iowa's University Center for Excellence on Disabilities. It serves as a resource for medical care and related services, training, research, and information sharing. In addition to serving people from Iowa, the center also serves as a resource for people from neighboring states and beyond.

Keywords: Disabilities, Consultation, Development, Developmental disabilities, Information dissemination, Medical assistance, Referrals, Research, Resource materials, Special libraries, University affiliated centers

Urban Health Partners

Annotation: The primary goal of the Urban Health Partners program at Wayne State University is to promote and enhance health information services to Detroit’s public health professionals. The target audience for the program is public health providers lacking traditional access to a medical library serving hard-to-reach and underserved populations in southeastern Michigan. A secondary goal is to facilitate improved access to an online collection of organized, quality Arabic-language health education materials for providers and health information seekers; over 80 publications in Arabic are available at no charge on the Web site.

Keywords: Information services, Materials for consumers, Medical libraries, Non English language materials, Underserved communities, Urban health


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.