The Community Engagement Network Ambassador Program in Chicago, IL will connect the Chicago Public Library CPL with expert consumer health librarians from the University of Chicago and quality National Library of Medicine NLM health resources to more effectively engage with the community and address their health information needs. The project will target CPL branch libraries located in areas with a large population that meets the NIH underrepresented in biomedical research UBR criteria in order to provide training for CPL librarians on using and promoting quality health resources. This project will partner with University of Chicago Library and University of Chicago Medicine organizations with national expertise in the areas of precision medicine and community health, including: the Institute for Population and Precision Health, the Center for Community Health and Vitality, the Pritzker School of Medicine, and the Office of Community Engagement and Cancer Disparities. A speaker series will feature these experts, who will discuss priority health topics that align with the NLMs priorities and UChicago Medicines latest Community Health Needs Assessment.
University of Chicago - Crerar Library