OHSU Library Launches Project Connecting Oregonians To Health Providers

04/15/08  Portland, OR

The OHSU Library's "Oregon Health Go Local" project will create an online directory of health services and providers throughout Oregon.

"Oregon Health Go Local" is a project coordinated by the Oregon Health & Science University Library. The project will create an online directory of health service providers throughout the state, enabling Oregonians to browse by health topics, health providers, or location in order to find the services they need.

As part of MedlinePlus Go Local, the Oregon Health Go Local database will be integrated with the National Library of Medicine's MedlinePlus database. From MedlinePlus users will be able to find health service providers in Oregon based on specific health topics.  

Oregon Health Go Local project director Emily Ford and principal investigator Todd Hannon are soliciting volunteers to help identify and input health service providers, as well as suggestions of providers. Individuals wishing to volunteer or offer suggestions should send an email to the director.

Oregon Health Go Local is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library, and in part with federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services.