NCLIS California winner in national top 10
States National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS)
health information needs in
won the award in
award-winning project is a model consumer-health outreach program in partnership
with five local
Naomi Cordero Broering, PCOML dean of libraries says: “I am thrilled that PCOM’s consumer health information outreach program, begun only two years ago, received national recognition. The NCLIS award of $1,000 will be used to support our service for a short while longer until we can find additional funding. Hopefully, we can parlay this national recognition to establish a Center for Health Information Service at the library.”
The NCLIS awards honor library programs that address one or more of the following: dietary choices; exercise; smoking cessation; alcohol and/or drug abuse prevention or cessation; immunizations and health screenings; and improved health literacy, that is, the ability to understand and make use of health information.
In each state, a panel of judges selects the winners based on how well that state’s program encourages lifestyle improvement among the target population, the program’s adaptability, collaboration with other community organizations, and how successfully the program is able to reach out to people with low-information literacy skills.
For more information about PCOML contact Naomi C. Broering, dean of libraries, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine at 619-574-6909 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.