Jun 082012
 

When’s the last time a librarian helped you find an allergist in your area? Or a dietician?

Today, NC health sciences librarians can help you locate more than just books. If you’ve got a health concern, chances are one can point you in the right direction. Sound odd? It’s not, thanks to an online web portal of NC health resources called NC Health Info.

Dedicated staff at the ECU Laupus Library have joined with UNC Chapel Hill and Health Sciences librarians across the state to help you quickly and easily find quality health care providers in your local area.

A service funded by the UNC Health Sciences Library, nchealthinfo.org is an online guide to websites of quality medical information and local health services throughout North Carolina. By using the “Go Local” feature, users can find more than 6,500 health facilities, providers and programs in all 100 of North Carolinas counties.

Whether you’re interested in finding a childbirth educator in Alamance County or a weight management program here in Pitt County, this free service can help you. North Carolina librarians, including those here at Laupus, volunteer their time and expertise to vet, select and maintain the portal, assuring users find the very best information. In addition, Laupus librarians assist in updating information and resources on the “Conditions” page, which lists some of NC’s top health concerns.

So next time you’re in need of care, let a librarian help. Go to nchealthinfo.org.

-Dr. Dorothy A. Spencer
Director of Laupus Library

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