Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Conference on Native American Health Information Services in the US
Albuquerque, New Mexico, 20-21 July 2006

I was fortunate to be an invited guest at this conference, sponsored by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine(R) and hosted by the Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center at the U of New Mexico.

The Conference goal was "to promote collaboration among libraries delivering Native American health information services by increasing awareness of current projects and by developing a system that supports continued networking among librarians providing those services." Some of the highlighted programs included:
*the South Dakota Native American Health Information Partnership (NAHIP), a consumer health program provided at tribal colleges and on reservations.
*Four Hills of Life Wellness Center (Omaha Tribe of Nebraska);
*Sacred Root--NLM Tribal Information Fellowship Program; and
*Cherokee Health Information Network (CHIN).

The group will continue to communicate.