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An overview:. Mandy Meloy [email protected] 9.15.11. What is Informed Caring?. A portal for Wisconsin health professionals. This site was designed to serve those working in Local health departments Federally qualified community health centers

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what is informed caring
What is Informed Caring?
  • A portal for Wisconsin health professionals.
  • This site was designed to serve those working in
    • Local health departments
    • Federally qualified community health centers
    • Others providing health services in rural and underserved communities in Wisconsin
  • Serves those without access to academic or hospital libraries.
a brief history
A brief History…
  • 2005:
    • Northern Wisconsin AHEC received a NLM grant to build a website which included subscription databases to reach nursing programs and public health departments in Northern Wisconsin
    • Provided 100s of rural health practitioners access to evidence-based practice
  • 2008:
    • After grant funding ended, Informed Caring was unable to sustain subscription databases
  • 2009-2011:
    • WI AHEC statewide undertook a redesign of the site to reach a statewide audience
      • UW School of Medicine and Public Health partnership fund
      • National Health Service Corps
      • National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwestern Region
why is informed caring needed
Why is informed caring needed?
  • In many cases, public health professionals and health professionals working in community health centers or rural/underserved communities don’t have
    • Access
    • Time
    • Knowledge
    • Trust of websites

According to the Informed Caring Portal Improvement Project survey- Sept. 2010

user needs
User needs
  • Biggest obstacle to information
    • Not able to obtain a full-text article: 87%
    • Not wanting to pay for an article: 83%
  • What kind of information is needed?
    • Best practice models/benchmarking: 100%
    • Data and statistics: 93%
    • Evidence-based practice: 92%
    • Diseases/ conditions: 85%
    • Health status indicators: 80%
    • Patient education and teaching resources: 78%
  • Are you interested in library services (if no access)?
    • Wanted reference assistance available: 75%
    • Wanted access to an article or library material: 70%

According to the Informed Caring Portal Improvement Project survey- Sept. 2010

informed caring gives access to
Informed caring gives access to:
  • Web-based resources
    • Population and Public Health/ Preventive Resources
    • Healthcare Professional/ Clinical Resources
    • Patient/Education Resources
    • Health Topics – Wisconsin’s Top 12
    • Wisconsin Specific
  • Unpublished resources
    • Wisconsin AHEC teaching and mentoring resources
    • Preliminary Reports
  • Assistance from the WI AHEC librarian
    • Reference Help
    • Document Delivery
    • Library Services
  • User Forum
    • Builds a Community
    • Informed Caring Information
examples

Examples:

Benchmarks/Best Practice and Patient Education

Calculating BMI

Mammogram

Immunizations,

,

Using Websites

National Guideline Clearinghouse

Badgerlink

CDC

Medlineplus

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