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what s new with medlineplus go local and nihseniorhealth

What’s new withMedlinePlus, Go Local, and NIHSeniorHealth

Medical Library Association

May 14 - 19, 2005

San Antonio, TX

new for medlineplus
New for MedlinePlus
  • Nearly 500 million page views per month
  • Over 51 million unique users per month
  • New features
    • Animated tour in Spanish
    • Resource page for Librarians and Trainers
    • American Hospital Association Directory
    • Health Check Tools
    • Organizations listed by topic
  • Collaboration with AARP and VA
for librarians and trainers
For Librarians and Trainers
  • Tours
  • Two sample tutorials (English & Spanish) for demos when no Internet connection is available
  • Links to MedlinePlus
    • Health topic - Evaluating Health Information
    • Guide to Evaluating Health Information
  • Public Libraries and Community Partners (from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
find a hospital
Find a Hospital

Find a hospital by name, through a zip code search, or by city

Get driving directions from MapQuest

List of hospital services

health check tools
Health Check Tools
  • Quizzes, calculators, and self-assessments
  • Listed under “Health Check Tools” on each topic
  • Entire list also available from Health Topics tab
  • Also in Spanish
organizations by topic
Organizations by topic
  • List and links to organizations producing consumer health information
  • Find link on “Other Resources” (home page or tab at top)

Organizations by alphabet or topic

collaboration aarp
Collaboration: AARP
  • AARP launched health portal on August 23
  • Licensed Healthwise, Medicare Interactive
  • Customized links in Healthwise to MedlinePlus health topics
  • Home page links to tutorials, directories, clinical trials, NCCAM
  • Reference/Web staff trained volunteers
aarp health guide
AARP Health Guide

Links to:

M+ Tutorials ClinicalTrials.gov M+ Directories NCCAM health info

american customer satisfaction index results
American Customer Satisfaction Index results
  • Tracks trends in customer satisfaction
  • Provides benchmarking data
  • MedlinePlus: consistently has highest government score
go local update
Go Local Update
  • Go Local project links local services from health topics
  • 19 Go Local areas in various stages of completion
  • Sites either independent or NLM supported
  • NLM Management system up and running
keys to success
Keys to success
  • Institutional/organizational commitment
  • Dedicated staff
  • Services, not health information
  • Vigilance
  • Community outreach and partnerships
  • Feedback, evaluation and improvements
go local nn lm funding
Go Local NN/LM Funding
  • Must be an NLM-approved Go Local project
    • Local organization must fund the half-time staff requirement.
    • One time funding up to $25,000 will be available to each go local participating area.
  • Prerequisites
    • NN/LM Full Member
    • NN/LM Affiliate Members must:
      • Partner with a Full Member, or
      • Have a health sciences librarian working on the project.
medlineplus go local resources
MedlinePlus Go Local Resources
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Participation Guidelines
  • NLM Hosted System Training
  • Vocabulary



go local input system
Go Local Input System

Version 1 – Bare bones to input data

Version 2 (April 2005) -Customization

navigation from medlineplus
Navigation from MedlinePlus

From a health

topic page on

MedlinePlus, choose

a location and find services

in that area for your topic.

Links to related MedlinePlus pages

navigation in go local
Navigation in Go Local

You can start from the national Go Local map and choose a state or region, then select county or zip code, and find services.

nih seniorhealth the web site for older adults

NIHSeniorHealthThe Web Site for Older Adults


National Library of Medicine

National Institutes of Health

Health and Human Services

nih seniorhealth
  • New features
    • printer-friendly version allows users to print full topics or selected chapters
    • updated accessibility buttons provide more text size choices and clearly show whether contrast and speech are on or off
    • a new message reminds users to turn off their browser pop-up blocker
    • Exercise stories from Seniors
new topics
Taking Medicines



Sleep and Aging

Low Vision

Coming Soon:

Problems with Taste

Problems with Smell

Age related Macular Degeneration

New Topics