Himmelfarb Library Faculty Publications

Title

Healthy DC – Go local: It takes a village

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

8-9-2011

Journal

Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet

Volume

Volume 15, Issue 3

Inclusive Pages

269-276

DOI

10.1080/15398285.2011.597343

Keywords

Auditing; Consumer Health Information; Databases; Go Local Program; Healthy DC – Go Local; Indexing; Volunteers

Abstract

Since the acceptance of the Healthy DC – Go Local proposal in November 2007, members of the District of Columbia Area Health Sciences Libraries group supported the project by offering their time to select health care services, perform data entry, review records, and promote the database to their organizations. Although the amount of work required to sustain the database became more than the Go Local team was able to handle, the collaboration, dedication, and persistence of project managers, volunteers, and part-time staff members was what made the project a truly collaborative one and an ultimately successful resource for Washington, D.C., health care consumers.