GHHA COMMUNITY HEALTH LIBRARY PARTNERSHIP
with THE HAZLETON AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Greater Hazleton Health Alliance's Community Health Library partnered with the Hazleton Area Public Library to provide the public with reliable health information through computer stations located at the Community Health Library, The Hazleton public library and two of its branches.
A grant from the Federal Library Services and Technology Act ( LSTA), allowed the Alliance to buy the computers and printers.
These health-dedicated computers are loaded with two programs-Health Informatics and wired .MD
Health Informatics provides thousands of articles on medical conditions, illness prevention and treatment, nutriton, and many other topics related to health and well-being.
Topics are comprehensive, yet easy to find and understand. Articles are divided in the following categories called "modules": Additionally, each Health informatics module has a corresponding Spanish
• Adulth Health Advisor
• Pediatric Health Advisor
• Women's Health Advisor
• Senior Health Advisor
• Cardiology Advisor
• Opthalmology Advisor
• Adult Behavioral Health Advisor
• Pediatric Behavioral Health Advisor
• Sports Medicine Advisor
• Medication Advisor
Anyone who becomes a member of The HGH Community Health Library can access the Health Informatics program from their home computers. After receiving a password, log onto the following website to gain access: =>http://www.ghha.healthinformatics.net/
wired.MD has more than 300 health videos ( 7 - 10 minutes in length) and over 300 consumer health websites.
This program is multilingual with most of its text being translated into Spanish and a large portion of its contents in six other languages including French, Romanian, Polish, Russian and Vietnamese
The wired.MD program is also accessible for the visually impaired because the size and the font can be adjusted.
Individuals who utilize this program will be able to search for any health topic by keyword, specialty or body part. Information acquired can then be printed out for you to further study and review or to take to discuss with your doctor!
Take advantage of this easy to use program today!
If you have any questions on these programs, please contact The GHHA Medical Library at ( 570) 501-4800 or the Hazleton Area Public Library at (570) 454-2961