The Morgan State University Earl S. Richardson Library and the University's School of Community Health and Policy are partnering to implement a federally -funded Environmental Health Information Partnership (EnHIP) Outreach Program, "Success Through Access: The Morgan State University Outreach Program to Help to Disseminate Information on environmental Health Disparities." The Program is designed to assist the University in fulfilling its EnHIP mission of enhancing the capacity of minority servicing academic institutions to reduce health disparities through the access, delivery, and use of environmental health information, both, on the campus and in the Baltimore community.
The Richardson Library and School of Community Health and Policy will offer monthly instruction workshops on how to access and use health information, contained in appropriate health-related electronic databases, to students, faculty, and staff of the University, and to members of the greater Baltimore community. The community users will have access through the Guest Account program in the Library that will allow them to log-in to the Library's databases and the Internet, while on campus.
To facilitate access and use of the databases, with the federal funding, the Richardson Library will provide state-of-the-art workstations, training in accessing and searching databases and the Internet. These workstations will be housed in the Information/Reference and Federal Documents section on the first floor of the Library. Information/Reference staff will be available to assist users. The Library's home page will provide links to websites of interest in the field of health care and the environment. The Library will produce fact-finding aids and contact information for users.