The Right Information at the Right Time
Recognizing that high-quality information services are vital to the health of the nation, the Health Information Group was established at the National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health at Georgetown University to provide leadership in program development, educational resources, and innovative technology to improve health and well-being.
Faculty and staff collaborate with federal agencies, professional organizations, and academic institutions to:
- Launch national health initiatives involving multiple partners,
- Develop and disseminate culturally and linguistically competent health materials for professionals and the general public, and
- Provide access to seminal and emerging materials and technologies in the field.
Staff have a distinguished record of accomplishment, having earned over 20 awards for outstanding contributions to the heatlh-promotion and disease-prevention field, including APEX Awards for Excellence, a World Wide Web Health Award, and a Yahoo! Best Site Award.
As part of Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy, the Health Information Group receives administrative support and services through the university. GU's Office of Sponsored Programs inteprets and implements government regulations and negotiates awards contractually on behalf of the university. The Group also works collaboratively with GU's Medical School, the School of Nursing and Health Studies, and the Law School.
Our team has developed the structure of the MCH Digital Library, one of Georgetown's six academic libraries. As such, the Group benefits from a research and reference collection that has existed since 1789, including access to all online and print resources available through the Washington Research Library Consortium, representing access to 7 million volumes and 30 million licensed online articles.
The Health Information Group has focused considerable effort on advancing its technological capabilities, both in the systems used to communicate with diverse audiences and in the services provided to those audiences. The Group's on-site information systems include communications, desktop publishing, and database-design technologies. The IT system includes an established network of servers for Web hosting, e-mail, new media technologies, databases, and application development tools.
Please contact the Health Information Group at Georgetown University to discuss potential collaborations or programmatic and technical solutions.