Yale Launches Health Web Site for New Haven Residents and the Yale Community

A new Web site designed to provide complete, concise information about the past and present health of the greater New Haven area will be launched on Thursday, January 20, at 4:30 p.m., by a group of Yale libraries.

The launch, complete with live demonstrations, will take place at the New Haven Free Public Library, Program Room, 133 Elm St., New Haven. The New Haven Health site (http://info.med.yale.edu/newhavenhealth/) provides access to resources describing the public health of the greater New Haven area and will be a repository of current and historic numerical data, electronic documents and photographs, directories of community organizations and links to related Web sites.

“The site can be used by everyone from high school students writing research papers and faculty members doing research to hospital administrators who need figures to complete an annual report or a grant,” said Gillian Mayman, New Haven Health project manager. “This is truly a benefit for both the Yale and the New Haven communities.”

New Haven Health was created by the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library and the Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) Library. New Haven Health’s permanent home will be the EPH Library at Yale under the guidance of Matt Wilcox, the library’s director.

“The intended audience is extremely broad and includes students, faculty, researchers, administrators, health officials and community organizations,” said R. Kenny Marone, acting director of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library. “We have included information for a wide range of levels, from general interest to academic and anyone interested in the public health of greater New Haven.”

Content for New Haven Health was provided by local, state and federal government agencies, local societies and archives, academic and public libraries, local community organizations and Yale University. The site is funded by the National Library of Medicine.

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