Environmental Health Information Partnership (EnHIP): Capacity Building for Institutions Serving Minorities

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Stud Health Technol Inform. 2022 Feb 1;288:255-262. doi: 10.3233/SHTI211001.

ABSTRACT

The U.S. National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) Environmental Health Information Partnership (EnHIP) is working with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other minority-serving academic institutions to build their capacity to reduce health disparities through the access, use, and delivery of environmental health information on their campuses and in their communities. The partnership began in 1991 as a pilot project of the Toxicology Information Outreach Panel (TIOP) and through successive iterations has been NLM’s longest running outreach activity. The continued relevance of EnHIP today as an information awareness and training program is a testament to the foresight of the NLM Director, Donald AB Lindberg MD’s initial support of the program. The fact that Dr. Lindberg ensures that his continued success benefits participating institutions and helps achieve societal goals of environmental justice also serves to benefit the NLM by increasing its visibility and the use of its resources in the classroom, for the research and community outreach. NLM envisions an increasing role for EnHIP in promoting health equity as the impact of environmental exposure, climate change and increased zoonotic diseases disproportionately impact their communities.

PMID:35102846 | DO I:10.3233/SHTI211001

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