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About Us

Overview

The Health Sciences Library (HSL) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shares the university's mission to provide services to the citizens of the state. NC Health Info is HSL's consumer health website. It is an online guide to websites of quality health and medical information and local health services throughout North Carolina. Use NC Health Info to find reliable, easy-to-use information about health insurance, choosing a doctor or health care service, getting a second opinion, electronic health records, and more to help you become a better informed patient and navigate the health care system successfully. NC Health Info also links to evaluated information about health conditions, mental health disorders, drugs and pharmaceuticals, and treatments and procedures. The site's Go Local feature helps you find websites of local health services throughout the state. Need help? Use our Ask a Librarian service to connect to a health information librarian.

NC Health Info has an established history of meeting the health information needs and interests of English and Spanish speaking North Carolinians and is maintained by librarians statewide who volunteer their time and expertise to select the best information sources for you. 

 

Partners & Contributors

NC Health Info receives volunteer assistance from all of the academic health sciences libraries in the state. We gratefully acknowledge the contributions made by the Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Carpenter Library, Wake Forest University School of Medicine; Duke University Medical Center Library; and the William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University. These libraries provide substantial staff hours to keep the site current, authoritative, and relevant.

Support is also provided by a number of other organizations that link to the NC Health Info site.  NC Live is a consortium of North Carolina libraries that provides digital content and services to public and academic libraries statewide. NC Health Info is a featured resource in NC Live's Health and Wellness Information Center. The NC AHEC program meets the state’s health and health workforce needs by providing educational programs in partnership with academic institutions, health care agencies, and other organizations. Links to NC Health Info are provided in the AHEC Digital Library. UNC Health Care  is an integrated health care system, owned by the State of North Carolina and based in Chapel Hill. It furthers the teaching mission of the University of North Carolina and provides state-of-the-art patient care. NC Health Info serves as the system's source of health information for its patients and the public. These are only a few of the organizations that rely on NC Health Info for reliable health information. Consider linking your site to NC Health Info as well.

 

Leadership

NC Health Info is managed by Diana McDuffee, MSLS, AHIP and Christie Silbajoris, MSLS, AHIP, at the Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Diana is the Head of AHEC and Outreach Services and Assistant Library Director (Interim). Christie is the Consumer Health and Patient Education Librarian and NC Health Info Director. She has a long-standing involvement in promoting consumer health library services to patients and the public. They have both been involved with NC Health Info since its inception.