The Frontera Collaboration: A Preliminary Report of Health Sciences Librarians Promoting Evidence-Based Practice in U.S.-Mexico Border Communities

Keith W. Cogdill, Lorely Ambriz, Brooke L. Billman, Kathleen V. Carter, Barbara Nail-Chiwetalu, Julie M. Trumble, Yamila M. El-Khayat, Annabelle V. Nuñez

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Abstract

This article reviews the formation of the Frontera Collaboration, a coalition of health sciences librarians serving clinicians and public health personnel in the U.S.-Mexico border region. Based on findings from an assessment of the target populations' learning needs, the Frontera Collaboration participants developed a shared set of training materials that have been used in pilot training sessions. The Frontera Collaboration's participants learned several lessons related to collaborative health information outreach and increased their understanding of the concerns and needs of clinicians and public health personnel serving border communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)400-413
Number of pages14
JournalMedical Reference Services Quarterly
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Community outreach
  • Hispanic Americans
  • U.S.-Mexico border
  • evidence-based practice
  • frontera Collaboration
  • health care disparities
  • health sciences libraries
  • health status disparities
  • minority health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Library and Information Sciences

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