Health InfoNet of Alabama is a free, award-winning consumer health information service of the Alabama public and medical libraries*. It began in 1999 as a local service to Jefferson County residents, expanding to Shelby County in 2002 and the whole state in 2004. A primary focus of our efforts is the collections and services of the public libraries. With 207 libraries in Alabama, you will find up-to-date health collections and highly trained staff (not to mention computers with Internet access) near you! This website is designed as a service for online users and a gateway to quality information resources. Kay Hogan Smith, Professor and Coordinator of Public and Community Health Information Services at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Libraries has edited the site content since it began in 1999. If you don't find what you're looking for here, please call your local public library and ask for Health InfoNet assistance. We want to help you locate resources to answer your health questions! Check out the Alabama Public Library Service for a list of libraries in the state, or call 1-855-463-6638 (toll-free)! REMINDER: Check with your doctor or other healthcare provider before acting on any health information obtained by this or any other web site or service! Only a licensed health practitioner who has a complete medical history of an individual can advise that person in health decisions. Please do not mistake the information provided by Health InfoNet of Alabama for specific health advice - these resources are for general information only. *Note: The libraries are supported in this effort by the Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) and the Alabama Health Libraries Association (ALHeLA). The State Health Planning and Development Agency (SHPDA) and National Library of Medicine also played key roles in developing the online database of health services around the state. An advisory committee of librarians, practicing health professionals, health organization representatives and other interested parties provides guidance for the project directors in administering Health InfoNet. The Health InfoNet web site does not host any form of advertisements. Last updated February 18, 2016
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