EVMS Cares

Through the Brickell Library Outreach Initiative, EVMS librarians have provided the region's public librarians and the greater public with free training about how to find and access credible and valuable health information using the internet. In the past five years, thousands of people have attended EVMS classes at public libraries, senior centers and health fairs all over Hampton Roads on how to find online health information. The program teaches individuals how to look for current, accurate, reliable and evidence-based information and encourages users to confer with their doctors concerning any information or medical advice they obtain. The program has also taught students throughout Hampton Roads about online health information and the best resources to visit to get it.


    • Administrative Location

    • Edward E. Brickell Medical Sciences Library
      740 West Olney Road
      Norfolk, VA 23507
    • Project Location

    • Hampton Roads, VA
    • Project Partner(s)

    • City of Hampton, City of Newport News, City of Norfolk, City of Chesapeake Public Schools, Rotary Club, Landstown Middle School
    • Participant Eligibility

    • Faculty
    • Project Categories

    • Community Service
    • Project Scope

    • Local
    • EVMS Department(s)

    • Brickell Medical Sciences Library
    • Points of Contact