Health Information Week – 3rd to 9th July

User research - patients, carers, health professionalsHealth Information Week is a multi-sector campaign which focuses on promoting high-quality health resources which are available to the public. This campaign encourages partnership across sectors, benefiting both staff and the public by raising awareness of the resources that are available to them.

How can you get involved in Health Information Week?

Show your support for the event by joining the campaign via Twitter. Use your own twitter account or ask your comms team to tweet about your own events and local events to support your peers – don’t forget to use the #HIW2017 hashtag!

You can also plan your own health information display or event, or contact other health information providers in your area (such as Public Health, Health Promotion, Public Libraries, Health Libraries, local voluntary organisations) in order to arrange an introductory meeting or to see whether they are interested in organising a joint event to share resources.

For those interested in taking part, the links below provide plenty of useful information to get you started:

You can also prepare your staff to signpost enquirers to good quality health information; for example by promoting the NHS Choices Guide, and visit other events in your area and meet those involved to see if you might join forces next year. This will also enable you to collect information that will help to assess the impact of HIW, such as attendee numbers, number of enquiries, number of additional library subscribers and feedback from participants.

Health Information Week takes place between the 3rd and the 9th of July and we’re very much looking forward to making the most of this valuable resource.