This website has been created by the librarians who serve the health care institutions in Northeastern Pennsylvania. We are members of the Health Information Library Network of Northeastern Pennsylvania (HILNNEP).
This site actually has two purposes. We hope to
1. Help you find the local resources and agencies in our region that can help you with your healthcare needs
2. Help you make sense of the vast amount of information available on the Internet and direct you towards the best and most trustworthy websites
A Relevant Note ...
On February 18, 2010, an article was published in both the Scranton Times and the Citizens' Voice declaring that NEPA counties are among the state's least healthy. "The report's authors hope the rankings will be a catalyst for change in communities across the country - that community leaders, across all sectors, will use it to learn about and work to change what is making residents unhealthy." The newspaper article concludes with a question (from the University of Scranton's Daniel West, Ph.D., a member of the Healthy Northeast Pennsylvania Initiative: "The question is, with limited resources, where do we begin?"
It is our hope that this website will serve as one of those beginning steps.