VCU Libraries develops free research website for health care providers

Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University will now offer a free online resource of vital health care information for public health care professionals and community health center practitioners seeking information to better care for their patients.

VCU librarians organized the materials for the new website, “A Common Wealth of Public and Primary Care Information,” to provide the most up-to-date information for health care practitioners – physicians, nurses, dentists, nutritionists and health educators in medically underserved areas. The information will support research, clinical practice, interdisciplinary training and continuing education.

“Now a health care provider in downtown Petersburg or rural Pulaski or on the water in Reedville on the Northern Neck has equal and easy access to important medical information,” said Barbara Wright, research and education librarian and project manager with VCU Libraries. “It’s all free and reliable.”