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Health education network wins state award

The Border Health Information and Education Network (BIEN!) won the 2006 National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS) Health Information Award for the state of New Mexico.


Akeroyd, the state librarian for New Mexico, and Holly Buchanan, the director of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center, will present the award to members of BIEN! at 1 p.m. Monday, May 15, in the Library Associates Room at New Mexico State University's Zuhl Library.

The award is given to health information programs in all 50 states. Winning programs encourage lifestyle improvement among the target population, demonstrate adaptability, work together with other community organizations and reach out to people with low information literacy skills.

BIEN! is a collaboration of public and academic libraries, hospitals, clinics and other health organizations and currently has 28 partners. Partners include the NMSU Library and the Border Epidemiology and Environmental Health Center.

The mission of BIEN! is to provide valuable health information to consumers and health care providers in the border region in both English and Spanish.

For more information visit the BIEN! Web site at www.bienhealth.com.

Austin Craig
May 12, 2006