Knowledge means health for military families

Military personnel and their families are getting armed with information – free, accurate medical and health information–thanks to the UNT Health Science Center. UNTHSC’s Gibson D. Lewis Library is piloting a new program called Armed with Information, which shows military personnel and their families how to use the internet to find free accurate health information. The pilot debuted Dec. 8 at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth.

Military personnel including reservists, retirees, spouses and children browsed the "Technology Petting Zoo," a collection of 20 assorted e-readers and tablets that gives participants hands-on practice with internet medical info.

UNTHSC’s Gibson D. Lewis Library is an official Resource Library of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Lewis Library is the Network’s medical and health resource library for 28 Texas counties, serving more than 3 million people. The Library also is the primary information resource for all Texas’ osteopathic physicians and facilities.

Since 1980, the Lewis Library has provided outreach to health professionals, hospitals, clinics, community-based organizations, independent care facilities, researchers and legal consultants in the medical and health fields. The Library also offers services to businesses, organizations and individuals, primarily in the Fort Worth area including:

  • health literacy programming targeting lower income communities in Fort Worth
  • instructing public health practitioners in the use of mobile technologies and information resources
  • health literacy programming instructing seniors in Tarrant County in communicating effectively with physicians.

The next Armed with Information event, a senior-health information workshop in a computer lab, is scheduled Jan. 19 at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls.

Recent News

7281bfad 8597 4cef 80de B58ea8a26ab5
  • Community
|Jun 10, 2024

North Texas Asthma Summit to improve asthma outcomes for children

Representatives from 10 North Texas organizations will come together Wednesday with one common goal in mind: improving health outcomes for children with poorly controlled asthma. The goal of the North Texas Asthma Summit is to develop community partnerships to help these children who frequently e...
Dobbs Headshot
  • Our People
|Jun 7, 2024

School of Health Professions welcomes three new staff members

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth’s School of Health Professions is excited to announce three new staff members in the dean’s office. Christa Lo, DHSc, MPAS, PA-C, joins SHP as associate dean. In her role, she will assist in overseeing the school’s academic...
Drwhite
  • Our People
|Jun 6, 2024

TCOM Alumnus Dr. Frederick White receives the Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Service from the AOCR

In recognition of his outstanding leadership, dedication and service, Frederick E. White, DO, FAOCR, a 1977 graduate from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, was selected as the recipient of the American Osteopathic College ...
Hampton 5
  • On Campus
|Jun 5, 2024

Hampton University representatives visit HSC to build partnerships

A delegation of five representatives from Hampton University visited The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth’s campus on Friday. Hampton University is a private, historically Black university founded in 1868 in Hampton, Virginia. The group included President of Ham...