Proclaiming October 28 “Go Local Day,” Gov. Bobby Jindal added Louisiana as the 31st and latest state to participate in the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus Go Local program.
Go Local makes it easier and simpler to find health care services close to home. Visitors to the site can search for resources by location, by facility type or service, or by a specific disease or condition. Go Local features information about local hospitals, physicians, nursing homes, support groups, health screening providers and more.
NLM partners with libraries to support Go Local. Currently 34 Go Local sites in 31 states serve 46 percent of the US population, with another dozen sites in development. Go Local started in North Carolina in 2003.
Louisiana Go Local is produced by Baton Rouge General Health Sciences Library, in collaboration with the Louisiana State University School of Library and Information Science, and the NLM.