What's New in the Resource Exchange and Online Community?

The Resource Exchange is growing daily, with 1,132 registered contributors and 1,060 items now available in the collection. That's a good thing, but we've heard from the community that trying to sort through that much content all at once can be challenging. To improve usability, we've spent the past several weeks making improvements to the site:

  • The Resource Exchange homepage now includes "Get started" links to help guide users directly to the content they want most, like the popular measurement instruments collection or content submitted by the National Center.
  • All search results pages now include "facets," which enable visitors to filter content by subject, type, submitter or descriptive "tags." Users can also sort search results by recently added, most viewed, most commented or alphabetically by title.
  • Answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the Resource Exchange homepage to allow new visitors to easily understand how the site works, what's in the collection and who can contribute.
  • Quick links to the Resource Exchange and Forum have been added to the website’s main navigation.

We’re also using the Forum to facilitate ongoing dialogue after National Center webinars. Visit the most recent HRSA/National Center co-sponsored webinar, "Measuring the Impact: Evaluating Interprofessional Education and Care in Community Clinical Settings," to see an example of how materials in the Resource Exchange can facilitate the exchange of ideas by linking a recorded webinarthe original slide presentation and an ongoing question-and-answer session by the presenters.

In terms of new content, the Annual Interdisciplinary Health Team Care Conference Proceedings (1979-1994) are being made available digitally for the first time. This collection includes contributions from leaders in the field, like Mattie SchmittTheresa Drinka and Michael Casto.  

We’d love to hear what you think about these recent enhancements and how we can continue to improve the Resource Exchange and Online Community. Send your feedback to Sean Lind, Resource Exchange program manager.

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