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New Americans Health Information Day Planned

Heartland Health Outreach Refugee Health Programs will be hosting a Health Information Day with their Chicago Public Library (CPL) partners as part of their New Americans Library and Internet Access Project. Heartland Health Outreach has been working with the University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences outreach librarian, Lisa Massengale, to expand access to quality health and medical information for both older and newly arrived immigrants and refugees through a Consumer Health Subcontract that that is funded by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region.

This is the second of two Health Information days and will take place at the Rogers Park Branch of CPL at 6907 N. Clark Street, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 15, 2010.

At the last Health Info Day, held at the Bezazian Branch, many newcomers were welcomed, including many new participants from RefugeeOne. Participants will be shown how to access quality health information on the Internet, in their native languages, wherever possible, and will learn more about the public library as a community resource.

For more information, please contact Judith Weinstein, MA, MPH, Associate Director, Refugee Health Programs, Heartland Health Outreach. 773.751-4166.

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