Congratulations to NER’s health statistics book discussion project participants! Nine New England Region librarians were accepted to participate in the project. This project is an exciting opportunity to play an important role to teach how to see through the hype of health news reporting, know what questions to ask, and learn how to understand statistics. We are very excited that the authors of Know Your Chances: Understanding Health Statistics, Stephen Woloshin and Lisa Schwartz, will collaborate with us. This project is hosted by the Healthy Communities COI.
Project participants include:
- Donna Belcinski, Greenwich Hospital, Connecticut
- Maureen Dunn, Concord Hospital Library, New Hampshire
- Joanne Doucette, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Library
- Jeannine Gluck, ECHN Library, Connecticut
- Jane Kearns, Hartness Library, CCV/VTC, Vermont
- Barbara Keef, Windham Public Library, Maine
- Lauren Olewnick, Castleton State College Library, Vermont
- Margaret Perkins, Medway Public Library, Massachusetts
- Stacy Wein, Copley Hospital Library, Vermont
Participants will collaborate with the authors to create book discussion materials and then lead a book discussion in their community. The book is available in PubMed Health.
In March, NER hosted a webinar presented by the authors. You can view the recording.
Margot Malachowski, the NER’s Healthy Communities COI Leader, and I are coordinating the project together. We also plan to host the book discussion in our communities.
Project participants will author an article together to disseminate the results.
Health Literacy and Community Engagement Coordinator