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Applications due: Health Statistics Book Discussion

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Know Your Chances: Understanding Health Statistics
Book Discussion Group Project Application

We invite you to collaborate with us to offer a book discussion group featuring the book, Know Your Chances: Understanding Health Statistics. Stephen Woloshin and Lisa Schwartz, the authors of the book, will participate in the project. Libraries and organizations selected to participate are required to: host/lead the book discussion at least once; join us for a planning teleconferences, and provide a brief post-project report to share their experiences. Participants should save the following dates for planning teleconferences to develop materials for the book discussion group: Thursday, September 4th at 2 PM and Tuesday, September 30th at 2 PM. There will also be a wrap-up teleconference in April 2015.

Background:

On March 4, 2014, the authors of Know Your Chances: Understanding Health Statistics presented a webinar for the Healthy Communities, Community of Interest. The recording is available at: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p3n5k2rykp0/ The book is available in full text on the PubMed Bookshelf at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0050876/ The webinar prompted interest in book clubs to help consumers learn how to understand statistics, know what questions to ask, and see through the hype of health news reporting. We invite you to select an audience for a book discussion. Ideal audiences include public libraries, high school students, health professions students, teachers, support groups or patient educators. The authors recommend hosting a book discussion for caregivers helping family members of people with an illness.

What You Will Get from the Experience:

• Collaboration with the authors to develop book discussion support materials
• Peer support for running a book discussion group
• Experience developing assessment/evaluation materials with the support of the NN/LM OERC (Outreach Evaluation Resource Center)
• Opportunity to jointly author a journal article/publication highlighting the project

Please complete the brief application and return it to Michelle Eberle at: michelle.eberle@umassmed.edu by June 15, 2014.

Application Form:
http://nnlm.gov/ner/communitiesofinterest/HealthStatisticsProjectApplication.pdf

This project is coordinated by the NN/LM New England Region, Healthy Communities, Community of Interest. Margot Malachowski, Outreach Librarian, at Baystate Medical Center is the NER’s Healthy Communities COI Leader.

We look forward to hear from you.

Best,

Michelle Eberle, Health Literacy and Community Engagement Coordinator

MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Did you know that if you attended a NN/LM NER Healthy Communities or Health Literacy COI (Community of Interest) webinar that the Medical Library Association CE credit you received can be applied towards the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS)?

To confirm which webinars were sponsored by the Healthy Communities or Health Literacy COI, take a look at our list of recorded webinars. Be sure to save your certificates to complete your application.

About the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS):

The Medical Library Association CHIS will help you keep current in the consumer health information field and obtain an additional, recognized level of expertise.

CHIS is appropriate for:

  • medical librarians
  • public librarians
  • librarians working in consumer health libraries
  • allied health professionals

Earning Credits:

  • Level 1 requires 12 CHIS CE credits. For Level 1, eight of the 12 credits must be from a MLA CE program.  Level 2 requires 24 CHIS CE credits.  For Level 2, eighteen of the 24 credits must be from MLA CE programs.
  • Courses not approved for MLA CHIS can be submitted with an Individual Request Form.  Discussion groups, such as our upcoming Health Statistics Book Club, qualify for this type of credit.
  • CHIS CE credits can also be applied for MLA AHIP (Academy of Health Information Professionals).
  • You have three years to gather the contact hours needed, ending with the date you submit your materials. The specialization is valid for three years and may be renewed.

Upcoming New England Region MLA CHIS webinars:

Stay tuned for upcoming NER MLA CHIS opportunities. Upcoming events include From Coverage to Care: Connecting the Newly Insured to Health Insurance and Compelling Counts: Trends in Evaluation Reporting.

Health Statistics Book Club

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Know Your Chances: Understanding Health Statistics
Book Discussion Group Project Application

We invite you to collaborate with us to offer a book discussion group featuring the book, Know Your Chances: Understanding Health Statistics. Stephen Woloshin and Lisa Schwartz, the authors of the book, will participate in the project. Libraries and organizations selected to participate are required to: host/lead the book discussion at least once; join us for a planning teleconferences, and provide a brief post-project report to share their experiences. Participants should save the following dates for planning teleconferences to develop materials for the book discussion group: Thursday, September 4th at 2 PM and Tuesday, September 30th at 2 PM. There will also be a wrap-up teleconference in April 2015.

Background:

On March 4, 2014, the authors of Know Your Chances: Understanding Health Statistics presented a webinar for the Healthy Communities, Community of Interest. The recording is available at: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p3n5k2rykp0/ The book is available in full text on the PubMed Bookshelf at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0050876/ The webinar prompted interest in book clubs to help consumers learn how to understand statistics, know what questions to ask, and see through the hype of health news reporting. We invite you to select an audience for a book discussion. Ideal audiences include public libraries, high school students, health professions students, teachers, support groups or patient educators. The authors recommend hosting a book discussion for caregivers helping family members of people with an illness.

What You Will Get from the Experience:

• Collaboration with the authors to develop book discussion support materials
• Peer support for running a book discussion group
• Experience developing assessment/evaluation materials with the support of the NN/LM OERC (Outreach Evaluation Resource Center)
• Opportunity to jointly author a journal article/publication highlighting the project

Please complete the brief application and return it to Michelle Eberle at: michelle.eberle@umassmed.edu by June 15, 2014.

Application Form:
http://nnlm.gov/ner/communitiesofinterest/HealthStatisticsProjectApplication.pdf

This project is coordinated by the NN/LM New England Region, Healthy Communities, Community of Interest. Margot Malachowski, Outreach Librarian, at Baystate Medical Center is the NER’s Healthy Communities COI Leader.

We look forward to hear from you.

Best,

Michelle Eberle
Health Literacy and Community Engagment Coordinator

Webinar recordings

Friday, May 30th, 2014

We received a couple inquires about recordings of the webinars we recently forwarded on behalf of SAMHSA and Maximus.

Here are the links to the webinar recordings:

SAMHSA webinar recordings:  http://www.promoteacceptance.samhsa.gov/teleconferences/archive/default.aspx

Maximus Webinars Recordings from the “Communication Tune Up” Series:
http://www.maximus.com/webinars

  • This series of free webinars, a follow-up to the successful “Design That Delivers” series, will focus on strategies for clear and effective print, digital and mobile communication. Experts from the Center for Health Literacy will share tips to make complicated information easier to read and understand. Each one-hour webinar will include a discussion forum for questions and answers.

Also, please note that recordings of National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region webinars are available at: http://nnlm.gov/ner/training/distancelearning.html

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