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Upcoming Webinars

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Check out our upcoming webinars and also NLM NTC educational opportunities on our training calendar. Upcoming webinars include:

Technology Today: Ready, Set, Go!: Easy-to-use online tools to create effective tutorials
Thursday, September 4, 2014, 11 AM- 12 PM ET

Compelling Counts: Trends in Evaluation Data Reporting
Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 2 – 3 PM ET
Approved for 1 MLA CHIS (Consumer Health Information Specialization) credit

Hospital Library Chat: Partnership at the Point of Care
Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 10 – 11 AM ET

RML-NLM-MLA 2014 Update
Thursday, October 9, 2014, 10-11 AM ET (75 minutes)

HealthIT: Librarian Super Users
Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 2 – 3 PM ET

Register on our training calendar.

Building Health Literate Organizations

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

The Health Literacy Discussion List announces a new resource…

Building Health Literate Organizations: A Guidebook to Achieving Organizational Change describes how organizations can move forward in achieving the attributes described in the Institute of Medicine discussion paper, “Ten Attributes of Health Literate Health Care Organizations”. The guidebook:

  • helps health care organizations of any size engage in organizational change to become health literate.
  • complements many excellent health literacy resources, helping organizations use them effectively and reliably.

The guidebook contains chapters and a case study on key health literacy development areas that intersect with the attributes of health literate health care organizations:

  • Engaging leadership
  • Preparing the workforce
  • The care environment
  • Involving populations served
  • Verbal communication
  • Reader-friendly materials

Each chapter answers these questions:

  • Why? Why do you need to address health literacy issues in this area? Why is it important?
  • What? What would success in this area look like? What are the target outcomes? Success may include changes to process, behavior, and attitudes, as well as health outcomes.
  • How? What tools, resources, and actions will you use to reach the target outcomes?

The guidebook offers an approach that enables organizations to start where they can begin to build a pattern of success, expanding to more than one area, eventually working in all key areas for results that can be sustained.

Building Health Literate Organizations:  A Guidebook to Achieving Organizational Change, authored by Mary Ann Abrams, Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi, Audrey Riffenburgh, and Barbara Savage, is available at www.healthliterateorganization.org.

[Post originally shared on the IHA Health Literacy Discussion List, August 5, 2014]

 

 

 

NIH News in Health, August Issue

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Check out the August issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research.  This month includes news about recognizing life-threatening conditions like heart attack or stroke, surviving sepsis, and mind/body therapy for fibromyalgia.

Click here to download a PDF version for printing.  You can order a limited number of print copies free of charge for display in offices, libraries of clinics.  Just email or call (301) 402-7337 for more information.

Webinar: Trends in Evaluation Data Reporting

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Webinar: Compelling Counts: Trends in Evaluation Data Reporting

Date: September 23, 2014
Time: 2 – 3 PM EST
Register at: http://bit.ly/NERtraining

The presentation will highlight trends in evaluation information use that make evaluation reports more engaging for different stakeholder audiences. Presented by the Cindy Olney, NN/LM Outreach Evaluation Resource Center.

This webinar is sponsored by the Healthy Communities, Community of Interest. Participants will be awarded 1 Medical Library Association CE unit, which may be applied to the Consumer Health Information Specialization (MLA CHIS).

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