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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

Webinar, From Coverage to Care

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

 From Coverage to Care: Connecting the Newly Insured to the Health Care System

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 2 – 3 PM EST

In April, President Obama announced that more than 8 million people have signed up for health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Many community organizations, including libraries, will play a role in helping the newly insured understand how to use their new health insurance coverage. This webinar will focus on the information and resources available to help consumers learn about the importance of health insurance and how to appropriately navigate the health care system. Topics will include key terms, how to select a health care provider, when and where to seek health services and why prevention and establishing a medical home with a primary care provider is important.

Presenter:  Jennifer Syria from the Region I External Affairs, Office of the Regional Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Register at:   http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=777

This webinar is organized by the NN/LM NER Healthy Communities COI.

NLM Information Grant to Reduce Health Disparities (G08)

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

We are pleased to announce that the NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities (G08)FOA http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-LM-14-001.html has been reissued today. The G08 program provides funding for projects that will bring useful, usable health information to health disparity populations and the health care providers who care for those populations. For more information about the G08 FOA see http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ep/GrantInfoSys.html .

This is a great opportunity to reach out to parts of your community you have been wanting to work with or would like to continue to work with.

 

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