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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).

How to Become CAC Organization

Friday, July 18th, 2014

[Forwarded from the Office of Minority Health]

We welcome you to join us for a webinar on Wednesday, July 23, on how you can become a Certified Application Counselor (CAC) organization in a state with a Federally-facilitated Marketplace or a State Partnership Marketplace. If you are interested in becoming a CAC organization but were previously determined to be ineligible, we encourage you to attend the webinar to receive clarification on eligibility requirements. We also encourage you to submit questions in advance regarding the CAC program to Champion@cms.hhs.gov.

What: How to Become a Certified Application Counselor (CAC) Organization Webinar for Champions for Coverage

Who should attend: Primarily for organizations who have joined the Champions for Coverage program and National Stakeholders and organizations interested in learning more about becoming a Certified Application Counselor organization to assist with Marketplace Enrollment.

When: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 2 pm EDT
Webinar link: https://webinar.cms.hhs.gov/c4c72314/
Participant Number: 1-800-837-1935 Conference ID: 54119588

**Due to high expected call volume, please dial in and log on at least 10 minutes before the call to avoid delays in joining the webinar.

For more information on the Certified Application Counselor (CAC) program and basic eligibility criteria, visit: http://marketplace.cms.gov/help-us/cac.html.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to interested organizations in your community. We look forward to seeing you there!

Health Statistics Project Participants

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

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.

~Michelle Eberle
Health Literacy and Community Engagement Coordinator

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

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