Do you work with patrons or personnel who are in the public health field? Do you wonder how to obtain relevant public health data? Are you employed at a rural public library and want to better serve your patrons? Here at the PNR we are offering two free classes in the coming weeks. Both of these classes contain information for any library professional whether you work in an academic, health sciences, public library or simply have an interest. They both are eligible for Medical Library Association CE credits and will add value to your work and provide information your patrons will find useful. Go ahead and register now! (more…)
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Date: Wednesday, September 16
Time: 1:00pm Pacific Time, Noon Alaska Time, 2:00pm Mountain Time
Do you work with immigrants and refugees? Does your library or place of work include employees or patrons whose first language may not be English? Do you find yourself thinking you should look into cultural competency training but may not know where to look? This Wednesday join us for our PNR Rendezvous for an opportunity to learn about the National Library of Medicine resource called Health Reach.
HealthReach (https://healthreach.nlm.nih.gov) is a resource of quality multilingual, multicultural public health information for those working with or providing care to individuals with limited English proficiency. Resources include:
- Health education materials in various languages and formats (brochures, fact sheets, videos)
- Provider tools (including best practices, cultural information, and effective use of interpreters)
- Special collections on Emergency and Disaster, Women’s Health and Mental Health
Thursday, September 10
1:00pm Pacific Time (noon Alaska Time, 2:00pm Mountain Time)
The next PNR Partners webinar is coming up next week. Please join us as we hear from two of our Express Outreach awardees, Jean Shreffler-Grant and Jayne Andreen. Jean has her PhD in nursing science. She has been a faculty member at Montana State University, College of Nursing for the past 25+ years and is currently a Professor on the College’s Missoula Campus. She will tell us about a project conducted by a team — most of whom have worked together for more than 15 years — exploring use of complementary and alternative therapies (CAM) by older rural dwellers and promoting health literacy about CAM.
Jayne has a BA in Psychology/Counseling from Winona State University, and is a graduate of the Public Health Education Leadership Institute. She has overseen health promotion services with the Alaska Division of Public Health since 1999, including chronic disease prevention, as well as injury and violence prevention initiatives. She currently provides training, technical assistance and consultation on community organizing and development, community health assessment, planning and evaluation. Jayne will provide an overview of AHELP, the Alaska Health Education Library Project. This online searchable database has been developed to improve statewide health promotion and primary prevention capacity, as well as provide opportunities for networking across this vast frontier state. (more…)
Understanding Qualitative Research – Exploring the Motivations of Patients and Clinicians Webinar, August 26Thursday, August 20th, 2015
Please join us at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library for this webinar from the Medical Library Association, “Understanding Qualitative Research: Exploring the Motivations of Patients and Clinicians.”
If studies show that having answers to clinical questions changes patient management over 50% of the time, why do residents fail to answer their clinical question? Quantitative research can count the changes in management but qualitative research is needed to explain the problems with changing behavior. This webinar will be an introduction to Qualitative Research in health care. After the presentation, participants will be able to describe the differences between qualitative and quantitative research, identify terminology and search filters that make it easier to find qualitative research and using a case based example, evaluate the credibility of qualitative research.
Join us at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library, Room LTL on the 3rd floor, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM, Wednesday, August 26. If you cannot join us in person, please let me know and I can provide you with a link to the recording of the webinar.
August 19th – PNR Rendezvous: Heal What? HEALWA! A Unique Statewide Health Information Resource for Health Professionals in WashingtonTuesday, August 18th, 2015
Date: Wednesday, August 19th
Time: 1:00pm Pacific Time, Noon Alaska Time, and 2:00pm Mountain Time
Tomorrow, on August 19th we will hear from Gail Kouame, Assistant Director for HEALWA (Health Evidence Resource for Washington State) about this unique program and resource for health practitioners. For the price of a few lattes, eligible health practitioners in Washington have access to a digital library of rich resources like DynaMed, Cochrane, CINAHL, and new this year, the Joanne Briggs Collection. How is this possible? Tune in and find out! (more…)
Please join us at the University of Washington for this webinar from the Medical Library Association: “Consumers and Evidence-Based Practice: Understanding the Evidence Behind the Headlines.”
Researchers report that older adults who slept more than 8 hours a night were 46% more likely to suffer strokes and that families who hand-wash the dishes are about 40% less likely to develop allergies. What is the evidence? This webinar will take the headlines promoting new research findings and explain the study designs behind them.
Join us at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library, Room LTL on the 3rd floor, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM, Wednesday, August 12. If you cannot join us in person, please let me know and I can provide you with a link to the recording of the webinar.