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Health Education & Community Colleges: Expanding the Horizons – Parts II & III of Three Part Series

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Parts II & III of Three Part Series

Calling all Health Education Faculty, Administrators, Trainers, Practitioners & Health Science Librarians!  

Partnerships between community colleges and four-year institutions offering health education degrees are becoming increasing prevalent throughout the country. This webinar series was launched on December 3, featuring an overview of the Community Colleges report, which was completed as part of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) initiative “Future of Education for Public Health in the 21st Century” and in collaboration with the League for Innovation in the Community College.

Parts II & III of the webinar series will present outlines of three courses in health education that are recommended for integration into 2-year community colleges. The courses are based on the latest health education competencies and were developed by SOPHE as part of the ASPPH initiative.

WEBINAR #2 FOCUS:   Overview & Accessing and Analyzing Health Information DATE:   January 22, 2015

TIME:   2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  ET


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David K. Lohrmann PhD, MCHES

Professor & Chair, Dept. of Applied Health Science, Indiana University School of Public Health

Elaine R. Hicks, MSLIS, MPH, MCHES

Education/Health Literacy Librarian, Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences, Tulane University


WEBINAR #3 TITLE:  Courses to Introduce Health Education & Advocacy/Leadership

Date: February 19, 2015

Time:  2:00—3:00 pm ET


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Mary I. Hawkins, PhD, CHES

Associate Professor, Kinesiology & Health Science Dept., Louisiana State University, Shreveport

Laurencia Hutton-Rogers, DrPH, CHES

Chairperson, Dept. of Health Science, Towson University

An application has been submitted to award up to 1.0 Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH) for each webinar for certified health education specialists (CHES) and master certified health education specialists (MCHES).  SOPHE, including its chapters, is a designated multiple event provider of CECHs by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. SOPHE is approved by the National Board of Public Health Examiners as a provider of CPH Renewal Credits.  An application has been submitted to award 1.0 CPH Renewal Credits for each webinar. **Fees apply for CHES and CPH credits. 

This webinar will be recorded and available in SOPHE’s Center for Online Resources & Education (CORE) in 2 weeks.
*This project has been funded in whole or in part with federal funds provided by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00004-C with the University of Maryland, Baltimore.


Registration Open for 2015 NN/LM SE/A Consumer Health Online Classes

Thursday, January 15th, 2015


The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region would like to announce the new 2015 online consumer health class schedule available at:

Each class provides continuing education contact hours from the Medical Library Association (MLA) and counts towards Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS).

The following classes are starting soon:

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library

  • February 02 – March 09, 2015
  • 8 MLA CE

Prescription for Success: Consumer Health on the Web

  • March 16 – April 13, 2015.
  • 4 MLA CE

You may register for any of the classes at:

Please contact Terri Ottosen, Consumer Health Coordinator, for more information or questions.

Free Upcoming PubMed for Trainers Class

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

There is still space for a FREE PubMed training session at National Library of Medicine (NLM) in Bethesda, MD. The class, “PubMed for Trainers,” consists of 3 online sessions (held 1/27, 1/29, and 2/3/2015 from 10 am – 12 noon ET) and one in–person session at NLM (held February 5, 2015 from 9 am – 4:30 pm).

The class features in-depth information about PubMed as well as an optional instructional design component. Participants who complete the PubMed portion of the class will receive 13 MLA CE credit hours; participants who complete the instructional design component will receive an additional 3 MLA CE credits.

For more information and to register, please see:

Questions?  Contact us at

Share Your Success: 2014 Winners Announced

Friday, December 19th, 2014

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Southeastern/Atlantic Region (NN/LM SE/A) is pleased to announce that Everly Brown at Health Sciences and Human Serves Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore and Dianne Johnson at Coy C Carpenter Library, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC have won our National Medical Librarians Month (NMLM) Share Your Success drawing for a $1,500 MLA 2015 travel scholarship. They will be able to charge up to $1,500 for airfare, hotel, and per diem to the NN/LM SE/A for the MLA 2015 Annual Meeting in Austin, TX.

We want to thank everyone who submitted a story about your success. We had a large number of submissions this year, and for that, we are grateful. You made National Medical Librarians Month one of the more successful ones in our history. Congratulations, Everly and Dianne. We’ll see you in Austin, TX!


Upcoming Online Classes Available for Registration

Friday, December 12th, 2014








The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region would like to announce registration for a number of upcoming online classes starting in January and February. Results Reporting, Unique Evidence, and the Role of Medical Librarians

Chemicals, Drugs, and Genetics, Oh My!: Searching PubMed and Beyond

Public Health Information on the Web

  • January 20 – February 10, 2015
  • Thursday Webinars: January 22, 29, and February 5 (12-1pm ET)
  • Sheila Snow-Croft:
  • 4 MLA CE

Grants and Proposal Writing

  • February 10 – March 3, 2015
  • Thursday Webinars: February 12, 19, and 26 (12-1pm ET)
  • Sheila Snow-Croft:
  • 4 MLA CE

We will announce the Consumer Health Information Specialization Classes in January 2015.

Registrations for online classes are accepted up to 1 week after start date of the class, unless otherwise noted.

Last updated on Friday, 22 November, 2013

Funded by the National Library of Medicine under contract HHS-N-276-2011-00004-C with the Health Sciences and Human Services Library of the University of Maryland