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From Beyond Our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information

Class Details

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) invites you to this 3 week self-paced, asynchronous introduction to cultural competency, the unique health information needs of refugees and immigrants, and relevant health information resources. The class will be taught via Moodle and includes short readings, videos, and activities. This class has been approved for 4 hours of continuing education credits by the Medical Library Association for each part and is eligible for MLA Level I and Level II CHIS.

Class Date:
Region/Office: National
Jan 23, 2017 to Feb 10, 2017
Instructor(s):
Kate Flewelling, MLIS, Executive Director

Class Instructors

Kate Flewelling, MLIS, Executive Director

Abstract

This class is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating health information. The resources presented are selected for their emphasis on providing culturally relevant information in the preferred language of the population. Background information on refugees and immigrants in the U.S. and their unique health issues will be presented. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several Internet resources. The class will be taught via Moodle and includes short readings, videos, and activities.

Course Materials

Currently being updated.

Continuing Education

This class has been approved by the Medical Library Association (MLA) for 2, 3 or 4 contact hours of CE credit.

Course Developer(s)

Current Updates: Derek Johnson, Health Professional Outreach Specialist, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region

Original Author: Cheryl Rowan, formerly Public Health Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region