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From Beyond our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information

Class Details

Join us for a 4-week asynchronous course that provides an overview of the current landscape of refugees, immigrants, asylees, and seasonal and migrant farm workers in the United States and highlights some unique health challenges that impact these population groups. We'll discuss culture, cultural competency and cultural humility, and reflect on how your organization is addressing these principles. An introduction to numerous health information websites will be provided that showcase where you can access resources in multiple languages. Finally, we'll tie it all together in a way that helps you think about ways your organization can develop programs and services to assist immigrants, refugees, asylees, and seasonal and migrant farm workers in your communities.

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 and is eligible for MLA Level I CHIS.

Class Date:
Region/Office: National
Jan 7, 2019 to Feb 4, 2019
Instructor(s):
Derek Johnson, Health Professionals Outreach Specialist
Continuing Education Credits: 
4
This class is eligible for Consumer Health Information Specialization continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

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.

Objectives: 

At the conclusion of the class, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the current landscape of refugees, immigrants, and migrant and seasonal farmworkers in the United States
  • Explain the difference between cultural competence and humility and how they influence workplace environments
  • Identify reliable websites that provide quality health information in multiple languages

  • Apply what is learned in order to develop an outreach project or service