Serving Diverse Communities: Accessing Health Information in Multiple Languages
This online, asynchronous course is designed to provide attendees with some basic statistics on individuals with limited English proficiency in the United States and demonstrate how to use resources from the National Library of Medicine to access reliable health information in multiple languages.
Attendees will learn about data from the American Community Survey and U.S. Census Bureau, and then receive demonstrations on how to access reliable health information in multiple languages through the National Library of Medicine's HealthReach, MedlinePlus, and Specialized Information Services databases.
At the conclusion of the class, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the current population of non-native English speakers in the United States
2. Identify at least three online resources for accessing health information in multiple languages
3. Analyze resources to access reliable health information in multiple languages
Serving Diverse Communities is a three-part series of online trainings focused on accessing health information resources related to working with diverse communities. Each training session is offered individually, and attendees can choose to participate in one or all sessions. The trainings are offered on-demand and can be completed in one sitting or over several sessions. Each training session will offer 1 hour of MLA CE upon completion.
The training sessions are:
- Accessing Health Information in Multiple Languages
- Finding Data on Health Disparities
- Building Cultural Competence and Humility into the Workplace
Classes updated May 2019.