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Telehealth in Rural Public Libraries

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Abstract - Learn how a rural library partnered with the University of North Texas Health Science Center to launch a pilot telehealth program. In rural communities, libraries often have the fastest internet connection in town together with digital literacy to assist users. Rural Americans face health inequities that result in worse health care outcomes than their peers in more populated areas. The presentation will include a discussion of logistics, and the role of health and digital literacy in telehealth.

Bio- Dianne Connery is the Special Projects Librarian of the innovative Pottsboro (Texas) Public Library. She was a corporate trainer and entrepreneur before moving to a rural community ten years ago. On the verge of closing its doors, Dianne led a group of dedicated volunteers who transformed it into the vibrant community-gathering place it is today. She is passionate about the role of rural libraries.

Bio- Jessica Maack Rangel is the Vice Provost leading the Division of Academic Innovation at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth with over 33 years' experience as a clinician and Executive Patient Safety Officer. As a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice, she fosters an interprofessional ecosystem of experiential, life-long learning.

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Class Date:
Region/Office: National
Apr 14, 2021
10:00AM - 11:00AM CT
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Class Overview

SCR CONNECTions is a monthly web conference presented by the Network of the National Library of Medicine South Central Region on various topics of interest to health sciences librarians and others. The webinar highlights topics such as NLM databases, subject specific resources and technology topics.

Sessions will be eligible for one hour of Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education credit and will be archived for future viewing.

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