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From Beyond Our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information (for CHES CECH)

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
Class Length: 
1 hour
Course Owner(s):
Erin Seger, Health Professions Coordinator
Instructor(s):
Jarrod Irwin, MA, Consumer Health Coordinator
Liz Waltman, MLIS, Outreach, Education and Communications Coordinator
Continuing Education:

This version of Beyond Our Borders is for Certified Health Education Specialists to obtain CECH through an on-demand Moodle recording.

If you are interested in obtaining continuing education credit from the Medical Library Association, view the alternate class page for upcoming offerings.

Past Classes

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Upcoming Classes

From Beyond our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information for CHES CECH
On Demand
Instructor(s):
Erin Seger