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Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community

This presentation will provide an overview of ideas to conduct health outreach and create health programs for libraries and community/faith based organizations. Participants will learn how to integrate resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other reputable agencies to introduce community members to NLM resources in fun and engaging ways. Examples of programs for children, teens, adults and seniors using NLM and other National Institutes of Health center and office resources will be shared.  

Additional Materials

Health Outreach and Programming Class Guide

Objectives: 

This presentation provides an overview of planning health programs for organizations incorporating resources from the National Library of Medicine. By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Locate county level information on health needs within their community
  • Locate relevant NLM consumer health resources for specific target populations
  • Identify organizations for health outreach partnerships
  • Outline a potential health outreach or health program for their organization
Class Length: 
60 minutes, 2 hours, 3 hours
Course Developer(s):
Lydia N Collins, MLIS, Consumer Health Coordinator
Instructor(s):
Dana Abbey, Colorado/Community Engagement Coordinator
Lydia N Collins, MLIS, Consumer Health Coordinator
Terri Ottosen, ..., Outreach and Education Coordinator
Nancy Patterson..., Outreach and Education Coordinator
Continuing Education:
  • This course has been approved for 1, 2 or 3 hours of Medical Library Association Continuing Education Units.
  • This course qualifies for Medical Library Association, Consumer Health Information Specialization Levels 1 and 2
This class is eligible for Consumer Health Information Specialization continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

Past Classes

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Upcoming Classes

Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community (Tween/Teen Substance Use Awareness)
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
2:00pm - 3:00pm
ET
Region/Office:
National
Instructor(s):
Lydia N Collins