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Rural Health Resources (for CHES CECH)

This webinar will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to service the health information needs of those living in rural communities. Evidence shows that there are marked health disparities between those living in rural areas versus their urban counterparts. Not only do rural residents suffer from higher incidence of chronic illness, they also have limited access to primary care services and are more likely to be uninsured or under-insured. This webinar will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to service the health information needs of those living in rural communities. We will explore websites from the National Library of Medicine, U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service, Rural Health Information Hub and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The origins of each website will be explained. Each of the websites contain consumer-level information and offers an opportunity for data downloads. The downloads will be demonstrated. These resources are relevant to nurses, librarians, public health workers, allied healthcare professionals, educators, faith- and community-based organizations.

Objectives: 
  • Describe current demographic trends in rural America.
  • Download data sets and visualizations from rural health resources.
  • Find information on health conditions, demographic groups and social issues.
  • Identify methods of discovering potential community partners.
Class Length: 
1 hour
Course Owner(s):
Erin Seger, Health Professions Coordinator
Instructor(s):
Margot G. Malachowski, MLS, AHIP, Education and Outreach Coordinator
Tess Wilson, MFA, MLIS, All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator serving NY, NJ, DE, & PA
Continuing Education:

Sponsored by The National Network of Libraries of Medicine- Middle Atlantic Region, a designated provider of contact hours (CECH) in health education credentialing by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., this program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I contact education contact hour. Advanced level continuing education hours are 0.

This version of Rural Health Resources 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.

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Upcoming Classes

Rural Health Resources Recording for CHES CECH
On Demand
Instructor(s):
Erin Seger