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Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community

Description:
This 4-week 12 CE course is designed to provide public library staff with the foundation (or a refresher) of health and wellness reference, programming, and outreach for their communities. Each week will involve some reading, discussions with your classmates, and a short (2-pages or less!) assignment.

Week 1: Introduction to Consumer Health
Week 2: Health Reference
Week 3 Health Resources
Week 4 Health and Wellness Programming and Outreach

This class was designed specifically for public library staff. If you work in another type of library you may not be able to complete all the assignments required for CE credit. Please consider Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services

 

Objectives: 
  • Understand the importance of health literacy and the differing needs of a diverse community
  • Increased confidence in providing English/Spanish health reference, as well as selecting authoritative health information appropriate for diverse users.
  • Increased ability to evaluate the quality of health information in a variety of formats, and apply criteria for collection development of consumer health materials.
  • Increased confidence in teaching users how to recognize the elements of trustworthy materials and the warning signs of dubious health information
  • Increased ability to plan health-related programming and events that will appeal to your community.
Class Length: 
Online 4 weeks OR In-person 8 hours with pre-class and post-class work
Course Developer(s):
Bobbi Newman, MLIS, MA, Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist
Instructor(s):
Margot G. Malac..., Education and Outreach Specialist
Carolyn Martin, MLS, AHIP, Consumer Health Coordinator
Bobbi Newman, MLIS, MA, Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist
Continuing Education:

12 CE

This class is eligible for Consumer Health Information Specialization continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

Past Classes

There are no archived recordings of this class

Upcoming Classes

Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community
Monday, April 23, 2018 to Sunday, May 20, 2018
8:00am - 11:59pm
CT
Region/Office:
National, GMR
Instructor(s):
Bobbi Newman, Carolyn Martin, Margot G. Malachowski
Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community
Monday, July 9, 2018 to Sunday, August 5, 2018
8:00am - 11:59pm
CT
Region/Office:
National, GMR
Instructor(s):
Bobbi Newman