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healthcare EXPERIENCE DESIGN Conference

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Monday, March 25, 2013
Boston, MA

“When your life’s work has meaning, it’s not a job, it’s a passion. HxD 2013 was designed for you. The you with an insatiable curiosity. The you that’s been a patient, or has taken care of one and knows we must do better. The you that got into this work to make a difference.
We are bringing together luminaries in the health care field, giving you access to amazing thinkers, showcasing outstanding work, and making the power of design clear. This conference demonstrates how bringing together people with shared interests and diverse talents will drive change forward.
Come to HxD 2013. Be part of the change design ignites.” [HxD 2013]

Speakers include: Jane McGonigal, Chief Creative Officer, SuperBetter; Gretchen Rubin, Author of The Happiness Project; David Sobel, Medical Director of Patient Education and Health Promotion for Kaiser Permanente, Northern California and Jamie Heywood, Cofounder and Chairman of PatientsLikeMe.

Learn more and register at:
*Today is the last day to register for a $200 discount.

Books to help you succeed, create and communicate better

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Garr Reynold’s Presentation Zen Blog includes a great post on 13 great books to help you succeed, create, & communicate better in 2013.
These include:

  • To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others by Daniel Pink
  • Mastery by Robert Greene
  • Story Proof: The Science Behind the Startling Power of Story by Kendall Haven

Discover the other ten books on the Presentation Zen blog.

Flu Information for your Social Networks

Monday, January 14th, 2013

New York and Boston have declared Public Health Emergencies; Dr. Anthony Facui, , director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, has indicated that we in what is classically described as a flu epidemic. In response to this, as librarians and information specialists, we can share messages through our social media communication tools on reliable and trustworthy health information. Below are suggested messages developed by the Health and Human Services New Media Team. Consider using them on your accounts this week!

Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, MSLIS (Contractor)
Health Sciences Librarian
Aquilent, Inc., supporting the mission of the National Library of Medicine
Specialized Information Services Division
Disaster Information Management Research Center

• It takes 2 weeks after vaccination for you to be protected. Use our finder to find a #flu vaccine center near you.
• Teachers-help keep your classrooms free of germs. Teach healthy habits at school to prevent flu in your classroom.
• There are three different types of #flu shot and a nasal spray. Which is the right one for you?
• #Flu activity is high across most states in the US now. Learn more about preventing #flu. Visit
• Vaccination is the best protection against #flu but vaccine may be limited in some areas. Use to locate vaccine.
• Got the #flu? Don’t share it. Stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever goes away. Visit • It’s #flu season. provides advice on caring for yourself and loved ones who are sick.
• If you still need #flu vaccine, now’s the time to get vaccinated. #Flu is widespread in many states.
• #FluView, a weekly report of #flu activity in the U.S., is available on the @CDCgov website at
• Find out what’s happening near you on the @CDCgov #flu map.

• If you haven’t already been vaccinated for the flu, now’s the time. Vaccine may be limited in some areas. You may need to contact more than one provider (pharmacy, health department, or doctor) to find available vaccine. Visit www. for more information.
• Learn more about how to care for loved ones with the flu, including people at high risk (children, seniors, and people with chronic conditions). Start by getting vaccinated, practicing healthy habits like covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and washing hands regularly. Visit for more information.

Nicholas Garlow
Digital Communications Division
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National Health Literacy Summer Institute

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Don’t miss the 2013 National Health Literacy Summer Institute!

This is the premier opportunity to learn plain language skills to plan, write, and design effective, accessible information for print and web.

This Institute has been sponsored by the University of New England in Maine for 22 years.


DATES: June 2-5, 2013

Location: Freeport, Maine, home of LL Bean, and just 20 minutes from Portland. The area offers wonderful venues to explore, both indoors and out–fresh seafood, great shopping, gorgeous coast.

COST: Good news for hard times: Institute cost stays the same as 2012.

Details here:

SCHOLARSHIP: The Institute for Healthcare Advancement is offering the Len Doak Memorial Scholarship to attend both the IHA conference in May and this Institute in June, 2013. Information here:

The Health Literacy Institute is limited to 36 participants, so register early to hold your place.

For More Information: Contact the Institute Director, Sue Stableford, MPH, MSB at: or tel: 207-221-4567

Please share this announcement with colleagues and listservs. Thank you.

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