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Upcoming Educational Opportunities

The Healthy Community and Health Literacy Communities of Interest (COIs) invite you to attend our upcoming webinars.  Participants will earn 1 Medical Library Association CE unit for attending each webinar.

Register at:

Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 10:30 – 11:30 AM ET
CDC Clear Communication Index Train-the-Trainer
Presenter: Anne Conner

Anne Conner, the NER’s Health Literacy COI Leader, created a brief presentation on the CDC Clear Communication Index to share with departments at her hospital. The CDC Clear Communication Index (Index) is a new research-based tool to plan and assess public communication materials. Cynthia Baur, the CDC’s Senior Advisor for Health Literacy, presented an introduction to the Index at our Community of Interest’s September webinar. You can watch the recording of the September webinar on our Health Literacy Community of Interest website.

The Index may be new to staff at your organization and presents a great opportunity to be the first to spread word about this helpful resource and use it to create and assess communication materials such as patient education resources. Anne will demo her presentation for you and share her experience working with diabetes education and the infusion department. You can borrow the presentation she created to use at your own hospital/organization.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 10:30 – 11:30 AM ET
Creative Health Literacy Projects

Come hear about three creative health literacy projects.  Presenters include:

  • Margo Coletti (Director of Knowledge Services at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center), Consenting Adults Project
  • Nancy Goodwin (Tremaine Library, Middlesex Hospital), Rewriting the Hospital’s Admission Booklet
  • Paula Raimondo (Head of Research, Education and Outreach Services for the University of Maryland Health Sciences and Human Services Library, Communicating with Patients Workshop

Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET
Know Your Chances: Understanding Health Statistics Book Discussion with authors Steven Woloshin and Lisa Scwartz 

The first 20 participants registered will receive a copy of the book to keep! Also, the book is available in full text in the PubMed Bookshelf.


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