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Health Literacy Leadership Institute

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

[Guest post: Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi]

Health Literacy Leadership Institute
June 13‐17, 2016

“As a participant in the Health Literacy Leadership
Institute, I would encourage anyone thinking about
attending to go. It was one of the best educational
experiences I’ve ever had. It could change your life!”

– Terri Ottosen

Enroll now in the Health Literacy Leadership Institute, June 13‐17, 2016. Offered through the
Health Communication Program at Tufts University School of Medicine, this one‐week Institute
is designed for professionals committed to improving the health literacy of healthcare providers
and the public. Those working in health literacy and students interested in pursuing careers in
health literacy are encouraged to attend.

Participants learn from faculty and guest instructors highly regarded for their pioneering work
in medical education, adult literacy, and program evaluation. Peer learning and the sharing of
research and best practice are central to the Institute’s educational approach. Throughout the
week, participants work on a health literacy project of their choice resulting in a final product that is current, comprehensive, informed by research, and reflective of best practice.
For more information and to register, visit

Contact the course director at or call 781‐835‐6488.

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Discovering TOXNET Class

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

The National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) is offering an online, free, asynchronous CE class called Discovering TOXNET from March 7th, 2016 – April 6th, 2016.

Learn about TOXNET® and other NLM environmental health databases through videos, guided tutorials, and discovery exercises. The class is taught online in thirteen independent modules.

TOXNET is a web-based system of databases covering hazardous chemicals, environmental health, toxic releases, chemical nomenclature, poisoning, risk assessment and regulations, and occupational safety and health.

Who should take the class?

Health sciences librarians and health or environmental sciences professionals interested in unlocking the information in TOXNET and the other environmental health and toxicology resources.

How much time?

You will work on your own time over a period of 4 weeks to complete the modules that are of interest to you. There is one required module; the remaining modules are optional. This class is offered for variable MLA Continuing Education credit. Each module will be offered for 0.5 to 2.0 credit hours, for a total of up to 12 hours. Credit will not be awarded for partial completion of a module. Total credit awarded will be based on completed modules with a minimum of 1.0 credit hours.

What happens during the class?

This course is offered asynchronously through Moodle; you will work at your own pace. Each module consists of guided interactive, online tutorials AND/OR tutorial videos as well as discovery exercises. Instructors will be available to answer questions and provide assistance throughout the course.

The modules (and their CE credits) are:

  1. Introduction to TOXNET: 0.5 hour (Required)
  2. TOXLINE: 1.0 hour
  3. ChemIDplus: 2.0 hours
  4. Integrated Risk Information System & Risk Assessment: 1.0 hour
  5. Hazardous Substances Databank: 1.5 hours
  6. Toxic Release Inventory: 1.0 hour
  7. TOXMAP: 1.5 hours
  8. Household Products Database: 0.5 hour
  9. LactMed: 0.5 hour
  10. Haz-Map: 0.5 hour
  11. WISER & CHEMM: 1.0 hour
  12. REMM: 0.5 hour
  13. LiverTox: 0.5 hour

How do I register?

Follow the link below to register:

 For questions, contact the NTC at


Rebecca Brown
Trainer/Curriculum Content Specialist
National Library of Medicine Training Center
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
University of Utah
10 N. 1900 E.
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Registration is Open: Knowledge Management in Hospitals

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Developing a team to test and ensure success

This 1.5 day co-facilitated workshop will explore how the concepts of knowledge management as applied in the corporate environment can be realized in a hospital/health system. Multidisciplinary participants will work together to develop a foundational strategy for adoption of an expanded role for librarians in hospital knowledge sharing efforts to support the clinical environment and its provision of safe, high-quality care.

The purpose of the interactive workshop is to:

  • Explore how a corporate-modeled knowledge management process can be enabled in hospitals.
  • Provide opportunities for institutional teams to work together to design improvement tests and champion knowledge transfer within their health facility.
  • Translate foundational quality and safety improvement concepts to the work of knowledge management in hospitals.
  • Share ideal examples of participation in knowledge sharing in hospitals –- both traditional and expansive in nature — from which to build a list of model activities.
  • Design a team-focused process to illustrate an expanded application of the expertise of information professionals, break down silos, share experiences and sustain organizational learning.
  • Explore how to test this role and measure its impact on the quality and safety of health care.

Past projects have included:

  • Increase visibility and knowledge about librarian services, PR info gathering
  • Train-the-trainer program for database awareness-building
  • Engage librarians in EBM process through shadowing process at the unity level with nurses


Workshop Comments:

  • This is the most beneficial workshop I have ever attended
  • Adding a non-librarian team member as brilliant
  • Exceeded my expectations
  • Was an energizing session that offered applicable content to my work

Apply now

Full information and registration

Mary Piorun, PhD
Associate Director
NN/LM NER and the
Lamar Soutter Library
UMass Medical School
p) 508-856-2206

Plain Language Workshop

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Plain Language for Health: A Writing and Design Workshop, March 17–18, 2016

This workshop is designed for motivated individuals and teams working to communicate health information in ways people can understand. Join us for “Plain Language for Health: A Writing and Design Workshop” on March 17–18, 2016 in Boston, MA. Visit the website to learn more and apply.  Applications accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Learn new skills, gain valuable tools, and make lasting connections. The workshop will be led by Stacy Robison and Xanthi Scrimgeour, co-founders of CommunicateHealth, along with Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi, Director, Tufts Health Literacy Leadership Institute, and Alia BucciarelliHealth Writer and Guest Speaker. Funded in part by the National Library of Medicine under contract with University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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