Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library

This 4-week, 4 credit-hour self-paced online class covers the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public. Learn about the evolution of consumer health, health literacy and the e-patient, and expand your knowledge of top consumer health websites. We will discuss creative ideas for health information outreach in libraries, and wrap up by exploring effective marketing approaches and developing an elevator speech. Expect to spend at least 4 hours working on this class.

Objectives

This class will teach the basics of providing consumer health information at your library.  Areas covered are:

  • Learners will be able to explain how to review and compare consumer health resources and demonstrate knowledge of reputable, reliable resources through online class discussions and activities.
  • Learners will apply health literacy and public health content knowledge to use NLM resources to meet their unique community needs.
  • Learners will interpret demographic reports and recommend solutions.
  • Utilizing NLM resources, learners will develop a consumer health program that their library can use for promotion and community outreach.
Class Length

4 hours

Region: Region 5

The goal of the NNLM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health by providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving individuals' access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health.

The University of Washington Health Sciences Library serves as the Regional Medical Library (RML) for Region 5, which provides programs, services, and dedicated support for NNLM Members in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States in the Pacific.

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Continuing Education

This class qualifies for Medical Library Association (MLA) Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) Level 1.

4 MLA CE Contact Hours

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Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library This hands-on class will cover the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public. Come learn about the evolution of consumer health, health literacy and the e-patient. Participants will leave equipped with knowledge of top consumer health sites. We will discuss creative ideas for health information outreach. The class will wrap up with an opportunity to explore effective marketing approaches and develop an elevator speech. 4.00 CHIS Level 1, CHIS Level 2 On