WNYLRC Workshop: Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

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WNYLRC Training Center


Description: This presentation will provide an overview of ideas to conduct health outreach and create health programs for libraries and community/faith based organizations. Participants will learn how to integrate resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other reputable agencies to introduce community members to NLM resources in fun and engaging ways. Examples of programs for children, teens, adults and seniors using NLM and other National Institutes of Health center and office resources will be shared.  

Objectives: This presentation provides an overview of planning health programs for organizations incorporating resources from the National Library of Medicine. By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Locate county level information on health needs within their community
  • Locate relevant NLM consumer health resources for specific target populations
  • Identify organizations for health outreach partnerships
  • Outline a potential health outreach or health program for their organization

Intended Audience: Librarians and members of community-based organizations who serve a range of populations, and especially those serving "New American" populations (immigrants, refugees and others who need information in their native language) and who are receiving increasing numbers of requests for information on any number of health-related topics such as nutrition, chronic diseases, mental health, health insurance, eating disorders, genetic conditions and more.

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Lydia N. Collins, MLIS
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Lydia N. Collins, MLIS, Consumer Health Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region.

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