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Register for upcoming PNR classes

Posted by on July 6th, 2017 Posted in: Health Literacy/Consumer Health, News From NNLM PNR, Public Libraries, Training & Education

Summer can be a chance to catch up on some continuing education. The PNR has two classes coming up in August. Each class qualifies for both Medical Library Association CE credit as well as for Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS).

Class: From A(norexia) to Z(its): Providing Health Information to Teens

Those who work with teens will be provided with an introduction to teen health resources. The class will present an overview of health information needs of teenagers and their information seeking behaviors, review communication skills needed during reference interviews with teenagers, and explore credible health information resources that are designed for teens. The class is made up of pre-class reading, a webinar, and class exercises.
(3 MLA CE credits)

When: August 2 – 18, with webinar portion August 3 from Noon – 1:00pm Pacific Time, class exercises due August 18

Learn more and register


Class: Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits and Learning How to Communicate Health Statistics

This class is a basic introduction for anyone who wants to understand how to communicate health information that involves numeracy. The purpose of this class is to understand risk and benefits from a layman’s perspective and to understand that the communication of numbers must be clear and easy to understand.
(1.5 MLA CE credits)

When: August 15, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Pacific Time

Learn more and register


In addition, we are also presenting, “NLM’s Online Playground: K-12 Science and Health Education Resources”, for the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). This webinar is scheduled for August 2 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM Pacific Time. Register at the FDLP website

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Carolyn Martin is the Consumer Health Coordinator for the NNLM Pacific Northwest Region. She works with various libraries and community organizations to increase health literacy in their communities.

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Developed resources reported in this program are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012343 with the University of Washington.

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