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Join Us in Planning Community Health Engagement!

Posted by on June 30th, 2017 Posted in: Announcements, Communities of Interest, Patient Engagement
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Guest post by Alan Lampson, Lead, Frymoyer Community Health Resource Center, University of Vermont Medical Center

communityOn June 21 the NNLM NER hosted a WebEx meeting to discuss a new Community of Interest (COI) on Community Health Engagement. We discussed what a COI is – a community of people who share a common interest or passion. We then defined what the purpose of this COI is – to provide a group learning experience in community assessment, outcomes-based planning, and data collection.

There was a presentation on three different types of projects. The first presentation was from Gayle Finkelstein of the University of Vermont Medical Center and the Northern New England Poison Control Center. Gayle talked about a population-based project, her poison prevention work with immigrants and new Americans. The second presentation was by Susan Halpin from NNLM and highlighted a problem-based project, the opioid abused epidemic. This project was called the Learning Curve and was an NNLM funded project. The third presentation was an idea for a technology-based project on Patient Generated Data by Margot Malachowski.

This COI is to have 4 WebEx meetings.

Session One: Community Health Engagement
  • Share project ideas with peer group.
  • Describe community health engagement process, including ethical standards.
Session Two: Community Assessment
  • Identify community assessment resources.
  • Identify evidence-based community health engagement projects.
Session Three: Outcomes-based Planning
  • Describe data collection methodology.
  • Prepare to gather pre- and post-participation input.
Session Four: Preparing Your Pitch with Data
  • Practice pitch with peer group.
  • Identify methods of data display.

The tentative schedule for the 4 sessions is – Aug, Oct, Nov/Dec, Jan (dates TBD by group).

If you missed the introductory presentation, check this recording.

What do you need to do?

1) Fill out this survey to apply for the Community Health Engagement COI by July 14th.

2) Have an idea of a project you would like to explore.

Please join us for this learning experience. If you have any questions contact Margot Malachowski at Margot.Malachowski@umassmed.edu


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This has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012347 with the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School.

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