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Descriptions of classes/courses offered by NN/LM MAR staff.
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Health Professionals Classes

African American Community Health

This class will assist librarians, community organizations and health professionals serving African American populations with identifying resources specific to the African American community: and

Are You Ready? Essential Disaster Health Information Resources for Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe

This course covers NLM disaster health information and other emergency preparedness resources for community educators, families, friends and caregivers. Resources for special populations and those with special needs are highlighted.  Audience: consumers, public and consumer health librarians, pre- hospital responders, health care professionals, first-responders, or disaster preparedness administrators. and

Building Collections and Connections for LGBT Health Awareness: improving the health, safety, and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons

       Participants will develop a better understanding of the health information needs of the LGBT community. Participants will have an increased       awareness of         the importance of LGBT education for health care providers and the role of implicit bias in healthcare. Participants will discover       resources that can be        utilized in reference interactions. Participants will be able to identify electronic, print, and other resources for building a       LGBT collection. Participants will        gain ideas for outreach strategies to the LGBT community.

Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Resources

      This class is designed to assist librarians, public health workers, health professionals, and the general public in locating authoritative information on nutrition         and topics relating to nutrition. Background information on the importance of nutrition information to other health- related topics will be included, and resources for locating nutrition-related statistics and evidence-based practice will also be identified. and


From Beyond Our Borders:  Providing Health Information to Refugee Populations

This class is designed to assist librarians, public health workers and others who work with refugee populations in locating health information.  The resources presented are selected for their emphasis on providing culturally relevant information in the preferred language of the population: and

Grants and Proposal Writing

This class is designed for beginning proposal writers.  It is designed to teach participants how to apply for funding opportunities. Each component of the grant writing process will be addressed, including: documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; developing a work plan; an evaluation plan and dissemination plan.  This course will be promoted to librarians, health professional organizations and community- and faith-based organizations: and

Health Literacy and its Importance to You

Are you curious as to why health literacy is important to you or anyone in the healthcare field? This introductory hands-on class will help you understand why this is an issue in healthcare. We will define health literacy today, identify various types of literacy, explore the impact health literacy plays in patient care and discuss how health literacy will affect healthcare in the future. We will also discuss your role in raising health literacy awareness in your organization and offer ideas on how this can be achieved. NLM, government agency and other recognized resources in health literacy will be provided: and

Health on the Range: Rural Health Issues and Resources

Evidence shows that there are marked health disparities between those living in rural areas versus their urban counterparts. Not only do rural residents suffer from higher incidence of chronic illness, they also have limited access to primary care services and are more likely to be uninsured or under-insured. This session will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify other access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to use when providing services to those living in rural communities:

Healthy Aging at Your Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information

This “train the trainer” class is designed to help librarians assist their older adult patrons find health resources on the Internet. Participants will learn techniques for teaching seniors, resources for teaching them to use computers to find health information, tips to help seniors with Medicare information, and other senior health information resources: and

Information Roles in Disaster Management

This course presents current research findings on librarians’ roles supporting the disaster workforce. The class also discusses the information needs of first responders, emergency managers, and other professionals working in the areas of disaster planning, response, and recovery. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on class content through tabletop exercises that simulate disaster scenarios and interactive activities. Participants will also gain knowledge of a range of potential information services they could offer members of the disaster workforce: and

More Than a Bandage: Health Information Resources for K-12 Health Professionals

This presentation will introduce free health information resources for K-12 health professionals provided by the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Participants will learn about consumer health sites covering general health, drug information, and environmental health, with an emphasis on MedlinePlus: and

¿No Comprende?  Online Health Resources for English Speakers Serving Spanish Speaking Communities

This class will cover resources for learning basic, library, medical, and Internet Spanish vocabulary.  Participants will learn to evaluate and identify health websites in Spanish.  It will be offered to public and medical librarians and organizations providing outreach to Spanish speaking communities: and

Making PubMed Work for You

This class is intended to hone basic searching techniques and the ability to develop search strategies that will take advantage of the PubMed interface to MEDLINE.  It will be promoted to librarians and unaffiliated health professionals: and

MedlinePlus and More

This course is designed to train librarians and consumers groups on MedlinePlus, the premier consumer health database by the National Library of Medicine.  Additional consumer health resources from the National Library of Medicine will be selected and demonstrated:

Packing Your “Digital Go-Bag:” Essential Disaster Health Information on Your Mobile Device

There are many mobile resources and apps available to assist responders, public health professionals and others in the disaster and preparedness workforce with information needs before and during emergencies and disasters. However, loading these resources on a mobile device just prior to or during a disaster may be too late. Finding and evaluating the best tools and resources takes time, as does learning how to use them effectively and quickly. Just as a responder has a go-bag packed with clothes, flashlight, tools, snacks, etc. ready to go in a disaster, one's mobile device should also be "packed" with apps and information before an event. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has developed a suite of widely used resources for mobile devices such as WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) and has evaluated and made accessible on their Web site many other mobile apps and other information resources that are useful in emergency and disaster situations. In this class, instructors will identify and discuss key resources that responders and disaster/emergency preparedness professionals should load on their mobile devices as part of their personal and professional preparedness strategy:

Patient Safety Resource Seminar:  Librarians on the Front Lines

This class focuses on ways librarians can become more involved in patient safety processes and activities - both within their institutions and organizations and in providing patient safety resources for health professionals, for administration and staff, and for patients and families: and

Public Health Information on the Web

This class presents a general overview of key electronic information resources in the field of public health.  Resources will be presented on a wide array of topics including:  health education and promotion, evidence-based practice and statistics and datasets. This class will be promoted to information professionals providing outreach to the public health workforce, as well as public health workers: and

PubMed and Beyond:  Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine

This presentation will introduce free bedside information resources for the busy clinician. Resources presented will include Clinical Queries in PubMed/MEDLINE and free drug, patient education, and evidence-based information: and

PubMed and the Evidence-Based Universe

This course will provide an overview of evidence based research and practice.  It will cover definitions of terms, hierarchies of quantitative and qualitative evidence, formulating an evidence-based question, developing effective search strategies in PubMed to identify appropriate citations, and introduce the concept of critical appraisal of the evidence.  It will be promoted to librarians and unaffiliated health professionals: and

PubMed for Experts

Designed as an advanced class for experienced MEDLINE searchers. This hands-on class will highlight advanced PubMed techniques that can be used to conduct comprehensive searches. Attendees are encouraged to contribute past and present difficult searches to discuss with the class: and

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