MedlinePlus and Affordable Care Act Resources for Public Libraries

MLA Course
Listing Archived: Friday, April 8, 2016

Primary contact information...
NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region, University of Pittsburgh
200 Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh PA , 15261
United States
Lydia Collins is the primary contact.
Phone: 412.624.1411
Fax: 412.624.1515
Resource URL:
Region: All

Description: This class will provide an overview of the Affordable Care Act for public library staff including re-enrollment. Additionally, an introduction to MedlinePlus highlighting health topic pages relevant to health insurance and health insurance enrollment outreach will be covered. Information on strategies for new enrollment and re-enrollment services for public library staff will also be included. This course qualifies for Medical Library Association, Consumer Health Information Specialization Levels 1 and 2.

Experience Level: Beginning
CE Contact Hours: 1 or 2
Professional Competencies: Health Sciences Information Services
Subject: Consumer Health, Subject Specific Resources
Course Type: Face to Face, e-Learning, RML Offerings

Educational Objective: This class provides an overview of consumer health resources freely available from the National Library of Medicine. By the end of the session participants will be able to: • Locate resources on the Affordable Care Act and From Coverage to Care • Identify at least 3 consumer health resources from the National Library of Medicine • Navigate appropriate sections of MedlinePlus to assist with health insurance and doctor visit inquiries


2)Affordable Care Act Overview and From Coverage to Care
4)Health Outreach for Public Libraries

Need for This Course: This course has been requested from network members as there has been an increase in the need for public library staff to understand the Affordable Care Act, From Coverage to Care and the resources that the National Library of Medicine has to support public library health outreach efforts.

The instructional methods used include Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Brainstorming, and Hands-on Exercises.

Facility Requirements: Class can be lecture style, in computer lab or webinar/Moodle.

Additional Evaluation: MLA Evaluation will be used.