Activate, Collaborate and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community

MLA Course
Listing Archived: Wednesday, December 31, 1969

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 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.

Experience Level: Beginning
CE Contact Hours: 1, 2 or 3
Professional Competencies: Health Sciences Information Services
Subject: Consumer Health, Outreach/Advocacy
Course Type: Face to Face, e-Learning, Hands-on, RML Offerings

Educational Objective: 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


1) Introduction
2) NLM and NIH Agency Resources  
3) Forming Partnerships in the Community
4) Programming Ideas by Target Population
5) Exercises - Health Program Design  
6) Questions, Wrap Up & Evaluation

Need for This Course: This course was designed based on feedback from NN/LM network members as there has been an increase in the need for public library staff, community and faith based organizations members to create programming and incorporate NLM and other resources to do so effectively.

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 via Adobe Connect.

Additional Evaluation: MLA Evaluation will be used.

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