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From the GMR: Health Information Outreach Online Learning Opportunity (MLA CE available)

Health Information Outreach and Community Engagement: Lessons Learned from the Experts
Free Online Learning Opportunity!
When: Thursday, February 12, 2009 / 2 - 3:30 PM EST (1:00-2:30 central time)

Engaging your community with health information outreach projects is rewarding, meaningful work. Come learn from the experiences of experts in health information outreach and community engagement. Each speaker has led a successful health information outreach subcontract from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine/ New England Region. The program is intended for anyone interested in pursuing funding or learning more about how to engage the local community in effective health information outreach.

*Earn 1.5 Medical Library Association CE units

The Experts:
Beth Schneider, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Project: Access to Resources for Community Health (ARCH) / Head Start CAPIC Collaboration

Marianne Burke, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Project: Connecting Patients, Providers, and the Community with Quality Health Information Outreach

Anne Conner, Littleton Regional Hospital, Littleton, NH
Project: Northern New Hampshire Health Information Outreach

Participants will:
a) Learn about three successful health information outreach projects
b) Learn how to plan and implement a successful health information outreach project
c) Know about the process of applying for funding from the NN/LM
d) Be aware of the rewards and challenges of conducting a health information outreach project
e) Gain knowledge about project evaluation

Registration is free and on a first come, first serve basis. Session will be limited to fifty participants.

To register, please contact Martha Pearson at martha.pearson@umassmed.edu.

In your email please include:
* Name
* Institution / address with zip code / phone / e-mail
* Name of the program (Health Information Outreach and Community Engagement: Lessons Learned from the Experts).

Details of how to access the teleconference and Adobe Connect session will be forwarded at registration.

Michelle Eberle
Consumer Health Information Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine - New England
University of Massachusetts Medical School
222 Maple Avenue - Shrewsbury - MA - 01545
508-856-2435 / 800-338-7657

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