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From the GMR: Health Literacy Conference Regions Hospital St. Paul MN

Health Literacy: A learning event for librarians and health care professionals

Texts, tomes and tweets -- A guide to clear health communication for librarians and health care professionals

When: Wednesday, September 30, 2009

8:30 am Final Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00-11:00 am Workshop

Pre-registration required: http://www.imehealthpartners.com/UpcomingEvents.shtml (9/30/09 class)

About the workshop:
Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. ~ Healthy People 2010, Health Communication Terminology

We live in a world full of health information resources. People get health information from multiple sources, ranging from magazine ads to Oprah to Facebook to the Institute of Medicine. Navigating the resources and knowing which ones are reputable and presented in a way consumers can understand can be daunting.

This workshop is for library and healthcare professionals to learn about the impact of health literacy on health. You'll also learn about tools to evaluate the quality of consumer health information in print and online and where to find good resources in multiple languages.

About the Presenters:
Keynote: George J. Isham, M.D. is the Medical Director and Chief Health Officer for HealthPartners. Dr. Isham is responsible for quality, utilization management, health promotion and disease management, research, and health professionals' education at HealthPartners. Dr. Isham chairs the Health Literacy Roundtable for the Institute of Medicine.

Sara Rezek, MLIS, Consumer Health Librarian, Health Resource Center, Regions Hospital
Hilary Stecklein, MD, HealthPartners Pediatrician
Arthur Wineman, MD, HealthPartners Family Physician
Mary Wittenbreer, MALS, MLIS, Head Medical Librarian, Regions Hospital

Cost: Free (This workshop is sponsored by HealthPartners, HealthPartners Institute for Medical Education and Metropolitan Library Services Agency (MELSA)

Pre-registration required: http://www.imehealthpartners.com/UpcomingEvents.shtml (9/30/09 class)

Mary Wittenbreer, MLIS, MALS
Head Librarian
Regions Hospital
Medical Library MS 11202B
640 Jackson Street
St. Paul MN 55101
Phone: 651-254-3609
Fax: 651-254-3427

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