This presentation addresses increasing health information access and use, along with increasing health equity through information by highlighting information from National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus health information resource for patients and their families and friends, resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health and other freely available resources.
This 1-hour live session is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating health information. The resources presented are selected for their emphasis on providing information in the preferred language of the population. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several Internet resources.
At the conclusion of the class, participants will be able to:
- Explore immigration and language usage data at the national and state level.
- Identify reliable websites that provide quality health information in multiple languages.
- Review library community projects.