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Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection

How are health communication and health literacy connected? How can you be more effective in providing health information to consumers, patients, clients, library patrons and your community?  This 1 hour webinar introduces the concepts of health literacy and health communication, outlines components of clear health communication, and identifies online resources from NLM, government agencies and other recognized resources for health literacy and health communication.

Environmental Health and Justice: a brief primer

This self-paced online class provides an introduction to environmental health and environmental justice and presents three environmental justice resources you can use to find data and statistics about environmental health disparities in your community.

This class will be delivered entirely online through the Moodle course management system. The class is broken up into 5 topics that are presented through a tutorial (SCORM), with narrated demonstrations and knowledge checks. All the topics are open and available for you to work through at your own pace.

  

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health

Curious about evidence-based public health (EBPH) but not sure where to start? This 1 hour webinar explains the basics of evidence-based public health (EBPH) and highlight essentials of the EBPH process such as identifying the problem, forming a question, searching the literature, and evaluating the intervention.  The purpose of this class is to provide an introduction to the world of evidence based public health and to give those already familiar with EBPH useful information that can be applied in their practices.

Health Literacy On Demand

Health Literacy On Demand is a one-hour narrated tutorial with activities where you can learn about:

The definitions of personal and organizational health literacy Communication practices you can do to improve health literacy Three resources that you can use to improve health literacy

Health Statistics on the Web

In this 1 hour webinar you will learn the difference between data and statistics, key features and use of health statistics, steps to finding health statistics, and sources of health statistics at the local, state and national level. The importance and relevance of health statistics in various contexts will be discussed. You will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several statistics resources through the use of examples.

Prescription and Over the Counter Drugs: Supporting Patients with Evidence-Based Information

This 1 credit hour on-demand course will cover differences between prescription and over the counter medications, data regarding use in the United States, and three free resources from the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health: the NIDA website, DailyMed and LactMed.  The course includes a recorded presentation, demos of the resources, and guided exercises to try the resources hands-on. 

Public Health Webinar Series

In this series of webinars, guest speakers will discuss a health information topic relevant to the public health workforce. Sessions aim to provide the public health workforce with new resources, skills to locate high quality health information or knowledge of health information topics. Programs will be featured on the national calendar and will be open to all, but the series will explicitly focus on meeting the health information needs of the public health.

Public Health Webinar Series

In this series of webinars, guest speakers will discuss a health information topic relevant to the public health workforce. Sessions aim to provide the public health workforce with new resources, skills to locate high quality health information or knowledge of health information topics. Programs will be featured on the national calendar and will be open to all, but the series will explicitly focus on meeting the health information needs of the public health.

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