Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach & Programming In Your Community
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

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WNYLRC Training Center


This course 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.


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
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Attendees will receive CHIS credit hours. There are a limited number of seats open to non-grant participants. Your fee for this workshop will go towards providing lunch.

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Michael Balkenhol, MLIS
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Michael Balkenhol, MLIS, is the MAR Health Programming Coordinator at the University of Pittsburgh and he is the project lead for the NNLM Partnership with the Colloraborative Summer Library Program Michael creates and shares health and wellness "programs in a box" for K-12 schools, public libraries, and community based organizations. 

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