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Public Health Information on the Web: CE at JM 2013!

Posted on June 3, 2013 by Amy Chatfield | No Comments

Are you boggled by biostatistics?  Is epidemiology enigmatic? Do you wonder about West Nile virus?  Are you interested in influenza?

You might be thinking, “Not really, and why does it matter? Public health is not my primary area of responsibility.” Keeping reading anyway! Public health knowledge is vital for all health care professionals: health care data and statistics are used in grants and proposals; biostatistical techniques are used in systematic reviews; and health education and promotion programs influence the behaviors of patients seen in every health care setting.  If you or your library serve clinicians or health care students, knowing about public health resources *is* your responsibility.

So, boost your public health knowledge by taking “Public Health Information on the Web,” a Continuing Education class at the MLGSCA/NCNMLG Joint Meeting 2013!

Taught by Kay Deeney, Educational Services Coordinator at the NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region, this four hour, hands-on CE course will provide an overview of key electronic resources in public health, discuss the importance of health information in public health, and provide hands-on exercises and feedback. After the class, you’ll be able to find and retrieve information to support evidence-based public health practice, support health promotion and health education programs, and find and manipulate data and statistics from local, state, and national levels.

The class provides 4 hours of MLA-approved CE credit and is $75 for MLA chapter members ($125 for non-members; $50 for retirees and students). It will occur on Wednesday, July 24th from 8 am-noon in La Jolla, California.

You are right, I must attend! How do I sign up?

It’s simple! Just add “Public Health Information on the Web” when you register for the MLGSCA/NCNMLG Joint Meeting 2013.

Already registered? Use your name, email, and confirmation number to access the registration system and add “Public Health Information on the Web.”

Want to register for “Public Health Information on the Web” only? Contact Danielle Linden, tri-chair of the MLGSCA/NCNMLG Joint Meeting.




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