From Beyond Our Borders:
Providing Health Information to Refugee Populations
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
CDLC Offices, 28 Essex Street, Albany, NY 12206
Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine-Middle Atlantic Region
At the conclusion of the class, participants will be able to:
- Understand the definition of "refugee" and identify countries from which refugees are coming to the U.S.
- Understand the importance of culture in patient health.
- Identify organizations which specifically work with refugee populations in the U.S.
- Identify important Internet sites which provide quality health information for refugees to the U.S.
Upon successful completion of this class, each participant will receive continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.
Kate Flewelling is the Outreach Coordinator at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine-Middle Atlantic Region. Funded by the National Library of Medicine and based at the University of Pittsburgh, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine promotes the access and use of reliable health information by health professionals, educators, and the public. In her position, Kate develops health information outreach programs to health professionals in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. Kate has a BA in history and education from Mount Holyoke College and a MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Kate was a National Library of Medicine Associate Fellow from 2007-2009. Before joining the National Networks of Libraries of Medicine, Kate was Coordinator of Instruction and Reference Librarian at Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY.
This event is free but registration is required by Tuesday, April 5th.
Students will get the most out of this workshop if they bring a laptop or tablet.