Who Doesn’t Love a Good Story? Using Stories in Academic and Community-Based Health Education

Date of Live Event: Wednesday, November 7, 1:00pm–2:30pm, Central Time. Recording available soon after.

Are you looking for ways to grab attention, increase recall, and improve understanding in your bioscience, clinical, or community-based health information literacy skills courses or workshops? Stories are a well-documented means for accomplishing these goals! They are an innovative pedagogical tool that supports active learning, builds context, transcends culture, and brings complex ideas to life.

You will gain fundamental knowledge and strategies on using stories in health education. You will discuss benefits and challenges of using stories and experience and interact with stories as part of your learning. And you will leave inspired to spin tales in your next class! #MLAStories

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • explain the benefits of stories for academic instruction and community-based health education
  • describe methods of using stories in health sciences instruction
  • answer questions to generate stories
  • relate picture books to research concepts
  • analyze a story in a community-health worker curriculum
  • discuss challenges to using stories in academic instruction and community-based health education


Every health information professional who teaches or wants to teach.


Lisa Acuff, AHIP is a health sciences librarian formerly at Harding University, Searcy, AR. She has authored an article on narrative research methods and a study on diabetes self-management. She recently designed a community health worker curriculum for women in Haiti that uses stories.

Registration Information

  • Length: 1.5 hour webinar
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, November 7, 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m., central time
  • Technical information: After you have registered, go to My Learning in MEDLIB-ED to access the live webinar, resources, evaluation, and certificate.
  • Register, participate, and earn 1.5 MLA continuing education (CE) contact hours.


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