Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community -2020-2021

For more information on this course, please contact Michael Balkenhol at

Do you provide or are you interested in offering health outreach or programming at your library/organization? This class provides an introduction to health outreach using free and reliable resources from the National Library of Medicine. An example of a health program on a featured topic is included in each session of the class.

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Learning Objectives
This presentation provides an overview of planning health programs for organizations incorporating resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM). 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

1) Introduction

2) NLM and NIH Agency Resources  

3) Forming Partnerships in the Community

4) Programming Ideas by Target Population

5) Exercises - Health Program Design  

6) Questions, Wrap Up & Evaluation

MLA CE Credits: 1