Workshop – Engage for Health : Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community

Date: Thursday, October 05, 2017
Time: 12:45 PM – 2:45 PM
Place: Schenectady County Public Library, Central Library
Presenter: Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR)
Cost: Free

This presentation, for librarians, library staff, and community partners provides an overview of ideas to conduct health outreach and offer health programs to the public. Participants will learn how to introduce community members to resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other reputable agencies in fun and engaging ways.

This interactive workshop will emphasize the active role one can have in their own healthcare through the patient-doctor relationship. A “program in a box”, Engage for Health, has been developed and piloted in public libraries in partnership with health care providers. This program offers library staff and community partners a fully assembled program for their public. The toolkit for the Engage for Health program includes the presentation slides, speaker notes, role play exercise, pre-post evaluation form, promotional poster and logo and is freely available.

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
• Locate Engage for Health materials to present this program at libraries

Please register for this workshop at 

This workshop is designed to build on the Beyond an Apple a Day workshop, presented from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Laptops or mobile devices are recommended for both workshops. If you’d like lunch , a sandwich, drink, and dessert will be provided for $10.50. Please make checks out to Mohawk Valley Library System, 858 Duanesburg Rd. Schenectady, NY 12306

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