Serving Diverse Communities: Accessing Reliable Health Information in Multiple Languages

Goal

This course is designed for participants to access reliable health information resources in multiple languages.

Intended Audience

Public health professionals interested in advancing their ability to locate reliable health information. This may include public health nurses, community health workers, academic researchers, policy makers, and epidemiologists.

Length

The length of time for participants to take this course is estimated to be 1 hour.

Course Content

This course will cover resources that provide reliable health information in multiple languages.

  1. Data on current population of non-native English speakers in the United States
  2. Online resources for accessing health information in multiple languages
  3. Scenario Practices

You will have the opportunity to watch the simulation and then practice it where you have the chance to apply the knowledge.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this training module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the current population of non-native English speakers in the United States.
  • Identify at least three online resources for accessing health information in multiple languages.
  • Analyze resources to access reliable health information in multiple languages.

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals

Domain 3: Communication Skills

Communication Skills: 3C1 – Ensures that the literacy of populations served (e.g., ability to obtain, interpret, and use health and other information; social media literacy) is reflected in the organization’s policies, programs, and services

Domain 4: Cultural Competence

Cultural Competence: 4B5 – Ensures the diversity of individuals and populations is addressed in policies, programs, and services that affect the health of the community

Public Health 3.0

Foundational Infrastructure – Focusing on equity and cultural competence

Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts

Derek Johnson, MLIS

Acknowledgements

The following organizations collaborated on the development of this course: Hardin Library University of Iowa; Greater Midwest Region (GMR) National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM); University of Iowa College of Public Health Institute for Public Health Practice (UICPH-IPHP); and Midwestern Public Health Training Center (MPHTC).

This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Grant Number 1UG4LM012346-01 with The University of Iowa.

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