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Continuing Education and Events: 04/12 - From Beyond Our Borders: Providing Health Information to Refugee Populations

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From Beyond Our Borders:

Providing Health Information to Refugee Populations

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
CDLC Offices, 28 Essex Street, Albany, NY 12206
Presented by
Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine-Middle Atlantic Region

This hands-on in-person class is designed to assist librarians and others who work with refugee populations in locating health information. The resources presented are selected for their emphasis on providing culturally relevant information in the preferred language of the population. Background information on refugees in the U.S. and their unique health issues will be presented. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several Internet resources.


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.

Course Materials

  • refugee_presentation.ppt
  • refugee_exercises.doc
  • refugee_webliography.doc

Continuing Education

Upon successful completion of this class, each participant will receive continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

Presenter Bio:

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.

Due to a limited number of seats, if you register and are unable to attend, please contact Chris Tosh at


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