Collaborating with Local Health Organizations to Address Health Disparities in your Community
April 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT
We now accept that our race and socioeconomic status affects our health. Recognizing these indirect factors is the first step in addressing and promoting health to the patrons we serve. In this presentation participants will learn about the factors that affect health, as well as local health resources that libraries can access to provide free or low-cost health programming. Lastly, we will discuss online health resources, other than Google, that are available to help connect patrons to reliable health information that will help them achieve their full health potential.
Health Resources (PDF)
Facilitator: Maggie Shawcross
Maggie is an Adult Services Librarian with the High Plains Library District-Riverside Library and Cultural Center in Evans. She oversees adult services and programming and collaborates frequently with community organizations. She also provides technology instruction and serves as a resource to staff and the public. She has previously worked at Sunrise Community Health doing Migrant Outreach, as a Health Educator with the Larimer County Extension Office and at the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment and at North Colorado Medical Center as a Patient Advocate and later as a Consumer Health Librarian.
She has a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Northern Colorado and a Master’s in Library Science from the University of Denver. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist (National Commission for Health Credentialing) and has her Consumer Health Information Specialization through the Medical Library Association.