ULA Health Round Table (HEART)
The Utah Library Association HEART Roundtable is an organization that provides professional resources and training regarding health and medical information in the library setting. For many individuals the access to reliable health and medical information is becoming a necessity. As information specialist, librarians need to be aware of the resources available to meet the health and medical information needs of the community they serve.
Any member of ULA or interested individual may join the HEART Roundtable. For more information about the HEART Roundtable. Please contact the current chair or vice chair listed below.
Chair: Lisa Spencer MLS, AHIP, CHIS
Senior Library Specialist
University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
Vice Chair: TBA
News & Events:
Great Courses and Offers from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine
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- Application Due Date: September 30, 2016
- Notification of Award: October 10, 2016
- Public library partnership with a six county prevention coalition to provide teen health outreach programming in the areas of youth mental health, suicide prevention, substance abuse, and depression.
- Academic library partnership with a middle school and a volunteer community health organization to instruct students on evaluating and using online health information.
- Public library partnership with an elementary school to conduct fun after school programming for K-3 on health topics incorporating play to engage participants in healthy behaviors and body functions.
- High school library partnership with health careers academy to create public service announcements relevant to the student’s medical and bioscience curriculum.
- Hospital library partnership with a school serving K-8 students with chronic illnesses to provide instruction to bolster health literacy skills.
August 15th, 2016 – September 6th, 2016
This class is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse 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 and immigrants 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. The class will be taught via Moodle and includes short readings, videos, and activities.
The HEART Roundtable’s Opening Social is coming up. A link to the evite for the the social is listed below to get more details. Looking forward to seeing you there.
To get the 2016 year started. HEART will be hosting a “Get to Know the HEART” Opening Social. A Doodle Poll has been created to decide the date and time of the event. If you would like to attend please participate in the Doodle Poll below. More information regarding the event will be posted soon.
Here are a list of great resources to use to locate reliable, up to date health and medical information.
This site offers authoritative, up-to-date health information, without advertisements, from the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine.
Provides the same great resources and information as MedlinePlus, yet in Spanish.
This site offers authoritative, up-to-date health information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
This site provides information on the health and medical services that are provided in the United States.
This site offers authoritative, up-to-date information on many health and medical topics. It also provides a list of the different health care institutes, centers, and offices. Providing information on specific health conditions.
This site developed by the National Institutes of Health provides information on how important it is to provide clear and simple health information to the public.
This site provides simple to understand health information in varying languages from Abkhaz to Zande. It also provides very helpful information on how to provide health information to Refugees and Multicultural communities.
This site provides health and medical resources in American Sign Language.
This site provides resources for specific populations regarding health and medical needs. This site also provides tools that may be used to conduct outreach activities and services for your community.
This site provides resources to advance the services of health information to diverse cultures and providing health equality to all social communities.
This site provides vast information on health and medicine in the librarian field. Providing training courses for librarian to learn how to best provide consumer health information. Links to health and medical databases, including medical illustrations and historical content.
This site provides training courses to librarians to improve public health information in the library field. The main offices for the NN/LM MidContinental Region are located at the University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The authoritative site for improving the quality of health care, education, and research through the training of health and medical library professionals.