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Health on the Range: Rural Health Issues and Resources

March 1 @ 9:30 am - 12:10 pm

Computer & App Classes

(half-day workshop for library and literacy staff and volunteers)

Evidence shows that there are marked health disparities between those living in rural areas versus their urban counterparts. Not only do rural residents suffer from higher incidence of chronic illness, they also have limited access to primary care services and are more likely to be uninsured or under-insured. This session will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify other access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to service the health information needs of those living in rural communities.

Class Objectives

  • Increase knowledge of the unique nature of rural communities, including their attributes and challenges
  • Identify health information needs specific to rural communities
  • Become familiar with resources to address health information needs of rural citizens
  • Identify potential community partners in rural communities

There is no prerequisite for this class.

Shari Clifton, MLIS, AHIP will teach this class. Shari is the Associate Director and Head of Reference and Instructional Services at the Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Library, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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Details

Date:
March 1
Time:
9:30 am - 12:10 pm
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://health-on-the-range.eventbrite.com/

Venue

ODL Computer Lab
200 NE 18th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73105 United States
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Phone:
405-522-3217

Organizer

Oklahoma Department of Libraries
Phone:
405-521-2502
Email:
info@libraries.ok.gov
Website:
http://libraries.ok.gov/