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¿No Comprende? Online Health Resources for English Speakers Serving Spanish Speaking Communities

  • 07/16/2015
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Children's Medical Center at Legacy (Plano)


IMPORTANT: This class is a Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) event. Each attendee is responsible for bringing a technology device (laptop, tablet, smartphone) for use during the class.
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Do you have a growing Latino population in your community? Do you need to quickly find health information in Spanish but don’t know where to look? Are the only words in your Spanish vocabulary burrito and gracias? If you answered yes to these questions, then this is the class for you. This 4-hour hands-on class (BYOTechnology) will cover resources for learning basic medical and Internet Spanish vocabulary. You will also learn to evaluate and identify health websites in Spanish to which you can direct your patrons.


Participants will be able to:

  1. Define the basics of health literacy and cultural competence
  2. Identify online resources for basic, medical, and internet Spanish vocabulary
  3. Pronounce the letters in the Spanish alphabet
  4. Describe criteria for evaluating health websites and evaluate online health information resources that are in Spanish
  5. Identify reliable online Spanish health information resources

Course Instructor: Adela Justice, MLS, Consumer Health Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region, The Texas Medical Center Library

Location: Speese Conference Center at the Specialty Clinical Pavilion (attached to the hospital)

Continuing Education: This course has been approved for four (4) hours of Medical Library Association Continuing Education Units, as well as Level I or II of the Consumer Health Information Specialist Program.

For questions, contact Albi Calman, 469-303-7735, albertine.calman@childrens.com, or Carol Miller, 214.456.4787, carol.miller@childrens.com.

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