[Libs-Or] Oregon Health Go Local E-Newsletter August-October 2009

Emily Ford fordem at ohsu.edu
Fri Nov 13 10:08:17 PST 2009

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Oregon Health Go Local E-Newsletter

August- October 2009

In this Newsletter:
MedlinePlus: Understanding Medical Words Tutorial and HealthDay News on H1N1 Hospitalizations
Living a Healthier Life: the new community health education center at salem hospital
Farewell, Anne Hepburn!
Records Count

MedlinePlus: Understanding Medical Words Tutorial And HealthDay News on H1N1 Hospitalizations
In October MedlinePlus<http://www.medlineplus.gov> released a speech enhancement to their interactive, online medical words tutorial. The tutorial helps consumers understand the roots of the medical words, offers quizzes to reinforce comprehension, and more. Take the tutorial yourself at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/medicalwords.html

In addition to the Medical Words Tutorial MedlinePlus has been offering consumers information via their HealthDay News Updates<http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/newsbydate.html>. The most recent video debunks some myths about Hospitalization and the H1N1 virus<http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/videos/news/h1n1_110409.html>.

Living a Healther Life: the new community health education center at salem hospital
Submitted by Paul Howard, Clinical and Consumer Health Librarian at Salem Hospital
Leading and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is all about having the information needed to make educated health decisions.  This can often be difficult with a myriad of sources out there sometimes providing confusing and misleading information.

Thanks to the more than $4 million donated to the Salem Hospital Foundation by numerous community members, physicians and hospital employees, the new Community Health Education Center (CHEC) opened in October on the Salem Hospital campus in Salem, Oregon and provides the community one source for trusted health information.  The state-of-the-art facility is staffed with trained professionals including health educators, nurses and a librarian all available to help connect patients, families, and community members with the information they need to make informed decisions.
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Professionals at the CHEC personally greet each person and help determine their needs whether they be Internet, video and print resources, cooking classes, support groups or other educational opportunities.  The health education center is made up of five areas including The Pierce Resource Center—a community health library, The Gehlar Wellness Kitchen—a state-of-the art cooking classroom, The Gerlinger Support Group Room, The King Staff Library and The Green Education Classrooms.

Whether someone needs help understanding a diagnosis, researching an existing condition, or learning how to eat healthy, the CHEC staff are happy to assist community members, patients, and families find the information and resources they need. For more information on the CHEC, please visit our website at www.salemhealth.org/chec<http://www.salemhealth.org/chec>.

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[cid:image010.jpg at 01CA6449.385B53E0]Farewell, Anne Hepburn!
It is with mixed feelings that Oregon Health Go Local is saying goodbye to Anne Hepburn, our project assistant. She is leaving to be the newest librarian at the Pacific Northwest College of Art<http://pnca.edu/>. We are happy for her, but sad to see her go. In addition to getting a professional job in this tough economy, Anne also recently earned her Masters in Library Science from Emporia State University’s SLIM Program<http://slim.emporia.edu/>. Anne began working with the Oregon Health Go Local project in November, 2008. Her outside-the-box thinking, attention to detail, sense of humor, and dedication to Oregon Health Go Local will be missed. Please help us congratulating Anne on these major accomplishments.

Records Count
As of October 30, 2009 Oregon Health Go Local has:

·         376 Incomplete Records

·         2796 Approved Records

·         21 Returned Records (under revision)

·         Grand Total: 3193 records
We’re still working hard to index the remaining incomplete records. Most of those are chiropractic and naturopathic clinic records. If you see something missing from Oregon Health Go Local, please suggest it either by filling out an online form<http://apps.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/local/oregon/contactus.cfm?areaid=44&suggest=Y>, or sending us an e-mail.<mailto:golocal at ohsu.edu?subject=Suggest%20a%20Resource>

Emily Ford, MLS & MIS
Reference Librarian
Instruction, Research & Outreach
Oregon Health & Science University Library
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Portland, OR 97239
E-mail: fordem at ohsu.edu
Phone: 503-494-3915
Fax: 503-494-3322


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