Postcards from the Health Fairs: Jack and Jill PDF Print E-mail
Calder in the Community
Written by Emily Vardell   
Friday, 26 March 2010 09:48

Dear Reader,

On Saturday, March 13th, five Calder Library faculty and staff members headed up to Fort Lauderdale to help out at the Jack and Jill DOCS Health Fair.

Library group

As we have in the past eight DOCS health fairs this academic year for the second year in a row, we partnered with the medical students to promote MedlinePlus to the health fair attendees. We hand distributed 133 MedlinePlus pamphlets in English, Spanish, and Creole. We provided ten computer demos to patients interested in particular health topics.

Tanya providing computer demo

We entertained the younger attendees by showcasing ToxMystery and ToxTown - always big hits!

Brenda demoing to kids Emily and child with ToxMystery certificate

We collected eleven surveys from health fair patients and four from fellow health information/education providers.

Emily and train-the-trainer

We enjoy the opportunity talk to other health care providers and share information about MedlinePlus. We hope they will pass on information about that great resource to their patients and community members.

Responses from community members included: "I was very well informed." and even "I'll use it tonight!" We look forward to these opportunities to meet with patients throughout South Florida and talk about what great health information resources are available to them. Thanks to all who made it a successful health fair!

Until next time,

The Caring Calder Librarians

 

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