Webinar 12 - Mining the web: useful internet resources on health, culture and diversity

November 16, 2010 01 pm EST
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For newcomers and experts in the field of cross cultural health care, there now are a wide variety of online resources to help people design, implement and assess interventions and programs for culturally diverse populations.

Join us on a tour of new and well-established websites that feature resource databases, multimedia tools, online courses, translated materials, and opportunities for networking and peer education.

Moderated by health information specialist Siobhan Champ-Blackwell of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, we’ll lead off with the newly revamped DiversityRx.org website, and continue to websites focusing on health equity, cultural competence training for providers, standards for hospitals and other health organizations, and more. An extensive list of resources and highly-rated websites will be given to attendees, who will also have the chance to recommend their own favorite websites.



Siobhan Champ-Blackwell

As the Community Outreach Liaison for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region, Siobhan works to assist in the reduction of health disparities by providing access to health information to underserved populations and the health care providers who serve them. Siobhan oversees the development of outreach programs to libraries and community based organizations that result in increased direct access to health information by the general public. She reaches a large audience through the “Bringing Health Information to the Community” blog


 Julia Puebla Fortier

Julia is the Executive Director of DiversityRx - Resources for Cross Cultural Health Care (RCCHC). She has spearheaded the development of several key policy tools in the field of cross cultural health care. She was the principal author of the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health Care for the US Department of Health and Human Services. She has consulted with other HHS agencies to develop contracting specifications on cultural competence for managed care organizations, a national research agenda to promote outcomes-related research on cultural and linguistic health care interventions, and a framework for integrating cultural competence in the health care quality improvement agenda. Julia developed and manages the DiversityRx.org website, the ‘Your Voice’ virtual peer education project, and co-produces the National Conference Series on Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations. She is also active in immigrant health practice and policy dialogues through the European Union, the World Health Organization, and the International Organization for Migration.

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