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Workshop Schedule

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) offers the following workshops free of charge to UMB/UMMC faculty, staff and students.

To register, complete the registration form. Although registration is recommended, walk-ins are welcome.

If you need help with a specific topic, or don’t see what you are looking for, please schedule an appointment.


Communicating with Patients

Are you aware of your patients' ability to understand and act on the information you give them? There is evidence that health care providers overestimate what patients are able to understand. Low health literacy is associated with higher mortality, higher rates of hospitalization and readmission, and poor self-management skills for chronic disease. This workshop covers the basics of health literacy & clear communication including tools that will assist you in creating easy-to-read materials.

November 04, 2021
01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
(Online - details sent after registration)
Instructors: Lauren Wheeler    Mary Ann Williams   

Want to improve your communication with patients whose native language is not English? In this workshop you will learn about patient education resources, including medical information available in other languages. This workshop will also examine the effect utilizing these resources can have on patient compliance and improved health.

October 28, 2021
01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
(Online - details sent after registration)
Instructor: Mary Ann Williams   
November 08, 2021
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
(Online - details sent after registration)
Instructor: Mary Ann Williams