Community Health Workshop

Community Health Workshop

About the Project

The Community Health Workshop is a consumer health outreach project designed by Gibson D. Lewis Library to support our mission to promote quality health information in the community. The project seeks to utilize and build on the role of community spaces such as libraries, senior centers, and community centers to facilitate access to knowledge and promote action amongst the underrepresented and underserved in Tarrant County. The proposed project introduces community members to reliable consumer health information from the National Library of Medicine, specifically MedlinePlus.gov. Workshops will be offered in English or Spanish and are supported by public health professionals in Tarrant County and from the University of North Texas Health Science Center.

The overarching objectives of the program are to:

1) increase access to knowledge
2) develop health literacy
3) foster participation

As a result, the project will empower individuals to explore health information confidently and be motivated to promote community health to others through small participant driven projects, as understanding is the greatest motivator for action.

Summer Dates

May 13 2:00pm Benbrook Public Library
June 3 4:00pm Central 
June 8 6:00pm Southwest Regional
June 13 4:00pm East Regional
June 14 10:30am COOL
June 17 2:00pm Summerglen
June 21 6:00pm Northside
June 24 10:30am Shamblee
June 26 6:00pm Diamond Hill / Jarvis
June 29 6:00pm Northwest

Program Training for Librarians

UNTHSC Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library
955 Montgomery St., Fort Worth, TX 76107 (
parking details)

The following registration is for the Libraries and Community Health Workshop. The objective of the workshop is to prepare individuals to facilitate the program by learning about the community-based participatory approach, receiving a MedlinePlus.gov orientation, and discussing the evaluation of health information online. Additional planning and guest speakers may be arranged based on registered participants.

Please contact Lorraine Sheldon with questions. 

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