Free MedlinePlus Workshop Set for January 30

 Cherryfield.  The Cherryfield Free Public Library will host a MedlinePlus tutorial session from 11am-noon on Saturday, January 30 in the meeting room.  “We are excited to offer this free, interactive workshop to introduce community members to MedlinePlus.  It’s an easy-to-use online resource that offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, on any device, for free,” said Tracey Gamache of Healthy Acadia, who will be facilitating the session.

Produced by the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, MedLinePlus provides peer-reviewed information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in a user-friendly format suitable for patients, families, caregivers, and learners of all ages who seek to better understand their health and diagnosed illnesses or disorders. Participants will navigate through the MedlinePlus portal to explore the wide variety of health resources available, search health topics, explore health videos and interactive tutorials, optionally sign up to receive periodic online and/or print health updates, and check out other interactive tools.

Healthy Acadia staff are available to provide MedlinePlus tutorial sessions for service providers and community members throughout Hancock and Washington counties. Workshop sessions may be individually tailored to meet the needs and interests of those attending. For more information, or to schedule a free, Medline Plus workshop or tutorial session for your staff, clients or group in Washington County, contact Tracey Gamache at tracey@healthyacadia.org or 255-3741.  In Hancock County, contact Nina Zeldin at nina@healthyacadia.org or 667-7171.