This is a friendly reminder that registration is open for the FREE WASHAA Webinar taking place next week on Wednesday, April 26th at 10 am (PST). We look forward to seeing you online and we ask that you please forward this on to any friends, family, neighbors and colleagues that may be interested in hearing more about how to find health information you can trust while online. 

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Wednesday, April 26th, 2017  10:00 - 11:00 A.M. PST 
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Finding health information that you can trust can be a daunting task given the vast online resources available at our fingertips.  Join us for a presentation by  Carolyn Martin, MLA, AHIP , the Consumer Health Coordinator for the Pacific NW region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine She will help us figure out how to get the information you want and need from the comprehensive, but often overwhelming, National Library of Medicine and National Institute of Health databases.  In addition, she will discuss what you should look for when evaluating the quality of health information on general web sites and the importance of being a "cyberskeptic" if health claims sound too good to be true.  She will walk us through reputable resources and provide links to information that librarians rely on. 
Wishing you good health,

Robin Shapiro
Chair, WASHAA Board

Save the Dates!

5 pm, May 23 - Advocate Networking Event: Advocates or those 
interested  in  advocacy are invited to our periodic Advocate Networking Event.  At this meeting , Gordon Heinrichs, WASHAA member, author and advocate will discuss educating the public about health literacy. To learn more about Gordon, visit the WASHAA Member Directory , or visit his website . Register here for the event.  

Friday, November 3, 2017 - WASHAA Annual Meeting!
More details will follow in the coming months but please mark your calendar for this  date!

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