New York Medical College
Public Health Information Partners
Harnessing Global Information to Meet Local Needs
A Health Sciences Library and School of Public Health collaborative sub-contract with Local County Health Departments
     
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  • Beginning in 2004, the New York Medical College (NYMC) now School of Health Sciences and Practice (SHS&P) and Health Sciences Library (HSL) created the Public Health Information Partners (PHIP), an academic/local partnership with health professionals in the seven counties of the Hudson Valley Region of New York State. This collaboration continues!
    Newest Events:
    Health Literacy: Communication techniques to improve patient outcomes: Practical Strategies. April 25, 2011
    A seminar for health professionals, providers of care, community leaders and librarians. The primary purpose of this project is to develop a curriculum with practical solutions for improving provider-patient communication in healthcare. Flyer and Registration    Disclosures   Handouts

    Health Literacy: Communication techniques to improve patient outcomes: Motivational Interviewing. Official Flyer with Disclosures 
    A seminar for physicians, nurses and health educators. The primary purpose of this project is to develop a curriculum with practical solutions for improving provider-patient communication in healthcare.
  • Visiting Nurse Services (includes Registration form)  Event Photos / Disclosures.
  • Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital (includes Registration form)  Event Photos Disclosures.
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  • Project Description
    Our initial 2004 project, a collaborative effort, the New York Medical College (NYMC) School of Public Health (SPH) and Health Sciences Library (HSL) assessed public health informatics competencies... read the complete abstract
       Training
      Based on the needs assessment specific training will be provided to the public health professionals at the Dutchess, Putnam and Orange Counties. Training Centers will be located in Brewster, Putnam County and in Goshen or Newburgh, Orange County.
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  •  Health Literacy Conference
     "Health Literacy: Tools for Improving Health Communications", May 30, 2007   
    The conference entitled, “Health Literacy: Tools for Improving Health Communications” was held on May 30, 2007. The conference was co-sponsored by the New York Medical College (NYMC) Health Sciences Library (HSL) and School of Public Health (SPH) along with the Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association (NorMet). NorMet represents community hospitals and other health care organizations in the seven county Hudson Valley Region of New York State (Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester). Their focus is on assisting hospitals in meeting the public's health care needs with clinical excellence and compassionate care (http://www.normet.org/services/).

    The Conference was jointly funded by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) and the New York State Department of Health. The conference goal was to provide health professionals and hospital staff with an educational and practice opportunity to develop awareness of health literacy issues and improve communication skills with individuals throughout the Hudson Valley Region of New York. All NN/LM network members, regional health professionals, and individuals from community agencies were encouraged to attend. The expectation was that the conference would serve as a platform from which to develop a regional coalition and be able to draw upon the community building skills already in place among the participants. One outcome was the creation of a health literacy tool kit, which was soon followed by a virtual version. The conference page now includes the scope and agenda for the conference as well as the tool kit, with new links added as needed http://library.nymc.edu/PHInformatics/hltoolkit.cfm. When the so-called “dancing nurses” video shown by one of the speakers was requested more than 14 times, the link was immediately added to the site: http://www.ahrq.gov/QuestionsAreTheAnswer/
       
    Updated 02/11/2011, D. Cunningham