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Health Information Center Sets Free Workshops In October

September 27, 2005 – The Collin County Community College District Consumer Health Information Center is writing a prescription for consumer health success.

The center will host its second installment of the Health Information Program, “Prescription for Success: Finding Health Information Online,” at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12 and 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 15. Participants can attend either session. Both classes require registration due to the limited number of computers available.

The workshops are free and open to the public. They will offer hands-on instruction on finding reliable and up-to-date medical information utilizing the center’s databases and trusted web resources. The classes will teach attendees how to wade through outdated, fraudulent and unreliable information to find the most reliable information.

The center, located at the Central Park Campus Learning Resource Center, 2200 W. University Drive in McKinney, provides a number of resources including Internet databases and links, medical journals, videos, brochures and books.

Later in the semester, the Health Information Program will offer “Leaving a Legacy: My Family Health Portrait Project” in November and December. Watch for details.

The Health Information Program is part of a collaborative health literacy program funded with the Express Consumer Health Outreach Award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine/South Central Region. The program is co-hosted by the McKinney Memorial Library.

For more information or to register, contact the Central Park Campus Library at 972-548-6860 or e-mail Lisa Huang lhuang@collin.edu.

Collin County Community College District serves more than 40,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. In addition, Collin is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.