Agenda: 3rd Wisconsin Health Information Outreach Summit


August 6, 2008; 8:00am – 4:30pm
Health Sciences Learning Center, Auditorium 1335
750 Highland Ave, UW-Madison Campus



7:30 - 8:00

Choose from Afternoon Breakout Options at Sign-In

8:00 - 8:30

Welcome: Opening Remarks

8:30 - 9:00

Keynote - Health Literacy:  Making your message more understandable for allhandout

  • Paul Smith, MD, Associate Professor, UW Department of Family Medicine, Wisconsin Literacy Volunteer Board Member & Director, Wisconsin Research and Education Network (WREN)

9:00 - 10:15

Personal Health Records: Panel Discussionhandout

  • Introduction and Overview: Catherine Arnott Smith, PhD, Assistant Professor, SLIS, UW-Madison
  • MyHealtheVET: Jill Everson, Middleton Veterans Hospital
  • Google Health: Susan Heffron, Carroll College

10:15 - 10:45

Great Rivers Partners for Health-e People:  Health Literacy 101

  • Kaye Crampton, MALS & Melinda Orebaugh, MLS, Gundersen-Lutheran Medical Center

10:45 – 12:15

Consumer Health/Patient Education Centers/Patient Libraries: Panel Discussion

  • VA Patient Education Resource Center – Jill Everson, Library Manager
  • Health Resource Library - Robert Koehler, Chief Librarian, Meriter Hospital
  • Gundersen Lutheran Health Resource Libraries - Kaye Crampton, MALS, Consumer Health Librarian
  • St. Mary’s Hospital - Leslie Christensen, MLIS, AHIP

12:15 – 1:30

Lunch on Your Own Networking Time, Handout Swap, & Tour of Health Sites in Second Life in 1335

1:30 – 4:00

Breakout Tracks Scheduled into separate rooms/lab within the HSLC. Sessions are 30, 45, or 60 mins.

4:00 – 4:30

Wrap Up - Closing Remarks

  • Evaluation

Breakout Tracks





BadgerLink: A Free Source of Health Information

Community Academic Partnerships in Health Research. 

Go Local Wisconsin

Building Health Content in Second Life: The Wisconsin Tecne Project

Lisa Reale, BadgerLink Coordinator; Loretta Harmatuck - Government Services/Reference Librarian

(30 mins)

Barbara Bowers, Professor,
School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Nancy Dunham, Health Extension Program, School of Medicine and Public Health Community-Academic Partnership Program, Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

(45 mins)

Ruth Holst, MSLS, FMLA,
Associate Director, NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region

(60 mins)

Debra Duncan,  Academic Librarian, College of Nursing,  UW Oshkosh

(60 mins)

MedlinePlus Pearls


Partners Addressing
Cancer Health Disparities

Better Living Through RSS: TOC 2.0, Toolbars, Gadgets & Gizmos

Brenda Fay, Aurora Health Care

(30 mins)


Tracy A. Schroepfer, Ph.D
handout slides

(60 mins)

Allan Barclay, MLIS, AHIP, Information Architecture Librarian, Ebling Library

Stephen Johnson, Health Sciences Librarian, Ebling Library

(45 mins)

Discover the Free Riches of NLM Resources

Outreach Funding Sources

Max C Anderson, MLIS
Technology Coordinator,
NN/LM Greater Midwest Region

(60 mins)

Ruth Holst, MSLS, FMLA, Associate Director,  NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region

(60 mins)