Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Learn to Edit Wikipedia Health and Medical Articles, May 10, 11am-1pm SLT

Wikipedia is a free comprehensive multilingual online encyclopedia that encourages everyone to participate in editing it. Writing the articles and maintaining the site are all done by volunteers. “Dr. Wikipeda” is consulted by over 500 million people worldwide each month for health and wellness topics.

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is hosting an online Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon on Tuesday, May 10, from 11am-1pm SLT (2-4pm Eastern). The webinar (hosted on the gotowebinar platform) will include:

  • An introduction to Wikipedia
  • How to edit Wikipedia articles
  • How editing is monitored on Wikipedia to avoid bias and disinformation
  • Practice editing articles about asthma (although this does not need to be your focus)
  • Suggested next steps and ongoing support

You do not need to have any prior Wikipedia experience, nor do you need to have a specific interest in asthma to participate. Wikipedia chose this topic for their examples because May is Asthma Awareness Month.

If you have ever read a Wikipedia health, wellness, or disability article and wished your own viewpoint were better represented, this is the webinar for you.

Here’s where to register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/765379262396289036.


Sunday, May 1, 2022

Healthinfo Island Displays and Exhibits for May 2022

You can teleport to any of the eight displays and exhibits using the SLURLs in this notecard. Click on the poster with the same name as the title of the poster set, and you will get a notecard that contains all the text of the posters plus descriptions of the images. 

If you click each poster, you will get a message with additional information and live links.


Central Pavilion of Healthinfo Island

Check out the calming breathing exercise on the back wall!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Healthinfo%20Island/128/126/24

Please note that all displays and exhibits this month correlate with the Mental Health 


Loneliness, Social Isolation and Mental Health

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Healthinfo%20Island/195/158/22


Counteracting Loneliness

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Healthinfo%20Island/188/181/24


Brain Injury

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Healthinfo%20Island/172/155/22


What Defines Community?

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Healthinfo%20Island/114/79/24


Why is Community Important for People with Disabilities?

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Healthinfo%20Island/98/40/26


Boost Your Resilience

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Healthinfo%20Island/50/28/28


Minority Mental Health Equity

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Healthinfo%20Island/24/23/30


How to Get Mental Health Help

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Healthinfo%20Island/21/63/32

 

Thanks to Anna and Mook for assistance with the posters this month.