Introduction to Health Literacy for Libraries

Scheduled Dates

July 21, 2022 10 am - 12 pm CDT (Register Now)

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Course Description

Health Literacy is the ability to obtain, process and to understand basic health information and services. The National Assessment of Adult Literacy indicates only 12% of Americans have the necessary health literacy skills. Health literacy skills include locating health services, understand drug labels and following treatment instructions. Libraries are a natural conduit for working to improve the health literacy of their communities. Through print and digital resources, programs and partnerships – libraries can bring attention to the critical need for health literacy.

Learning objectives for this session include
  • Describe facets of personal health literacy and organizational health literacy
  • Discuss types of library resources available and reference support for health literacy
  • Develop library programs for “Healthy People 2030” a health literacy initiative from U.S. Health and Human Services


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This course consists of one 2-hour session.
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Erin Gray -