Introduction to Health Literacy for Libraries

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

Target Audience:
Everyone

Prerequisites:
None

Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements:

Technical Requirements:
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Session Duration:
This course consists of one 2-hour session.

Instructor:  Erin Gray - gray@amigos.org

Contact Hours: 2

June 15, 2022

10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Online Classroom
United States

Phone: 800-843-8482
Email:

Amigos Member Fee $ 95.00
Non-member Fee $ 155.00