Building Health Literacy: A Team Sport! – FREE Webinar Wednesday November 11 at 10am (Sponsored by the NNLM SCR)


The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region housed at the Gibson D. Lewis Library would like to invite you to join us for the next session of our monthly webinar series.

This monthly 1 hour series will focus on topics of interest to clinicians, researchers, faculty, and information professionals.

Doris Ravotas, who teaches health literacy to future and present health providers at Western Michigan University and in professional forums, will present Building Health Literacy: A Team Sport! at 10am on Wednesday November 11th. Details on joining the meeting are available at the event link above. No registration is required, and the session is free to any interested parties.

Description: This hands-on workshop will engage the participants in ideas to build health literacy within the communities they serve. It is based on the lessons learned while putting together health literacy programs for refugees, English language learners, and literacy learners, in conjunction with health providers and other providers of health information. The central role that librarians can play in these type of endeavors will be highlighted.

Workshop participants will leave the workshop with a blueprint about the following elements of building health literacy:
1. Identifying the health literacy needs of their communities.
2. Targeting actions to fill needs.
3. Developing a list of possible partners for programming
4. Finding available resources

There will be an opportunity for participants to brainstorm on possibilities in these areas.