Free Webinar TODAY Nov 11, 2020 @ 10am – Building Health Literacy: A Team Sport! (Sponsored by the NNLM SCR)


The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), South Central Region (SCR) housed at the Gibson D. Lewis Library would like to invite you to join us for the next session of our monthly webinar series. SCR CONNECTions is a monthly 1 hour series that focuses on topics of interest to clinicians, researchers, faculty, and information professionals.

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.

Webinar 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.

Presenter Description:
Doris Ravotas teaches health literacy to future and present health providers at Western Michigan University and in professional forums. She leads a health literacy program for refugees every summer. As a fellow for the Kalamazoo Literacy Center she coordinates the health literacy workgroup and tutor forums and recently conducted a series on CoVid-19 for literacy and English learners. Her PhD in Communications includes specializations in literacy, linguistics, and usability testing applied to health communications. She has presented around the world on the importance of partnerships in building health literacy within communities. She is presently on the Fulbright Specialist roster.