Today many adults have difficulty knowing how to find a physician, fill a prescription, use and pay for medications, and use health information to make informed decisions about their health. Libraries are prominent places in communities making libraries and librarians excellent resources for advancing health information literacy. For example, librarians can address the unmet information needs that leave many unable to make appropriate health insurance choices. For those with lower levels of health insurance literacy, the ability to procure appropriate levels of health insurance coverage may be limited, which can have dire effects on individuals’ health statuses. Addressing this critical information need will be Emily Vardell, Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Management at Emporia State University will be presenting on this PNR Rendezvous webinar session. In addition, the 2020 Open Enrollment is from November 1 – December 15, 2019. This session can help your library be better prepared to help your community.
Presentation title: Health Insurance Literacy and How Librarians Can Help
When: Wednesday, October 16 at 10:00 a.m. Hawaii | 12:00 p.m. Alaska | 1:00 p.m. PT | 2:00 p.m. MT | 3:00 p.m. CT | 4:00 p.m. ET
Registration is encouraged but not required. The session will be recorded and posted when ready. Register and learn how to attend on the webinar web page
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