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Wisconsin Health Literacy Builds on NNLM Support to Advance Digital Health Literacy

Posted by on May 28th, 2019 Posted in: From the GMR, Funding, Outreach, Public Libraries, Success Stories


The GMR is excited to announce that Wisconsin Health Literacy has been funded for a second year to continue its state-wide outreach to expand digital health literacy. In year one, WHL developed a digital health literacy workshop and delivered it to 32 communities across the state. This year, WHL will expand on their work offering an additional 25 workshops for consumers most at risk for low health literacy, especially targeting refugees, immigrants, indigenous peoples, LGBT communities and those with low literacy.

In addition, WHL will provide 10 train-the-trainer workshops for librarians, who work with vulnerable populations, on how to effectively help persons with low health literacy find trustworthy health information. An outcome of the train-the-trainer workshops will be to receive commitment from at least two libraries in each of Wisconsin Literacy’s four service regions to offer additional “Health Online: Finding Information You Can Trust” programs for their communities using materials provided to them.

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Derek is a Minnesota native who relocated to Iowa in 2013. His professional experiences include public health, prospect research, competitive intelligence, and outreach librarianship. Derek and his wife reside in Coralville with their daughter and two dogs (mini goldendoodle and mini poodle)!

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This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Grant Number 1UG4LM012346 with The University of Iowa.

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