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.