The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services, the Public Library Association, and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region are pleased to host the preconference Implicit Bias, Health Disparities and Health Literacy: Intersections in Health Equity at ALA Midwinter in Seattle, WA on January 25, 2019 from 9am to noon at the Washington State Convention Center.
This highly informative and interactive preconference will explore interventions and practices that contribute to reducing health disparities and promote health equity. Through insightful presentations, self-reflection and group discussions, participants will learn how libraries can deepen their work in health literacy to ensure a lasting impact for improving the health of their community.
Thanks to support from the All of Us Research Program, librarians from NNLM PNR member organizations in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington are eligible for a Professional Development Award to attend the preconference. If your organization is not currently a member, it’s easy to join!
Eligible costs for a Professional Development Award up to $2,000 include the preconference ticketed event for Implicit Bias, Health Disparities and Health Literacy: Intersections in Health Equity, plus registration for the ALA Midwinter meeting, plus transportation, meals and lodging costs.
Awards will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis until Friday, January 4, 2019. Submit your Professional Development Award application today!