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ALA Libraries Transform Health Literacy Toolkit Now Available!

Posted by on September 12th, 2017 Posted in: Announcements, Communications Tools, Consumer Health, Education & Training, Health Literacy


Health Literacy Month is coming up in October, and ALA’s Public Awareness Office has partnered with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) on a pilot program to create a Libraries Transform toolkit for showcasing the many ways libraries promote health literacy in their communities. The free toolkit includes health literacy data, key messages and talking points sourced through NNLM, as well as nine “Because” statements that speak to some of the varied health literacy issues that libraries address. Each statement comes with downloadable graphics including posters, social media images and more. The toolkit also includes ideas for libraries to use these tools for promoting their own services and programming.

NNLM is hosting a webinar on September 14 for library advocates to learn more about the toolkit. Anyone wishing to view the full toolkit will need to log in, or sign up, for the Libraries Transform campaign.

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Alan Carr is the Associate Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region, based at UCLA.

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