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Explore Health Literacy with the NNLM Reading Club

Posted by on October 7th, 2019 Posted in: All of Us


Because it can be challenging to find a compatible health provider, choose health insurance coverage, or understand medical terms, organizations have been observing October as Health Literacy Month since 1999. It is a time to bring attention to the importance of making health information easy to understand and making the health care system easier to navigate. But you don’t have to wait until October. Any time is a good time to become a more informed health consumer.

When it comes to your health, you are your own best advocate. The NNLM Reading Club has selected three books to help you become more knowledgeable and informed.

  • An American Sickness by Elisabeth Rosenthal
  • How to be a Patient by Sana Goldberg, RN
  • Well: What We Need to Talk About When We Talk About Health by Sandro Galea

To learn more about each of these titles and to download book discussion guides, promotional materials and corresponding health  information resources, or to apply for a free NNLM Reading Club Book kit, visit the Book Selections and Health Resources: Health Information.

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