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Libraries as Partners in Health: Memphis Public Library

Posted by on November 13th, 2019 Posted in: All of Us, Continuing Education


Date: Tuesday December 3, 2019

Time: 2:00PM-3:00PM ET

Description 

All of Us in Memphis is a two-year initiative focused on increasing the health literacy of the Greater Memphis community by providing educational programs and resources through the Memphis Public Library.  The All of Us project team developed a framework to increase health literacy which included building the capacity of the library staff to provide health information services, augmenting health programming and establishing health information kiosks.

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss ways to increase health literacy in their communities through programming and partnerships
  • Identify health-related program ideas & best practices

Presenter

Andrea Jacobo is the project coordinator for the All of Us in Memphis initiative with the Memphis Library Foundation and public library system. Since 2018, she has been organizing, planning, and implementing programs and resources to improve health literacy among patrons of the Memphis Public Library. Andrea is currently a Doctor of Public Health student at the University of California. She earned a bachelor in exercise physiology from the University of Miami and a Master’s of Public Health from the University of Memphis. Before joining UC Berkeley, Andrea worked in Memphis for five years where she focused on building a healthier, vibrant community via interdisciplinary collaboration, increasing food access, and addressing the root causes of health disparities through policy, systems, and environment.

Registration is free and can be accessed at: https://nnlm.gov/class/libraries-partners-health-memphis-public-library/19580

For additional information, please contact April Wright.

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