Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Know what the doctor ordered with library's health literacy fair

Tulsa City-County Library has a good idea in helping to promote health literacy. They are holding a health literacy fair. According to an article in Tulsa World:

Health literacy is the ability to read, understand and act on health information. Literacy skills are a stronger predictor of a person's health than age, income, employment status, educational level, race or ethnicity. The community health fair will provide an opportunity for information gathering, free health screenings, and better advocacy for health literacy. Participating organizations include the Community Health Connection, Hospice of Green Country, Hope Testing Clinic and Life Senior Services. At 1 p.m., the fair will feature a class in Spanish on using the MedlinePlus Web site. The class is open to the first 16 people.

I think this is a great idea. I think many public and academic libraries could benefit from holding a fair like this.

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