05/25/202211:00 AM - CST
Advancing Health Information Equity: Health Literacy
Date: May 25, 2022
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Barriers to accessing health information and risk factors for using and understanding health information affects health outcomes. Therefore, businesses, educators, community leaders, government agencies, health insurers, healthcare providers, the media, and many other organizations and individuals all have a part to play in improving health literacy in our society.
The Network of the National Library of Medicine supports improving health literacy based on the principle that everyone has the right to health information to help them make informed decisions. At the end of this presentation, patricipants will be able to:
- Define health literacy in health information equity;
- Understand the role of health literacy in health information equity; and,
- Identify freely available resources to increase the dissemination and use of evidence-based health literacy practices and interventions.
Speaker: Darlen Kaskie, MLS, Community Engagement Coordinator, Network of the National Library of Medicine, Region 6
Darlene Kaskie, MLS, is the Community Engagement Coordinator for Region 6 of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) located at the University of Iowa. She supports the mission of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) by providing health professionals with access to biomedical information as well as improving public access to consumer health information. She has her Consumer Health Information Specialization from the Medical Library Association.
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