October is Health Literacy Month

October is Health Literacy Month, a time for organizations and individuals to promote the importance of understandable health information. Your library is a great source for reliable, authoritative health information — here are some resources to help you spread the word.

  • The Public Library Association has compiled a list of items on how to observe Health Literacy Month, awareness and prevention for patrons, and professional development for library staff.
  • The Network of the National Library of Medicine has a webinar, program kit, ready-to-print promotional materials, social media graphics, and more on its National Health Observances page.
  • WebJunction has helpful information and an archived webinar, Health Literacy Begins at Your Library, with numerous related links and resources.

Do you know of other good Health Literacy Month resources? Please feel free to share in the comments.

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