Health Literacy Toolkit

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) and The American Library Association (ALA) have partnered through the Libraries Transform public awareness campaign to create a free toolkit to help library professionals raise awareness of how libraries provide trusted health information to their communities. 

The toolkit provides key messages, program ideas and downloadable marketing materials, including bookmarks and social media graphics, for libraries to use as they promote health literacy during Health Literacy Month (October) and throughout the year.

Eight new Because statements and accompanying resources were added to the toolkit in 2018, covering a wide-ranging array of health literacy topics including genetics, family history, clinical trials, citizen science projects, customizing care and student well-being.

Join the Libraries Transform Campaign to receive updates and access to these new tools.

BECAUSE HEALTH AND EDUCATION GO HAND-IN-HAND. Libraries Transform.BECAUSE HEALTH CARE IS NOT ONE SIZE FITS ALL. Libraries Transform.Because anyone can become a citizen scientist. Libraries Transform.BECAUSE YOUR DNA DOESN’T HAVE TO BE YOUR DESTINY. Libraries TransformBECAUSE YOUR FAMILY HEALTH HISTORY MATTERS. Libraries Transform.BECAUSE AN INFORMED COMMUNITY IS A HEALTHIER COMMUNITY.  Libraries Transform.

BECAUSE LIBRARIES ARE PARTNERS IN A HEALTHY COMMUNITY.BECAUSE RARE DISEASES ARE MORE COMMON THAN YOU THINK.BECAUSE QUALITY INFORMATION HELPS YOU MAKE BETTER HEALTH DECISIONS.BECAUSE LIBRARIES CAN HELP YOU KEEP YOUR FAMILY HEALTHY.BECAUSE THE RIGHT HEALTH QUESTIONS CAN LEAD TO BETTER HEALTH CARE. Libraries Transform.BECAUSE CLINICAL TRIALS GET RESULTS. Libraries Transform

BECAUSE INFORMATION CAN HELP PREVENT CHRONIC DISEASES.Because Language Shouldn't be a barrier to health. Libraries TransformBECAUSE FAKE NEWS IS HARMFUL TO YOUR HEALTH.BECAUSE LIBRARIANS CAN LEAD YOU ON THE PATH TO HEALTHY AGING.BECAUSE KNOWLEDGE IS THE KEY INGREDIENT IN NUTRITION.

 

Download posters, postcards, bookmarks and other materials, get key messages and tips for using the Health Literacy Toolkit locally, and receive updates about the campaign from the American Library Association.

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