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Booth Library awarded grant for health literacy program


From EIU's Booth Library:

(Charleston, IL) -- Booth Library was awarded $18,000 from the National Library of Medicine to implement a health literacy program in the Southeastern region of Illinois.

With the award funding, Booth Library will partner with the EIU Department of Public Health and Health Communication program to create training that includes the National Library of Medicine Digital Health Literacy Program. Trainers will work with local public libraries and community organizations to customize the training to meet local needs.

“The ability to find, understand, and evaluate health information is a critical need in our community,” said Stacey Knight-Davis, Booth Library health and nursing librarian. “With the resources provided by Region 6 NNLM we will build a network of people in our area with the skills and knowledge to find and appraise health information online.”

This program is being funded by Region 6 of the Network of the National Library of Medicine, whose mission is to provide U.S. researchers, health professionals, public health workforce, educators, and the public with equal access to biomedical and health information resources and data.

Developed resources reported in this press release are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM013729. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.



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