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Health Information Literacy: A Library Case Study

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Title: Health Information Literacy: A Library Case Study
Author(s): Burnham, Erica; Peterson, Eileen Beany
Subject(s): Consumer health information Health information Public services (Libraries)
Abstract: Concern about health literacy is one factor driving an international movement to develop and disseminate health information that is easy to understand and appropriate for people who have difficulty reading or whose first language is not English. Libraries can work with organizations in their communities to improve the accessibility of materials. Strategies for effective collaboration will be outlined in the context of health literacy promotion efforts. Finally, the role that librarians can play to help deliver appropriate health information, using the example of one patient resource center, will be discussed.
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info: In Library Trends 53(3) Winter 2005: 422-433.
Genre: Article
Type: Text
Language: English
ISSN: 0024-2594
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 2005.
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-07-24

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