The Pacific Southwest Regional Medical Library of the National Network of
Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) hosted a one-day educational symposium
entitled “Stake Your Claim to Health Literacy” in January 2004. The symposium
focused on the practical knowledge and tools needed to participate
in health literacy initiatives within the health care and health information
environments. It provided a unique opportunity for the participants—medical
librarians, public librarians, health care interpreters, and health educators—
to hear from experts and to learn about potential health literacy
partners. The event, cosponsored by three regional chapters of the Medical
Library Association, preceded their joint meeting in Sacramento, California.
An advisory group of library and literacy professionals from the NN/LM
Pacific Northwest and Pacific Southwest Regions, along with a second-year
National Library of Medicine associate fellow, planned, implemented, and
evaluated the symposium.
Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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