A BIG thank you to Kelli Ham from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine for coming to Richmond and leading two half-day trainings. This was the perfect way to celebrate National Health Literacy Month, and start to close the health literacy gap that affects nearly 9 out of 10 Americans. For instance, we learned why privately-owned websites with targeted advertising (e.g. WebMD) should not be anyone's main source of health information, where to find reliable health information in many languages and linguistic-levels (e.g. MedlinePlus.gov), many examples of engaging health education tools (e.g. ToxMystery), and so much more!
All of the resources can be found on the LibGuides Kelli put together--the web address specific to the Richmond training is http://guides.nnlm.gov/psr/richmond. The general guide is http://guides.nnlm.gov/consumerhealth (and Richmond is one of the tabs across the top). On these pages you can find:
- An updated PowerPoint presentation that includes some slides for topics we discussed in class but didn’t show in the slides;
- A resource document that provides links from the presentation;
- A detailed, 4-page resource list of quality consumer health resources
The slides about local resources that Ellen presented on can be found here. Please let us know if you have plans to use information from the training with your communities or if there are any other resources you would find useful.