In America, more than 77 million people have Below Basic or Basic health literacy skills, have trouble reading or writing above a 3rd to 5th grade level and are challenged when it comes to effectively navigating all aspects of the healthcare system. In 1998, this week's sponsor, the Institute for Healthcare Advancement recognized the impact this staggering statistic has on these individuals' ability to make informed and intelligent decisions on the need for healthcare intervention, and to access that care in an appropriate manner. In response, the principals of IHA began writing a series of books, entitled What To Do For Health.
These look like a great fit for libraries, so please check them out!
October 8, 2018 Walla Walla, WA
Walla Walla Rural Library District Staff Day (Gene)
November 15, 2018 Palm Beach, FL
Palm Beach County Library System (Gene)
November 16, 2018 Fort Lauderdale, FL
Southeast Florida Library Information Network (Gene)
Jan 25 - 28, 2019 Seattle, WA ALA Midwinter (Library COMIC Booth #726) (Gene)
March 1, 2019 Phoenix, AZ
Maricopa County Library District (Gene)
April 15 - 17, 2019 Austin, TX Texas Library Association Annual Conference (Library COMIC booth, Monday night event) (Gene)
June 21 - 24, 2019 Washington, DC
ALA Annual (Library COMIC booth) (Gene)
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