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Thursday, May 5 • 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Health and wellness information for librarians

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Health literacy is a very strong predictor of an individual’s health status. In fact, it’s a stronger predictor than education level, racial or ethnic group, and income or employment status. People with low health literacy are hospitalized more often, and for longer, and have worse treatment outcomes, due to gaps in communication between patient and health care provider. With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and other new accountability measures, people are being asked to participate in their own health care decisions and outcomes. That makes health literacy more important now than ever. Librarians have many resources at their fingertips to promote health literacy and to provide high-quality information and learning experiences for their library users. The medical librarians from Intermountain Medical Center will share tips and training resources that librarians might not already know about, as well as apps and information sources that can put a focus on health for your library communities.


Dave Castelli

Sr. Medical Librarian, Intermountain Medical Center
I like trains. I have 100 miles left to drive the full length of the Mississippi River from the headwaters to the gulf on the Great River Road.

Trudy Jorgensen-Price

Intermountain Medical Center Library

Thursday May 5, 2016 1:30pm - 2:20pm MDT
Stratus 7-9