Lunch with the RML Schedule
When: Held last Thursday of each month, Noon - 1 pm / Archives
- PA Forward: Libraries Create Healthier Pennsylvania Communities / November 20, 2014
Presenter: Kathy Silks, Project Manager, PA Forward | Pennsylvania Libraries / Pennsylvania Library Association
Description: This webinar will introduce PA Forward | Pennsylvania Libraries, an action plan designed to communicate libraries’ essential role in preparing citizens to meet the demands of life. Libraries can help solve some of our society’s biggest economic and social challenges, and that includes the health of our citizens. Research shows that nothing – not age, income, employment status, education level, or racial and ethnic background – affects health status more than literacy skills. Through print and online resources, public programs, community outreach services, and on-staff information experts, libraries help people learn healthy habits, make healthier decisions, and actively manage their own and their family’s well-being.
We will share information about PA Forward’s focus on health literacy and four other essential literacies, its partnerships with eight statewide healthcare organizations, and the high-tech and high-touch ways libraries link citizens of all ages to the most reliable information available to help them prevent disease and manage their health.