Helping Patrons Navigate “Dr. Google”
Technology is continuing to improve, and more and more people are looking online for health information, managing care, and trusted advice. Despite the increasing use, there is a digital divide for many individuals with low health literacy. Wisconsin Health Literacy developed a digital health literacy program, Health Online: Finding Information You Can Trust, to focus on improving the digital divide. Learn about strategies to make digital resources user friendly for all patrons and ways to help them access reliable health information online.
Presenter: Caitlyn Mowatt, BS, is the Health Communications Specialist at Wisconsin Health Literacy. She holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She has over 8 years of experience in non-profit organizations, including work in health literacy, health care communications and community relations. She is known for expertise in health literacy, having initiated and coordinated a county health literacy committee. At Wisconsin Health Literacy she focuses on managing grant funded projects throughout the state of Wisconsin. Topics managed and presented on include, safe medication use, opioid pain medication, health insurance, and digital health literacy.
Oct 15, 2019
1:00PM - 2:00PM CT
The Kernel of Knowledge is an expert-speaker webinar series from the Greater Midwest Region which provides one-hour sessions on topics of interest to Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) members throughout the year. Sessions are scheduled on an ongoing basis, check back often for upcoming presentations! All Kernel of Knowledge sessions are eligible for 1.0 contact hour of Medical Library Association continuing education credit.