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Partnering for Improved Communication: A Health Literacy Program-in-a-Box

Class Details

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Are you interested in health literacy? Are you unsure of what types of health literacy programs exist or what resources are available to you? This session will discuss the NNLM program Engage for Health, a community health education “program in a box” that you can offer. Engage for Health teaches community members how to effectively communicate with their health care providers. Program materials are freely available for use by libraries, community and faith based agencies, public health organizations or others who promote health literacy in their community. Available materials include presentation slides with speaker notes, a role-play exercise, pre-post evaluation tool, and marketing materials. This presentation will also emphasize the importance of public health and public library partnerships in engaging the community around the topic of health literacy.


1. At the end of the session, participants will demonstrate how to locate the Engage Health Program on nnlm.gov
2. At the end of the session, participants will list the materials included in the Engage for Health Program-in-a-Box
3. At the end of the session, participants will describe the community partners typically involved in the implementation of Engage for Health

Sponsored by The National Network of Libraries of Medicine- Middle Atlantic Region, a designated provider of contact hours (CECH) in health education credentialing by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., this program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to .75 total Category I contact education contact hour. Advanced level continuing education hours are 0.

This is no MLA CE for this session

Class Date:
Region/Office: National
Nov 18, 2020
2:00PM - 2:45PM ET
Erin Seger, Health Professions Coordinator
Continuing Education Credits: 
This class is now closed to registrants.

In this series of webinars, NNLM will host a guest speaker to discuss a health information topic relevant to the public health workforce. Held on the second Wednesday of every other month at 2:00pm EST, these 45 minute sessions aim to provide the public health workforce with new resources, skills to locate high quality health information or knowledge of health information topics.