PNR Rendezvous: Better On The Outside After Being Inside - Improving Health Literacy and Self-Care For Incarcerated Persons
This presentation describes findings from an Information Resource Grant to Reduce Health Disparities project, funded by the National Library of Medicine. The project aims to engage justice-involved individuals with health education to enhance their knowledge and use of health services and resources. The consent materials, needs assessment, health-related educational modules, as well as pre-and post-intervention questionnaires were made available to justice-involved individuals in ten participating correctional facilities using an existing, secure tablet-based system. Project leaders partnered with Edovo (edovo.com), a mission-driven company that offers a digital platform to meet the education, communication, and rehabilitation needs of justice-involved people and their loved ones. This project won the Frank Bradway Rogers Health Information Advancement Award from the Medical Library Association in 2020.
Gail Kouame is the Assistant Director for Research & Education Services at Augusta University in Georgia. In this role, she manages the embedded librarian program for the Health Sciences and works closely with the Medical College of Georgia. Gail's research interests include improving health literacy in underserved/vulnerable populations as well as exploring ways to increase librarian integration into small group case-based learning in medical education. She also participates in a multi-disciplinary group focused on trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and how to raise awareness and provide training surrounding prevention.
David Young joined the faculty at Montana State University (MSU), initially as a Department Head, and later served in various administrative positions overseeing biomedical research programs on campus and state-wide rural health programs. In 2005, David joined the MSU Extension Service to develop an outreach program designed to create healthy, safe, thriving Montana communities. David’s current work involves promoting health literacy, health insurance literacy, and self-care management in underserved, at-risk, marginalized populations, with a focus on the justice-involved population.
Dec 9, 2020
1:00PM - 2:00PM PT
PNR Rendezvous is a webinar series presented by the Network of the National Library of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region. Each session focuses on various topics such as health, research, resources, librarianship, and technology for attendees to incorporate into their work.
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