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Kearns Library and Farnsworth Elementary Health Literacy Project

Objectives: 1. Increase parent and student awareness of health information resources 2. Demonstrate to students and parents methods of evaluating the accuracy and reliability of health information. 3. Support the health and science curriculum of Farnsworth Elementary Description: Kearns Public Library and Farnsworth Elementary, a nearby public elementary school, will partner to provide information and training to students and parents on health information literacy. Stacy Vincent from the Kearns library, in cooperation with the Farnsworth Elementary school nurse and staff, will supply monthly slides to Farnsworth Elementary that will be displayed in the entrance of the school on a flat screen. The slides will highlight various health information resources, such as MedlinePlus and ToxTown, and will also demonstrate principles of health information literacy and evaluating health information resources. Ms. Vincent will also attend 1-2 events at the school to speak in-person with parents, students, and teachers, about health information resources and literacy.

Organization:
Salt Lake County Library System
Department:
Kearns Branch Library
Organization Type:
Public Library
Funded Dates: 
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 to Thursday, April 30, 2015
Funding Amount: 
$1,500
Beneficiaries: 
Consumers - General Public
Students - K-12
Population
Not Applicable