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NNLM's Innovative Health Literacy Programs Highlighted in NLM Director’s Blog

Posted Oct 9, 2020
Category: National

A recent post for the NLM Director’s Blog, Musings from the Mezzanine, highlights three NNLM programs that have been successful in promoting health literacy in communities across the U.S.
The post titled, “What Health Literacy Outreach Looks Like at NLM,” features the creative and innovative ways these programs reach communities where residents live with many health disparities and social determinants of health:

  • Project TORDS, a program in Southern West Virginia, is designed to increase access to technology in rural and underserved communities by providing training on the use of technology while showing participants how to access, evaluate and use online health information, such as NLM’s MedlinePlus.
  • Wash and Learn, a program in Minnesota, transforms local laundromats into informal learning spaces where people can access early-learning literacy materials as they wait for their clothes to wash and dry.
  • Promotores de Salud , the Spanish term for “community health workers,” is a program in Arizona that provides vulnerable and underserved members of the Latino/Hispanic community with culturally appropriate health information and resources from NLM.

Learn more and watch videos about these programs in honor of Health Literacy Month this October.



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