Skagit County Health Literacy Project
The Skagit County Health Literacy Project will attempt to improve the health literacy of the low-income population of Skagit County, Washington. The approach will be multi-dimensional and will include train the trainer efforts, marketing, and educational activities. Medical librarians will train key personnel in local agencies to access and search for reliable health information that is understandable by low-literacy individuals. Sessions will also include background on providing basic health reference services. Promotional materials, in English and Spanish, will be developed and distributed at service agencies, food banks, and offices providing service to low-income residents. Project staff will participate in community events, publicize quality health resources via local media, and will provide training to ensure improved consumer health information services at contact sites throughout the county.