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Official Meeting Blogger: Health Literacy Posters at MLA ’19

Given the almost 200 posters at MLA ‘19, I knew I needed to narrow my focus to get the most out of the sessions. I browsed the list of poster titles, looking for new trends or phrases that reappeared. One of those that caught my eye was health literacy. I was impressed by the variety of innovative projects focused on communicating and promoting health information and improving patient understanding. And I had some great conversations with the presenters. Here are a few posters that explore the ways librarians are involved in health literacy, patient education, and consumer health:

  • A Natural Fit: Expanding the Librarian’s Role in Health Literacy and Patient Education (Melynda Ozan)
  • All of Us Research Program and Your Health Educational Events at Sam Houston State University (Lisa Connor)
  • Health Literacy Challenges and Opportunities: Bringing Children’s Mercy Hospital and Kansas City Together (Jennifer Lyon, Angela Knackstedt, Mamta Reddy, Barbara Rudder, and Courtney Butler)
  • Health Literacy of Refugee Populations (Margaret Zimmerman)
  • Health Seminars: Supporting Patient Education, Engagement, and Improving Health Literacy (Antonio P. DeRosa and Judy Stribling)

If you attended MLA ‘19 or registered for the e-conference, check out the Online Program and search the ePoster Gallery for “health literacy” or  “patient education.”

Find all MLA '19 Elevate blog posts here

If you missed MLA ’19, you can still register for an e-Conference to catch up.



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