October is Health Literacy Month.
The Library Advocates Tumblr blog recently shared information from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) about their Health Literacy Toolkit. Libraries are an important resource for community information. This toolkit might be something to consider for a special display.
The free toolkit, which is available at (http://www.ilovelibraries.org/librariestransform/health-literacy-toolkit), includes health literacy data, key messages and talking points sourced through NNLM, as well as nine “Because” statements that speak to some of the varied health literacy issues that libraries address.
Each statement comes with downloadable graphics including posters, social media images and more. The toolkit also includes ideas for libraries to use these tools for promoting their own services and programming.