Health Literacy: A Prescription to End Confusion

Dates: 
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Event Location: 
Minnesota Literacy Council
700 Raymond Avenue
Suite 180
Saint Paul,, MN 55114

 

Do you or your students need to answer a health related question and Google can't find it for you? Come to this session and learn how to use MedlinePlus, a free website  presenting health information in an understandable format and using "living room" language from resources that are authoritative, reliable and up-to-date.  MedlinePlus, a partnership of the National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health requires no registration, no fees and no personal information!  Learn to use this resource and empower your health and that of your students. Attendees are welcome to bring their own laptops or mobile devices for this hands-on workshop, or use a laptop provided by the literacy council.

This workshop will be presented by Jessica Rush. As a former registered nurse/health sciences librarian, she is committed to teaching others how to improve their health and to maintain wellness.  Currently, Jessica volunteers with ESL and GED prep programs and is a member of the Health Literacy Partnership.  

All literacy volunteers, program staff and those interested in literacy are invited to attend. 

Questions? Contact Allison at arunchey@mnliteracy.org or 651-251-9110.