Consumer Health Literacy Programs – May Offerings

What is reliable health information, and how does one go about finding it and using it? Join us at the Library for a series of upcoming programs that will empower you to find understandable, useful sources!

Not very computer savvy? Beginners are very welcome.

At the Main Library:

Thursday May 2 @ 10:15 AMYour Information Prescription: Complementary & Integrative Health: Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, and herbal remedies and supplements are only a handful of integrative tools available to healthy living. Find out more with Outreach and Medical Librarian, Tom, and make MedlinePlus your first stop for complementary and integrative health information. Main Library – Board Room.

Saturday May 25 @ 11:00 AMYour Information Prescription: Health Benefits of Gardening, Brunch & Learn—Enjoy a healthy and delicious brunch while exploring ways that gardening enhances our health. Outreach and Medical Librarian, Tom, shares MedlinePlus and other sites for health and wellness. Win a plant for your garden! All levels of computer users and gardeners are welcome. This project is funded through a Health Literacy grant from the South Shore Community Partners in Prevention, Community Health Area Network 23. Registration required.

Thursday May 30 @ 11:00 AM –  Healthy Lunch & Film Series: 1919 Influenza Outbreak & Health Information—The 100th anniversary of the end of the deadliest influenza outbreak (H1N1 virus) in the United States where 675,000 Americans succumbed to the virus. Outreach and Medical Librarian, Tom, will explore this pandemic from the view of access to health information using MedlinePlus and other NIH resources.  Register here.

This project is funded in part by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Cooperative Agreement Number UG4LM012347 with the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester.

Funding also comes from the South Shore Community Partners in Prevention (CHNA-23) Health Literacy grant.

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