This paper describes a multi-institutional educational program that brings community organizations and libraries together with the goal of developing health information literacy skills in elementary school children aged 11 to 12 years. The primary goal of the program was to improve the ability of elementary school students to find, use, and apply quality health information from specific resource within the National Library of Medicine website. Five institutions in Worcester, Massachusetts, namely the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, the Worcester Art Museum, the Worcester Public Library, the Worcester Department of Public Health, and a Worcester inner city elementary school, collaborated to develop a program built around a lead poisoning education theme.
Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Library and Information Science | Medicine and Health Sciences | Public Health Education and Promotion
Health information outreach, NN/LM NER Funded Project, Kids to College, K-12 outreach
Bond, Irena; Friel, Carolyn; and Lahoz, Monina, "Spearheading Health Information Literacy in the Community: Librarians as Leaders" (2011). National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region (NN/LM NER) Repository. Paper 17.
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