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Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Library and Information Science | Medicine and Health Sciences | Public Health Education and Promotion


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.


Health information outreach, NN/LM NER Funded Project, Kids to College, K-12 outreach

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2011 World Library and Information Congress : 77th IFLA General Conference and Assembly


Article of presentation at IFLA 2011: World Library and Information Congress, for Session 114 - Literacy and Reading Section with National Libraries.

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