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|LIBRARY COMMUNITY HEALTH OUTREACH: THE ROLE OF THE LIBRARY MANAGER
Ladd D.L.; Hurst E.J.; Brewer A. LIBRARY COMMUNITY HEALTH OUTREACH: THE ROLE OF THE LIBRARY MANAGER,Advances in Library Administration and Organization 43
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|Adults in the United States have low health literacy skills which puts them at high risk for serious health consequences. Libraries have traditionally provided programming on a variety of topics for patrons but barriers such as technology and transportation access may prevent potential patrons from attending. Librarians can help increase the health literacy skills of community members by providing health outreach programming to the communities they serve. This chapter examines strategies and specific examples that library managers can implement to facilitate technology and health literacy skills through programming in communities. © 2022 by Emerald Publishing Limited.