January 24, 2017

Scholarships Available for the 2017 Health Literacy Summit

Interested in attending the Second Annual Health Literacy Summit in June in Knoxville, TN? Scholarships are available!

Scholarships to the 2017 Health Literacy Summit will be awarded to up to 5 librarians to cover the cost of registration (will not cover travel or housing). Preference will be given to:
  • Librarians in a hospital setting.
  • Librarians who are engaged in improving health literacy.
  • Librarians who are serving the public through consumer & patient health information services.
To apply, submit a short 500 word essay describing the impact of low health literacy on patients and the role of medical librarian in reducing barriers to health information for people with low health literacy. Please send completed essays to Sandy Oelschlegel at SOelschl@utmck.edu by March 14, 2017.

Each recipient will be required to complete a short survey about their experience and what they learned from the Summit.

Developed resources reported in this resource are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012342 with the University of Maryland, Health Sciences and Human Services Library. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

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