Health Literacy Month at Your Library

Did you know that more than 90 million U.S. adults have low health literacy? For Health Literacy Month this October, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) and Libraries Transform have partnered to create a free toolkit for raising awareness of how libraries support health literacy in their communities.

The toolkit includes customizable tools to promote health literacy in October and throughout the year. You can access free graphics, program ideas, and key messages now from the Libraries Transform website.

Gale eBooks on GVRL are great resources for Health Literacy Month
Gale publishes content on a variety of subject areas including health & wellness. Further foster your community’s every question and concern with titles such as:

Gale Enciclopedia de la Medicina: Edición Abreviada en Español, 1st Edition
This abridged, Spanish-language version of Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine presents information on more than 150 authoritative, in-depth articles on medical topics. This first edition includes over 100 color images and illustrations, a glossary of key terms, list of organizations, and a comprehensive subject index.

Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness, 2nd Edition 
Regular physical activity and proper nutrition remain the most highly recommended avenues to maintaining long-term health. Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness, 2nd Edition contains a comprehensive collection of fitness topics ranging from sports, body systems, and exercise to diseases and conditions, treatments, and fitness tests.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders, 3rd Edition
Provides in-depth coverage of neurological diseases and disorders, including stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease, Tourette Syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, cerebral palsy, and epilepsy. This eBook includes approximately 430 entries, supplemented by 150 illustrations and a comprehensive subject index.

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Health & Wellness Resource Center Provides Information on Health Topics
With Health & Wellness Resource Center, your library can deliver up-to-date health content from a wide variety of authoritative sources to assist them in addressing their medical concerns.

This rich digital resource, refreshed regularly, offers access to thousands of full-text medical journals, periodicals, reference works, multimedia and more, covering a full-range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorders to in-depth coverage of alternative medicine.  Request a trial now.

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