Orlando Health Literacy will be the title of an ongoing health literacy campaign for the patients and families/caregivers of all Orlando Health hospitals and satellite facilities. There will be multiple areas covered within this project such as a library outreach where the consumer health librarian goes out on the treatment floors and within the satellite facilities to meet the patients and serve them in a one-on-one reference interaction assisting them in locating credible and timely health information. The second area will be a focus on the caregivers of our patients who hold great stake in the health care of another. We will offer caregiver events and online offerings each month in order to increase the health literacy of our caregivers. Third, we will bring in guest speakers who are experienced experts in the field of health literacy to give instruction to not only our patients and families/caregivers but also our Orlando Health team members. And finally, we will train the library science department in health literacy best practices so that they can then become trainers all throughout the Orlando Health hospital system speaking and teaching in meetings and special training events help throughout the Orlando Health system.
Clifford E. Graese Community Health Library of Orlando