In the past year I have become intensely interested in the role of libraries in strengthening the health literacy of the communities we serve. After attending the "Stand Up for Health" preconference program at the 2018 PLA Conference, I came away with a desire to help increase my efforts in promoting health literacy to the staff of the 48 public libraries I work with in the Southern Tier of NY State. Attending the ALA Midwinter Meeting and Implicit Bias, Health Disparities and Health Literacy: Intersections in Health Equity preconference will allow me to continue learning about disparities in health literacy, which is particularly grave concern in the communities I serve, most of which have low Socio-Economic Scores.

Project Details

Organization Name

Southern Tier Library System

Organization Type
Public library
Project Lead

Keturah Cappadonia

New York
Start Date
November 1, 2018
End Date
April 30, 2019
Funding Amount
Library or Information Professional