The goal of the Clayton County Library System Health Literacy Initiative is to teach library patrons particularly minority and underserved populations in our community how to search for and evaluate health information using MedlinePlus. We will introduce Health Literacy to our patrons using Digital Literacy, and incorporate training on Disaster Health and Clinical Trials.gov to provide information access to our public health and community health professionals throughout the County. Our goal is to improve awareness to and develop skills in locating high-quality, easy-to-understand health information. We plan to use a team approach to provide training to staff, and public & community health professionals in the county. This project supports the mission of the NNLM by promoting awareness of and access to evidence based consumer health information for members of an underserved health population, vital disaster preparedness information to 126s, an introduction to Precision Medicine and an introduction to Medical Research & the benefits of Clinical Trials to our community. Our program is sustainable as we will partner with local health professionals, who along with out patrons will ultimately develop health literacy skills that will allow them to read and evaluate health related information, which can then be used to make informed decisions regarding healthcare. In addition to training, we will partner with the Clayton Health District CAN Community Health Network, Emory, Morehouse School of Medicine and the Hispanic Health Coalition of Ga to promote and recruit for .
Clayton County Government