Health Literacy Month

Asking the Right Health Questions

Knowing how to communicate with your doctor can improve your treatment. How well you communicate with your doctor is an important part of getting the best health care for you or your loved one. The trusted health resources available at libraries can help you make sure that you understand your diagnosis and treatments.

 

 

 

 

Health Education

Students’ health is linked to academic achievement. Family engagement and health literacy programs at libraries can help students get the information and support they need to succeed in school.

Families with parents with higher health literacy (access to and understanding of quality health information) are more likely to engage in preventative care such a vaccinations and routine screenings. Libraries offer access to quality health care information and resources to help answer health and wellness questions.

This month, on 10/22, the library, through a Health Literacy Grant, will be offering free massages.  This event is to shed light on how to manage stress and your health through healing hands massage therapy.  Call the front desk for an appointment. 580-924-3486 press 1.


Community Partners 10/14/19
In order to make a greater impact in improving the health and wellness of members of their communities, libraries often partner with other agencies.

Libraries are a place for convening meetings and allowing community members to have meaningful conversations and safe havens. As libraries are used to teach new and strengthen existing skills there are opportunities to have library space used as a place to learn.

As libraries go directly into communities to bring high quality information and resources and connectivity such as bookmobiles, access to Wi-Fi internet, pop-up libraries and other technologies.

As communities respond and recover from civil unrest, natural disasters and other emergency and environmental incidents, libraries can serve as a place of community in addition to provision of resources on how to rebuild.

This month, on 10/22, the library, through a Health Literacy Grant, will be offering free massages.  This event is to shed light on how to manage stress and your health through healing hands massage therapy.  Call the front desk for an appointment. 580-924-3486 press 1.

Family Health  10/7/19

Good health literacy helps parents better manage and respond to their child’s health, which in turn can position them for better learning and avoid missing school. Healthy children are more alert and aware.

Family Place Libraries

 

 

 

 

Informed Community   9/30/19

Access to trustworthy information leads to better health outcomes. Numerous studies indicate that individuals with high health literacy are more likely to use preventative care and less likely to be hospitalized. Libraries help by providing access to quality health information for library users of all ages. The National Library of Medicine is one agency that produce resources that are freely available and accessible to everyone. This includes access to general health information for patients, their families, and friends.

Medline Plus               Consumer Health Complete    OU Health Science Resources

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