Category Archives: literacy

Help Readergirlz Donate 125,000 Great Books To Low-income Teens

[Posted on the BHIC Blog}   http://bit.ly/gXg4uX Awesome kids’ book author and literacy activist Lorie Ann Grover sez, “readergirlz and First Book are partnering to give away more than 125,000 brand-new books to low-income teen readers. We need help getting … Continue reading

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Improving Mothers’ Literacy Skills May Be Best Way To Boost Children’s Achievement

The following was posted on the HealthLiteracy Listserv by David J. Rosen; DJRosen@theworld.com “Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health concluded that programs to boost the academic achievement of children from low income neighborhoods might be more successful if … Continue reading

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An American Dream Come True

I just read a great story in our Eastern Library System Newsletter;  the May/June issue of the Eastern Express is posted at –http://www.elsne.org. The front page story is entitled “An American Dream Come True” about Karla Shafer,  Director of the … Continue reading

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Twenty Years Together: The New Readers of Iowa

I saw a familiar name on the Health Literacy Listserv this morning. Julie McKinney, the list moderator posted a story on behalf of Archie Williard. I first met Archie when the New Readers of Iowa sponsored a Health Literacy Symposium … Continue reading

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Health Literacy Burden in Healthcare Podcast

Posted on BHIC Blog, May 5th, 2009 by siobhan | http://tinyurl.com/dlvwvfIn this podcast, Dr. Rima Rudd, Senior Lecturer on Society, Human Development, and Health at the Harvard School of Public Health talks with Helen Osborne, President of Health Literacy Consulting, … Continue reading

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Literacy for All: Advocacy, Libraries, and Literacy LIVE WEBCAST SUMMIT

(as posted on the Health Literacy Listserv) Literacy for All: Advocacy, Libraries, and Literacy LIVE WEBCAST SUMMIT Sponsored by the National Institute for Literacy in partnership with the American Library Association’s (ALA) Committee on Literacy DATE & TIME Tues., April … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Literacy’s Health Literacy Summit on March 31 – April 1, 2009

Wisconsin Literacy is holding its Third Biennial Health Literacy Summit in Madison, WI on March 31 – April 1, 2009. They have extended their early bird registration rate of $150 to March 23. Registration includes six plenary speakers, options for … Continue reading

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Kids Read Aloud to Dogs at Library

I was just reading an article about a program Children Who Read To Dogs. The program fulfills part of the mission of an international group called Therapy Dogs International Inc. The group is called Tail Wagging Tutors http://www.tdi-dog.org/OurPrograms.aspx?Page=Children+Reading+to+Dogs This program … Continue reading

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Tutorial – Health Literacy: New Field, New Opportunities

This tutorial was developed with funding from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, with the New England Region. Learn about the challenges associated with low health literacy, meet some of the new health literacy practitioners in the field, hear … Continue reading

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Released: Literacy Data for States and Counties

…found on the Health Literary listserv — submitted by Jaleh Behroozi Soroui**************************** The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released the National Assessment of Adult Literacy: Indirect County and State Estimates of the Percentage of Adults at the Lowest Literacy … Continue reading

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