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Four Helpful Hints for Sharing Health Information

Did you know that October is Health Literacy Month? The term “health literacy” refers to the skills people need to access, understand and use information in ways that help them maintain or improve their health.

Research shows that 55% of adults in Canada do not have good health literacy in all situations. Health is a complicated topic and health-related information changes all the time. So, it’s not too surprising that health literacy is a common challenge.

The Importance of Libraries

October marks Canada Library Month. If recent news stories are any indication, an event to highlight the importance of, and to celebrate libraries, is needed more than ever. In Newfoundland, public libraries are facing drastic cuts and closures. Here at home, the territorial law library is converted to a less than sufficient “resource center” while school districts cut the hours of school library staff and reduce budgets.

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