Reflections on rural communities

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Abstract

Rural communities in the United States have characteristics that offer both challenges and opportunities for those wishing to improve health literacy. Librarians can build upon the assets in small towns to reach community members, to reduce health disparities, and to improve health and well-being. Librarians are encouraged to learn of services and partner with organizations in their communities that have a stake in improving health literacy and equip people to better manage their own health and wellness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-169
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Hospital Librarianship
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

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Keywords

  • Community-based organizations
  • Consumer health
  • Faith communities
  • Health disparities
  • Health literacy
  • Rural communities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences

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Reflections on rural communities. / Kouame, Gail Marie.

In: Journal of Hospital Librarianship, Vol. 10, No. 2, 01.01.2010, p. 165-169.

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