Greenblatt Library & Augusta-Richmond Public Libraries Partner to Offer Health Literacy Lecture Series

Health Literacy Series

The Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library in conjunction with the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library are hosting a series of health education and health literacy presentations.

The Health Literacy Pilot Project Award is being directed by Lindsay Blake, MLIS, AHIP, Clinical Librarian, and Vicki Burchfield, MLIS, Nursing Librarian, Greenblatt Library, and Kristin Eberhart, Outreach Librarian for the Augusta-Richmond Public Libraries.  The award will focus on providing interactive classes for minority populations in the Augusta area that focus on important health topics in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA).  Topics will include: searching for consumer health information, diabetes, hypertension, sickle cell, Alzheimers disease, talking to your doctor, and asthma.

Presentations will be held the first Tuesday of the month at the Main Library on Telfair Street and rotate through the branch libraries on the third Tuesday of the month. Lectures have been scheduled through the fall:

Date Location Topic Speaker
August 4, 2015 Main Library Hypertension Sandy Turner, NP
August 18, 2015 Wallace Branch Library Consumer Health Kim Mears, MLIS
September 1, 2015 Main Library Asthma Dr. Renuka Mehta
September 15, 2015 Friedman Branch Library Asthma Dr. Renuka Mehta
October 6, 2015 Main Library Obesity Christine O’Meara
October 20, 2015 Appleby Branch Library Hypertension SandyTurner, NP
November 3, 2015 Main Library Alzheimer’s Beth Williams
November 17, 2015 Diamond Lakes Consumer Health Kathy Davies, MLS
December 1, 2015 Main Library Sickle Cell Dr. Leila Clay
December 15, 2015 Appleby Branch Library Alzheimer’s Beth Williams

A schedule of all presentations and more details about the lecture topic can be found at:

This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00004-C with the University of Maryland Baltimore.