Health Literacy Month Resources for Home and Classroom

For some, the scariest thing in October is not Halloween, but Health Literacy Month - the time when many employees must not only opt-in to their insurance plans, but also catch up on vaccinations and think about preventative care. Don't let the American health care system frighten you! Increase your health literacy by using tools like our Infobase Health Reference Center to read up on the latest and most reliable information regarding medical issues. The library also offers a selection of the best writing on developments in health care and medicine as eBooks and eAudiobooks that easily download to your favorite device using the Libby app.

Have a younger learner interested in medicine and health? Try something from the Health Literacy collection on Access Video for Kids! AVOD for Kids is a great place to find age-appropriate educational video content to supplement your classroom or home school lesson plans. Help kids develop a life-long love of learning about medicine and science with this video collection that contains everything from Berenstain Bears to the newest BBC Kids videos.

Access Videos provide transcripts, tools for sharing in presentations and Google Classroom, and codes for state standards to include in lesson plans