Building Health Data Literacy Through Public Libraries
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This project will enable libraries to help build their communitys health data literacy. The Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center at the University of Pittsburgh and the Allegheny County Library Association will develop and pilot test a series of online learning modules for library workers that will equip them with the tools and skills to build data literacy among people in the communities they serve. As a result of this project, people will be better-able to: 1. discover health data and evaluate its accuracy, 2. understand the purpose for which it is created and the processes through which it is collected; 3. evaluate how well the data reflects the lived experiences of people in their community; 4. work with and analyze health data; and 5. build and communicate narratives about community health and the structural factors that affect it.

Project Details

Organization Name

Allegheny County Library Association

Organization Type
All of Us
Association
Public library
Project Lead

Kelci Degnian

Location
Pennsylvania
Start Date
July 17, 2020
End Date
April 30, 2021
Funding Amount
$20000
Demographics
Library or Information Professional
Adults (19-64 yrs.)
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations
Suburban
Urban
Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health