MCW Librarians Present Poster at Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit 

"Improving Health Literacy Information Access: Evaluating Resources for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Asthma Patients at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin"

Emily Merkt (MCW Outreach Librarian) and Barb Ruggeri (Children's Hospital of Wisconsin librarian) recently presented a poster on their health literacy project at the Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit held at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.  

Barb & Emily Display Their Poster

Poster abstract:

Through an award funded by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region, the Medical College of Wisconsin Libraries is working with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin to gather and evaluate lower literacy level health education materials for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit patients’ families and pediatric asthma patients and their families.  MCW Libraries is working with the Educational Services Department at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin to identify the needs of nurse educators and evaluate several modes of delivery (print, electronic, audiovisual) for low literacy level health education materials. 

 For more information, contact the Medical College Libraries, (414) 955-8302 or

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.HHSN-276-2011-00005C with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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