Consumer health libraries are often involved in developing and/or evaluating patient education materials and classes. Recommendations on creating or selecting appropriate resources and working with patient education professionals are provided.
UBC Biomed librarian
HLWIKI Canada administrator
School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS)
University of British Columbia
The site includes information on health librarian's roles in patient education, evidence based consumer health information and new technologies.
Jackie Davis, MLIS
Community Health Library at Cushman Wellness Center
Sharp Memorial Hospital Outpatient Pavilion
Phone: (858) 939-5031
Jackie Davis, MLIS and
Deborah Magnan, MLIS, AHIP
Samuel and Sandra Hekemian Medical Library
Hackensack University Medical Center
30 Prospect Ave.
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: (201) 996-2326
July 22, 2010
An annotated compilation of useful websites about the importance of health literacy and its relationship to patient education. It includes information about creating health materials, sites for health information in other languages, and a section on writing easy to read information. Also see Health Literacy: A Webliography
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
October 27, 2010
This 11-part Toolkit provides a detailed and comprehensive set of tools to help you make written material in printed formats easier for people to read, understand, and use.
Published by the Department of Human Services, Victoria (Australia), July 2000. Updated November 2006.
This extremely useful guide includes a checklist to evaluate written consumer health information.