Health literacy

Media Literacy

Booking open for Storytelling for Social Media – How to create engaging health information

This free online event, taking place on Friday 10 June, 10:30 – 12:30, is promoted by CILIP Information Literacy Group and will be lead by Professor Anna Feigenbaum. Creating social media posts that aim to build health or information literacy is challenging. It is one thing to get likes on a video of a cute …

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Helping people find and use good quality, trusted health information

Helping organisations understand the importance of trusted, evidence-based information that people can access and understand has been at the core of my working life. I have been involved with health information for over a decade, working in the private sector, NHS England and now the Patient Information Forum (PIF). It is a great time to …

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How might literature-based studies work better for academics, students and librarians?

In this guest blog post, Darren Flynn, Academic Liaison Manager, Library and Learning Services at the University of Northampton, talks about assigned systematic reviews in a higher education and allied health setting. This post is an expansion of Darren’s thoughts that he first expressed in a Twitter thread. Over recent years it’s become increasing common …

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Reflecting on my own information literacy as a health knowledge specialist

In this blog post, Pip Divall, CILIP Information Literacy Group’s Health Libraries rep, reflects on her own information literacy practice while working in the NHS in the role of Clinical Librarian Service Manager. Working in the NHS is an ever-changing environment and my original reasons for becoming a librarian were because I bore easily, so …

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Syringe

Injecting doubt into inoculation metaphors – Alison Hicks, University College London

Vaccination is, unsurprisingly, on all our minds right now. From Moderna and Sputnik to the newly coined idea of vaccine imperialism, jabs (or shots) are gumming up the airways as well as our conversations with friends and family. We can’t even escape the topic at work, as my colleague, Geoff Walton, demonstrated in his most …

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Research

Resources for tackling vaccine misinformation

In this blog post, Pip Divall, Clinical Librarian Service Manager at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and CILIP Information Literacy Group’s Health Sector rep, gathers together useful resources for tackling Covid-19 vaccine misinformation during the global pandemic.   The rollout of the Covid-19 vaccines has been rapid during the first few months of 2021, …

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News

Updated: Health Sector pages

We’re pleased to announce that our Health Sector webpages have been updated to include new and improved content, kindly provided by the Information Literacy Group’s Health Sector Representative, Pip Divall. Our website covers information literacy activity across a range of different sectors, authored by colleagues working in those fields. Browse all our information on different types …

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Why get involved in Health Information Week 2021?

Health Information Week (5th-11th July 2021) is a multi-sector, week-long, health information campaign: it’s about raising the profile of health literacy; offering a platform for collaborative working between different partners; and reminding us all what good, reliable, health information looks like. 2020’s Health Information Week was not without its challenges (notably, a pandemic), but past …

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CILIP calls for public programme of support for information literacy due to Covid-19

CILIP has released a statement on Covid-19. This statement emphasises the importance of information literacy in combatting disinformation on Covid-19 and helping people make informed choices during this difficult time. There is a call to create a national public programme to support this: “We urge the Government to work with CILIP to bring forward a …

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Health Literacy Month

The Information Literacy Group’s Health Sector Rep, Pip Divall, has written a guest post about Health Literacy Month. October is Health Literacy Month across the globe. The aim is to promote the importance of understandable health information for all, since its foundation in 1999. Understanding health information has become essential in the past few months …

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