In America, more than 77 million people have Below Basic or Basic health literacy skills, have trouble reading or writing above a 3rd to 5th grade level and are challenged when it comes to effectively navigating all aspects of the healthcare system. In 1998, this week's sponsor, the Institute for Healthcare Advancement recognized the impact this staggering statistic has on these individuals' ability to make informed and intelligent decisions on the need for healthcare intervention, and to access that care in an appropriate manner. In response, the principals of IHA began writing a series of books, entitled What To Do For Health.
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Jan. 19, 2018 Downer's Grove, IL
Downer's Grove Public Library Staff Day (private event) (Gene)
Feb. 9 - 12, 2018 Denver, CO
ALA Midwinter (Library COMIC booth 714) (Gene)
Apr 2 - 6, 2018 Dallas, TX
TXLA 2018 (Library COMIC booth 2632) (Gene)
June 22 - 25, 2018 New Orleans, LA
ALA Annual (Library COMIC booth) (Gene)
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