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Wellness Wednesdays Presents – The Importance of Health Literacy: Become a More Empowered Patient

Wellness Wednesdays
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Faculty, staff, students, and the community are invited to join  us for "The Importance of Health Literacy: Become a More Empowered Patient" with presenter Yamila M. El-Khatay
Outreach Services Librarian, UArizona Health Sciences.

With an abundance of health information online, patients and families can feel overwhelmed and confused.

Join Wellness Wednesdays: A Community Connection, as UArizona Health Sciences medical librarian Yamila M. El-Khayat showcases free access to high-quality health information to advance health literacy – the ability to find, understand and use information and services to inform health-related decisions and actions.

The UArizona Health Sciences Library is the largest, most comprehensive health sciences library in Arizona, providing access to essential medical information in partnership with researchers, clinicians, health departments and the community to improve health and health care. 

Wellness Wednesdays: A Community Connection is  an initiative from the University of Arizona Health Sciences with the goal of creating a healthier community by helping individuals and families stay well.

The free,  60-minute  interactive webinars are hosted by experts, including University of Arizona Health Sciences faculty, staff, and students, who provide thoughtful guidance, information and tools to help support individuals.

Registration is required  for all events.  Upon registration, attendees will receive a confirmation email with login information and instructions.

Yamila M. El-Khatay, MA, Outreach Services Librarian
Yamila M. El-Khatay
Outreach Services Librarian
University of Arizona Health Sciences

Yamila M. El-Khayat, MA is a medical librarian at the University of Arizona. n working as a Librarian, she has been determined to increase health literacy to better serve the needs of the Latino and Native American populations, improving access to information related to their health needs. She has experience training clinicians, students, and community members, including health promoters/ “Promotores de Salud”. In addition, Yamila serves as Communications and Citizen Science Specialist at NNLM (Network of the National Library of Medicine) Region 4. She has a passion for health information and working with all communities, particularly those that are traditionally marginalized. 

To request any disability-related accommodations for this event please contact the event coordinator at least three business days prior to the event.
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 12:00pm


Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni, Community
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University of Arizona Health Sciences
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