Outreach Grant Funds Free Health Literacy Workshops for Seniors

May 21, 2015

A$15,000 Express Outreach grant award will help fund a new Pullman Regional Hospital community outreach health literacy program for seniors. 

The one-year grant was awarded by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific NW Region.

The outreach program, Technology as a Pathway for Better Senior Health Access, will offer free workshops throughout the year to help participants learn steps for “medical inquiry” using the Internet, technical computing skills, and National Network of Libraries of Medicine health research skills.

“Through guided workshops and training, older adults will be exposed to resources and skills to improve computer literacy,” said Noel Nicolai, Education Coordinator at Pullman Regional Hospital.

Workshops will be held at Pullman Regional Hospital and in other community or senior centers around Whitman County starting June 5, 2015. To register or learn more, please contact Noel.Nicolai@pullmanregional.org or call (509) 336-7404.

This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Health, National Library of Medicine, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00008-C with the University of Washington.

 

Contact: Alison Weigley, Assistant Director of Development, External Relations & Marketing
Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation
509-332-2041
alison.weigley@pullmanregional.org

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