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    Health Literacy 101: Increasing Literacy Reduces Health Disparities

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    According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), health disparities are “preventable differences in the burden of disease, injury, violence, or opportunities to achieve optimal health that are experienced by socially disadvantaged populations”. The American Medical Association (AMA) has identified literacy as the number one social determinant of an individual’s health, above education, income and race. Learn about health literacy as a tool in the fight against health disparities from this poster as well as methods of effective health communication between health information providers and information seekers. Self-advocacy, plain language cultural competence, and the teach-back technique are among the tools presented

    Think Inside the Blocks: Health Literacy Outreach to Disadvantaged People in Their Own Environment

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    This bilingual (Spanish/English) poster highlights six creative health literacy outreach projects that have proven to be successful in increasing participation in health-related events in their communities and in boosting health literacy in the process. For example, in Georgetown, South Carolina, a beauty salon owner, concerned about her clients’ frequent frustration with trying to decipher medical information, partners with her local public library and is grant funded to provide a Wellness Workstation in her salon. Years later, her clients research health information between services using the workstation, evening health literacy classes are regularly conducted for community members and continued funding has provided iPads and mobile printers for outreach to the homebound. On Maryland’s Eastern Shore, five high schools and three public library branches partner for a successful peer-to-peer training project focused on decreasing teen obesity by improving health literacy. In Baltimore, Maryland, public schools and libraries partner with a grocery store and local government (among others) to create a virtual supermarket enabling people living in food deserts to access healthy foods. Working to make your facility and programs inviting and culturally appropriate for diverse, underserved populations is certainly important, but because of transportation issues and other deterrents to attendance, it\u27s also imperative to go out into those communities to offer your services. Forming partnerships with owners and staff of popular community gathering places makes a tremendous impact on the health awareness and self-advocacy of community members. Be creative - think outside the box and inside the blocks

    The Holy House of Ungit

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    Examination of Lewis’s use of metaphor, biblical imagery, and imagery associated with goddesses in Till We Have Faces, especially in the characters of Ungit and Orual

    Reviews

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    A Cry Like a Bell. Madeleine L\u27Engle. Reviewed by Nancy-Lou Patterson. C.S. Lewis: The Man and His God. Richard Harries. Reviewed by Nancy-Lou Patterson. C.S. Lewis, Mere Christian. Kathryn Lindskoog. Reviewed by Nancy-Lou Patterson. The Screwtape Letters. C.S. Lewis. Reviewed by Nancy-Lou Patterson

    The Bolt of Tash: The Figure of Satan in C.S. Lewis\u27 \u3ci\u3eThe Horse and His Boy\u3c/i\u3e and \u3ci\u3eThe Last Battle\u3c/i\u3e

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    Discusses the figure of Tash in two Narnia books, noting the imagery of Satan that is applied to the god of the Calormenes

    The McWilliam House Hallway: A Painted Room in Drayton, Ontario

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    Miraculous Bread… Miraculous Wine : Eucharistic Motifs in the Fantasies of C.S. Lewis

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    Lewis’s use of food symbolism, and particularly Eucharistic symbolism, in his fantasy novels

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    Jack: C.S. Lewis and His Times. George Sayer. Reviewed by Nancy-Lou Patterson. Mythical and Fabulous Creatures: A Source Book and Research Guide. Malcom South, ed. Reviewed by Nancy-Lou Patterson

    Archetypes of the Mother in the Fantasies of George MacDonald

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    A study of the Wise Woman, Mother, or Grandmother figure throughout George MacDonald’s fantasy. Discusses how MacDonald is better understood through Jungian rather than Freudian analysis. Places imagery associated with these figures in their mythological, symbolic, and religious contexts, and examines both the beneficial and deadly aspects of the anima as shown in their actions

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