PLA announces webinars on health insurance education, measuring libraries' impact

For Immediate Release
Tue, 10/29/2019


Laurence Deutsch

Manager, Communications

Public Library Association (PLA)

CHICAGO – Today, the Public Library Association (PLA) announced two free webinars to take place in November.

The first, Reaching the Uninsured: Libraries Work to Reduce Disparities in Health Insurance Coverage, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 1–2 p.m. Central Time. This webinar will cover how public libraries can build awareness about health insurance and educate patrons who lack coverage. Participants will learn about PLA’s Libraries Connecting You to Coverage initiative, with tips and tools to help libraries start or increase their efforts to educate and build awareness. These efforts will help reach the uninsured — many of whom are people of color — and increase health insurance literacy for better health outcomes. Learn more and register for this webinar.

The second, Project Outcome: Taking Action Using the Results, will be held Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 1–2 p.m. Central Time. This webinar is intended for users of PLA’s Project Outcome, a free online toolkit designed to help public libraries understand and share the impact of their programs and services. Participants will learn how their peers have used the results of Project Outcome surveys to guide programming, strategic planning, communications, advocacy, and funding decisions. Learn more and register for this webinar.

Both webinars are offered free of charge, but registration is required and space is limited.

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About the Public Library Association
The Public Library Association (PLA) is the largest association dedicated to supporting the unique and evolving needs of public library professionals. Founded in 1944, PLA serves nearly 10,000 members in public libraries large and small in communities across the United States and Canada, with a growing presence around the world. PLA strives to help its members shape the essential institution of public libraries by serving as an indispensable ally for public library leaders. For more information about PLA, contact the PLA office at 1 (800) 545-2433, ext.5PLA, or