Tweens HackHealth: Working with School Librarians to Engage Disadvantaged Youth in Health Entrepreneurship

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We are entering a new era in which people are increasingly interested in, and expected to take responsibility for, their own health (Broom et al., in press; Flatley et al., 2010; Johnson & Case, 2012). This interest and responsibility necessitates being able to find personally relevant health information within one’s day-to-day life. Today’s youth have an unprecedented opportunity to learn about and adopt healthy habits that will help them to maximize their chances for living long, healthy lives. However, this opportunity can only be realized if youth have both the requisite information and digital literacy skills and a strong sense of self-efficacy when it comes to their health.

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Presented at the 2014 Association for Library and Information Science Education conference in Philadelphia, PA