The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) Region 5 has a Diverse Voices in Health & Medicine Collection Development Toolkit to help build collections that support health literacy and expand access to diverse voices in libraries of all types. The toolkit includes materials highlighting common and unique health concerns facing underserved populations through multiple genres and formats reflecting voices of the communities served.
The Diverse Voices in Health & Medicine Collection Development Toolkit was started through bibliographies submitted by 27 libraries spanning NNLM Region 5 which received Region 5 Collection Equity Outreach Awards in 2021. Over 1400 resources in a multitude of formats and genres comprise the Toolkit in these collections: Adult, Zines (Adult), Young Adult, and Children. Each collection is downloadable as a searchable pdf and browsed with hyperlinked subject headings. Obtain the free Diverse Voices Toolkit here: https://nnlm.gov/nnlm-reading-club/diverse-voices-collection