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Webinar Addressing Health Misinformation Tomorrow

Posted by on July 28th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

The Roundtable on Health Literacy will convene a short webinar featuring experts on the spread of health misinformation and health literacy strategies to address it. Speakers will discuss health literacy strategies specific to addressing misinformation around COVID-19. Topic: Addressing Health Misinformation Through Health Literacy Practices: A Virtual Workshop Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 Time: 1:00… Read More »

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NNLM Reading Club – Black Maternal Health

Posted by on July 28th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

Black Maternal Health is the inaugural topic for the new Racism and Health Series. NNLM encourages you to select one of the three books pictured that are written by Black authors. Bring your book-discussion group into one of the central conversations impacting our nation as the NNLM Reading Club focuses on Racism and Health for… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Public Health

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August Is Talk To Your Doctor Month

Posted by on July 28th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

August is “Talk To Your Doctor” Month. Clear and honest communication between you and your physician can help you both make smart choices about your health. It’s important to be honest and upfront about your symptoms even if you feel embarrassed or shy. Have an open dialogue with your doctor — ask questions to make… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Health Information Literacy, Multilingual, Senior

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Clinical Conversations Training Program

Posted by on July 14th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Clinical Conversations is a program from the Network of the National Library of Medicine for training clinicians and other clinical staff who interact with patients about health literacy and related concepts. This program allows clinical trainers or managers to offer brief trainings embedded into regular staff meetings or trainings that they already facilitate as a… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns

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Tox Town Science Classroom

Posted by on July 14th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

Looking for resources to learn about environment and health for middle school students? Explore the National Library of Medicine’s Tox Town Science Classroom to find lesson plans/activities, interactive games, hands on activities, videos, informational websites and more. Tox Town offers high quality consumer-level non-technical information about connections between chemicals, the environment, and the public’s health. … Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Websites

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NIH Scientist Game™ app

Posted by on July 14th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Students age 10 and up now have a fun way to experience the excitement of advancing science and health and exploring a research career. The NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR) has just released the NIH Scientist Launch Game™ app. “Our app breaks new ground in STEM education,” said Dr. Noni Byrnes, Director of NIH… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

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Rural Community Toolbox: Funding & Tools to Build Healthy Drug-Free Rural Communities

Posted by on July 9th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Rural Community Toolbox: Funding & Tools to Build Healthy Drug-Free Rural Communities was created by the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s Rural Opioid Federal Interagency Working Group. This comprehensive toolbox provides information about grant funding for drug-free rural communities, resources for treatment and services for individuals, community assessment resources, a rural community action… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Rural, Scholarships and Grants, Substance Addiction and Misuse, Veterans Resources, Websites

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Educational Packets Available from NNLM’s HIV/AIDS Coordinating Center

Posted by on July 9th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

NNLM’s HIV/AIDS Coordinating Center (NACC) has curated educational packets for community-based organizations working with people with HIV. Each packet contains print books, brochures, and handouts that can be used in your resource room or shared with your clients. Educational packets are scheduled to be mailed in July 2020. Please email NACC nacc@umassmed.edu if you would like… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, HIV/AIDS

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Webinar: Fostering Mutuality: How One Library Prepared for the Opioid Crisis

Posted by on July 9th, 2020 0 comments Tags: ,

NNLM’s Greater Midwest Region is hosting the upcoming webinar “Fostering Mutuality: How One Library Prepared for the Opioid Crisis”: Kalamazoo is a midsized city in southwest Michigan with a growing number of incidents of opioid usage. Although the issue had yet to have a significant effect on the Kalamazoo Public Library (KPL), some staff wanted… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Public Library, Substance Addiction and Misuse

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