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Sep

03

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Webinar: Advance Alzheimer’s Research Online

Posted by on September 3rd, 2020 0 comments Tags: ,

Did you know that you could help advance Alzheimer’s research by playing a game on your computer? Stall Catchers is designed by researchers at Cornell University to advance Alzheimer’s solutions through researching reduced blood flow in the brain or “stalls.” The game includes short videos from the brains of mice and asks you to score… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Senior, Webinars

Sep

03

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Frequently Asked Influenza (Flu) Questions: 2020-21 Season

Posted by on September 3rd, 2020 0 comments Tags: ,

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website provides updated information answering common questions about the 2020-21 flu season. Questions address topics such as the flu vaccine, getting the flu vaccine during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the difference between the flu and COVID-19.

Posted in: Health Information, Public Health, Websites

Sep

03

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Look to Libraries in Times of Crisis

Posted by on September 3rd, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The Association of Library Service to Children (ALSC) created the resource #LookToLibraries to help librarians, parents, and caregivers to provide resources to children that promote mental well-being during times of uncertainty and change. Resources include tips for modeling safe use of digital devices and recommended reading lists to help children learn and cope.

Posted in: Children and Teens, Mental Health, Websites

Aug

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Activity Books Teach about Nutrition in Ojibwe/English

Posted by on August 6th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Minwanjige, Mino-bimaadizi (Eat Well/ Live Well) activity books provide children with coloring pages, nutrition facts, recipes, and more in Ojibwe and English. The activity books are free to download from the University of Minnesota, Duluth and are available for Kindergarten and 1st-2nd Graders. These books were created by Anna Wirta Kosobuski, Rachel King-Siert, Teague Goodsky,… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual, Public Library

Aug

06

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Rural Telehealth Toolkit

Posted by on August 6th, 2020 0 comments Tags: ,

The Rural Telehealth Toolkit, available from the Rural Health Information Hub, provides information about creating and implementing telehealth programs in rural communities. The toolkit compiles evidence-based resources to provide guidance to organizations for creating telehealth programs, and addresses common challenges experienced in rural communities across the United States. The modules in the toolkit contain resources… Read More »

Posted in: Rural, Websites

Aug

06

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NNLM SCR Webinar: Creating Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Front Line Workers: One Way Libraries Can Contribute to the Pandemic Response

Posted by on August 6th, 2020 0 comments Tags:

The UTA Libraries FabLab has contributed to the national movement among makerspaces to craft sewn masks and 3D printed face shields for the community and for front line health care workers in the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar will cover the approach to safely facilitate the making of these Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) items; how they… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Public Health, Webinars

Jul

09

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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

Jul

09

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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

Jul

09

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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

Jun

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Greater Good in Action

Posted by on June 4th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

Greater Good in Action provides science-based practices for a meaningful life. The site provides activities or practices for developing personal well-being. Activities are easy to browse by topic, such as “empathy,” “kindness,” and “resilience to stress.” Each activity provides the steps for “how to do it” and the research behind the activity or, “why to… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Websites

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