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Mar

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Rural Early Childhood Health Promotion Toolkit

Posted by on March 4th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Rural Health Information Hub recently released the Rural Early Childhood Health Promotion Toolkit. This toolkit compiles evidence-based and promising models and resources to support rural communities and organizations implementing early childhood health promotion programs across the United States. The modules in the toolkit provide resources and information focused on developing, implementing, evaluating, and sustaining… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Rural

Mar

04

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COVID-19 Parental Resources Kit

Posted by on March 4th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , ,

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) can affect children and young people directly and indirectly. Beyond getting sick, many young people’s social, emotional, and mental well-being has been impacted by the pandemic. Trauma faced at this developmental stage can continue to affect them across their lifespan. Some of the challenges children and young people face during the COVID-19… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information, Public Health, Websites

Mar

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End-of-Life Care: Planning, Information and Discussion, Online Course

Posted by on March 4th, 2021 0 comments Tags:

March 26- April 15, 2021 Instructor: Jarrod Irwin, Consumer Health Coordinator, NNLM SEA As modern medicine extends people’s lives, it also extends the last stage of their lives, leading to a number of care decisions people must make as they approach death. This course covers topics and information resources for navigating these end-of-life health issues,… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information

Feb

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The Nutrition Source’s Healthy Living Guide 2020/2021

Posted by on February 4th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Although we do not have concrete evidence regarding specific dietary factors that can reduce risk of COVID-19, we do know that maintaining a healthy lifestyle is critical to keeping our immune system strong. Beyond immunity, research has shown that individuals following five key habits—eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, keeping a healthy body weight, not… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Public Health

Feb

04

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New Guide from the NNLM: Substance Use Disorders

Posted by on February 4th, 2021 0 comments Tags:

The Network of National Library of Medicine’s (NNLM) Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Initiative aims raise awareness of National Library of Medicine’s Substance Use Disorders resources and the resources of partner organizations. As part of this initiative, NNLM staff launched a new guide to information on Substance Use Disorders. The guide links to free and reliable… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Public Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Feb

04

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Webinar: Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Crisis with Their Community

Posted by on February 4th, 2021 0 comments Tags:

In this webinar, Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D., Director of Library Trends and User Research, OCLC Research, will share the findings of the project, Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Crisis with Their Communities, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, in partnership with OCLC and the Public Library Association, a division of the… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Public Library, Substance Addiction and Misuse, Webinars

Jan

07

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Video: I wear a mask because…

Posted by on January 7th, 2021 0 comments Tags: ,

Wearing a mask is essential to slowing the spread of COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has created short videos, “I wear a mask because…“, to promote wearing masks. The videos feature sound bites from CDC staff about why they wear a mask. The videos are available in English and American Sign Language. Shorter… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Websites

Jan

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Feeling Stressed? Ways to Improve your Wellbeing

Posted by on January 7th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Have you been feeling more stressed than usual? Many people are during these challenging times. The COVID-19 pandemic has many people feeling overwhelmed. Everyone feels stress sometimes. It’s a natural response to a challenge or demand. Stress can come from the day-to-day pressures of work and family. January’s NIH News in Health issue provides evidence… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Mental Health

Jan

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Webinar: Bringing Public Health and Public Libraries Together

Posted by on January 7th, 2021 0 comments Tags: ,

Establishing and sustaining collaborative partnerships between Public Libraries and Public Health departments presents opportunities to bring together existing networks and partnerships and further support the communities they serve. This webinar will discuss the benefits of strong partnerships between Public Libraries and Public Health departments. Opportunities and strategies for partnerships will also be discussed. Content for… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Webinars

Dec

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MedlinePlus Social Media Toolkit

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

The new MedlinePlus Social Media Toolkit includes ready-made posts for social media and other communication channels. Sharing these posts will help to connect your community to high-quality, relevant health and wellness information that is trusted and easy to understand, in both English and Spanish. The toolkit includes images, texts, and links to resources from MedlinePlus…. Read More »

Posted in: National Library of Medicine News

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