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Apr

13

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Launching and Leading the Librarian Reserve Corps: Developing an agile librarian network in response to COVID-19

Posted by on April 13th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , ,

This is a webinar presentation on librarian visioning, leadership, management, and trial by fire. It provides a unique perspective on launching and leading an international network of librarian volunteers in a new role: emergency responders in the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants will learn about the process of establishing an international network of volunteers from idea generation to… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Public Health, Public Library, Webinars, Websites

Apr

13

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Health Literacy Out Loud Podcast, Telemedicine

Posted by on April 13th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

A new era of delivering healthcare at a distance was brought on by necessity during COVID-19. Telemedicine offers benefits and drawbacks for patients, practitioners, and populations. Lessons have been learned about effective communication. These include ways to establish a mutual agenda, encourage conversational turn-taking, discuss potentially awkward topics, and confirm understanding at the conclusion of… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Public Health, Public Library, Websites

Apr

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Register Now for 4th Annual Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium

Posted by on April 13th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , , , , ,

Registration is open for the May 6 symposium on older adult mental health. The National Council on Aging, U.S. Administration for Community Living, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration sponsor the day-long symposium. Issues around mental health are especially relevant during the COVID-19 pandemic and particularly for older adults who may already face… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Mental Health, Public Health, Senior, Webinars

Mar

09

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#VaccineReady Video Series

Posted by on March 9th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) has created a #VaccineReady video series to empower communities to proactively practice COVID-19 safety measures, get the facts about COVID-19 vaccines, share accurate vaccine information and get vaccinated when the time comes. Subscribe to the OMH YouTube channel to stay updated on the #VaccineReady video series and learn when vaccinations… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information

Mar

09

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April is National Minority Health Month

Posted by on March 9th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

This year, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) is focusing on the impacts COVID-19 is having on racial and ethnic minority and American Indian and Alaska Native communities and underscoring the need for these vulnerable communities to get vaccinated as more vaccines become available. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Minority Health Concerns

Mar

09

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New Funding Opportunity, Health Literacy and COVID-19

Posted by on March 9th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) has announced a new funding opportunity: Advancing Health Literacy to Enhance Equitable Community Responses to COVID-19. This initiative seeks applications for projects to demonstrate the effectiveness of local government implementation of evidence-based health literacy strategies that are culturally appropriate to enhance COVID-19 testing, contact tracing and/or other mitigation measures… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Rural, Scholarships and Grants, Urban

Feb

09

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American Heart Association’s interactive cardiovascular library

Posted by on February 9th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

February is American Heart Month and what better time than to learn more about heart health. The American Heart Association has an interactive cardiovascular library called “Watch, Learn and Live”. Through text, animation and graphics, viewers can learn about over 20 topics related to heart health. What’s nice about the interactive library is that plain text… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Health Information Literacy

Feb

09

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Henrietta Lacks’ Life and Contributions to Medical Research

Posted by on February 9th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Unlocking Life’s Code presents a new timeline highlighting the life of Henrietta Lacks and the medical science discoveries resulting from her cells known as HeLa cells. As you scroll through the timeline, you will learn more about who Henrietta Lacks was, how HeLa cells were discovered, and how medical science has benefitted. The timeline complements… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns, Websites

Feb

09

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Media Literacy in the Library

Posted by on February 9th, 2021 0 comments Tags: ,

In response to the need for media literacy education, the American Library Association (ALA) has released a free digital guide and related webinar series to help library workers plan for moments like these. “Media Literacy in the Library: A Guide for Library Practitioners” contains information, program ideas and conversation starters on topics like misinformation and… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Library, Webinars

Jan

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DNA Day Essay Contest

Posted by on January 12th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) DNA Day essay contest question is now available to students in grades 9-12 worldwide. Students are asked to examine, question, and reflect on important concepts in genetics. The first place student winner receives $1,000 and their teacher receives a $1,000 genetics material grant. The submission site is now… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Scholarships and Grants

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