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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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Women in STEM – eBook

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

Stories of Women in STEM at the Smithsonian is a free ebook featuring biographies of trailblazing women who made history through their scientific discoveries and innovation. From aerospace engineer and mathematician Mary Golda Ross to hair care entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker, learn how women have defied gender stereotypes and overcome structural barriers to advance the… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

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Consumer Health Collection Management, an on-demand course

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

The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) has a new on-demand course available for you to include in your professional development. Consumer Health Collection Management, is 4 credit hour online course which reviews collection management principles for health-related collections in public libraries. Watch a recorded presentation and complete 2 assignments to evaluate your… Read More »

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

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Interested in a Genetic Counseling Career?

Posted by on December 8th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , ,

What is a genetic counselor? What do they do and how much money do they make? These questions and more are answered in the Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code Genetic Counseling Career Profile interactive.  Scroll through to learn all about this STEM career in demand. It’s never too early to start planning whether you are a… Read More »

Posted in: Websites

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How Vaccines Work and are Developed

Posted by on December 8th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Vaccines can save millions of lives whether for the flu, measles, or other diseases. Currently researchers are hard at work developing vaccines that will prevent COVID-19. Vaccines contain tiny fragments of the disease-causing organism or the blueprints for making the tiny fragments. They also contain other ingredients to keep the vaccine safe and effective. These… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Health

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Stay Safe During the Holidays

Posted by on December 8th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , ,

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! But is it the safest? Though the holidays will be celebrated a little differently this year, decorating, cooking, and gift giving will likely continue. It provides us with comfort and something to look forward to. Though these holiday rituals may not seem risky or dangerous, they do… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Websites

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Understanding the Ground: Social Determinants of Health in Rural Populations

Posted by on November 10th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

Social determinants of health are defined by the World Health Organization as “the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age.” For rural populations, many of these elements are less favorable than within urban areas. Building on work conducted by the Rural and Minority Health Research Center, this webinar presentation will review… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Webinars

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Disasters and Religion App

Posted by on November 10th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

This app helps disaster responders better serve America’s diverse religious communities and build partnerships with religious leaders, with easily accessible religious literacy and competency information on 27 unique religions. It was created by the National Disaster Interfaiths Network (NDIN), New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS), and the University of Southern California Center for Religion and… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Multilingual

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HRSA launches #TelehealthTuesday campaign

Posted by on November 10th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

The Health Resources and Services Administration has kicked off the #TelehealthTuesday social media campaign to spotlight Telehealth.HHS.gov as the trusted place for telehealth information for patients and providers. Every Tuesday, join HRSA and follow #TelehealthTuesday on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn as they highlight tips, best practices, and other resources to ensure telehealth success. Telehealth… Read More »

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

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Celebrate Health Literacy This October

Posted by on October 8th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Health Literacy Month is a time for organizations, advocates, and individuals to promote the importance of making health information understandable for everyone. In the spirit of Health Literacy Month this October, the Public Library Association (PLA) is highlighting a suite of free tools and resources to public libraries to build awareness of health issues, prevention,… Read More »

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

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