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Jul

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Virtual Reality and Health

Posted by on July 17th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

Unless you spend most of your time floating in an alternate universe, you are aware of how virtual reality, or VR, will transform the future of our healthcare.  The latest NIH News in Health, Beyond Games: Using Virtual Reality to Improve Health, describes the potential uses of this technology.  The NNLM PSR is excited to… Read More »

Posted in: General

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Libraries and Immigrant Health

Posted by on July 17th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

Immigrant health was briefly mentioned during the opening session of the NAHN Conference, and along with nurses, librarians are a group concerned with how to best support this population.  For those interested in how libraries can help support this population, here are a few resources to share:  REFORMA Children in Crisis Project – https://www.facebook.com/REFORMAChildreninCrisis/  CDC Immigrant… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General

Jul

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National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN)

Posted by on July 17th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

The NNLM PSR is exhibiting at the 2019 National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) Conference today, July 17 through Friday, July 19.  See links to a few session resources:  Susan Hassmiller, RN, PhD, FAAN, spoke about The Future of Nursing 2020: How Latinos Can Play a Role in the Future of U.S. Health Care. Future of Nursing Campaign for Action… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Conferences, General

Jun

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LGBTQIA+ Book Club

Posted by on June 19th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

Interested in running a book club but not sure where to start? Interested in receiving an entirely free book club kit, bags, print materials, and discussion guide included? It may sound too good to be true, but thanks to the NNLM it’s not! Check out the Reading Club Kit Selection Guide  and order yours today!

Posted in: General

Jun

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Health Needs of LGBTQ+ Populations

Posted by on June 19th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

For more services from the NNLM, view the recording of the most recent Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-being of LGBTQ+ Populations webinar provided by the Greater Midwest Region. Register for the next webinar to be held on August 22, 2019; in the meantime, you may download the latest list of References and Resources.

Posted in: General, Webinars

Jun

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LGBTQIA+ Student Scholarships

Posted by on June 19th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Pride Month is in full swing as well as summer vacation, which brings relaxation, road trips, and for many, prepping for the school season to come! For those working with or providing resources to LGBTQIA+ students, find financial aid resources specifically for them, including those interested in the health professions, below. The Queer Foundation Scholarship Fund promotes… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Scholarships and Grants

May

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Let’s Talk Mental Health *Every* Month

Posted by on May 15th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

In continuing with our Mental Health Month themed blog posts, I’d like to thank the Association of Specialized Government and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA), for sharing their Mental Health Issues page. From this page, I discovered the Mental Health Toolkit created by the Mental Health America organization. Mental Health America (MHA) was founded in 1909,… Read More »

Posted in: General, Mental Health

May

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NIMH Outreach Partnership Program

Posted by on May 15th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , ,

We are halfway through National Mental Health Awareness Month, and one resource promoting both research and public engagement is the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).  NIMH is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders, whose mission is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving… Read More »

Posted in: General, Mental Health

May

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Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library (NNLM 1 hour webinar)

Posted by on May 15th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

Register now for the Caring for the Mind webinar, taking place on May 21, 2019 from 9-10 HT/12-1 PT/1-2 MT/2-3 CT/3-4 ET.  Responding to questions involving topics on mental health is challenging even for the most experienced librarian. In Caring for the Mind, participants will learn how to effectively provide mental health information at their… Read More »

Posted in: General, Mental Health, Webinars

Mar

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Fool the Numbers – Stay Active & Healthy!

Posted by on March 28th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

April 1 marks the kick off for National Minority Health Month 2019, and the theme this year is Active & Healthy.  The Office of Minority Health will join partners throughout the country to promote physical activity to help people live healthier lives.  According to the 2010 U.S. Census, about 36 percent (page 20) of the population… Read More »

Posted in: General, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

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