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Nov

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NNLM Webinar: Making Sense of Numbers

Posted by on November 1st, 2019 0 comments

Numeracy literacy is not only a problem for individuals receiving health information but also for those providing information that contain numbers. This class is a basic introduction for anyone who wants to understand how to communicate health information that involves numeracy. The purpose of this class is to understand risk and benefits from a layman’s… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Health Information Literacy, Webinars

Oct

08

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BAM! Body and Mind

Posted by on October 8th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

Did you know CDC Healthy Schools has a website just for kids? Check out the BAM! Body and Mind website, with cool health info including an original web comic series! The BAM! Body and Mind website is for tweens (kids 9–12 years old), their parents, and their teachers. BAM! has information on health topics such as how… Read More »

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

Oct

08

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NNLM webinar: Health Insurance Literacy

Posted by on October 8th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

Today many adults have difficulty knowing how to find a physician, fill a prescription, use and pay for medications, and use health information to make informed decisions about their health. Libraries are prominent places in communities making libraries and librarians excellent resources for advancing health information literacy. For example, librarians can address the unmet information… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Library, Webinars

Sep

06

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MCR Class: Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library

Posted by on September 6th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

5 class offerings! This hands-on class will cover the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public. Come learn about the evolution of consumer health, health literacy and the e-patient. Participants will leave equipped with knowledge of top consumer health sites and… Read More »

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

Jul

09

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Webinar on Vaccine Information and Resources

Posted by on July 9th, 2019 0 comments

The NNLM webinar series, PNR Rendezvous, has a free webinar focusing on vaccine information. When: Wednesday, August 21 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PT (please adjust to your time zone) Session Title: Libraries Connecting Communities to Vaccine Information & Resources With vaccines being in the headlines recently, it is likely many of your library patrons… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information Literacy, Public Health, Public Library, Webinars

Jul

09

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Know the Risks of Marijuana

Posted by on July 9th, 2019 0 comments

The number of states legalizing the use of marijuana is slowly growing, whether for medical and/or recreational use. Marijuana use among all adult age groups, both sexes, and pregnant women is increasing as well. At the same time, the perception of how harmful marijuana use can be is declining. SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information Literacy, Substance Addiction and Misuse, Websites

Feb

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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, February 25 – March 3

Posted by on February 12th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

The 2019 theme, Come as You Are, highlights the National Eating Disorders Association’s (NEDA) movement towards inclusivity in the greater eating disorder community and their goal of unifying the field of eating disorders. In particular, Come as You Are sends a message to individuals at all stages of body acceptance and eating disorders recovery that… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information Literacy, Mental Health

Jan

08

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Privacy of Ancestry DNA Testing

Posted by on January 8th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

Are you one of many who received a direct-to-consumer genetic test over the holidays?  This popular gift sounds like fun and it is easy to get caught up in the excitement to learn more about your background. However, are you aware of the privacy, or lack of privacy, regarding these tests? Take some time to… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy

Jan

03

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Plain Language Checklist for Emergency Responders

Posted by on January 3rd, 2019 0 comments

HHS’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response and Office for Civil Rights recently developed a plain language checklist to help emergency responders provide services to individuals with limited English proficiency and individuals with disabilities during response and recovery efforts.

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Health Information Literacy

Dec

19

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Webinar: Health Literacy Begins at Your Library

Posted by on December 19th, 2018 0 comments

For anyone who is interested in the role their library can play in promoting the health and wellness of its community through fostering higher health literacy or anyone who is interested in  the role health  literacy plays in managing one’s health, this webinar will be of interest to you. Library programs directed toward children, teens,… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Webinars

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