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Feb

24

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Introduction to Health Reference: Ethics and Best Practices

Posted by on February 24th, 2020 0 comments

Learn how to conduct a health reference interview using ethical and effective communication strategies in this 4 credit/4 module asynchronous online class. Through interactive, self-paced tutorials, discussion forums, and a synthesis exercise, users will learn:         What is a health reference interview         How the library can protect patrons’… Read More »

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

Feb

24

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NNLM Human Genetics Film Kits

Posted by on February 24th, 2020 0 comments

Are you interested in providing health information to your community? We know how difficult this can be in small and rural libraries with limited budget and personnel. Announcing the NNLM Human Genetics Film Kit. Partnering with the NIH All of Us Research program, we are providing film kits to up to 250 public libraries across… Read More »

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

Feb

06

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Navigating the Health Care System: Health Literacy Curriculum

Posted by on February 6th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Navigating the Health Care System is a four-unit health literacy curriculum designed by Nemours Children’s Health System for use with high-school-aged adolescents in classroom and community settings. It is designed to prepare students to be responsible for managing their own health care as they transition into adulthood. Units include: Definitions (health, health care, self-advocacy, health… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information Literacy

Nov

01

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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

12

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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

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