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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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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

Dec

08

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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

Oct

08

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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

Oct

08

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Free PLA Webinar Regarding ACA and LGBTQ Health

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

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it critical for health information providers across the country to stay informed about the special protections and benefits health insurance coverage offers to the safety of LGBTQ community members. This free webinar will help educate public library practitioners about available health insurance coverage options, benefits, and special federal protections exclusively… Read More »

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

Aug

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“Compassion in Action” Webinar Series

Posted by on August 11th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Compassion in Action Webinar Series will describe ways faith and community groups are addressing the needs of those with mental illness and their caregivers. Through the Compassion in Action Guide and this webinar series, the hope is to encourage more faith communities to walk with and provide community for a lifetime to people with… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Health Information, Health Information Literacy, Mental Health, Webinars

Jul

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August Is Talk To Your Doctor Month

Posted by on July 28th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

August is “Talk To Your Doctor” Month. Clear and honest communication between you and your physician can help you both make smart choices about your health. It’s important to be honest and upfront about your symptoms even if you feel embarrassed or shy. Have an open dialogue with your doctor — ask questions to make… Read More »

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

Jul

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Clinical Conversations Training Program

Posted by on July 14th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Clinical Conversations is a program from the Network of the National Library of Medicine for training clinicians and other clinical staff who interact with patients about health literacy and related concepts. This program allows clinical trainers or managers to offer brief trainings embedded into regular staff meetings or trainings that they already facilitate as a… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns

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