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Apr

13

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Launching and Leading the Librarian Reserve Corps: Developing an agile librarian network in response to COVID-19

Posted by on April 13th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , ,

This is a webinar presentation on librarian visioning, leadership, management, and trial by fire. It provides a unique perspective on launching and leading an international network of librarian volunteers in a new role: emergency responders in the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants will learn about the process of establishing an international network of volunteers from idea generation to… Read More »

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

Apr

13

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Health Literacy Out Loud Podcast, Telemedicine

Posted by on April 13th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

A new era of delivering healthcare at a distance was brought on by necessity during COVID-19. Telemedicine offers benefits and drawbacks for patients, practitioners, and populations. Lessons have been learned about effective communication. These include ways to establish a mutual agenda, encourage conversational turn-taking, discuss potentially awkward topics, and confirm understanding at the conclusion of… Read More »

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

Apr

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Register Now for 4th Annual Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium

Posted by on April 13th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , , , , ,

Registration is open for the May 6 symposium on older adult mental health. The National Council on Aging, U.S. Administration for Community Living, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration sponsor the day-long symposium. Issues around mental health are especially relevant during the COVID-19 pandemic and particularly for older adults who may already face… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Mental Health, Public Health, Senior, Webinars

Mar

09

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#VaccineReady Video Series

Posted by on March 9th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) has created a #VaccineReady video series to empower communities to proactively practice COVID-19 safety measures, get the facts about COVID-19 vaccines, share accurate vaccine information and get vaccinated when the time comes. Subscribe to the OMH YouTube channel to stay updated on the #VaccineReady video series and learn when vaccinations… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information

Mar

09

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April is National Minority Health Month

Posted by on March 9th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

This year, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) is focusing on the impacts COVID-19 is having on racial and ethnic minority and American Indian and Alaska Native communities and underscoring the need for these vulnerable communities to get vaccinated as more vaccines become available. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Minority Health Concerns

Mar

04

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COVID-19 Parental Resources Kit

Posted by on March 4th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , ,

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) can affect children and young people directly and indirectly. Beyond getting sick, many young people’s social, emotional, and mental well-being has been impacted by the pandemic. Trauma faced at this developmental stage can continue to affect them across their lifespan. Some of the challenges children and young people face during the COVID-19… Read More »

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

Mar

04

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End-of-Life Care: Planning, Information and Discussion, Online Course

Posted by on March 4th, 2021 0 comments Tags:

March 26- April 15, 2021 Instructor: Jarrod Irwin, Consumer Health Coordinator, NNLM SEA As modern medicine extends people’s lives, it also extends the last stage of their lives, leading to a number of care decisions people must make as they approach death. This course covers topics and information resources for navigating these end-of-life health issues,… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information

Feb

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National COVID-19 Resiliency Network Partners

Posted by on February 17th, 2021 0 comments Tags: ,

The National Association of Community Health Workers (NACHW) has joined the Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM)’s National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN) of partners to inform community-driven response, recovery, and resiliency strategies for addressing the impact of COVID-19 on communities. In response to the needs of communities most impacted by COVID-19, NACHW has partnered with Morehouse… Read More »

Posted in: General, Health Information

Feb

04

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The Nutrition Source’s Healthy Living Guide 2020/2021

Posted by on February 4th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Although we do not have concrete evidence regarding specific dietary factors that can reduce risk of COVID-19, we do know that maintaining a healthy lifestyle is critical to keeping our immune system strong. Beyond immunity, research has shown that individuals following five key habits—eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, keeping a healthy body weight, not… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Public Health

Feb

04

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New Guide from the NNLM: Substance Use Disorders

Posted by on February 4th, 2021 0 comments Tags:

The Network of National Library of Medicine’s (NNLM) Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Initiative aims raise awareness of National Library of Medicine’s Substance Use Disorders resources and the resources of partner organizations. As part of this initiative, NNLM staff launched a new guide to information on Substance Use Disorders. The guide links to free and reliable… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Public Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse

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