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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

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

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

Feb

04

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Webinar: Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Crisis with Their Community

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

In this webinar, Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D., Director of Library Trends and User Research, OCLC Research, will share the findings of the project, Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Crisis with Their Communities, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, in partnership with OCLC and the Public Library Association, a division of the… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Public Library, Substance Addiction and Misuse, Webinars

Jan

07

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Video: I wear a mask because…

Posted by on January 7th, 2021 0 comments Tags: ,

Wearing a mask is essential to slowing the spread of COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has created short videos, “I wear a mask because…“, to promote wearing masks. The videos feature sound bites from CDC staff about why they wear a mask. The videos are available in English and American Sign Language. Shorter… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Websites

Jan

07

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Webinar: Bringing Public Health and Public Libraries Together

Posted by on January 7th, 2021 0 comments Tags: ,

Establishing and sustaining collaborative partnerships between Public Libraries and Public Health departments presents opportunities to bring together existing networks and partnerships and further support the communities they serve. This webinar will discuss the benefits of strong partnerships between Public Libraries and Public Health departments. Opportunities and strategies for partnerships will also be discussed. Content for… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Webinars

Dec

30

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Contact Tracing

Posted by on December 30th, 2020 0 comments Tags:

“Contact tracing was not designed to determine how people who got the infection got infected, however in the process of interviewing those cases—identifying their contacts—we do have a conversation about how they got exposed”. Find out about contract tracing with a short interview with Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley on “Targeted COVID-19 Restrictions”.  … Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

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