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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

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

Dec

03

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Webinar: All Health Is Not Created Equal: Where You Live Matters

Posted by on December 3rd, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Speaker: Shannon N. Zenk, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N., F.A.A.N., Director, National Institute of Nursing Research, Bethesda, MD Date: December 9, 2020 – 12:00 p.m. ET to 1:00 p.m. ET Location: Videocast; Registration Required Maybe the saying shouldn’t be “you are what you eat,” but rather “you are where you eat.” Social and economic factors, such as where someone lives, have powerful… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Webinars

Nov

10

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Understanding the Ground: Social Determinants of Health in Rural Populations

Posted by on November 10th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

Social determinants of health are defined by the World Health Organization as “the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age.” For rural populations, many of these elements are less favorable than within urban areas. Building on work conducted by the Rural and Minority Health Research Center, this webinar presentation will review… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Webinars

Nov

10

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HRSA launches #TelehealthTuesday campaign

Posted by on November 10th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

The Health Resources and Services Administration has kicked off the #TelehealthTuesday social media campaign to spotlight Telehealth.HHS.gov as the trusted place for telehealth information for patients and providers. Every Tuesday, join HRSA and follow #TelehealthTuesday on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn as they highlight tips, best practices, and other resources to ensure telehealth success. Telehealth… Read More »

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

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