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Public libraries are respected local institutions that connect community members to credible information and services. As community anchor institutions, libraries are leveraging their assets in response to the opioid crisis that has gripped the country. After 16 months of research, OCLC, and the Public Library Association have released a call to action on how libraries can address… Read More »
The NNLM Health Programming for Summer Reading page is live! NNLM has partnered with the Collaborative Summer Library Program to offer health programming in libraries. Visit the page for fun, free activity ideas complete with health information resources from the National Library of Medicine!
Festive celebrations, flickering lights and winter greens are hallmarks of the holiday season. But, they also present fire risks that can quickly turn this festive time of year into a devastating one. Did you know: Electrical distribution or lighting equipment was involved in more than two of every five (44%) home Christmas tree fires. Two… Read More »
Public and school libraries throughout the nation have been celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing this year with the reading theme “A Universe of Stories”. Join us for an online offering of Astronaut Health: Health Information Resources to Support Science Education. Instructor Debbie Montenegro, NNLM SCR Consumer Health Coordinator and NASA Solar… Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) is a community-based literacy and social program for adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, providing a unique opportunity for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to experience community inclusion, social connectedness, life-long learning, self-determination and self-advocacy. The program was created in 2002 by Dr. Thomas Fish, the… Read More »
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June is Men’s Health Month, a national observance used to raise awareness about health care for men and focus on encouraging boys, men and their families to practice and implement healthy living decisions, such as exercising and eating healthy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men in the United States, on average,… Read More »
Because mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)(link is external) recognizes the importance of scientific research to advance medical breakthroughs. To help raise awareness, May is recognized by the National Health Observances as Mental Health Month(link is external). The NNLM Reading Club… Read More »
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