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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 »
All Americans need access to current, reliable health information, especially as we navigate complex issues like health care, insurance and aging. Public libraries are a go-to resource throughout this journey. Healthy Community Tools for Public Libraries, a project of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) and the Public Library Association (PLA), brings together… Read More »
Through this partnership, PLA will launch a new survey intended to measure the effectiveness of public libraries’ consumer health programming in Project Outcome, the association’s free toolkit designed to help public libraries understand and share the impact of essential library services and programs. The survey will be added to Project Outcome in April 2019. “With… Read More »
Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine- Middle Atlantic Region on December 12, 2018 at 2:00 pm EST for their monthly Boost Box series. This series aims to boost your knowledge of National Library of Medicine products and additional health information topics. The month of December will feature guest speaker Mary Ehret, M.S.,R.D., L.D.N.,… Read More »
DigitalLearn.org, the Public Library Associations’s collection of short self-directed tutorials for end-users to increase their digital literacy, now features a course all about researching health topics on the Internet. Developed in partnership with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), the new course was designed to help learners understand and evaluate health information while… Read More »
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