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Health Disparities: You know there's a need, now prove it! (webinar)

Posted by on January 30th, 2017 0 comments

From the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region: Most of us can see with our own eyes that inequity exists, including in health access and outcomes. How do we prove it to policy makers, grant funders and other decision makers? Are there model interventions that we can replicate? This entry-level presentation will… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Public Library, Webinars



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Healthy Native Youth: Offering Engaging, Relevant, Effective Health Resources webinar

Posted by on November 16th, 2016 0 comments Tags: , ,

Office of Minority Health Resource Center presents Healthy Native Youth: Offering Engaging, Relevant, Effective Health Resources Tuesday, November 22, 2016 2 to 3pm EST Register at is a new one-stop-shop for educators and health advocates who want to expand learning opportunities for American Indian/Alaska Native youth. The site was designed for tribal health educators, teachers,… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Minority Health Concerns, Public Library, Webinars



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Have a safe Halloween!

Posted by on October 31st, 2016 0 comments

Before you get dressed up and start trick-or-treating tonight, check out these sites for safety tips from food to streets to costumes. Halloween Health and Safety Tips (CDC) A Safe and Spooktacular Halloween (KidsHealth from Nemours) Make Halloween a Sweet Dream, Not a Nightmare ( ‘Lucky 13’ Tips for a Safe Halloween (FDA)

Posted in: Articles, Children and Teens, Public Health, Public Library



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#LibHealthChat on Twitter

Posted by on October 14th, 2016 0 comments

October 25, 2016 at 2 PM EDT Join the Office of Minority Health (@MinorityHealth) in a Twitter chat about resources and information that libraries provide in regards to health and minority communities. Use #LibHealthChat to participate. From tweet by @MinorityHealth.

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns, Public Library



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New Disaster Resources for K-12

Posted by on September 7th, 2016 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Specialized Information Services (SIS) K-12 team compiled a list of resources to teach K-12 students about disasters and disaster preparedness. You’ll find lesson plans, activity sheets, and age-appropriate information on drought, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, tornadoes, wildfires, and general disaster recovery and preparedness. For the list of resources, visit the… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Emergency Preparedness, Mental Health, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health, Public Library



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New Resources for Families on Choose MyPlate

Posted by on August 26th, 2016 0 comments Tags: , ,

It’s back-to-school season and just launched new resources to help families eat better together. It’s also a great time for families to establish a new routine and work together toward a healthier lifestyle. Check them out here:

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



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Libraries Connecting the Community to Health

Posted by on May 31st, 2016 0 comments

Health Happens in Libraries, a OCLC WebJunction program, highlights community health initiatives in public libraries. Two of the most recent post include: “Public and Health Sciences Library Collaboration for Community Impact: Lessons from the MS Buddy Project” Webinar: June 9, 2016, 3 to 4 PM Eastern For a description and registration, visit “Gamifying and Growing a Community Health… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Public Library



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Measuring Program Outcomes: A Toolkit for Public Libraries

Posted by on April 22nd, 2016 0 comments Tags: ,

A free webinar on May 4th, 2016 will present how to measure outcomes of your programs using a free toolkit for public libraries. It’s focused on implementation in small libraries, but is open to libraries of all sizes. The webinar will provide an overview of outcome measurement from Project Outcome, a new program from the… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Public Library



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Consider Your Library’s Community Health Programming Holistically

Posted by on April 7th, 2016 0 comments

From “Health Happens in Libraries”  WebJunction shares resources for libraries to use in starting, adding, or evaluating health programs specifically in public libraries. Community organizations and libraries of all types might find this information useful as well.  

Posted in: Public Library



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HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project 2016

Posted by on March 28th, 2016 0 comments

Adapted from SIS NLM, The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects for improving HIV/AIDS information access for patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers and the general public. Emphasis is on increasing the awareness and utilization of… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, HIV/AIDS, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health, Public Library, Scholarships and Grants

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