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Putting the Consumer Health Information Specialization to Work in Public Libraries

Posted by on October 27th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) credential can help public librarians stay current in the consumer health information field and bring an additional, recognized level of expertise to their communities. This webinar will provide an overview of the CHIS designation, including its requirements and benefits, and will also showcase specific projects and programs that public library… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, National Library of Medicine News, Public Library, Webinars



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Health Literacy Toolkit

Posted by on October 16th, 2017 0 comments

NNLM and the American Library Association have created a Health Literacy toolkit as part of the Libraries Transform campaign. To learn more about the toolkit, watch the NNLM MAR webinar with Amanda J. Wilson (NNLM) and Jeff Julian (ALA) as they discuss NNLM’s mission to support health literacy efforts in libraries and explain how to use… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Library, Websites



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Flu Season Digital Media Toolkit

Posted by on September 26th, 2017 0 comments

The CDC has released its 2017-18 Flu Season Digital Campaign Toolkit. In the #FightFlu toolkit, you’ll find Calendar of events Posters Flyer Fact sheets Messages to share in newsletters, on websites, or via email Social media messages and images Website buttons and badges (including animated gifs)

Posted in: Public Health, Public Library



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Webjunction Libraries and the Opioid Crisis Town Hall Webinar

Posted by on September 7th, 2017 0 comments

WebJunction and the Public Library Association invite libraries and their community partners to join this virtual town hall discussion about current library needs and possible responses to the nation’s opioid crisis on September 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM ET.

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



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Get Naloxone Now

Posted by on June 21st, 2017 0 comments

This web site provides information on how to respond to an overdose. Get Naloxone Now is an online resource to train people to respond effectively to an opioid-associated overdose emergency. Get Naloxone Now advocates for widespread access to overdose education and training in how to administer naloxone, the life-saving antidote for opioid-associated overdose.  An  individual,… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health, Public Library



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‘Engage for Health’: A Program in a Box for Your Community webinar

Posted by on June 6th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

Does your library or organization offer health programming to members of your community? Are you thinking of offering a health program and are not sure where to start? If you answered yes to either of these questions then this webinar is for you! NNLM MAR is hosting a webinar on June 21, 1pm ET about… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Library, Webinars



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HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project 2017

Posted by on May 23rd, 2017 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine will offer awards up to $50,000 for organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects to improve HIV/AIDS information access for patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers and the public. The NLM is particularly interested in proposals with creative and different approaches to disseminate information to populations that… 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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Facilitating Health Communication with Immigrant, Refugee, and Migrant Populations

Posted by on February 14th, 2017 0 comments

The Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is offering a one-day public workshop that will feature presentations and discussion on facilitating health communication related to immigrant, refugee, and migrant populations through the use of health literate approaches. Issues related to cultural competence, language access, and understanding the U.S…. Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns, 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 https://nnlm.gov/bhic/vs1b HealthyNativeYouth.org 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 (Foodsafety.gov) ‘Lucky 13’ Tips for a Safe Halloween (FDA)

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

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