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The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) has created a #VaccineReady video series to empower communities to proactively practice COVID-19 safety measures, get the facts about COVID-19 vaccines, share accurate vaccine information and get vaccinated when the time comes. Subscribe to the OMH YouTube channel to stay updated on the #VaccineReady video series and learn when vaccinations… Read More »
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February is American Heart Month and what better time than to learn more about heart health. The American Heart Association has an interactive cardiovascular library called “Watch, Learn and Live”. Through text, animation and graphics, viewers can learn about over 20 topics related to heart health. What’s nice about the interactive library is that plain text… Read More »
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 »
The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) has a new on-demand course available for you to include in your professional development. Consumer Health Collection Management, is 4 credit hour online course which reviews collection management principles for health-related collections in public libraries. Watch a recorded presentation and complete 2 assignments to evaluate your… Read More »
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! But is it the safest? Though the holidays will be celebrated a little differently this year, decorating, cooking, and gift giving will likely continue. It provides us with comfort and something to look forward to. Though these holiday rituals may not seem risky or dangerous, they do… Read More »
Health Literacy Month is a time for organizations, advocates, and individuals to promote the importance of making health information understandable for everyone. In the spirit of Health Literacy Month this October, the Public Library Association (PLA) is highlighting a suite of free tools and resources to public libraries to build awareness of health issues, prevention,… Read More »
NNLM’s HIV/AIDS Coordinating Center (NACC) has curated educational packets for community-based organizations working with people with HIV. Each packet contains print books, brochures, and handouts that can be used in your resource room or shared with your clients. Educational packets are scheduled to be mailed in July 2020. Please email NACC firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like… Read More »
The HHS Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Children’s Bureau recognizes April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month with the theme, “Strong and Thriving Families.” Visit the ACF website for a resource guide, tip sheets, social media graphics/messaging and more. Prevent Child Abuse America provides parenting tips, activity toolkits, statistics, reports and other resources on child abuse… Read More »
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“A Healthy Mouth for Your Baby” is an easy-to-read brochure for parents of infants or toddlers freely available from the NIH National Institute of Dental and Cranial Facial Research. It explains why baby teeth are important, gives tips on how to prevent early childhood tooth decay, and promotes the age 1 dental visit. The brochure… Read More »
Many are already familiar with the USDA’s (U.S. Department of Agriculture) ChooseMyPlate.gov resource which acts a guide in eating healthier. Information is available for all ages, for educators, and for health professionals. Recently a new tool was added. Use the Start Simple with MyPlate mobile app to pick daily food goals, see real-time progress, and… Read More »
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