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Jan

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Celebrate American Heart Month with the NNLM Reading Club

Posted by on January 18th, 2019 0 comments

The NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network is pleased to announce its three book selections in support of American Heart Month, a February National Health Observance. Heart: A History by Sandeep Jauhar Beautiful Affliction by Lene Fogelberg This Heart of Mine: a Novel by C.C. Hunter To learn more about each of these titles, download… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Blog, From the GMR, Outreach, Public Libraries

Jan

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The Journey is coming to town

Posted by on January 15th, 2019 0 comments

The Journey is visiting the Greater Midwest Region. No, not the rock band, but the NIH All of Us “mobile asset” designed to promote, educate, and enroll participants in the research program. Do you know about All of Us? The NIH All of Us Research Program is part of the Precision Medicine Initiative. What is precision… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Blog, From the GMR, Outreach, Partner Outreach Libraries, Partner Outreach Libraries, Public Libraries

Nov

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Thanksgiving is National Family Health History Day

Posted by on November 21st, 2018 0 comments

Are you purchasing Ancestry.com or 23andMe for all your relatives on Black Friday? If so, you soon may be one of the estimated 100 million consumers who will have direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing by 2021.1 With improved technology and increased profits, consumer-directed companies promote easy and affordable tests for both ancestry and health information. However, both the general… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, From the GMR

Oct

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Reading is Healthy Introducing the NNLM Reading Club

Posted by on October 31st, 2018 0 comments

Book Clubs or reading groups are a staple of library outreach and literacy efforts. People gather to discuss Oprah’s picks or the New York Times’ Best Sellers to socially engage with literature and current events. To help grow health literacy, the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network announces the launch of the NNLM Reading… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Blog, Consumer Health, From the GMR, News from the Region, Outreach, Public Libraries

Aug

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Wash and Learn Promotes Health Literacy

Posted by on August 13th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , , , , , ,

The Greater Midwest Region of the National Library of Medicine awarded a health information outreach award to Libraries Without Borders (LWB), a non-profit organization “striving to invent the 21st century library so that regardless of circumstances, people throughout the world can live with dignity and have the opportunity to thrive through access to information, education and culture.” Allister… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Consumer Health, Funding, Public Libraries

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