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Midwest Matters December 10th, 2018
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Nov

21

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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

Nov

19

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GMR to Help Support Health Literacy Summit

Posted by on November 19th, 2018 0 comments

The GMR is excited to announce that Wisconsin Health Literacy has received a Professional Development Award to help support costs related to bringing two plenary speakers for the 2019 Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit! The Summit is held every two years and brings together more than 350 professionals who are focused on how improved health literacy… Read More »

Posted in: Conferences and Meetings, Consumer Health, Funding, Success Stories

Nov

12

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Mobility for All, Bring Chair Yoga to Your Library

Posted by on November 12th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , ,

Effingham Public Library, a catalyst for positive change, is excited to partner with the Greater Midwest Region of the National Library of Medicine to bring a series of chair yoga classes to our small, rural community. The “Mobility for All” project responds to the latest Community Health Profile Report for Effingham, Illinois, that found a… Read More »

Posted in: Public Libraries

Nov

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National Family Health History Day

Posted by on November 9th, 2018 0 comments Tags:

Written by Erika Johnson. Erika is a health sciences librarian at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences and a GMR Partner Outreach Librarian. Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner – a day when families gather to enjoy time together. Did you know that Thanksgiving Day is also National Family Health… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Blog, Partner Outreach Libraries

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

This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Grant Number 1UG4LM012346 with The University of Iowa.

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