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May

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Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month with the NNLM Reading Club

Posted by on May 30th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network is pleased to announce its three book selections in support of LGBTQ Pride Month, celebrated each June. To learn more about each of these titles, download book discussion guides, promotional materials and corresponding LGBTQ health information or to apply for a free NNLM Reading Club Book kit,… Read More »

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

Mar

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Health Information on Floods

Posted by on March 20th, 2019 0 comments

As the flooding continues in the Midwest, we wondered if you were responding to requests for assistance from any libraries in your regions. Below are some resources which focus on flooding. Please let us know if there is any way we can assist. Aimed at the Professional Workforce:  Floods: Health Information Guide  (Syndicated page allows you to embed… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, General, NLM Resources, Public Health, Public Libraries

Feb

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Wisconsin Health Literacy Begins Workshops on GMR-Funded Project

Posted by on February 27th, 2019 0 comments

Despite the frigid cold and mounds of snow in Wisconsin, the GMR-funded project Health Online: Finding Information You Can Trust is picking up steam! Through this project, Wisconsin Health Literacy is offering 32 “digital health literacy” workshops for consumers most at risk for low health literacy. Although weather has forced some workshops to be rescheduled,… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Funding, Public Libraries, Success Stories, Training

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

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

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