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Recent federal data has shown a disparity in obesity, and health concerns related to obesity, among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations. The CDC reported in 2009 that 31.2% of American Indian four-year-olds were obese, the highest rate of any racial or ethnic group, and in 2015, according to IHS data, AI/AN people had… Read More »
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 »
The Health Sciences Librarians of Illinois received a GMR Professional Development award for 3 CE courses at the annual conference, held September 26-28 at the Cliffbreakers Riverside Hotel and Conference Center in Rockford, Illinois. Attendees learned how to plan and develop working relationships in Building Partnerships with Faculty, Clinicians, and Other Stakeholders, with Gwen Wilson,… Read More »
Thanks to the NNLM/GMR, I was able to attend the 3rd National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC) this year in Albuquerque, New Mexico from September 26 – 30. JCLC is a joint initiative organized by the ethnic caucuses of the American Library Association (ALA): American Indian Library Association (AILA), the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association… Read More »
Addressing Latino Health and Wellness Disparities Through Virtual Community Health and Wellness Workshops 10/24/2018 – 1:00 – 2:00 PM This session will provide attendees with background information about the Latino community both in the United States and in Minnesota. An overview of current demographics and health issues will be covered. The presenters will then describe… Read More »