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Aug

02

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Libraries as Recovery Centers: a free CE opportunity from the GMR

Posted by on August 2nd, 2019 0 comments

Are you interested in an amazing opportunity to learn to work with librarians, first responders, health professionals, and the public in emergencies for free? The Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association (MLA) invites you to attend special training in the field of disaster information and planning at the joint WHSLA*, SWHSL*, and Midwest Chapter… Read More »

Posted in: Conferences and Meetings, Emergency Preparedness, From the GMR, Funding, Public Health

May

24

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Allen College to Continue Serving Public Health Professionals in Iowa

Posted by on May 24th, 2019 0 comments Tags:

Allen College has received funding from the GMR for the second year in a row to expand the services of the Iowa Public Health Research Center. This unique project aims to address an information and library-services gap for unaffiliated public health professionals in the state. The Iowa Public Health Research Center (IPHRC) provides access for… Read More »

Posted in: Funding, Public Health, Resource Sharing, Success Stories

Mar

20

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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

Oct

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Upcoming Webinar: Addressing Latino Health and Wellness Disparities

Posted by on October 15th, 2018 0 comments

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 »

Posted in: Consumer Health, From the GMR, Funding, News from the Region, Outreach, Public Health, Public Libraries

Sep

26

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Self-paced Online Health Information Searching Resource for the Public

Posted by on September 26th, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

DigitalLearn.org, the Public Library Association’s collection of short self-directed tutorials for the public to increase their digital literacy, now features a course all about researching health topics on the Internet. Developed in partnership with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), the new course was designed to help learners understand and evaluate health information… Read More »

Posted in: General, News from the Region, Public Health, Public Libraries, Resource Sharing

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