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Springing Forward with NLM and NNLM MAR

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Spring is my favorite season. It’s always so nice after a long winter to see my backyard come back to life with wildlife, flowers, and my favorite sign of spring – rhubarb! It is also my favorite month professionally. On May 1, NNLM MAR entered Year 4 of our current Cooperative Agreement with the National… Read More »

Posted in: 2019, Issue 2

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Member Spotlight: Debra Youngfelt, BS, MCHES, CTTS

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In this issue, we are delighted to spotlight the Eastcentral and Northeast PA Area Health Education Centers. Executive Director Debra Youngfelt and Health Educator Elizabeth Schaffer reflect on their careers and on two NNLM MAR-funded projects. My career has been shaped by a strong and early interest in health, teaching and helping others to function… Read More »

Posted in: 2019, Issue 2

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Community Health Workers: An Important Partner in Promoting Health Literacy

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In April, I had the opportunity to speak at the Unity Community Health Worker (CHW) Conference. At this 20th anniversary meeting, the National Association of Community Health Workers launched, providing CHWs with their own professional organization at the national level. My presentation, titled Link your Community with Quality Health Information: A Skill Building Workshop, was… Read More »

Posted in: 2019, Issue 2

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Boost Health Programming with National Health Observances

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Looking for ways to engage in some health programming but not sure how to get started? The NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network provides resources for public libraries and other public facing institutions to support themes of National Health Observances (NHOs) throughout the year. From Mental Health Month to Poison Prevention Week, content supports… Read More »

Posted in: 2019, Issue 2

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Member Spotlight: Elizabeth Schaffer, MS, MPH, CHES

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In this issue, we are delighted to spotlight the Eastcentral and Northeast PA Area Health Education Centers. Executive Director Debra Youngfelt and Health Educator Elizabeth Schaffer reflect on their careers and on two NNLM MAR-funded projects. I began my education career 17 years ago as a non-credit Adult Education instructor at Northampton Community College, then… Read More »

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Supporting Mental Health in Libraries

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Since joining the NNLM MAR team, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting librarians from across our region (and country). Inevitably, when talking about health and libraries, the conversation always leads to a discussion about mental health–including the challenges faced by staff and community members. The National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, and National… Read More »

Posted in: 2019, Issue 2

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Reflections from your Health Literacy Advocate on Defining Health Literacy

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For as long as I can remember in my healthcare career, I have been a health literacy (HL) advocate. At the beginning, I did not know that’s what I was, or even what health literacy was. Now, as an avid HL advocate, I was pleased to attend the recent PA Health Literacy Coalition Meeting, held… Read More »

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Farewell from Elaina Vitale

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To my MAR friends and colleagues,   It has been such a pleasure working with you for the last 3 and a half years! I have loved talking to each one of you about your work and sharing ways that the National Library of Medicine or the Middle Atlantic Region could enhance your work. I have… Read More »

Posted in: 2019, Issue 2

This project is funded by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Cooperative Agreement Number UG4LM012342 with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System.

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