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#citeNLM Wikipedia Edit-A-Thons: Crowdsourcing Quality Health Information

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Wikipedia is one of the most popular websites on the internet and is frequently the first or only place people seek information. Wikipedia’s health information articles are visited a staggering 7 billion times per year! While we as information professionals are working to raise awareness of trustworthy sources of health information online, we can also… Read More »

Posted in: The MAReport

Nov

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Weekly Postings

Posted by on November 8th, 2019 0 comments

See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Read the MAReport: This quarter, learn about using Graphic Medicine as a more accessible way to approach complex health topics from Health Programming Coordinator Michael Balkenhol. Save the Date: The All of Us Research Program and AARP Create the Good will… Read More »

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Nov

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Graphic Medicine: Using Comics to Understand Health

Posted by on November 4th, 2019 0 comments Tags:

Graphic Medicine is a growing genre that combines comics or graphic novels to capture and tell health stories. Sometimes Graphic Medicine refers to informational materials like comics being used in patient handouts, but most often Graphic Medicine are memoirs or semi-autobiographical novels. Dr. Ian Williams describes Graphic Medicine as “the intersection of the medium of… Read More »

Posted in: The MAReport

Nov

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Weekly Postings

Posted by on November 1st, 2019 0 comments

See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Read the MAReport: Meet the Middle Atlantic Region’s new Community Engagement Coordinator, Tess Wilson! National Network of Libraries of Medicine News Request for Information (RFI): The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is supported by a cooperative agreement (UG4) that… Read More »

Posted in: Weekly Postings

Oct

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Meet the new Community Engagement Coordinator

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

Hi, everyone! My name is Tess Wilson, and I am thrilled to join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region team as the Community Engagement Coordinator, serving NY, NJ, DE, and PA. I work with NNLM MAR Health Programming Coordinator Michael Balkenhol to support public libraries through training and funding. I also… Read More »

Posted in: @ the RML, All of Us, The MAReport

Oct

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Weekly Postings

Posted by on October 25th, 2019 0 comments

See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Read the MAReport: This quarter, Executive Director Kate Flewelling talks about how you can help plan the future of health information outreach at NNLM by providing feedback on our five-year cooperative agreement with the National Library of Medicine. This is your… Read More »

Posted in: Weekly Postings

Oct

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Make Your Voice Heard – Help Plan the Future of Health Information Outreach

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

Every five years, the National Library of Medicine calls for “new ideas to help improve access to health information and help inform the design of the” National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM). Responses to the Request for Information (RFI) will help shape the funding and outreach priorities for the 2021-2026 project period. Who should… Read More »

Posted in: In the Region, News from NLM/NIH, The MAReport

Oct

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It’s National Health Education Week!

Posted by on October 23rd, 2019 0 comments

During the third week of October, the Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE) celebrates National Health Education Week. The goal of NHEW is to increase national awareness of major public health issues and promote a better understanding of the role of health education. Have you heard of the field of health education, or do you know… Read More »

Posted in: CHES, Consumer Health, Health Professionals, Outreach, Public Health

Oct

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Weekly Postings

Posted by on October 18th, 2019 0 comments

See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Read the MAReport: For Health Literacy Month, Education & Health Literacy Coordinator Michelle Burda writes about “Expanding Health Literacy Knowledge” to improve communication between patients and healthcare professionals. National Network of Libraries of Medicine News Request for Information (RFI): The National… Read More »

Posted in: Weekly Postings

Oct

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Expanding Health Literacy Knowledge

Posted by on October 18th, 2019 0 comments Tags:

Health literacy is a complex concept. As professionals and health care consumers, it is equally important to develop or improve both your communication and health literacy skills. To do this we must first understand what health literacy is. One of the current definitions of health literacy as defined in The Patient Protection and Affordable Care… Read More »

Posted in: The MAReport

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