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Posts by archive: October 2019

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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:

Please note: the deadline to respond has passed. 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… 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

18

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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

Oct

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Weekly Postings

Posted by on October 11th, 2019 0 comments

See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight National Health Observances: Looking for tools and materials to promote Health Literacy Month? Check out the NNLM Community Engagement Network’s National Health Observances page for premade slides, handouts, social media blurbs, and kits that support health programming throughout the year. You… Read More »

Posted in: Weekly Postings

Oct

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In the Region

Posted by on October 8th, 2019 0 comments

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) staff are always working on something new! Whether we’re developing and teaching classes, exhibiting or presenting at conferences, visiting our Members and Partners, or spending time in the office, our work focuses on advancing the progress of medicine and improving public health through… Read More »

Posted in: @ the RML, In the Region

Oct

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Weekly Postings

Posted by on October 4th, 2019 0 comments

See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Read the MAReport: This quarter, Health Professions Coordinator Erin Seger wrote about her current work to develop a clinical program in a box. NLM Resource Update: ToxNet, an integrated system of toxicology and environmental health information, will be retired on December… Read More »

Posted in: Weekly Postings

Oct

02

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Explore Health Literacy with the NNLM Reading Club

Posted by on October 2nd, 2019 0 comments

Because it can be challenging to find a compatible health provider, choose health insurance coverage, or understand medical terms, organizations have been observing October as Health Literacy Month since 1999. It is a time to bring attention to the importance of making health information easy to understand and making the health care system easier to… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Outreach

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