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NNLM Spring 2019 Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Posted by on April 10th, 2019 0 comments

When was the last time you used Wikipedia? With more than 7 billion views a year on over 155,000 health topic pages, Wikipedia may be the most popular online health information resource. Acknowledging that Wikipedia is a highly trafficked source for health related topics, it is then vital that we strive to improve the content… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education, Technology



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New for NNLM MAR members: Exploring Genetics with Kids and Teens Kit

Posted by on April 3rd, 2019 0 comments

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is here to help with your summer health programming! As partners of the Collaborative Summer Library Program’s A Universe of Stories, we are excited to offer a program-in-a-box that explores DNA and space! This kit is available only to NNLM members in New York, New… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Consumer Health, K-12



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It’s National Public Health Week!

Posted by on April 1st, 2019 0 comments

National Public Health Week (NPHW) begins today! Lead by the American Public Health Association (APHA), every year for the first week of April communities and organizations dedicated to improving the public health across the United states come together to spread awareness and highlight important health-related topics. Each day of NPHW focuses on a particular theme… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Outreach, Public Health



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Funding is Available for 2019-2020 Health Information Outreach Projects

Posted by on February 8th, 2019 0 comments

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) invites applications for health information outreach and programming projects. The mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine is to advance the progress of medicine, improve public health by providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information, and improve individuals’… Read More »

Posted in: @ the RML, All of Us, Consumer Health, Funding, Health Professionals, Outreach



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Start the New Year with New Knowledge! Upcoming Training Opportunities from NNLM

Posted by on January 3rd, 2019 0 comments

Looking for professional development opportunities? The National Network of Libraries of Medicine provides opportunities for library staff, health professionals, educators and others to learn about new health information resources and programs. All of our classes are free, and many are eligible for continuing education credit from the Medical Library Association. Even if you will not… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Data Science, Education, Health Professionals, K-12



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Pennsylvanians can Receive Naloxone for Free on Thursday

Posted by on December 11th, 2018 0 comments

From the Pennsylvania Press Room: The Wolf Administration will provide naloxone for free to any Pennsylvanian who wants it at nearly 80 locations across the state, primarily at state health centers and county/municipal health departments, on Thursday, December 13 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., as part of the administration’s ongoing effort to reduce the… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Health Professionals, In the Region, K-12, Public Health



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NNLM Reading Club Book Kits: Family Health History

Posted by on December 10th, 2018 0 comments

Book clubs provide a space that encourages engaged conversations and allows for people to connect with one another. The NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network has developed the NNLM Reading Club as a way to build and support conversations around important health topics. The goal is to support libraries’ health literacy efforts and address… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Consumer Health, Education, Outreach



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It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week!

Posted by on December 4th, 2018 0 comments

National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), December 2-8, 2018, is a national awareness campaign focused on highlighting the importance of influenza vaccination. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) established NIVW in 2005 to highlight the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond. Why December? Flu vaccination coverage estimates from past seasons have… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Health Professionals, K-12, Outreach, Public Health



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National Rural Health Day 2018

Posted by on November 8th, 2018 0 comments

November 15, 2018 is National Rural Health Day. The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health reserves the third Thursday of November to “Celebrate the Power of Rural”. National Rural Health Day is an opportunity to honor rural communities and highlight the unique healthcare challenges they face. Visit the National Rural Health Day website… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Public Health



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Resources for Coping with Trauma

Posted by on October 29th, 2018 0 comments

As many of you may know, NNLM MAR’s offices are located at the University of Pittsburgh, just a few miles from the Tree of Life Synagogue where 11 people lost their lives on Saturday morning. While all NNLM MAR staff are physically safe, we grieve with our friends, neighbors and colleagues. This morning, we received… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Disaster / Emergency Preparedness, Health Professionals, In the Region, K-12, Outreach, Public Health

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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