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Resources for Family Caregivers

Posted by on November 21st, 2017 0 comments

From the Outreach and Special Populations Branch: November is National Family Caregivers Month, and the National Library of Medicine offers resources to support family caregivers through information on MedlinePlus and through multilingual information for family caregivers on HealthReach.  HealthReach provides materials for caregivers (documents, video, and audio) in multiple languages related to home care and caregivers, such as:… Read More »

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Health Information in American Sign Language & More

Posted by on November 13th, 2017 0 comments

The Multi-Cultural Resources for Health Information page from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) offers reliable links to help health professionals learn how to serve culturally diverse populations.  The page covers topics like: Cultural competency Health literacy Limited English proficiency Data related to minority health and health disparities Funding opportunities related to minority health and health… Read More »

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



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Online Events for Rural Health Week

Posted by on November 8th, 2017 0 comments

In 2010, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) created National Rural Health Day (NRHD) as a way to applaud the ongoing efforts, contributions, and collaborations occurring in rural communities to address the unique challenges in accessing and delivering health care services. In the past six years, the Federal Office of Rural… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education, Health Professionals, Open Access, Public Health, Technology



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New Resources for the Opioid Crisis

Posted by on November 7th, 2017 0 comments

Opiates are chemicals that come from the poppy flower. A synthetic form, opioids, are used in medications. On October 26, 2017, Acting Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Eric D. Hargan declared a public health emergency to address the national opioid crisis. A public health emergency declaration lasts for 90 days and can be extended. Recently… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education, Health Professionals, K-12, News from NLM/NIH, Public Health



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One Health Day

Posted by on October 30th, 2017 0 comments

International One Health Day is celebrated every year on November 3. The goal of One Health Day is to build the cultural will necessary to see change in how planetary health challenges are assessed and addressed. One Health Day will bring global attention to the need for One Health interactions and allow the world to ‘see them in action’.  The One… Read More »

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



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Next Week: Putting the Consumer Health Information Specialization to Work in Public Libraries

Posted by on October 26th, 2017 0 comments

The Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) credential can help public librarians stay current in the consumer health information field and bring an additional, recognized level of expertise to their communities. This webinar will provide an overview of the CHIS designation, including its requirements and benefits, and will also showcase specific projects and programs that public library… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education



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Funding up to $15,000 now available – Due December 1

Posted by on October 19th, 2017 0 comments

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is pleased to announce a new round of funding for health information outreach, health literacy initiatives, emergency preparedness partnerships and health sciences library projects. Are you ready to start health outreach but need technology to do so? Do you want to print Libraries Transform materials… Read More »

Posted in: @ the RML, Consumer Health, Funding, Outreach, Technology and Libraries



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Multiple Language Resources for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted by on October 18th, 2017 0 comments

From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations branch: Domestic violence is a form of abuse that may involve a spouse or partner, a child, elderly relative, or other family member. Domestic violence can include physical, sexual, emotional, and economic abuse. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the National Library of Medicine offers handouts, audio, and… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education, Health Professionals, Public Health



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#OpioidAwareChat for Recovery Month

Posted by on September 27th, 2017 0 comments

September is National Recovery Month.  Join our colleagues for a Twitter chat on September 29 from 2-3pm ET to learn how stigma against opioid use disorder can impact recovery and more by following #OpioidAwareChat.  NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow, NINDS Director Dr. Walter J. Koroshetz, special guest American Society of Addiction Medicine,… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Disaster / Emergency Preparedness, Education, Health Professionals, News from NLM/NIH, Public Health



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Libraries Transform: New Health Literacy Toolkit

Posted by on September 21st, 2017 0 comments

NNLM and ALA have partnered through the Libraries Transform campaign to create a new Health Literacy Toolkit. The Toolkit contains key messages, data, and marketing materials to promote health literacy at your library. Watch the webinar introducing the toolkit. Join the Libraries Transform campaign to download posters, postcards, bookmarks and other materials, get key messages… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Funding, Outreach

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