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Feb

08

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Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium – Funding Available!

Posted by on February 8th, 2018 0 comments

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is offering stipends of up to $500 to support travel and lodging to attend the Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium taking place at this year’s Medical Library Association Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA. The Symposium will take place on May 22nd and 23rd. Stipends are offered… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Funding

Jan

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Do You Know What to Do in the Case of a Radiation Emergency?

Posted by on January 22nd, 2018 0 comments

Get Inside. In a radiation emergency you may be asked to get inside a building and take shelter for a period of time. Learn more about sheltering options. This action is called “sheltering in place.” Get to the middle of the building or a basement, away from doors and windows. Bring pets inside. Stay Inside…. Read More »

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

Jan

17

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PLA Preconference! Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community

Posted by on January 17th, 2018 0 comments

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is partnering with the Public Library Association (PLA) to present a full-day session in conjunction with the PLA 2018 Conference in Philadelphia, PA. This preconference will review core competencies of providing health and wellness services, coach you through understanding your community’s needs, and explore how to create… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education, In the Region, Outreach, Public Health

Jan

15

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NHO Awareness Slides

Posted by on January 15th, 2018 0 comments

Use the MAR created National Health Observance slideshow at your organization! MAR has created a PowerPoint slide deck that provides you with ready-made promotional graphics, highlighting different National Health Observances each month. If your library or organization has a screen that is used to promote different events, resources and services then you can simply add… Read More »

Posted in: @ the RML, Consumer Health, K-12, Outreach, Public Health

Jan

10

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Promote Your Health Outreach Programs Request

Posted by on January 10th, 2018 0 comments

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine is working closely with the Public Library Association (PLA) on Promoting Healthy Communities, a joint consumer health initiative that focuses on  increasing public library workers’ knowledge and skills related to consumer health services, so that they may better assist patrons in navigating complex issues such as health care, insurance,… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, In the Region, Outreach

Jan

09

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It’s Not Too Late to Participate in National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week 2018!

Posted by on January 9th, 2018 0 comments

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® to be held January 22-28, 2018 links students with scientists and other experts to counteract the myths about drugs and alcohol that teens get from the internet, social media, TV, movies, music, or from friends. It was launched in 2010 by scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse… Read More »

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

Jan

02

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Website Widgets for Consumer Health

Posted by on January 2nd, 2018 0 comments

Widgets are small applications that allow you to access content from other websites directly on your own website. Many government organizations offer free health-related widgets, including the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other divisions under the US Health And Human Services Department (HHS). Add these widgets to your… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, K-12, Outreach, Technology

Dec

11

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Cold and Flu: Prevention, Symptoms and Treatments

Posted by on December 11th, 2017 0 comments

In much of the Northern Hemisphere, December through February is prime time for colds, influenza (flu), and other respiratory illnesses. Don’t let a cold or the flu ruin your holidays! Learn how to protect yourself and your family with these tips from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA): Get vaccinated against flu Wash your hands… Read More »

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

Dec

05

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Upcoming NNLM Webinars for Public Health

Posted by on December 5th, 2017 0 comments

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) website offers free professional development opportunities each month for public health professionals and librarians. During December 2017, attend free NNLM webinars related to high reliability in healthcare organizations, community response to substance misuse, apps related to consumer health, and how to search ClinicalTrials.gov: Today! Moving Towards High Reliability in… Read More »

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

Dec

04

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NLM, NNLM, and the NIH All of Us Research Program

Posted by on December 4th, 2017 0 comments

From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations Branch: NIH’s All of Us Research Program and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) have teamed up to raise awareness about the program, a landmark effort to advance precision medicine. Through this collaboration, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine has received a $4.5 million award to support community engagement… Read More »

Posted in: @ the RML, Consumer Health, Education, Funding, Health Professionals, In the Region, News from NLM/NIH, Outreach, Public Health

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