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Sep

30

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Citizen Science & Libraries: Online Events Series

Posted by on September 30th, 2020 0 comments Tags:

The Network of the National of Library of Medicine (NNLM), a program of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), and the All of Us Research Program have expanded a partnership with SciStarter to support awareness of, and engagement in, citizen science projects that advance research on human and environmental health. A new, four-part public series… Read More »

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Sep

21

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Community Mapping and Health

Posted by on September 21st, 2020 0 comments Tags:

Health literacy and digital literacy go hand in hand. At the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR), much of the outreach we do is centered around this intersection. In order to navigate health information in an increasingly connected world, it is necessary to address the awareness and accessibility of… Read More »

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Sep

14

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October is Health Literacy Month!

Posted by on September 14th, 2020 0 comments Tags:

Since 1999, October has been designated as Health Literacy Month. Each year, organizations around the world offer programming and services related to raising awareness of important health literacy-related topics like navigating the health care system, locating trustworthy health information, effective provider-patient communication, and identifying health misinformation. This year, NNLM is offering several ways to actively engage… Read More »

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Jun

10

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African American Health and Anti-Racist Resources

Posted by on June 10th, 2020 0 comments Tags:

This article was adapted from Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR. In light of recent events including police brutality and ensuing protests, the staff at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, stand with the African American community. In this article, you will find resources related to recent funded projects, African American mental… Read More »

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May

26

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Member Spotlight: Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

Posted by on May 26th, 2020 0 comments Tags:

According to the 2018 Pennsylvania LGBT Health Needs Assessment, more than 1 in 4 LGBT people had not come out to any of their healthcare providers, often due to fear of a negative reaction. Further, nearly a third of respondents reported that their healthcare provider was slightly or not at all competent about LGBT health… Read More »

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May

18

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Bringing Health Programming into Public Libraries

Posted by on May 18th, 2020 0 comments Tags:

The All of Us Research Program (All of Us) is seeking one million or more people from across the U.S. to help speed up medical research. People who join will share information about their health, habits, and what it’s like where they live. By looking for patterns, researchers will learn more about what affects people’s… Read More »

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May

11

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Substance Use Disorder Resources

Posted by on May 11th, 2020 0 comments Tags:

As a member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s (NNLM) Substance Use Disorder Working Group, I have been looking through some freely available resources available on this topic. As always, MedlinePlus has trustworthy resources for the public. MedlinePlus’ list of topic pages on Substance Abuse Problems offers a comprehensive list of topics ranging… Read More »

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Apr

27

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Attending MisinfoCon 7.0: A Summit on Misinformation in Health Communication

Posted by on April 27th, 2020 0 comments Tags:

Already familiar with MisinfoCon? Skip ahead to read our top 10 takeaways from MisinfoCon 7.0. In a digital world where information spreads around the world in seconds, the ongoing issue of misinformation deserves serious attention – especially since false, misleading, or unfounded information sometimes spreads more quickly and easily than reliable information. In 2017, three… Read More »

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Apr

13

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Farewell from Hannah Sinemus

Posted by on April 13th, 2020 0 comments Tags:

My time with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) has been invaluable to me – as a library professional, a technology support specialist, and in the realm of health information outreach. I have been working behind the scenes at MAR since 2016, providing support and quality assurance on trainings… Read More »

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Mar

09

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Member Spotlight: Western New York Library Resources Council

Posted by on March 9th, 2020 0 comments Tags:

The Western New York Library Resources Council (WNYLRC) is a not-for-profit consortium of libraries and library systems serving 6 counties of Western New York. WNYLRC is a member-driven organization serving all types of libraries including public, academic, school, and special libraries. As recipients of a recent All of Us Community Engagement Award, Heidi Ziemer, Grace… Read More »

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