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Member Spotlight: Audra Anusionwu

Posted by on November 18th, 2019 0 comments Tags:

I am Founder and Director of BeautiFitstrong Camp for Girls. As Director of BeautiFitstrong Camp, I curate an eight-week summer day camp for girls focused on health and overall wellness. It’s a full day program that services girls ages 5-13. We also hire WorkReady teen girls age 14-18. As a Certified Fitness Trainer and Wellness… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, K-12, The MAReport

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#citeNLM Wikipedia Edit-A-Thons: Crowdsourcing Quality Health Information

Posted by on November 11th, 2019 0 comments Tags:

Wikipedia is one of the most popular websites on the internet and is frequently the first or only place people seek information. Wikipedia’s health information articles are visited a staggering 7 billion times per year! While we as information professionals are working to raise awareness of trustworthy sources of health information online, we can also… Read More »

Posted in: The MAReport

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Graphic Medicine: Using Comics to Understand Health

Posted by on November 4th, 2019 0 comments Tags:

Graphic Medicine is a growing genre that combines comics or graphic novels to capture and tell health stories. Sometimes Graphic Medicine refers to informational materials like comics being used in patient handouts, but most often Graphic Medicine are memoirs or semi-autobiographical novels. Dr. Ian Williams describes Graphic Medicine as “the intersection of the medium of… Read More »

Posted in: The MAReport

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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

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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:

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 priorities for the 2021-2026 project period. Who should… Read More »

Posted in: In the Region, News from NLM/NIH, The MAReport

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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

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