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Sewell Stipend to Attend the APHA Annual Meeting 2013 Call for Applicants

Posted by on June 24th, 2013 0 comments

The Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund provides financial support to librarians and information providers to attend the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting. This year’s APHA meeting will take place in Boston, MA from November 2-6, 2013. Its theme is Think Global, Act Local: Best Practices Around the World. Applications for Sewell Stipends… Read More »

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HHS launches Health Insurance Marketplace educational tools

Posted by on June 24th, 2013 0 comments

The Obama administration today kicked off the Health Insurance Marketplace education effort with a new, consumer-focused HealthCare.gov website and the 24-hours-a-day consumer call center to help Americans prepare for open enrollment and ultimately sign up for private health insurance.  The new tools will help Americans understand their choices and select the coverage that best suits… Read More »

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NIH launches: Dietary Supplement Label Database

Posted by on June 24th, 2013 0 comments

[Announcement from NIH] Searchable collection contains product information and ingredients from labels of dietary supplements sold in U.S. Researchers, as well as health care providers and consumers, can now see the ingredients listed on the labels of about 17,000 dietary supplements by looking them up on a website. The Dietary Supplement Label Database, free of… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, NLM Resources, Public Health

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Importance of Culture on Health Literacy

Posted by on June 24th, 2013 0 comments

National Library of Medicine Associate Fellow Raises Awareness About the Importance of Culture on Health Literacy. Through a National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Project, 2013-2013 Associate Fellow Diana Almader-Douglas evaluated and enhanced the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s (NN/LM) Health Literacy resource by adding content and resources related to culture in the context… Read More »

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Amplifying the Voice of the Underserved in the Implementation of the Affordable Care Act

Posted by on June 24th, 2013 0 comments

The link below is of a discussion paper, Amplifying the Voice of the Underserved in the Implementation of the Affordable Care Act that was a joint effort of some members of the Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Health Literacy and the Insitute of Medicie Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of… Read More »

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