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Apr

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Type 1 Diabetes – What You Need to Know

Posted by on April 1st, 2021 0 comments Tags:

I met Dr. Erinn Rhodes last spring when she asked if she could interview me as part of her research for a paper that she was writing on Health Literacy for a class she was enrolled in.  I was impressed that a pediatric endocrinologist who oversees the quality improvement program for the Endocrine Division at… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, NLM Resources, Patient Engagement, Public Health

Mar

04

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Words Matter

Posted by on March 4th, 2021 0 comments Tags: ,

Did you know that illicit drug use disorder is the most stigmatized health condition in the world and alcohol use disorder was ranked not far behind as fourth in the world? https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3353607/ A study was conducted by the Recovery Research Institute that asked participants how they felt about two people “actively using drugs and alcohol”…. Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Patient Engagement, Public Health

Feb

05

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Happy National Handwriting Day 2021!

Posted by on February 5th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , ,

  The following blog post was written by Saba Shahid, CSO (Chief Smiling Officer) of The Art Cart (https://smilethroughart.com/). In 2018, The Art Cart was awarded a Community Engagement grant from the New England Region. The grant enabled The Art Cart to develop an online training program to address Micrographia, a condition commonly associated with… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Funded Project, Patient Engagement, Trainings

Dec

29

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MCSTAP: Guidance for Clinicians Treating Substance Use Disorder, Pain or Both

Posted by on December 29th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

  One of the NER’s Year 5 funded grant recipients is the Massachusetts Consultation Service for Addiction and Pain or MCSTAP (https://mcstap.com/) for short. MCSTAP’s goal is to help primary care providers increase their capacity for and comfort in using evidence-based practices to screen, diagnose, treat and manage the care of patients with chronic pain,… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Funded Project, Public Health

Dec

04

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Providing Food and Nutrition Education with a Charlie Cart

Posted by on December 4th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , , , ,

The following post was written by Margaret Woodruff, Director of the Charlotte, Vermont Public Library and Cheryl Sloan, the Youth Services Librarian and Assistant Director. The Charlotte Public Library received NNLM NER grant funding to purchase a Charlie Cart, a portable kitchen that enabled them to implement a food literacy project for their community.  Greetings… Read More »

Posted in: Funded Project

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