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Feb

26

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Bias Awareness Resources

Posted by on February 26th, 2021 0 comments

Bias in biomedical data has come to the forefront in the last year in light of how groups of patients have received care for COVID-19. This discussion has also highlighted other ways that data can be examined for different types of social justice biases. But before you can examine the data for biases, it’s essential… Read More »

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Feb

22

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Health Information for All: Language Resources

Posted by on February 22nd, 2021 0 comments

According to the US Census Bureau 22% of people in the US 5 years or older speak a language other than English at home and 8.2% speak English “less than very well”. In the Northeast, those percentages are slightly higher than the national average at 23.7% and 9.4% respectively. But what does that have to… Read More »

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Feb

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Call for Proposals for NNLM COVID-19 Infodemic Symposium

Posted by on February 15th, 2021 0 comments

The Network of the National Library of Medicine invites proposals for a virtual symposium: Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic, on April 8th-9th, 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the disparities of underserved, minority, and underrepresented communities. This includes ensuring equal understanding of accurate health information, education in hard hit communities, and valuing inclusion in clinical research… Read More »

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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

Feb

03

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NNLM Reading Club’s February Selections

Posted by on February 3rd, 2021 0 comments

Like tires, the heart does not run forever but can last longer if the driver makes smart choices. NNLM Reading Club’s February selections focus on the heart with three books that provide valuable information for people dealing with heart conditions. In Being Empowered for a Healthy Heart: A Personal Guide to Taking Control of Your… Read More »

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