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Talking about the Unpleasant

Posted by on August 31st, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

This week, I headed to the Wilbraham Public Library (MA) to lead a book discussion based upon the NNLM NER Graphic Medicine Book Club Kits initiative. We were discussing Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? (Chast). I arrived a bit early. I wanted to check in with librarian Mary Bell and director Karen Demers. I’ve lead… Read More »

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Calling All Entrepreneurs… National Library of Medicine (NLM) Resources Can Add Evidence-Based Value to Your Enterprises

Posted by on July 25th, 2017 0 comments

Three hundred leaders from universities, business incubators, foundations and other organizations across the United States recently gathered at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell for the 6th Annual Deshpande Symposium on June 12th through 14th. The annual symposium is the result of a partnership between The Deshpande Foundation ( and the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. The… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, NLM Resources, Patient Engagement



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Death Cafe at TechSpring

Posted by on July 14th, 2017 1 comment

On July 13, I left the office early and headed down the Mass Pike toward Springfield, MA. I was attending the Death Cafe hosted by TechSpring. Death Cafes are an emerging concept in bringing end-of-life decisions into public conversations. I was curious to see how a techie incubator would handle this topic. TechSpring was launched… Read More »

Posted in: Patient Engagement, Technology



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Join Us in Planning Community Health Engagement!

Posted by on June 30th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

Guest post by Alan Lampson, Lead, Frymoyer Community Health Resource Center, University of Vermont Medical Center On June 21 the NNLM NER hosted a WebEx meeting to discuss a new Community of Interest (COI) on Community Health Engagement. We discussed what a COI is – a community of people who share a common interest or… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Communities of Interest, Patient Engagement



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Webs of Hope

Posted by on May 17th, 2017 0 comments

“You are the Spinners of Webs of Hope” Eighth Annual Asian American Mental Health Forum Higgins Campus Center, Clark University Worcester, MA On Wednesday, May 10th Clark University in Worcester hosted the Eighth Annual Asian American Mental Health Forum. This year’s forum, in a similar fashion to previous years, was planned and presented by an… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Patient Engagement, Public Health

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