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Jan

12

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NNLM Harnesses Its Nationwide Reach to Promote NIH’s All of Us Program

Posted by on January 12th, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) All of Us Research Program and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) have teamed up to kickstart a three-year pilot project that will support this unique and promising NIH initiative. This collaboration will maximize the power of All of Us Research Program’s community engagement and by informing and engaging… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, NIH, NLM, Patient Engagement

Dec

04

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Librarians and the Diagnostic Team

Posted by on December 4th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

Last winter, I joined the staff at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region. I had a solid background in libraries. I worked in public libraries from 1996-2008, and in a hospital library from 2008-2016. I was very familiar with NNLM NER, but I knew less about other regional and the national… Read More »

Posted in: Patient Engagement, Webinars

Oct

18

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Did you Know that NLM Resources Can Add Value and Evidence to Your mHealth Apps?

Posted by on October 18th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , ,

  Did you know that a number of  systematic reviews of health-related mobile apps reveal they lack evidence-based content?  A major challenge to including evidence based content in apps is how to efficiently find accurate, credible, and vetted content.  The National Library of Medicine (NLM) houses the largest biomedical library in the world and provides… Read More »

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

Oct

10

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Diversity Includes the Differently-abled

Posted by on October 10th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , ,

  “Inclusion Drives Innovation” is the theme of this year’s national awareness campaign about disabilities. The goal of highlighting October as National Disability Awareness Month is meant to draw our attention to the contributions made to the workplace, our communities and our families by people who have disabilities. To me, the word “disability” carries a… Read More »

Posted in: NLM Resources, Patient Engagement, Public Health

Aug

31

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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 »

Posted in: Patient Engagement

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