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Jan

03

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Health Education And Literacy – The HEAL Project

Posted by on January 3rd, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

This week’s blog post was written by Dr. Traci Alberti, the Co-PI of an NER Year 4 Grant Funded Project – “Health Literacy and Health Information Resource Education in the Lawrence, Massachusetts Community.” Limitations in health literacy are associated with ineffective care, poor compliance, increased use of health services, worse health status and even death…. Read More »

Posted in: Funded Project, NLM Resources, Patient Engagement, Public Health

Dec

03

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NER Funded Grant Project – HPV Educational Interventions in American Indian Populations

Posted by on December 3rd, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , , , , ,

The following blog post is about a current NER-funded grant project. The post was written by the Team Maureen organization, Dr. Allesandro Villa, Lisa Bennett Johnson and Kelly Welch. No one should die of an HPV-related cancer. Dr. Alessandro Villa from the Division of Oral Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard School of… Read More »

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

Nov

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A Librarian Can Address Substance Use Disorder

Posted by on November 19th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , ,

This is conference session for my job at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region. That means I get to attend lots of different conferences and meet and connect with a lot of different people. I was at NAHSL last week, and then I attended the symposium, Communities in Crisis: Libraries Respond to… Read More »

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

Nov

04

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NER Funded Grant – YWCA Women’s Breast and Cervical Health Educational Outreach Program

Posted by on November 4th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , , , , ,

  The following blog post was written by Alfee Westgroves. Alfee is the Women’s Health Specialist overseeing the 2019 NNLM NER Community Engagement grant awarded to the YWCA of Central Massachusetts.  We know that women of color may be most comfortable exclusively in each other’s presence, particularly when confronting their own vulnerability. We also know… Read More »

Posted in: Funded Project, NLM Resources, Patient Engagement, Public Health

Oct

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Resources You Can Use: Health Literacy Month

Posted by on October 18th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

October is Health Literacy Month! People working in health information use the term health literacy a lot. But what is health literacy and how can we improve it?  What resources are available to help support health literacy? What is Health Literacy? The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) defines health literacy as “the… Read More »

Posted in: Patient Engagement, Public Health

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