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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 »
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 »
My adult kids vape. Neither ever smoked cigarettes. Until very recently, I honestly thought, “I have got better things to worry about.” Well, I was wrong. For a health professional who educates others about substance use and addiction, I was… Read More »
From the earliest outbreaks of Bubonic plague many centuries ago, to recent outbreaks of Ebola, I started to think about the information resources people had when confronting these crises. There couldn’t have been much during the dark ages in Europe. As people faced overwhelming illness and mortality, if they turned to anyone at all it… Read More »
September is National Preparedness Month and there’s still time to save for an emergency, make and practice your plan, and get involved in community preparedness. This year, Week Three of Preparedness Month (September 15-21) is focused on Youth Preparedness. Kids can be great ambassadors for preparedness and involving them in the planning process can improve… Read More »