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Aug

19

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Reaching Around the World: Grantees’ Big Summer

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

Brittany Netherton and Brenda Lormil two NNLM NER grantees had big summers presenting the work they’re doing at events in San Diego and Sweden! Brittany from the Darien Library had the opportunity present on graphic novels in the library at the San Diego Comic-Con and her work with Graphic Medicine. From Brittany: “On Thursday, July… Read More »

Posted in: Funded Project, Graphic Medicine

Jul

16

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Discovering Rutland County Libraries through #VTPassport

Posted by on July 16th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

This June, I took a drive up to Vermont to set the groundwork for this year’s Focused Outreach work. NNLM NER is looking for ways to support health information dissemination in Rutland County. My first appointment was to speak with Jason Broughton, Vermont State Librarian. I was curious to hear his impressions of the health… Read More »

Posted in: Funded Project

Jun

14

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Graphic Medicine and the Immigrant Experience

Posted by on June 14th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

Graphic Medicine is comic books and graphic novels that cover topics of health and wellness.  The visual format makes the information easier to understand and digest.  By reading a personal, non-fiction story, we can learn about issues we may not have experienced personally.  These stories can also help us feel less alone in our own… Read More »

Posted in: Graphic Medicine

May

17

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Know Your Resources: Hepatitis Awareness Month

Posted by on May 17th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , ,

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month in the United States.  Take the time to learn more about hepatitis and the resources you can use all year round to support education and prevention. What is Hepatitis? Hepatitis is swelling, and inflammation of the liver caused by immune cells attacking the liver, liver damage from alcohol or poison,… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

Apr

22

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Resource Round-Up: New England Graphic Medicine ComicCon

Posted by on April 22nd, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , ,

As part of NNLM NER’s ongoing commitment to supporting the integration and expansion of graphic medicine in the outreach work of our partners, NER hosted the very well received New England Graphic Medicine ComicCon on April 10. If you couldn’t attend or want a refresher on some of the resources presented, check out the links… Read More »

Posted in: Graphic Medicine

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