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Posts by archive: September 2017

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Sep

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Urban Indian Health Institute: Decolonizing Data

Posted by on September 28th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

The Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI), a Division of the Seattle Indian Health Board located in Seattle, WA is one of 12 tribal epidemiology centers (TECs) funded by the Indian Health Service (IHS). TECs serve as a crucial component of the health care resources for all American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) by: Managing public… Read More »

Posted in: Data Science

Sep

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Data Literacy: “What It Is and Why You Should Care”

Posted by on September 26th, 2017 0 comments

Open data… big data… data management… These terms swirl around us, and often we just let them flow past. But, to understand and navigate the rapidly changing landscape that is data, we need certain skills, and these are characterized as “data literacy”. One definition of data literacy, from DataPopAlliance.org, is “the desire and ability to… Read More »

Posted in: Data Science

Sep

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#OpioidAwareChat

Posted by on September 25th, 2017 0 comments

In 2015 there were 33,091 opioid-related deaths in the US. Every day, more than 90 Americans die after overdosing on opioids. ER visits and opioid overdose-related deaths have more than quadrupled in the last 15 years. September is National Recovery Month. Join us this Friday for a Twitter chat hosted by the National Institutes of… Read More »

Posted in: News from NLM, Public Libraries

Sep

20

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“Words Have Power. Read a Banned Book.”

Posted by on September 20th, 2017 0 comments

What does the banning or challenging of books tell us about our society? Banned or challenged books are often books that reflect the diversity of our world. In 2015, of the 10 most challenged books, 9 of them “…contained diverse content.”  Many of these books are authored by and/or contain people of color, people who… Read More »

Posted in: K-12, Public Libraries

Sep

18

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Libraries Transform: Health Literacy Toolkit

Posted by on September 18th, 2017 0 comments

Many Americans remain unable to understand how to take their medication, use a web browser rather than a trusted website for finding health information, or do not believe the importance of disease prevention efforts due to misinformation they’ve heard or seen. Poor health and poor health outcomes have often been linked to low rates of… Read More »

Posted in: Health Literacy/Consumer Health, News from NNLM, Public Libraries

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