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August is National Immunization Awareness Month, a National Health Observance which provides a key opportunity to highlight the importance of getting recommended vaccines at all ages. The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention reminds us that every year children and adults become seriously ill and are hospitalized because of diseases that vaccines can help prevent,… Read More »
Today’s post is from Sara Cobb, Wellness Director at the Nampa Public Library in Nampa, ID. Sara was one of six public library staff to attend the “Libraries are Partners in Health” seminar held on the NIH campus in Bethesda. MD earlier this summer. This post gives the perspective of an attendee and partners well… Read More »
Six librarians from the Pacific Northwest attended the recent Libraries are Partners in Health: an NNLM Consumer Health Seminar on the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The NNLM Pacific Northwest Region had broad representation at the seminar with at least one public library partner from each of the five states it serves…. Read More »
The All of Us Journey Exhibit and the All of Us Mobile Education and Enrollment Center visit communities nationwide to raise awareness about the All of Us Research Program. Both exhibits feature hands-on activities for visitors to learn about research, precision medicine, and the opportunity to enroll in All of Us. The American Association on… Read More »
On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination in employment, transportation, public accommodations, commercial facilities, telecommunications, and state and local government services. The act paved the way for increased intersection in society for people with disabilities, whether seen or unseen, and fostered… Read More »