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The National Organization of State Offices of Rural created National Rural Health Day to celebrate the ongoing efforts and contributions of rural healthcare workers and organizations who work tirelessly to address the unique challenges in accessing and delivering health care services in rural communities. National Rural Health Day is observed each year on the third… Read More »
In 2004 the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services with the U.S. Surgeon General’s office, launched the public health campaign, The U.S. Surgeon General’s Family Health History Initiative. This initiative highlighted the importance of knowing our family health history and its impact on our health. Knowing that many families gather during Thanksgiving, this initiative… Read More »
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Knowing your family’s health history paints a picture of potential health problems from one generation to the next. This knowledge is a powerful tool for early detection or prevention of diseases you may be at risk for. Want to learn how to find and share your family health history with your doctor? Let National… Read More »
In honor of National Medical Librarians Month in October, we are featuring librarians in the PNR region who are medical/health sciences librarians as well as those who provide health information to their communities. We are fortunate to have Katja Wolfe, from the Soldotna Public Library, be our guest blogger for the last post in this… Read More »
The NNLM Community Engagement Center is organizing a community of Practice for library staff who are providing consumer health information, programs and services as well as for others who are doing similar work. We invite you to participate in a short, three question needs assessment survey in order to help us structure the community of practice… Read More »