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May

19

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Comics and Medicine: A FREE Librarian Brown-Bag Session!

Posted by on May 19th, 2017 0 comments

  One of the more exciting recent trends in communicating about health care and medicine is that of “graphic medicine”.  As Dr. Ian Williams, who coined the phrase, writes: “It has long been known that comics are “not just for kids”… comics and graphic novels [can] be used as a resource for health professionals, playing… Read More »

Posted in: Health Literacy/Consumer Health, News From NN/LM PNR, Public Health, Public Libraries, Training & Education

May

12

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Resources Focusing on the Opioid Epidemic

Posted by on May 12th, 2017 0 comments

The following is news from the NIH/NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have declared opioid abuse an epidemic, calling it a serious public health issue. Two states, Florida and Maryland, have recently declared states of emergency in response to the opioid crisis. NIH MedlinePlus magazine has an… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Health Literacy/Consumer Health, News from NLM, Public Health

Feb

09

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Next PNR Rendezvous is February 15 (this session is cancelled)

Posted by on February 9th, 2017 0 comments

We apologize, but this webinar session is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances for speaker. When: Wednesday February 15, 1:00pm PT, Noon Alaska Time, 2:00pm Mountain Time Session Title: “Library, Family, Primary Care and Community Collaboration for Young Children” Learn how to join the webinar at  https://nnlm.gov/classes/pnr-rendezvous Join us for the next PNR Rendezvous webinar session where Kate Orville… Read More »

Posted in: Health Literacy/Consumer Health, Public Health, Public Libraries, Training & Education

Feb

06

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All of Us Research Program Announces Funding Opportunity for Community Partners

Posted by on February 6th, 2017 0 comments

An announcement regarding the Precision Medicine Initiative All of Us Research Program which may be of interest to public and medical libraries who could be eligible partners. Please note scheduled informational webinar on February 10, 9:00 – 10:00am PT. Register The National Institutes of Health has announced a new opportunity for organizations interested in helping… Read More »

Posted in: News from NIH, News from NLM, Public Health, Public Libraries

Jan

23

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Women's Health and Health for All

Posted by on January 23rd, 2017 0 comments

What an amazing day January 21, 2017 was with a Women’s March in every state in the country and to even have other countries join in solidarity with their own marches! Having a day to remember women and men as well as those who are disenfranchised, under-represented and under-served and to recognize the importance of the… Read More »

Posted in: Health Literacy/Consumer Health, Public Health, Public Libraries

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