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Oct

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October is Health Literacy Month!

Posted by on October 3rd, 2018 0 comments Tags:

It’s October – Health Literacy month. We’ve still much work ahead to improve how we deliver actionable health information for the nine out of ten U.S. adults who struggle to understand it. We know health literacy is complex and multi-faceted. It involves demands by the healthcare system which often surpass people’s ability to comprehend and appropriately… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Blog, Funding, Health Literacy/Consumer Health, Health Observances, News From NNLM PNR, Public Libraries

Sep

10

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STDs on the Rise

Posted by on September 10th, 2018 0 comments

Recently the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported the dramatic increase of sexually transmitted diseases in the U.S.  In fact, for the fourth year in a row the numbers have continued to rise. Among the rise, specific sexually transmitted diseases include: gonorrhea has been diagnosed in 555,608 cases in preliminary 2017 data… Read More »

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

Jul

09

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Multnomah County Library Community Health Outreach Award

Posted by on July 9th, 2018 0 comments

The Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon received a Community Health Outreach Award from the NNLM PNR to pilot the use of health information kiosks, aimed at people who are experiencing houselessness in Multnomah County. Here is a report of their project from Steph Miller, Programming Librarian — Technology and Workforce Development. Increasing Access to… Read More »

Posted in: Funding, News from Network Members, Public Libraries

May

10

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NIH All of Us Research Program National Launch in Pasco, WA

Posted by on May 10th, 2018 0 comments Tags:

Sunday, May 6 was a beautiful sunny day in Pasco, WA for the NIH’s All of Us Research Program National Launch Event to celebrate the opening of program enrollment to adults age 18+ who are living in the United States. NLM through its National Network of Libraries of Medicine is an NIH All of Us strategic… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Health Literacy/Consumer Health, News From NNLM PNR, Public Health, Public Libraries

Apr

11

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Library Services on Wheels

Posted by on April 11th, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

In observation of National Bookmobile Day, Carmen Clark, bookmobile librarian for Bozeman Public Library in Bozeman, MT is providing a guest post today.  A few years ago, the Bozeman Public Library realized that there is a need for a mobile library in our rapidly growing city. After a very successful fundraising campaign by the Bozeman… Read More »

Posted in: News from Network Members, Public Libraries

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