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Nov

07

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Next PNR Rendezvous – focuses on the National Library of Medicine Traveling Exhibits

Posted by on November 7th, 2018 0 comments

Has your library, institution, or organization considered hosting a National Library of Medicine (NLM) exhibit but were unsure as to what was involved? Perhaps you noticed the lengthy wait list for several of the exhibits? The next PNR Rendezvous webinar session is hosting staff from the NLM Exhibition Program who will be providing some information… Read More »

Posted in: News from NLM, News From NNLM PNR, Public Libraries

Nov

01

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Reading is Healthy! Introducing the NNLM Reading Club

Posted by on November 1st, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Book Clubs or reading groups are a staple of library outreach and literacy efforts. People gather to discuss Oprah’s picks or the New York Times’ Best Sellers to socially engage with literature and current events. To help grow health literacy, the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network announces the launch of the NNLM Reading Club…. Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Blog, Health Literacy/Consumer Health, Health Observances, Public Libraries

Oct

03

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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

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