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Because it can be challenging to find a compatible health provider, choose health insurance coverage, or understand medical terms, organizations have been observing October as Health Literacy Month since 1999. It is a time to bring attention to the importance of making health information easy to understand and making the health care system easier to… Read More »
The NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network is pleased to announce its three book selections in support of Healthy Aging. Women Rowing North by Mary Pipher Elderhood by Louise Aronson The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 ¼ Years Old by Hendrik Groen According to the U.S. Census Bureau, all baby boomers will… Read More »
Do you have a great idea to advance health literacy and advance health equity in your community? Bring your great idea to life by applying for one of the NNLM PNR All of Us Community Engagement Awards! We’re delighted to offer 3 Community Engagement Awards, each up to $100,000. Please note: award applications for… Read More »
Today’s guest post is from one of the NNLM PNR Mini Outreach awardees. Pam Thompson, Branch Manager of the Calispel Valley Library, in Cusick, Washington, reports about their project where Kindles were purchased and loaded with books and information on relevant health topics to their community. Our Mini Outreach award was entitled; Health Topics on… Read More »
Hello! I’m Emily Hamstra, the new Outreach Coordinator for the Pacific Northwest Region. I grew up in Michigan, and currently live in Seattle. I began my career at the University of Michigan Library, where I was an instruction librarian and the subject librarian for Kinesiology. Since moving to Seattle in 2016, I’ve worked at the… Read More »
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