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All of Us: Imagining the Future; Pondering the Past – Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium, Atlanta 2018

Posted by on July 23rd, 2018

Peg Eby-Jager, A.M.L.S., Librarian | Consumer Health Information Specialist, writes about her experience attending the Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium held during the 2018 Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. She received a travel award from NNLM to support her attendance.

Posted in: Advocacy, All of Us, Consumer Health, Data, Funding, Precision Medicine, Training



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Express Outreach Award Highlights: Leveraging Health Literacy and Community Health Resources to Improve Senior Care in Nevada

Posted by on July 3rd, 2018

Terry Henner, Head of Outreach Services at the Savitt Medical Library at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno, presents highlights of an outreach project funded through the NNLM PSR Express Outreach Award program, with a main goal of strengthening and enhancing access to local and national health information resources for the Washoe County community of seniors and their caregivers.

Posted in: Consumer Health, Funding, Outreach, Public Health



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Report on ACH Four-Day 2018 ENRICH Course, “Nurturing Resilience: Communication Skills for Building Healthier Organizations”

Posted by on June 26th, 2018

NNLM Network member Melliza Young, Patient Education Manager at Guam Regional Medical City highlights her experience with the four-day ENRICH Enriching Relationships in Communication and Healthcare course, organized by the Academy of Communication in Healthcare (ACH), May 31 – June 3, in Tampa, FL. The theme was “Nurturing Resilience: Communication Skills for Building Healthier Organizations.” She received NNLM PSR professional development funding support to attend the activity.

Posted in: Advocacy, Consumer Health, Funding, Training



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NNLM PSR Express Outreach Award Highlights: Reducing Fatal Complication of Prematurity with “NEC-Zero” at the University of Arizona

Posted by on June 4th, 2018

A research team based at the University of Arizona College of Nursing and Health Sciences Library present highlights of their NNLM PSR Express Outreach Award, targeting both consumers and health professionals, to reduce risks of complications related to necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), the second leading cause of death and the major reason for emergency surgery for fragile infants in early life.

Posted in: Advocacy, Consumer Health, Funding, NLM Products, Outreach, PubMed



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NNLM PSR Mini-Award Highlights for Mount Saint Mary’s University “Mount Wellness” Training Project

Posted by on May 17th, 2018

Rebekah Tweed Fox, Instruction and Outreach Librarian based at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles, highlights her library’s involvement in the campus initiative for comprehensive wellness, “Mount Wellness,” with instruction for student Peer Wellness Advocates to use MedlinePlus as a resource in their activities, conducting workshops in the library to promote MedlinePlus, and introducing a collection of “healthy furniture” as a library resource. She successfully applied for funding support through the NNLM PSR outreach Mini-Award program.

Posted in: Advocacy, Consumer Health, Funding, MedlinePlus, Outreach, Training

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