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News for the NNLM Pacific Southwest Region

Aug

15

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Webinar: Health Literacy Toolkit for ALA’s Libraries Transform Campaign

Posted by on August 15th, 2017

Just in time for October’s Health Literacy Month, registration is available for this one-hour webinar on Thursday, September 14, 11:00am – 12:00pm PDT, featuring the newly created Health Literacy Toolkit, developed by The American Library Association (ALA) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) for the Libraries Transform campaign. The NNLM Middle Atlantic… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Education & Training, Health Literacy, Non-NLM Resources


Aug

11

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Opioid Epidemic Declared a National Emergency

Posted by on August 11th, 2017

In a report issued July 31, the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis recommended that a national emergency be declared under the Public Health Service Act or the Stafford Act. On August 10, President Trump instructed his administration to use appropriate authority to respond to the opioid emergency, resulting in a statement… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Consumer Health, Emergency Preparedness and Response, MedlinePlus, NLM Resources, Public Health, PubMed, Search Tools


Aug

10

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Resources for National Health Center Week, August 13-19

Posted by on August 10th, 2017

August 13-19 is National Health Center Week. Health centers are a valuable resource for anyone without health insurance since they provide preventive and primary care services for patients even if they do not have health insurance, and patients can pay what they can afford based on their income. The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, MedlinePlus, NLM Resources, Non-NLM Resources, Public Health, Search Tools


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