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Jun

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Librarians to Help with ACA Implementation

Posted by on June 28th, 2013

On Sunday, June 30, during the American Library Association annual conference, an announcement will be made which will mark the beginning of recruitment of the nation’s librarians to help people sign up for insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Up to 17,000 U.S. libraries will be part of the effort to get information… Read More »

Posted in: Affordable Care Act, Announcements, Consumer Health, Education & Training, General, Non-NLM Resources

Jun

26

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USC Center for the Digital Future Releases 11th Digital Future Project Report!

Posted by on June 26th, 2013

On June 13, The University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg Center for the Digital Future released the 11th Digital Future Project Report, the longest continuing study of its kind, which includes findings on more than 180 issues that explore the views and behavior of Internet users and non-users. The 2013 report features new questions about… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, General, Mobile Devices, News & Reports, Social networking

Jun

24

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HHS Launches Health Insurance Marketplace Educational Tools!

Posted by on June 24th, 2013

Today the Obama administration kicked off the Health Insurance Marketplace education effort with a new, consumer-focused HealthCare.gov website, and the 24-hours-a-day consumer call center, to help Americans prepare for open enrollment and ultimately sign up for private health insurance. The new tools will help Americans understand their choices and select the coverage that best suits their needs… Read More »

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

Jun

21

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Know Hepatitis B Communications Campaign

Posted by on June 21st, 2013

The CDC Division of Viral Hepatitis and Hep B United have launched Know Hepatitis B, a national communications campaign promoting Hepatitis B testing among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). This multilingual campaign has materials in English, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese, and messages will be delivered through a variety of multimedia channels. Community-level outreach, in… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Non-NLM Resources, Public Health

Jun

20

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New Report Highlights Roles of Libraries and Museums in Preparing Young Children for Success!

Posted by on June 20th, 2013

Libraries and museums are effective, but often overlooked, resources in our nation’s effort to turn around a crisis in early learning, exposing children to reading and powerful learning experiences in the critical early years, and keeping them learning through the summer months, according to a new report issued by the federal Institute of Museum and… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Consumer Health, Education & Training, Funding, General

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