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NLM’s Community Health Maps Resource Supports Citizen Scientists and Communities

Posted by on April 11th, 2018

Community-based organizations, environmental health groups, public health agencies, and emergency management departments are in a better position to serve their populations when they are able to collect and maintain their own data, rather than relying solely on national or state agencies, or on majority-institution partners to provide data to them. The National Library of Medicine’s Community… Read More »

Posted in: Communications Tools, Data, Environmental Health and Toxicology, NLM Resources, Public Health



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Outreach Videos Available on the National Library of Medicine YouTube Channel

Posted by on December 19th, 2017

If you need educational videos to teach students about environmental health topics, or maybe an overview of how family caregivers can use MedlinePlus, you can find these videos and more through the Outreach and Services playlist on the NLM YouTube channel. Check out the following examples: K-12 Students and Educators: Watch short educational animations about environmental health… Read More »

Posted in: Communications Tools, Consumer Health, Education & Training, Environmental Health and Toxicology, Health Literacy, MedlinePlus, NLM Resources, Public Health



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Five NNLM Online Classes and Webinars in November 2017

Posted by on October 25th, 2017

Each month, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine provides free professional development opportunities for public health professionals and librarians. In November 2017, NNLM course offerings include evaluation of health information in the news, exploration of nutrition information resources, partnerships with community health workers, and more. Check out the following five classes and webinars designed to meet… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education & Training, Environmental Health and Toxicology, NLM Resources, Non-NLM Resources, Public Health



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Free Online NNLM Class: Discover TOXNET and other NLM Environmental Health Resources

Posted by on October 4th, 2017

Register now for a free, online class offered by the NNLM Training Office (NTO) to discover TOXNET and other National Library of Medicine environmental health resources through videos, guided tutorials, and discovery exercises. The class is taught online using the Moodle platform, over a 6-week period, in 13 independent units. Complete only the units that… Read More »

Posted in: Education & Training, Environmental Health and Toxicology, NLM Resources



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Search for Potential Environmental Health Hazards in your Community with Tox-App!

Posted by on October 4th, 2017

Use Tox-App, a free mobile app for iOS users from the National Library of Medicine, to search for industrial facilities that reported releasing certain chemicals into the environment (based on data from the US EPA TRI program). Tox-App includes a subset of about 100 TRI chemicals for the most current TRI year. You can download Tox-App from… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health and Toxicology, Mobile Devices, NLM Resources, Public Health, Search Tools

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