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Apr

18

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Online Interactive Health Literacy Training Available!

Posted by on April 18th, 2017 0 comments

Both the general public and health information professionals should be familiar with the important topic of health literacy. According to MedlinePlus, health literacy is defined as “how well a person can get the health information and services that they need, and how well they understand them.” A number of interactive online trainings are available for… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education & Training, Health Literacy, MedlinePlus, NLM Resources, Non-NLM Resources, Public Health

Apr

06

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Scholarships Available to Attend the Second Annual Health Literacy Summit June 2-3 in Knoxville, TN!

Posted by on April 6th, 2017 0 comments

The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine and the University of Tennessee Medical Center are hosting the Second Annual Health Literacy Summit June 2-3 at the Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park in Knoxville, TN. The Summit will focus on assessing and promoting changes in the healthcare system to reduce barriers for low health literacy… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Consumer Health, Education & Training, Events, Funding, Health Literacy, Hospital Libraries

Mar

24

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New NIH Resource Launched: Language Access Portal!

Posted by on March 24th, 2017 0 comments

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) has just launched the Language Access Portal (LAP). This resource provides access to reliable cross-cultural and linguistically appropriate health information from NIH and other federal agencies, for tools to help communication with populations with limited English proficiency. NIMHD is committed to supporting research and communications… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Communications Tools, Health Disparities, Health Literacy, Non-NLM Resources, Public Health

Feb

13

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New NLM Funding Opportunity for “Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients”

Posted by on February 13th, 2017 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine seeks applications for novel informatics and data science approaches that can help individuals gather, manage and use data and information about their personal health. A goal of this program is to advance research and application by patients and the research community through broadly sharing the results via publication, and through… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Consumer Health, Data, Electronic Health Records, Funding, Health Literacy

Jan

30

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Webinar on March 7: Introduction to Graphic Medicine

Posted by on January 30th, 2017 0 comments

The one-hour webinar Introduction to Graphic Medicine, with instructor Matthew Noe from the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, will be held on Tuesday, March 7, 10:00-11:00am PST. The session will introduce the emerging field of graphic medicine, or, the use of comics in healthcare. It will begin with a brief… Read More »

Posted in: Communications Tools, Education & Training, Health Literacy

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