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Sep

19

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Newly Redesigned Think Cultural Health Website Released!

Posted by on September 19th, 2016 0 comments

The Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced the launch of the newly redesigned Think Cultural Health website. It now includes designs that feature a simpler layout and brighter colors, and its responsive design means it can be accessed anytime from your cell phone, tablet, laptop, or… Read More »

Posted in: Communications Tools, Education & Training, Health Literacy, Healthcare Professionals, Mobile Devices, Non-NLM Resources

Jul

28

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NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine Summer 2016 Issue Available Online!

Posted by on July 28th, 2016 0 comments

The Summer 2016 issue of NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine features topics including the Zika virus, alcohol-medicines interactions, oral health and aging, colorectal cancer, precision medicine, age-related macular degeneration, and endometriosis. The cover features Padma Lakshmi, author, actress, model, and Emmy-nominated host and executive producer of the hit TV show Top Chef, who endured a 23-year… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Health Disparities, Health Literacy, MedlinePlus, NLM Resources, Public Health

Jun

10

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NAS Food Literacy Workshop Summary Available

Posted by on June 10th, 2016 0 comments

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Food and Nutrition Board recently published the workshop summary from Food Literacy: How Do Communications and Marketing Impact Consumer Knowledge, Skills, and Behavior? This workshop from September, 2015, discussed various aspects of food literacy including: the role of consumer education, communication, and health literacy with respect to… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Consumer Health, Health Literacy, Non-NLM Resources

May

23

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NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region “Focus on NLM Resources” Webinars in June & August!

Posted by on May 23rd, 2016 0 comments

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (MAR), is offering two upcoming Focus on NLM Resources webinar sessions, from 9-10 AM Pacific Time. Registration is required and each session offers 1 MLA CEU. HealthReach | Register Date: June 9, 2016 9-10 AM PDT Presenter: Laura Bartlett / Outreach and Special Populations Branch,… Read More »

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

Apr

18

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Funding Opportunity: Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy Research Project Grants

Posted by on April 18th, 2016 0 comments

HHS/National Institutes of Health (NIH) is offering a grant opportunity for Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy (R01) (PAR-13-130). The goal of this program announcement is to encourage methodological, intervention and dissemination research for understanding and promoting health literacy. The closing date for applications is May 7, 2016. Applicants are encouraged to address health literacy as it… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Funding, Health Literacy

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