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August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and public health professionals often need resources to educate individuals who may have limited English proficiency about the importance of receiving vaccinations for themselves and their children. Check MedlinePlus for resources on immunizations and childhood immunizations in both English and Spanish. HealthReach includes patient handouts about vaccinations in multiple languages,… Read More »
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 »
The following list is a quick look at some NNLM classes and webinars starting in August. For additional professional development opportunities, check out the full list of classes on the NNLM website. From A(norexia) to Z(its): Providing Health Information to Teens (August 2-August 18) – A self-paced online class that will present an overview of… Read More »
Registration is available for a new 1.5 hour NNLM class on numeracy literacy, Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits. Learning How to Communicate Health Statistics, on August 15, 11:30am-1:00pm PDT. This class is a basic introduction for anyone who wants to understand how to communicate health information that involves numeracy. The purpose of… Read More »
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is offering a wide variety of online classes and webinars during the month of July. Here’s a look at some of the options. From Beyond Our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information (July 3-July 31) – A 4 week self-paced, asynchronous introduction to cultural competency, the unique health… Read More »