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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 »
September 22 is Falls Prevention Awareness Day, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) offer many resources related to fall prevention for older adults from both the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA). Check out the following resources in multiple languages, videos related to fall prevention and balance problems in… Read More »
Many government health organizations release quarterly or monthly consumer health publications, freely available online, with articles on current important health topics, tips for staying healthy, and even interviews with famous public figures sharing their health stories. For example, check out these four online publications: NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine: This quarterly magazine from the National Library… 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 »
August 13-19 is National Health Center Week. Health centers are a valuable resource for anyone without health insurance since they provide preventive and primary care services for patients even if they do not have health insurance, and patients can pay what they can afford based on their income. The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)… Read More »