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The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) website includes free professional development opportunities, such as a webinar on disaster health information resources, a series of classes teaching how to more effectively use PubMed, and an examination of complementary medicine. Following are some classes and webinars available during September: Will Duct Tape Cure My Warts? Examining… Read More »
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 »
In a report issued July 31, the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis recommended that a national emergency be declared under the Public Health Service Act or the Stafford Act. On August 10, President Trump instructed his administration to use appropriate authority to respond to the opioid emergency, resulting in a statement… 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 »
The list of Multi-Cultural Resources for Health Information from the National Library of Medicine, Outreach and Special Populations Branch, has been updated with new resources added under all sections. Links are available to reliable online resources covering cultural competency, health literacy, health resources in multiple languages, limited English proficiency, multicultural research, and more. New sections have… Read More »