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Today, for Health Literacy Month, we are focusing on digital literacy. The World Health Organization defines digital health literacy as “the ability to seek, find, understand, and appraise health information from electronic sources and apply the knowledge gained to addressing or solving a health problem.” The current global pandemic has heightened our reliance on digital communications –… Read More »
The Network of the National Library of Medicine Region 5 (NNLM Region 5), under cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), is pleased to announce we’ve extended the deadline to submit your Letter of Intent to apply for our two fall funding awards. The new deadline to submit Letters of Intent for… Read More »
By Guest Contributor Karen Yother, Community Library Network, Idaho Anyone who has worked with teens will tell you that they are quite the unique audience. What is trendy one day is out of favor the next. They eagerly develop their own personalities and interests, continually seeking ways to express their ideas in a variety of… Read More »
The NNLM Reading Club announces the launch of NNLM Reading Club Presents…. NNLM Reading Club Presents… are web-based author talks that highlight timely health issues brought to light by the NNLM Reading Club. NNLM Reading Club Presents… gives libraries and their readers a chance to hear directly from authors, then engage in a question-and-answer session with them…. Read More »
Much of our healthcare today runs on digital devices. Think telehealth or telemedicine; electronic health record (EHR) or electronic medical record (EMR); mobile health apps (mHealth); emailing your doctor and more. While this connectivity is helpful, healthcare consumers or patients need to have digital health literacy to effectively partner in their health care. There are… Read More »