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Region 5 Blog December 1st, 2023
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New NNLM Book Discussion Title Announced

Posted by on August 4th, 2023 0 comments

Registration is now open for the NNLM Book Discussion featuring The Invisible Kingdom: Reimagining Chronic Illness by Meghan O’Rourke. This thought-provoking book explores the realm of chronic illnesses that often go undiagnosed and unrecognized, shedding light on the experiences of those affected by conditions that are often misunderstood and overlooked. The book discussion will take… Read More »

Posted in: Education, Health Disparities, Public Health, Training & Education



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For Region 5 Members: Access to the Documentary “Laboring with Hope” to Improve Awareness of Maternal Health Disparities

Posted by on July 26th, 2023 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) Region 5 is continuing the opportunity for NNLM members in Region 5 to host a free viewing of the documentary, Laboring with Hope for their communities. Laboring with Hope is a 30-minute documentary on maternal morbidity and mortality among Black women. The film combines personal stories and expert… Read More »

Posted in: Equity Diversity Inclusion, Health Disparities, Health Equity, News from NNLM Region 5, Public Health



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Announcing June 2023 NNLM Reading Club: LGBTQIA+ Health

Posted by on June 1st, 2023 0 comments Tags: ,

Celebrate Pride Month with the NNLM Reading Club. The LGBTQIA+ community confronts unique health challenges and shares a common need for culturally competent care that recognizes and responds to their specific medical concerns. In recognition of Pride Month, which is celebrated every June in honor of The Stonewall Uprising in 1969, the NNLM Reading Club… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Equity Diversity Inclusion, Health Disparities, Health Equity, Public Libraries



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Black Maternal Health Week 2023

Posted by on April 7th, 2023 0 comments Tags:

Black Maternal Health Week is an opportunity to increase awareness and learn more about health issues and disparities that disproportionately impact Black women and their families. The Black Maternal Health Webinar Series from NNLM features presentations and discussions from expert guest speakers, and NNLM staff. The presentations will enable librarians and community members to learn more… Read More »

Posted in: Health Disparities, Health Equity, Health Observances



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Announcing April 2023 NNLM Reading Club: Black Maternal Health

Posted by on April 3rd, 2023 0 comments Tags: ,

Black Maternal Health Black women are more than three times as likely to die from pregnancy-related complications as white women, regardless of their income or education. This health disparity is why Black Maternal Health Week is an annual national health observance from April 11 to April 17. Because NNLM aims to advance the progress of… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Health Disparities, Health Equity, Health Observances, Public Libraries

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