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Sep

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Consumer Health Minute: NNLM Book Discussion

Posted by on September 20th, 2022 0 comments Tags: , , , , , ,

Our wonderful library communities are made up of diverse groups and individuals. Though we value the diversity in our communities, there may be times we struggle when someone else’s history, culture, values, political and social and religious beliefs are so different from our own, including beliefs about health and illness. We may feel awkward interacting… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education, Equity Diversity Inclusion, Health Disparities, Health Equity, Health Literacy, Library staff, News from NNLM, Public Health, Public Libraries, Training & Education

Jul

04

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Consumer Health Minute: Reproductive Health, Reproductive Rights

Posted by on July 4th, 2022 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

Providing health information regarding both sexual and reproductive health is important to provide and make accessible to your patrons whether they request it or not. Stigma, along with shame or embarrassment make it difficult for people to ask for needed information regarding such topics as: sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) birth control menstruation unwanted pregnancy transitioning… Read More »

Posted in: Accessibility, Consumer Health, Equity Diversity Inclusion, Health Disparities, Health Equity, Health Literacy, Public Health, Public Libraries

May

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NNLM Region 5 Announces NEW Funding Opportunities

Posted by on May 3rd, 2022 0 comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Network of the National Library of Medicine Region 5 (NNLM Region 5) is pleased to announce new funding opportunities for Data Engagement Awards and Outreach & Engagement Awards. Applications submitted by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, June 28, 2022 will receive first consideration. At minimum, three Data Engagement Awards for up to $25,000 each will… Read More »

Posted in: Accessibility, Citizen Science, Consumer Health, Data Science, Digital Health Literacy, Equity Diversity Inclusion, Funding, Health Disparities, Health Equity, Health Literacy, Health Misinformation, Mental Health, News from NNLM Region 5, Public Health, Public Libraries, Substance Misuse, Technology

Apr

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Caring for Black Mothers: May NNLM Reading Club

Posted by on April 29th, 2022 0 comments Tags: , , , , , ,

The CDC is focused on addressing a startling statistic: Black women are three times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related cause than White women. Differences in medical access, healthcare quality, underlying chronic health conditions, structural racism, and implicit bias contribute to this alarming disparity. Social determinants of health, which are defined by the CDC… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, Equity Diversity Inclusion, Health Disparities, Health Equity, Health Literacy, News from NNLM, Public Libraries

Apr

04

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Consumer Health Minute: Unlocking Life’s Code resource

Posted by on April 4th, 2022 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Genetics is becoming more a part of the K-12 school curriculum especially for middle and high school students. How can your library support your local school’s instruction and learning? The National Institutes of Health has a number of resources but this post will focus on Unlocking Life’s Code. Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code is the results… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education, Health Disparities, Health Literacy, K-12

Developed resources reported in this program are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012343 with the University of Washington.

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