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Health misinformation is a serious threat to public health. It can cause confusion, sow mistrust, harm people’s health, and undermine public health efforts. Limiting the spread of health misinformation is a moral and civic imperative that will require a whole-of-society effort. ~ Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A., Vice Admiral, U.S. Public Health Service, Surgeon General of… Read More »
The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) will be at the annual ARSL (Association for Rural & Small Libraries) conference in Reno/Sparks Nevada. Stop by the NNLM exhibit both, both in-person and virtually. It’s an opportunity to learn more about the freely available classes, funding, membership, and more. Learn more about health information… Read More »
Health Literacy Month began with Helen Osbourne, health literacy consultant, in 1999 to bring awareness of the need to create and provide health information that is understandable by patients and the general public. Healthy People 2030 updated their definition of health literacy to include both personal and organizational health literacy: Personal health literacy is the… Read More »
Visit the IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) website to read the full news announcement. The Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC), the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the American Library Association (ALA), and the Network… Read More »
The Network of the National Library of Medicine Region 5 under cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), announces the availability of funding through Collection Equity Outreach Awards to fund collection development that amplifies diverse voices writing on health/medical topics or that include a health or medical issue as an integral narrative… Read More »