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October is Health Literacy Month, a time to highlight the importance of providing equitable access to easy-to-understand health information which is part of the Network of the National Library of Medicine’s (NNLM) mission. The NNLM provides several guides on the website on topics related to health information. These are all freely accessible with links to… Read More »
University of Washington Master’s in Library Science students, Shanti Rahim and Lauren Califano, finished their culminating capstone project for NNLM. Their capstone project was to create a library toolkit for the Network of the National Library of Medicine on childbirth services and resources, including prenatal and postpartum information and community providers. The purpose of this… Read More »
Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD can result from many different types of experiences, for example the trauma of surviving a war or global health pandemic. It may also be more insidious, embedding itself in a survivor or witness of childhood physical, sexual or emotional abuse. This type of PTSD may manifest itself in adulthood as… Read More »
Since NNLM Region 5 currently has two funding opportunities available: Data Engagement Awards and Outreach & Engagement Awards, we thought we’d share this post from the University of Washington’s Library Blog that highlights how NNLM members across the region have used their NNLM funding awards to meaningfully impact their communities: A Library Lifeline for Underserved Communities
As some of you may know, the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) works closely with the Medical Library Association (MLA). Many NNLM staff are members of MLA and participate and even lead in the association’s work. Though you may not consider yourself a medical librarian but still offer consumer health services, you… Read More »
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