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Apr

25

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Coming Soon – Birthing a Toolkit: A Library Master’s Capstone Project

Posted by on April 25th, 2022 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The University of Washington Master’s in Library Science program culminates in a capstone project. Students find an information need and a sponsor to work for, in order to solve the need using all the skills they honed during their program. Two students, Lauren Califano and Shanti Rahim, are excited to work with NNLM Region 5… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, News from NNLM Region 5, Public Libraries

Apr

12

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Author Talk! Genomics: A Revolution in Health and Disease Discovery

Posted by on April 12th, 2022 0 comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Join us for a virtual conversation with Whitney Stewart and Hans C. Andersson, MD, authors of Genomics: A Revolution in Health and Disease Discovery (Genomics). They will be joined by genetic counselor Anya Revah Politi, MS, CGC, and event host Edgar Gil Rico from the National Association for Hispanic Health (NAHH). This event is offered in partnership with NAHH and… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Consumer Health, Health Literacy, News from NNLM Region 5, Public Libraries

Feb

03

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Coming Soon! NNLM Region 5: Year 2 Funding Opportunities

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

We are excited to share that NNLM Region 5 will soon announce NEW funding opportunities to support Region 5 member organization projects conducted between May 1, 2022 – April 30, 2023. Our new awards will include: Health Information Outreach Subaward: a minimum of 1 award for up to $25,000; Express Outreach Awards Addressing Environmental Health… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Digital Health Literacy, Funding, Health Literacy, Health Misinformation, News from NNLM Region 5, Public Health, Technology

Feb

03

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Consumer Health Minute: MedlinePlus – Search Tips

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

Do you use MedlinePlus for health information? Whether new to this consumer health information resource or an expert user, you may be interested in some tips of how effectively to search it. Here are two options: MedlinePlus offers search tips regarding several sections of this resource along with suggestions for using the search box. Here… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Training & Education

Jan

07

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Consumer Health Minute: 2021 Word of the Year

Posted by on January 7th, 2022 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Merriam-Webster’s word of the year for 2021….(drum roll)… Vaccine! Even Oxford’s word for the year is Vax. Surprised by this news? Both Oxford Languages and Merriam-Webster chose these similar words for similar reasons. The number of lookups was significant and according to Merriam-Webster, those lookups “increased 601% over the year since 2020” and in August,… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Health Literacy

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