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Apr

11

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Consumer Health Minute: Environmental Health

Posted by on April 11th, 2024 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

The Network of the National Library of Medicine webinar series, Social Determinants of Environmental Health, just ended. Did you miss any of the sessions or want to review them again or share them with your colleagues? The recordings are now available and you can still get the Medical Library Association (MLA) CE credits. Don’t forget… Read More »

Posted in: Bio-Medical Professionals, Citizen Science, Consumer Health, Education, Equity Diversity Inclusion, Health Disparities, Health Equity, Health Literacy, Library staff, News from NNLM Region 5, Public Health, Training & Education

Jan

18

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Social Determinants of Environmental Health Webinar Series

Posted by on January 18th, 2024 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

One of the Network of the National Library of Medicine’s initiatives is Environmental Determinants of Health.  Environmental factors can have a big impact on human health and especially for populations that have been historically and currently underserved. Staff from across the NNLM have planned a series of webinars focusing on environmental health, specifically the social… Read More »

Posted in: Health Disparities, Health Equity, Health Literacy, News from NNLM, News from NNLM Region 5, Public Health, Training & Education

May

04

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Consumer Health Minute: Older Adults and Health

Posted by on May 4th, 2023 0 comments Tags: , , , , , ,

May includes many national health observances including Older Americans Month, National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, and Mental Health Awareness Month. Though Older Americans Month isn’t strictly a health observance, it does provide an opportunity to re-examine how we view aging and celebrate the lives and contributions of the older adults in our lives and… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Health Literacy, Health Observances, Mental Health

Mar

08

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Consumer Health Minute: Plain Language

Posted by on March 8th, 2023 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

During my time as a hospital librarian, we offered sessions to the hospital staff (including physicians) about health literacy that emphasized the need to speak in plain language to their patients and families. For many of us, it feels like the medical world speaks a language all its own. I often heard people complaining, “Why… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Health Literacy

Sep

26

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Reflecting on a Career in Libraries with Michele Spatz

Posted by on September 26th, 2022 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Michele Spatz, Outreach and Engagement Coordinator, is retiring on September 30, 2022. Michele has spent her career in libraries in a variety of roles, and in the past few years, has been a valued part of the NNLM. In the week leading up to her retirement, I interviewed Michele about her career in libraries. Emily:… Read More »

Posted in: News from NNLM, News from NNLM Region 5

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