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NNLM Reading Club May 2022: Caring for Black Mothers

Posted by on April 29th, 2022 0 comments

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 healthcare quality, underlying chronic health conditions, structural racism, and implicit bias contribute to this disparity. Social determinants of health, which are defined by the CDC as, “conditions in… Read More »

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Announcing February 2022 NNLM Reading Club: Teen Dating Violence

Posted by on February 1st, 2022 0 comments

In February our hearts turn to Valentine’s Day, the social and cultural phenomenon focused on love and romance. For young adults this can be a challenging time. What does a healthy relationship look like? February is also National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month (TDVAM).  This is an issue that impacts everyone – not… Read More »

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NNLM Reading Club – January 2022 Selections

Posted by on January 7th, 2022 0 comments

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… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Blog, Consumer Health, General, NNLM Reading Club



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Digital Access Awardee – Literacy Minnesota

Posted by on October 28th, 2021 0 comments

Region 6 of the Network of the National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce that the Digital Access Award of up to $20,000 goes to Literacy Minnesota. From October 2021 through April 2022, Eric Nesheim and Tom Cytron-Hysom will use their expertise to develop a Digital Literacy Skills for Telehealth module for the Northstar… Read More »

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Public Library Collaboration Awardees

Posted by on October 25th, 2021 0 comments

Region 6 of the Network of the National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce three NNLM member recipients of our Public Library Collaboration Award for the performance period of October 2021 through April 2022. The proposals that were selected support partnerships between public libraries and other community organizations to build capacity for access and… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, From the GMR, Funding, Outreach, Public Libraries

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