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Mar

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Registration Open: Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic

Posted by on March 26th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , ,

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the disparities of underserved, minority, and underrepresented communities. This includes ensuring equal understanding of accurate health information, education in hard hit communities, and valuing inclusion in clinical research to overcome COVID-19. The NNLM Virtual Symposium: Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic is an opportunity to address misinformation and mistrust, raise awareness… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements

Feb

22

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Health Information for All: Language Resources

Posted by on February 22nd, 2021 0 comments Tags: , ,

According to the US Census Bureau 22% of people in the US 5 years or older speak a language other than English at home and 8.2% speak English “less than very well”. In the Northeast, those percentages are slightly higher than the national average at 23.7% and 9.4% respectively. But what does that have to… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, NLM Resources

Sep

14

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Dr. Choo’s McGovern Lecture: Article Links

Posted by on September 14th, 2020 0 comments Tags: ,

The Medical Library Association invited Esther Choo, MD, to give the McGovern Lecture in 2020. Dr. Choo is a Portland-area emergency room physician. After the Portland conference was postponed, Dr. Choo made the shift to the vConference with ease. If you have access, this lecture is well worth your time! In 2017, Dr. Choo was… Read More »

Posted in: MLA

Jul

14

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Black Mothers at Increased Risk of Pregnancy-Related Death

Posted by on July 14th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

During the time I was writing this blog post, I saw a news headline that British YouTube star Nicole Thea died at the age of 24. The article stated that she was eight months pregnant. We do not know the cause of her death. We do know that, as a Black woman, Nicole Thea was… Read More »

Posted in: NIH

Jun

23

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African-American/Black Experiences and Anti-Racism in Graphic Medicine

Posted by on June 23rd, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

In light of recent events including police brutality and ensuing protests, the staff at NNLM NER stand with the Black and African American community. My colleagues in other NNLM regions curated lists highlighting Black/African-American Health and Anti-Racist resources: Pacific Southwest Region with links to African American mental health, anti-racist reading materials, cultural competency, NLM African… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Graphic Medicine

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