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Mar

26

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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

Jan

03

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Health Education And Literacy – The HEAL Project

Posted by on January 3rd, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

This week’s blog post was written by Dr. Traci Alberti, the Co-PI of an NER Year 4 Grant Funded Project – “Health Literacy and Health Information Resource Education in the Lawrence, Massachusetts Community.” Limitations in health literacy are associated with ineffective care, poor compliance, increased use of health services, worse health status and even death…. Read More »

Posted in: Funded Project, NLM Resources, Patient Engagement, Public Health

Dec

16

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Graphic Medicine for Kids and Teens

Posted by on December 16th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

Graphic Medicine is comic books and graphic novels that cover topics of health and wellness.  The visual format makes the information easier to understand and digest.  By reading a personal, non-fiction story, we can learn about issues we may not have experienced ourselves.  These stories can also help us feel less alone in our own lives…. Read More »

Posted in: Graphic Medicine

Oct

18

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Resources You Can Use: Health Literacy Month

Posted by on October 18th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

October is Health Literacy Month! People working in health information use the term health literacy a lot. But what is health literacy and how can we improve it?  What resources are available to help support health literacy? What is Health Literacy? The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) defines health literacy as “the… Read More »

Posted in: Patient Engagement, Public Health

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