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Consumer Health Coordinator Lydia Collins will present a webinar on December 13, 2017 at 2-3 pm EST.  The class, Activate, Collaborate and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community, will focus on how to conduct health outreach and share materials that can be...

James V. Brown Library will host “Engage for Health,” a health literacy initiative.  Read more. ...

by Ashley Flynn, Library Director Highland Community Library Eating healthy can be tough, even in the best circumstances. It requires planning smart meals, purchasing and preparing ingredients, and then controlling portions when it is finally time to eat. For some, factors like...

Network of National Libraries of Medicine (MAR) Classes Health on the Range: Rural Health Issues and Resources Evidence shows that there are marked health disparities between those living in rural areas versus their urban counterparts. Not only do rural residents suffer from higher...

Summer is a wonderfully active time at the library and beyond! Here are a few resources to keep you and your patrons connected to health topics in these busy months: From the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Middle Atlantic Region: an article on Health, Disaster, and Heroes:...

National Network Library of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region is offering the follwoing webianrs: Awardee Project Reports (Lunch with the RML) – Hear presentations on about Emerging Roles for Historical Medical Libraries, visual media digitization and a public library/academic...

Cigna’s World of Difference Grants program  is offering nonprofit organizations grant opportunities to collaborate on projects that will help people everywhere overcome barriers to their health and well-being related to factors, such as ethnicity, race, gender, age, education,...

Nursing home abuse is a very difficult issue to face. It exists in many forms, many of which are not evident by clear physical signs.  The guide, Facts About Elder Abuse for Your Loved Ones, is available for your patrons at NursingHomeAbuseGuide.org. ...

On June 11, 2015, Health Happens in Libraries invited Kate Konkle, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, to speak about libraries starting community conversations concerning local health issues using this database. This database helps libraries to to look at snapshots of areas...

Wednesday, June 24th, 10:00 -11:00am EDT Everywhere you go you see someone wearing a band, bracelet or watch that can help track some aspect of their health. In this webinar we’ll examine websites, apps and wearable devices that promote good health. We’ll look at places...