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Access to free downloads of the Health Happens in Libraries brand image is now available, along with a Communications Guide with key messages that libraries can use to activate community health engagement with target audiences. These materials are available as a Media Kit at WebJunction’s project...

Join WebJunction on Thursday, June 11 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time for a webinar focused on Launching Community Conversations with Local Health Data. A full description of this event including registration details is available here.   ...

This downloadable booklet, From Coverage to Care Roadmap, can be ordered.  This link will take you to the CMS.gov “Coverage to Care” location where material is displayed, what languages it is available in and (in the 3rd paragraph down ) there is information on how to order...

If you paid the fee for not having health coverage in 2014, you can take advantage of one last chance to get covered for 2015. The Special Enrollment Period ends next week.  The Health Insurance Marketplace is providing individuals and families who paid the fee for not having health...

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Blog Post from Dr. J. Nadine Gracia, Director of the Office of Minority Health: “At a commemorative event two years ago, I heard a historian say that history is not a steady stream of events, but rather a series of punctuation points, like ripples from stones tossed into water....

Presenter: Laura Bartlett, Outreach and Special Populations Branch, National Library of Medicine Date / Time:  Thursday, May 7, 2015 / Noon – 1 pm (ET) Where:  https://webmeeting.nih.gov/nlmfocus/ Online / No Registration Required Description: HealthReach (http://healthreach.nlm.nih.gov)...

Presenter:  Cindy Hipszer, Project Manager, Pennsylvania Hospital Engagement Network (PA-HEN), Hospital and Health System Association of PA Description: Engage for Health is a program that provides libraries with details on how to assist consumers in improving their health through...

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The Health Insurance Marketplace is providing individuals and families who owe the fee when they file their 2014 taxes with one last chance to get covered for 2015.  Please share this information with your patrons. Use this link  to see if you can still get Health Coverage for...

National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity...

April is designated as Parkinson’s Awareness Month! Please share information with your patrons in order to spread awareness about this progressive neurological disorder that affects nearly one million people in the United States and seven to 10 million people worldwide. Although...