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By Beth Cackowski There are few things as important as instilling a love of healthy eating in children. If you think convincing a kid to eat kale is a momentous task, you haven’t seen the Children’s Garden at the Glenside Library. Any child that participates by planting, watering,...

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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)...

Joseph & Elizabeth Shaw Public Library and Penn Highlands will offer the Health Literacy Awareness Series: MOVE. May is National Physical Fitness month.  Visit healthFinder.gov for promoting your event. ...

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  by Jill McConnell The Allegheny County Library Association’s One Book One Community selection for 2015, Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink, has generated numerous conversations, programs and workshops about medical ethics in...

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A few months ago, CDC redesigned its health literacy website to increase access to a number of tools and trainings. These solutions were designed to help you to produce accurate, accessible and actionable health information, whether you’re new to health literacy or a seasoned...

WebJunction’s  Health Happens in Libraries team is excited to release the first of three pathways to support health education efforts at your library. Access the Supporting Healthy Communities through Health Information and Services pathway to identify essential resources,...

On January 26th, WebJunction presented a webinar titled “Health Happens in Libraries: Pathways to Guide Health Education at Your Library.”  The webinar has been archived and can be found here: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/pathways-guide-health-education.html The...

The National Network Library of Medicine Mid-Atlantic Region shares the following: NLM Resource Update: LiverTox The National Library of Medicine (NLM) LiverTox resource is a free website providing up-to-date, comprehensive and unbiased information about drug-induced liver injury...

by Beth Cackowski The PA Forward Health Literacy team made incredible strides in 2014 with regards to making libraries part of the healthcare conversation in Pennsylvania. Jody Cole, chair of team, told me about some of the breakthroughs they have made with team partners in the...