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Affordable Care Act Workshop for NJ Librarians

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Congressman Rush Holt will be sponsoring “Connecting your community to their healthcare resources: an Affordable Care Act Workshop for Librarians” on Tuesday, February 18 at the Plainfield Public Library from 9:30-11:30.

Speakers will include:

  • Representative Rush Holt, from the 12th congressional district of New Jersey;
  • Mary Chute, State Librarian;
  • Susan Hildreth, Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services;
  • Jaime Torres, Regional Director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services;
  • and a local health care navigator.

Please click on the link at the end of this message for additional information including a registration page.

Questions may be sent to Kathleen Peiffer, Deputy State Librarian for Lifelong Learning,; 609-278-2640 ext. 152.


View Invitation & Registration Form

ACA and Resource Update from Health Happens in Libraries

Friday, February 7th, 2014

The current enrollment period for individuals seeking health care coverage in the health insurance marketplace is still open! There are many resources to support organizations and individuals in obtaining the information they need about this component of the Affordable Care Act. The following resources are intended to support libraries as they develop their own priorities for responding to patron inquiries in this area.

Do you have questions or input about libraries supporting community health information needs? Email us at any time! Thanks for your continued interest in Health Happens in Libraries, and for supporting our efforts to connect libraries with useful health information resources.

NYAM Grey Literature Report

Friday, January 24th, 2014

The new Grey Literature Report has been published.

You can find it at:<>.

This report’s main focus is on Gun Control <> and the Affordable Care Act <>, with a secondary focus on Child Health <>.

We look forward to any comments, questions, or suggestions you may have in regard to the Report. Please contact us:<>.

We hope you will find the database useful!

The Grey Literature Team

The New York Academy of Medicine<>

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Update Webinar

Friday, January 17th, 2014

OCLC Web Junction is providing an update webinar related to the ACA on January 22, 2014:

WebJunction Highlights NN/LM and NLM Links

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Links to NN/LM and NLM are featured in the WebJunction’s update to its project distribution list and social media.

Affordable Care Act: Hear from the Experts! (Lunch with the RML Session)

Monday, October 28th, 2013

This session was a big hit and very informative.  Make sure to check out the recording on our website:

Health Happens in Libraries: Share Your Story!

Monday, October 28th, 2013

We are excited to announce our updated Health Happens in Libraries website. Please visit our project page, and spread the word about our updated Resources section, where you will find:

  • Resources produced as part of WebJunction’s work to support libraries in their efforts to provide eHealth services to their communities
  • Official Affordable Care Act (ACA) resources for all states
  • Examples of resources created by libraries to respond to patron ACA and eHealth inquiries
  • FAQs

We know that health information support happens in libraries every day, and we want to hear from you. If you have a story to tell or perspective to share about your library’s role in supporting community health and wellness, please email us at Here are a few questions we are interested in:

  • What programs or resources does your library provide to support health and wellness in your community? How do patrons and/or community partners benefit from these services?
  • In what ways has your library been involved in supporting patrons with ACA application and enrollment activities? What are you learning from responding to this new information need?

We look forward to hearing from you and sharing these stories with the field.

Affordable Care Act: Hear from the Experts! (Lunch with the RML session)

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

Date/Time:                      October 24, 2013 / Noon – 1 pm (ET)


Info:                                   Online / No registration required

Description: Assistors, Navigators and Marketplace Guides are certified and trained to educate and provide enrollment assistance to individuals and small businesses about health insurance options available through the Marketplace.  We have invited a representative from DE, NJ, NY and PA to participate on a panel discussion and answer questions about assisting consumers with the Marketplace.  Questions for this panel are being solicited in advance.  If you haven’t already asked your question, do so now:

Qualified representatives participating on this panel include:

  • Robin Stockton / Center for Family Services, Navigator Program, Camden, NJ
  • Rebecca Cashman / Resources for Human Development, Inc., Navigator Program, Philadelphia, PA
  • Lauren Pendergast / Program Coordinator for the Marketplace Guides at Christiana Care Health System, Wilmington, DE
  • Kathy Cannatelli / Director, Community Health & Preventive Medicine, Christiana Care Health System,  Wilmington, DE
  • Catherine C. LaMay / Program Manager, Saratoga Hospital Health Insurance Navigation Program, Saratoga Springs, NY

Sharing a Library Profile and ACA Profile

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

Here’s a profile that WebJunction recently shared on its homepage and project site about the efforts of Atlantic City Free Public Library to prepare for the Affordable Care Act:

New Resources Focus on Health Coverage and Access to Care for Kids

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

The MCH Library at Georgetown University released a new knowledge path, Health Insurance and Access to Care for Children and Adolescents.  The knowledge path directs readers to a selection of resources that analyze data, describe effective programs, and report on policy and research aimed at advancing health coverage and improving health care access for children and adolescents. The knowledge path aims to help health professionals, program administrators, policymakers, and researchers learn more about the topic, to integrate what they know into their work in new ways to improve health coverage and access to care, for program development, and to locate training resources and information to answer specific questions. The knowledge path is available at

A separate brief presents resources to help families learn more about and locate health insurance and health care for their children. The brief is available at

Also see Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA): Resources for Professionals ( and Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA): Resources for Families ( to learn more about the Affordable Care Act.

We welcome your comments and would appreciate your help in sharing this information with your colleagues via your website or e-news services.