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Webinar, From Coverage to Care

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

 From Coverage to Care: Connecting the Newly Insured to the Health Care System

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 2 – 3 PM EST

In April, President Obama announced that more than 8 million people have signed up for health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Many community organizations, including libraries, will play a role in helping the newly insured understand how to use their new health insurance coverage. This webinar will focus on the information and resources available to help consumers learn about the importance of health insurance and how to appropriately navigate the health care system. Topics will include key terms, how to select a health care provider, when and where to seek health services and why prevention and establishing a medical home with a primary care provider is important.

Presenter:  Jennifer Syria from the Region I External Affairs, Office of the Regional Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Register at:   http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=777

This webinar is organized by the NN/LM NER Healthy Communities COI.

Grants to Reduce Health Disparities

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

The NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities (G08) FOA has been reissued April 29, 2014. The G08 program provides funding for projects that will bring useful, usable health information to health disparity populations and the health care providers who care for those populations. For more information about the G08 FOA see http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ep/GrantInfoSys.html.

The application deadline is July 30, 2014.

If there are questions, please contact: Dr. Alan VanBiervliet

MedlinePlus Library Directory

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Get your library featured on MedlinePlus!

MedlinePlus includes a Library Directory of libraries who provide consumer health information services to the public. Libraries participating in DOCLINE can self-select to be included in the MedlinePlus Library Directory.

Take a look at the MedlinePlus Library Directory to see if your library is included.
If you would like to add your library to the directory, please update your DOCLINE record or contact us at nnlm-ner@umassmed.edu for assistance.

NLM Resources for Earth Day

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Earth Day is Tuesday, April 22nd and it will mark its 44th year. According to the Senator Gaylord Nelson & Earth Day Web site found on the EPA Earth Day Web page, “Earth day was the product of local grassroots action to increase environmental awareness but it also focused the nation’s political agenda on urgent environmental issues.”

As Earth Day approaches, take a look below at some National Library of Medicine “Environmental Health” resources for teachers, students and the general public that may help you celebrate Earth Day:

[forwarded from NLM Outreach to Specific Populations listserv]

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