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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]

Health Literacy Leadership Institute

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

June 9-13, 2014

http://healthliteracyleadership.com

Enroll now in the Health Literacy Leadership Institute, June 9-13, 2014. Offered through the Health Communication Program at Tufts University School of Medicine, this one-week Institute is essential for those committed to improving the health literacy skills of health care providers and consumers.

Participants learn from faculty and guest instructors highly regarded for their pioneering work in medical education and adult literacy.  With peer support, participants work on an educational program of their choice resulting in a final product that is current, comprehensive, informed by research, and reflective of best practice. Those working in health literacy and students interested in pursuing health literacy work are encouraged to enroll.

For more information and to register, visit the Tufts Health Communication Summer Institutes website at http://publichealth.tufts.edu/Academics/HCOM-Program/Summer-Institute or the Health Literacy Leadership Institute’s website at http://healthliteracyleadership.com.

Contact the course director Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi sabrina.kurtz_rossi@tufts.edu / 781-835-6488 with questions about course content.  Contact the Tufts Public Health and Professional Degree Programs Registrar, Janice Gilkes Janice.gilkes@tufts.edu / 617-636-0935 with questions regarding registration.

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