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Last Updated: Sep 14, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Summer Reading 2017: Reading By Design

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Look to NN/LM MAR for resources and program ideas for Summer Reading 2017!! Stay tuned for information on how to incorporate science, health and wellness materials from the National Library of Medicine into your summer reading program.

More information is forthcoming for webinars in early 2017!!


    National Health Observances

    Locate health observance materials for 2016. For more information see the NHO tab on this resource guide. If you use these resources, please notify Lydia (


    MedlinePlus Magazine

    NIH MedlinePlus Magazine

    NIH MedlinePlus Magazine is a favorite source of trusted health information for you, whether you read it in your doctor's office, local health center, clinic, or hospital waiting room.  Free subscriptions are available.


    Welcome to NN/LM MAR Information for Public Libraries


    The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Provides freely available resources on a variety of topics for use by Public Libraries to use in their communities. Locate resources by subject using the information compiled by the Consumer Health Coordinator at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR).

    Highlighted Resources by Population/Topic:

    Adult/General/Senior Health

    Health Resources for Teens

    NLM's K-12 Resources

    Consumer Health

    Finding Health and Wellness @ the Library: A Consumer Health Toolkit for Library Staff 2nd edition

    Affordable Care Act Information

    Multicultural Health Resources

    Health Resources in Multiple Languages 

    NN/LM MAR Health Outreach and Programming resource guide

    If you have any questions or would like training on the resources listed, please contact NN/LM MAR via e-mail, or via telephone (800) 338-7657.



    Engage for Health

    The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) and its Pennsylvania Hospital Engagement Network (PA-HEN) have developed Engage for Health, a series of tools to conduct a community education program on taking an active role in your health care.

    Engage for Health

    The Engage for Health program consists of several resources that can be used together or separately, based on your needs. It includes a slide presentation, resources to conduct a patient/provider role play exercise, a list of additional resources, and promotional materials.

    Learn more at the HAP Engage for Health web site

    NN/LM MAR Training


    NN/LM MAR staff provide no-cost training session on health information resources, with an emphasis on free resources from the National Library of Medicine. Locate information about upcoming trainings and see past offerings.

    NN/LM MAR Consumer Heatlh Coordinator

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    Lydia Collins
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    Health Sciences Library System
    University of Pittsburgh
    200 Scaife Hall
    3550 Terrace Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15261
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    Of Interest to Public Libraries



    Trusted health information from the National Library of Medicine. Locate information on specific diseases, conditions, and wellness topics in


    Digital Divide & Libraries

    Get a Read on This: Libraries Bridging the Digital Divide: Andrew Roskill at TEDxCharleston

    Contact us at:

    National Network of Libraries of Medicine

    National Network Office

    National Library of Medicine

    8600 Rockville Pike, Bldg. 38, Room B1-E03

    Bethesda, Maryland 20894


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