Trusted health information from the National Library of Medicine. Locate information on specific diseases, conditions, and wellness topics in MedlinePlus.gov.
Of Interest to Public Libraries
Summer Reading 2015: Super Heroes, Disaster & Health
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:
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.
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
Evaluating and Creating Health Information Resources
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
Health Sciences Library System
University of Pittsburgh
200 Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
MedlinePlus Responsive Design Webinar Info
Locate materials from the MedlinePlus Responsive Design Webinar
A recording of the session is available (click here)
Digital Divide & Libraries
Get a Read on This: Libraries Bridging the Digital Divide: Andrew Roskill at TEDxCharleston