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Public libraries are critical to our nation’s health.

All Americans need access to current, reliable health information, especially as we navigate complex issues like health care, insurance and aging. Public libraries are a go-to resource throughout this journey.

This website, a project of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) and the Public Library Association (PLA), brings together a host of resources to help public libraries better serve their patrons’ health needs.

Latest resources and trainings

Latest Resources

Tools, program ideas and primers to help public libraries get the information and inspiration they need.

Latest Trainings

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine and its Regional Medical Libraries offer live and online educational experiences for health professionals, medical librarians, public librarians and others. The courses below are those most relevant to public librarians.

The Get Covered Connector is a nationwide online scheduling tool that allows consumers to search for free, local enrollment assistance. Consumers that receive in-person assistance are nearly 60% more likely to enroll.

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Opioid Deaths in Young Americans Often Involve Other Drugs


FRIDAY, Nov. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Opioid overdose deaths involving more than one substance are more common among American teens and young adults than death...

Women More Likely to Survive Lung Cancer After Surgery: Study


FRIDAY, Nov. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Women have higher survival rates after lung cancer surgery than men, according to a new study.

Previous research on ...

Frozen Eggs Help Breast Cancer Survivors Conceive


FRIDAY, Nov. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Freezing their eggs or ovarian tissue before breast cancer treatment increases survivors' chances of having children after...

Preemie Babies End Up Hospitalized More as Kids


FRIDAY, Nov. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Children born prematurely have a higher risk of hospitalization later on than those born at full term, a new study says.

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