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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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Age of Liver Transplant Donor Might Not Matter

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MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who get a liver transplant from an older donor have better long-term survival than those who refuse this type of ...

1 in 4 College Students Really Stressed Out by 2016 Election: Survey

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MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For some college students in the United States, the 2016 presidential election triggered significant distress symptoms, a ...

Hard Arteries Hard on the Aging Brain?

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MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Stiff arteries may significantly raise the risk of dementia, researchers report.

Investigators analyzed data from ...

Love Organic Foods? Your Odds for Some Cancers May Fall

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MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Paying extra for those pricey organic fruits and vegetables might pay off: New research suggests eating them might help y...

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