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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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Blood Test Could Spot 50 Different Cancers


TUESDAY, March 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A simple blood test for dozens of cancers is in the works.

Researchers say their test can detect more than 50 ki...

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Top 163,000; Death Count Set to Surpass China's Total

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TUESDAY, March 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As U.S. coronavirus cases surged past 163,000 on Tuesday, Americans were told they may soon get a look at the statisti...

Major Study Casts Doubt on Routine Use of Stents, Bypass


TUESDAY, March 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Folks with clogged arteries do as well with medication and lifestyle changes as they do after undergoing invasive proced...

Don't Fall Prey to COVID-19 Scammers

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TUESDAY, March 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The COVID-19 pandemic has spawned a wave of scammers looking to take advantage of older adults, experts warn.


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