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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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Family Therapy Best for Youth at Risk for Bipolar Disorder

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MONDAY, Jan. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Therapy for the entire family might help kids and teens vulnerable to bipolar disorder stay healthy longer, new research s...

Kangaroo Care Reduces Infant Deaths

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TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Low birth weight babies stand a better chance of surviving when their mothers hold them close throughout the day, a new s...

What Parents Overlook When Their Teen Is a Heavy Gamer

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MONDAY, Jan. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Most American parents believe their teens spend too much time playing video games, but many underestimate the actual amoun...

Canadian Study Probes Links Between Food Access and Early Death

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MONDAY, Jan. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- "Food insecurity" -- not having enough money to afford sufficient food -- increases the risk of premature death, new resea...

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