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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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Bike-Linked Head Injuries Plummet for U.S. Kids, But Not Adults

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FRIDAY, May 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- There's good news and bad on rates of head injuries among America's bike-riding public: Rates for these...

Magnets in Cellphones, Smartwatches Might Affect Pacemakers, FDA Warns

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FRIDAY, May 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning that strong magnets in some cellphones and smartwatches can interfere with...

Is Rise in Liver Damage Tied to More Drinking During Lockdowns?

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FRIDAY, May 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Many people drank more to cope with the stress of the coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions it placed on daily life, an...

AHA News: Orthopedic Surgeon Becomes Patient After Stroke at 48

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FRIDAY, May 14, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- As usual, Dr. Mike Knapic's workday was packed. By early afternoon, the orthopedic surgeon had completed t...

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  • Ways to stay up-to-date on the latest health news
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