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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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Ex-Smokers Who Take Up Vaping Are More Prone to Relapse: Study

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FRIDAY, June 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Far from helping them avoid cigarettes, longtime ex-smokers who try vaping are taking a big risk that they'll relapse, a ne...

Bleach on Fruit, Lysol Gargles: Many Getting Home Disinfection Dangerously Wrong

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FRIDAY, June 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly two out of five Americans are using bleach and other household cleaners in potentially dangerous ways in an effort t...

COVID-19 Concerns Shouldn't Shut Down Police Brutality Protests: Health Experts

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FRIDAY, June 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A letter signed by nearly 1,300 public health professionals, infectious diseases professionals and community stakeholders s...

Walking or Biking to Work Might Save Your Life

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FRIDAY, June 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Walking or biking to work may lower your risk of getting sick or dying early, British researchers report.

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