|An Introduction to Health Literacy
Health literacy involves the information and services that people need to make well-informed health decisions. Learn more about the aspects of health literacy, why it's important, how it can be addressed, and how NNLM supports health literacy.
|Black Maternal Health Toolkit
The resources on this page are meant to provide actionable information as a takeaway related to Black Maternal Health Week (April 11-17).
|CHIS classes to teach in your community
The Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) guide gives anyone access to specific NNLM CHIS class materials. These classes can easily be reused within libraries and other communities to support connections to accurate health information and enable people to make informed decisions about their health. The guide includes slides and handouts for five CHIS classes and a detailed page to help individuals use these materials.
Feedback on these materials should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
|Clinical Conversations Training Program
Clinical Conversations allows clinical trainers or managers to offer brief trainings embedded into regular staff meetings or trainings that they already facilitate, as a way to offer continuing education that does not take time out of already busy schedules. The primary goal of Clinical Conversations is to increase knowledge and awareness of health literacy and associated skills and tools. The program includes 7 subjects, each containing 3-12 modules with PowerPoint slides, printable handouts, e-mail follow ups, facilitator guides, and evaluation materials.
|Consumer Health Information Specialization
Learn about the Consumer Health Information Specialization, a program that recognizes your skills in finding and communicating data to consumers.
|Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science
Through citizen science and crowdsourcing, NNLM can engage communities in addressing societal needs and accelerating biomedical science, technology, and innovation.
This section of the Data Driven Discovery Initiative provides resources to explore recommended competencies, knowledge, skills, and dispositions for data librarians. Professional organizations and networks, as well as resources and strategies to stay current are provided.
The NNLM Data Glossary includes definitions, relevant literature, and web resources related to data terminology.
A selection of articles and teaching resources for librarians who are interested in offering data services at their institution. There are many other resources widely available online, and even those not pertaining to medical librarianship are adaptable to many data service contexts.
|Data Services Specialization
Learn about the Data Services Specialization, a program that recognizes your skills in providing data services to researchers, clinicians, students, librarians, and others who work with data.
|Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
This guide provides a starting point for information and practices to encourage individual and organizational transformation around diversity, equity, inclusion and the practice of cultural humility. The resources provided will challenge libraries to deconstruct systemic barriers impeding an equitable society.
|Emergency and Disaster Resources
This guide serves as an online collection of resources and tools that are relevant to disaster and emergency management. If you would like to learn more about emergency preparedness resources, or explore training opportunities that are available through NNLM, find and contact your region for more information!
|Environmental Health and Justice
This guide provides an overview of environmental health and justice tools and resources for the beginner.
|Health Misinformation Resources
A collection of resources to address health misinformation.
The following list of resources is curated to highlight trusted resources that focus on different areas of HIV prevention and treatment, clinical trials, surveys and statistics, and HIV and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) navigation and other heath-related information.
Good health is important at any age! NLM and NNLM offer plenty of resources for caregivers and educators to use to support physical, mental, and socio-emotional growth.
|Minwanjige Mino-bimaadizi (Eat Well, Live Well)
|Mpox Resource Guide
Online collection of reliable resources and tools on the 2022 Mpox Outbreak. The guide includes resources for healthcare and public health professionals, patients and the public, and toolkits and data sources.
|NLM Product Guides
Short guides for NLM Products available for download in PDF format. Each guide includes a brief description, popular uses, key points, potential predicaments, teaching examples, real-life examples, and links to more resources. The product guides are primarily for people in instruction or training roles such as librarians, faculty leads, or mentor researchers. The guides provide instructors with examples and ideas for teaching people about NLM products.
|NNLM & Region 6 Sponsorships
|NNLM Toolkit for the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy
A selection of guides, toolkits, and other resources for librarians working on addressing the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy.
|Public Health Digital Library
The Public Health Digital Library (PHDL) provides state and local public health departments access to library resources, including e-journals, e-books, and databases. Resources support evidence-based practice and research in public health.
|Public Health Resources
Evidence-based research and reliable health information are essential to Public Health response and prevention efforts. The National Library of Medicine (NLM), an institute of the NIH, provides free, online resources and training for evidence-based research and combatting misinformation.
|RD3 Scope Statement and Selection Criteria
The Resources for Data Driven Discovery (RD3) Portal fosters learning and collaboration in data science and data management. The portal will primarily serve librarians and library administrators working in institutions that are generating, sharing, storing, and/or using data for basic scientific, clinical, or translational research and teaching in the health, biological, and physical sciences. As such, the portal will bring together resources on education, outreach and collaboration, best-practices, and current events for data-driven research. The portal will provide librarians with the tools, knowledge, and skills to effectively participate in networked science and teach data topics to Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) stakeholders.
Featured health topics and book titles selected for the NNLM Reading Club.
|Region 4 Professional Development / Citizen Science Awards Year 3 (2023-2024)
An overview of Region 4's Professional Development / Citizen Science award for Year 3.
|Scholarly Communications Resources
Central to academic work, scholarly communications resources can support teaching, learning, research, and scholarly endeavors. Each tab in this guide contains a list of resources, the focus of the resource, and audiences that might benefit from the information.
|Substance Use Disorders
The Network of National Library of Medicine's Substance Use Disorder Initiative's aim is to raise the awareness of National Library of Medicine's Substance Use Disorders resources and the resources of partner organizations through partnerships with SUD related organizations.
Wikipedia’s health topics pages are visited a staggering 7 billion times a year, making it possibly the world’s most popular health information resource. The objective of #CiteNLM is to improve the credibility and content of medical and health-related articles on Wikipedia by adding citations and information from National Library of Medicine (NLM) sources.