Network of National Libraries of Medicine (MAR) Classes

Health on the Range: Rural Health Issues and Resources
Evidence shows that there are marked health disparities between those living in rural areas versus their urban counterparts. Not only do rural residents suffer from higher incidence of chronic illness, they also have limited access to primary care services and are more likely to be uninsured or under-insured. This session will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify other access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to use in service the health information needs of those living in rural communities.  Click on the link above to register for this online session.
Date: September 17th; 2PM (ET)

Health Issues in the Headlines: Learning to Read Between the Lines
Often the first place your patrons will hear about health issues is in the media. This interactive, hands-on CE course will introduce participants to the environment of health reporting. Participants will learn about how health is reported in the news as well as how to evaluate the accuracy and validity of science and health stories.  Click on the link above to register for this online session.
Date to be announced soon.

CMS Office of Minority Health

Index of CMS Resources by Language
Here is a useful resource from CMS’ Office of Minority Health.  This is an index of Medicare, Medicaid and Marketplace material available and indexed by language.  The

The Index divides these resources into the following categories:


Key Messages

Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

Publications, including brochures, issue briefs, handouts, posters, check-lists, multimedia, toolkits, and fact sheets

Links to these tools and resources are in American Sign Language, Arabic|ال عرب ية , Armenian|հայերեն, Chinese|中文, English, Farsi|ر س يدن , French| Français, German|Deutsch, Greek|ελληνικά, Haitian Creole|Kreyòl Ayisyen, Italian|Italiano, Korean |한국어, Navajo, Polish|Polski, Portuguese| Português, Russian|Русский, Spanish|Español, Tagalog, and Vietnamese|tiếng việt