Resources from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine

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A major “thank-you” is in order to those individuals who have shared their stories with Health Happens in Libraries about how their library supports community health and wellness. We are in the process of collecting this feedback, and will be identifying ways to share these experiences broadly with the field in the near future. In the meantime, please feel free to keep those stories coming!  

Many libraries continue to consider how best to address local needs regarding the Affordable Care Act. This update aims to inform library staff of resources that may be of relevance to you or your patrons. Please share this update with any library or community partners that might be interested.

  • The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) has been actively engaged in connecting libraries to Affordable Care Act resources through their Regional Medical Libraries (RMLs). You can learn more about the NN/LM, and identify the Regional Medical Library operating in your state here. Feel free to explore your region’s site for localized ACA resources and learning opportunities.
  • NN/LM also provides comprehensive information regarding the topic of health literacy, including strategies for libraries supporting consumer health in their communities.
  • The National Library of Medicine (NLM) also provides detailed information regarding health literacy through MedLinePlus.

Thank you for your interest in this important topic. Please feel free to contact us directly with any questions or feedback.