Thanks to funding from the SECU Foundation, Library Services has added a new, current collection of 200 eBooks to the AHEC Digital Library that will be accessible by all ADL members.

These eBooks provide clinical and research support along with evidence-based recommendations to equip providers with what they need to deliver care and successfully navigate changes in healthcare environments. The new resources include:

  • Clinical specialties, including nursing, healthcare management, trauma, and vaccine safety.
  • Health Equity topics such as cultural responsiveness, research equity, health justice, and community engagement.
  • COVID-19 titles related to infection control, epidemiology, public health preparedness, and pandemics.
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    As the health care workforce responds to COVID-19, they face challenges to both coping in the moment and ongoing mental health.

    To support this process, the AHEC Digital Library presents a collection of resources geared towards health care worker mental health during COVID-19.

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    Vaccine hesitancy, which refers to a moment of indecision about whether to get a vaccination, is a period of both vulnerability and opportunity.

    A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine discusses multiple times of cultural vaccine hesitancy in the last ten years, culminating in the latest debates over the COVID-19 vaccines.

    To learn more, check out the October 1 highlighted resource:
    The Vaccine-Hesitant Moment

    Mortality rates for people who have been incarcerated are alarmingly high, due to a variety of factors including both physical and behavioral health concerns.

    A recent article in the NC Medical Journal discusses this trend, addressing data about different mortality factors, the state of health care in prisons, and NC organizations that suppport people with community reentry.

    To learn more, check out the September 15 ADL Highlighted Resource:
    We Must Do Better: Addressing High Mortality After Release from Incarceration

    For more articles on life expectancy in NC, check out the latest issue of the NC Medical Journal:
    Improving Life Expectancy in North Carolina

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