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Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well-Drawn

This is an online educational guide including resources and lesson plans that will help you integrate the National Library of Medicine's traveling exhibition and program into your curriculum.

Online resources*

NC LIVE: Education and teacher resources (Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library access)

FILMS: Films on Demand digital collection and the NC LIVE Video Collection

RESEARCH: ProQuest Research Library

Graphic Medicine: Online Exhibit

Health care reform has been a contentious political issue in the United States for more than a hundred years. Even after the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, which expanded access to health insurance coverage for millions of people, Americans continue to disagree on whether and how to make quality health care available to all.

From the beginning of the 20th century to today, citizens have made their voices heard in these debates. Health care reform is usually associated with presidents and national leaders, but this exhibition tells the lesser-known story of how movements of ordinary people helped shape the changing American health care system.

Graphic Medicine is a site that explores the interaction between the medium of comics and the discourse of healthcare. 

Graphic Novels & the Humanity of Mental Illness: An Annotated Bibliography

A collection of 46 graphic novels that focus on a shared topic: mental illness, along with book summaries, analysis, and recommendations

*UNC Charlotte instructors and students can also reference the Atkins Library Online Resources tab