Archive for the ‘National Library of Medicine News’ Category
Thursday, April 28th, 2016
One of the feature stories in the Spring 2016 issue of MedlinePlus Magazine concerns women and heart disease. See what Ta’Rhonda Jones, star of Fox TV’s Empire, has to say about her personal experience with a heart condition and her message to women. http://1.usa.gov/1XX6w6Z
Originally posted by Michelle Burda on April 28.
Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
On April 4, 2016, the National Academy of Medicine published a discussion paper “Considerations for a New Definition of Health Literacy” http://bit.ly/1Vk2TKt. One of the paper’s conclusions argues that a more “practical consensus on a definition of health literacy” will improve the ability to compare research and data sets and potentially improve health.
On April 13, the National Library of Medicine’s NLM in Focus, http://1.usa.gov/1SZBtU4, shared some of these definition difficulties as well as one of the most comprehensive definitions to date. In addition, the blog post includes numerous links to health literacy resources and research.
Thursday, April 7th, 2016
Adapted from the Outreach and Special Populations Branch of the National Library of Medicine
It’s nearing the end of National Public Health Week 2016. Outreach and Special Populations Branch provides a variety of reliable information resources to help improve public health information access, including:
HealthReach – Multilingual and multicultural public health information for those working with or providing care to individuals with limited English proficiency.
HIV/AIDS Information for Specific Populations – Comprehensive HIV/AIDS information for scientists, physicians, educators, and consumers.
Multi-Cultural Resources for Health Information – Information about cultural competency, tools, health literacy, research, and policy.
K-12 Science and Health Education – Working with teachers and science experts to provide free reliable resources to help introduce, reinforce, and supplement education.
Monday, April 4th, 2016
MedlinePlus has published a new health topic page on chikungunya virus.
“Chikungunya is a virus that spread by the same kinds of mosquitoes that spread dengue and Zika virus. Rarely, it can spread from mother to newborn around the time of birth. It may also possibly spread through infected blood. There have been outbreaks of chikungunya virus in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Indian and Pacific Oceans, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.”
Chikungunya (English): http://1.usa.gov/1PQFtUD
Chikungunya (Spanish): http://1.usa.gov/1TwHj45
Friday, April 1st, 2016
On April 1, 2016, the National Library of Medicine awarded five-year cooperative agreements to eight institutions to serve as Regional Medical Libraries (RMLs) and five National Coordinating Offices in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM). The agreements begin May 1, 2016. The Network consists of the eight RMLs, five National Coordinating Offices, nearly 112 resource libraries (primarily at medical schools), over 2,200 local health science libraries (primarily at hospitals), and more than 1,300 public libraries and community-based organizations.
Since its original authorization by Congress in the 1965 Medical Library Assistance Act, the NN/LM has worked to equalize and enhance access to health information throughout the United States. The Network is vital in NLM’s outreach efforts to health professionals and the public to increase awareness of, facilitate access to, and provide training in the use of NLM’s many Web-based information services, coordinate basic Network services such as interlibrary loan, and work to improve the supporting infrastructure for health sciences libraries. The goal is to provide access to accurate and up-to-date health information to health professionals, patients, families, and the general public, irrespective of their geographic location in an evolving information landscape.
NLM Awards 2016-2021 Regional Medical Library Cooperative Agreements: http://1.usa.gov/1pQWngX
Monday, March 28th, 2016
Adapted from SIS NLM, http://1.usa.gov/1VQ92x7
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects for improving HIV/AIDS information access for patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers and the general public. Emphasis is on increasing the awareness and utilization of NLM online health and medical resources in the HIV/AIDS Community through the use of innovative and evidence-based projects.
Projects must involve two or more of the following information access categories:
- Information retrieval;
- Skills development;
- Resource development and dissemination; and/or
- Equipment Acquisition.
Significance is placed upon the following types of organizations or arrangements for developing these programs:
- Community-based organizations (CBOs) or patient advocacy groups currently providing HIV/AIDS related serves to the affected community;
- Public libraries serving communities in the provision of HIV/AIDS-related information and resources;
- Health departments or other local, municipal, or state agencies working to improve public health;
- Faith-based organizations currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services; and/or
- Multi-type consortia of the above-listed organizations that may be in existence or formed specifically for this project.
Awards are offered for up to $50,000.
Quotations are due to NLM on June 13, 2016.
The solicitation for the 2016 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site, http://1.usa.gov/21PneGd
Monday, March 28th, 2016
Lunch with the RML Webinar, March 29, 2016 / noon – 1:00 pm ET
Host: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region (MAR), http://1.usa.gov/1MwbNS7
Description: NIH offers a free and easy way for you to get trusted, up-to-date health information from the National Institutes of Health directly onto your website. You do not need to write your own health content or worry about updating web pages. NIH content will populate on your web page with your website’s existing look and feel. Join us to learn how!
Presenters: Brooke Dine, Head, Web & Information Management Unit Public Services Division National Library of Medicine and Elizabeth Norton, Disaster Information Management Research Center Specialized Information Services Division National Library of Medicine
The link to access the live webinar can be found on http://1.usa.gov/1MwbNS7. Recordings of Lunch with the RML sessions can be found on http://1.usa.gov/1pFImCC
For more information about NIH Syndicated Content, check out these resources:
Monday, March 21st, 2016
Did you know that you can get consumer-friendly NIH research delivered to your home or office? Subscribe to NIH MedlinePlus magazine for quarterly health news you can use. Bulk ordering is available.
Read online: http://1.usa.gov/1RamM3I
Monday, March 7th, 2016
The National Library of Medicine’s Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) is offering a webinar on “Zika Virus Response and Information Resources.”
WHEN: Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 2:00 PM ET
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: The Disaster Information Specialist monthly webinar is free and open to everyone – please spread the word and invite others in your organizations, send to your email lists, and post to your social media accounts.
TOPIC: “Zika Virus Response and Information Resources”
Dr. Sonja Rasmussen will discuss how information resources are pulled together and disseminated for the CDC Zika Virus response. In addition, representatives from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) will provide an overview of NLM Disaster Health’s Zika Virus Health Information Resource Guide.
Dr. Sonja Rasmussen is the Director of CDC’s Division of Public Health Information Dissemination (the Division that includes the CDC Library) and the Editor-in-Chief of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series. She is also a Senior Consultant to CDC’s Zika Response.
Meeting URL: http://bit.ly/1p2sTfo
Event Password: 1234
Audio conference information
To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the event, or call the number below and enter the access code.
Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-877-668-4493
Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-479-3208
Access code: 629 830 267
If asked for your Attendee ID Number and you do not see one appear on the screen, just hit # on your phone and you will be connected.
Or, if you are in the area you can attend the meeting in person at our offices at 6707 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD, Suite 440. Park in the visitor’s parking lot (we will validate your parking), walk to the middle building (Democracy Two) and take the elevator to the 4th floor. Suite 440 is around the corner behind the elevators.
For more information on this and past meetings, see http://1.usa.gov/17xlCVm
Friday, February 19th, 2016
The newly-released federal dietary guidelines are accessible within a carefully written website that you can find in the ‘start here’ section of MedlinePlus.gov’s nutrition health topic page.
MedlinePlus.gov’s nutrition health topic page also provides links to the latest pertinent journal research articles, which are available in the ‘journal articles’ section. Links to clinical trials that may be occurring in your area are available in the ‘clinical trials’ section. You can sign up to receive updates about nutrition as they become available on MedlinePlus.gov.
To find MedlinePlus.gov’s nutrition health topic page, please type ‘nutrition’ in the search box on MedlinePlus.gov’s home page, then, click on ‘nutrition (National Library of Medicine) or follow this link: 1.usa.gov/1XBQT5g