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Mobile Disaster Information Resources

Friday, April 26th, 2013

The National Library of Medicine’s Disaster Information Management Resource Center compiles a list of disaster apps and mobile optimized web pages. You will find apps and mobile sites for disaster medicine tools, psychological health tools, hazardous events, disease outbreaks, and disasters in libraries.

Learn more at:

Webinars for week of April 22

Friday, April 19th, 2013

This Month in Telemedicine

Sponsored by American Telemedicine Association

Tuesday, April 23     1:00pm – 2:00pm CST

For more information:


Prioritizing Enrollment Simplification – What States Can Do Now to Make 2014 Easier

Sponsored by National Academy for State Health Policy

Tuesday April 23     noon – 1:00pm CST

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New Health Care Reform Analytics – The Intersection of Population Health, Operational Efficiency and Market Panning in Rural Health Care Delivery

Sponsored by American Hospital Association

Tuesday, April 23     11:00am – 2:30pm CST

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National Provider Call: Medicare Shared Savings Program Application Process – Tips on Completing a Successful Application

Sponsored by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Tuesday, April 23     12:30pm – 2:00pm CST

For more information:


Use of Telemedicine to Improve Palliative Care Coordination, Education and Delivery Across a Rural State

Sponsored by NorthEast Telehealth Resource Center

Wednesday, April 24     11:00am – noon CST

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Healthy People 2020 Spotlight on Health – Social Determinants of Health

Sponsored by Health Resources and Services Administration

Wednesday, April 24     noon – 1:30pm CST

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National Provider Call: ESRD Low-Volume Payment Adjustment

Sponsored by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Wednesday, April 24     12:30 – 2:00pm CST

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Packing Your Digital Go-Bag: Essential Disaster Health Information on Your Mobile Device

Sponsored by the National Library of Medicine’s Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC)

Thursday, April 25     12:30 – 1:30pm CST

For more information:

Boston Marathon: Serving disaster information needs

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

What do you do when your library is impacted by events, such as this week’s tragedy at the Boston marathon that had hospital and public librarians in the area reeling?

The topic of discussion for the weekly #medlibs chat will be disaster information resources. The discussion will be today, Thursday, April 18th at 7pm MT, 8pm CT on Twitter. Librarians from the National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center, will be there as will Myrna Morales and Michelle Eberle from the New England Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Both Myrna and Michelle were at the Boston Marathon. NN/LM can work with you to partner you up with buddy libraries and help you deal with the emotional impact. You are never alone when a disaster of any level hits.

Never participated in a Twitter hashtag chat before? Check out this overview and come on in, it’s a supportive community. Your host for the chat Nikki Dettmar @eagledawg  is happy to answer your questions on how to participate, and you may want to see the information and transcript from the November 5, 2012 chat with DIMRC about Hurricane Sandy here:

National Library Week

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

In observance of both National Library Week, and National Minority Health Month, the OMHRC Knowledge Center was invited to post a blog for the Office of Minority Health website!  Read more about the collection:

Free Library Puts Resources About Minority Health Within Arm’s Reach:

Information Sources on Ethics in Disaster Medicine and Public Health

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

The National Library of Medicine’s Disaster Information Management Research Center, has a new resource guide for Information Sources on
Ethics in Disaster Medicine and Public Health.

Resources include:

  • Codes of Professional Conduct and Ethical Standards
  • Ethical Considerations for Pandemic Influenza and Other Infectious Diseases
  • Crisis (or Altered) Standards of Care
  • Ethics, Disasters and Disabled and Vulnerable Populations
  • Allocation of Scarce Resources and Triage
  • Duty to Care, Willingness to Respond, Role Conflict and Role Abandonment

Access the guide:

International Women’s Day

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Today is International Women’s Day.

Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events through to local women’s craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more.

Many global corporations have also started to more actively support IWD by running their own internal events and through supporting external ones. For example, on 8 March search engine and media giant Google some years even changes its logo on its global search pages. Year on year IWD is certainly increasing in status. The United States even designates the whole month of March as ‘Women’s History Month’.

To learn more about International Women’s Day, events near you, and other news visit the website:


The National Library of Medicine has an website/online exhibition, Changing the Face of Medicine that celebrates women in medicine.

Discover the many ways that women have influenced and enhanced the practice of medicine. The individuals featured here provide an intriguing glimpse of the broader community of women doctors who are making a difference. The National Library of Medicine is pleased to present this exhibition honoring the lives and accomplishments of these women in the hope of inspiring a new generation of medical pioneers.

Visit the exhibit:

Self-Harm: New MedlinePlus Health Topic

Monday, February 18th, 2013

MedlinePlus has a new health topic page for Self-Harm.  Resources include those from the American Psychological Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Office of Women’s Health and the Nemours Foundation’s Teen Health site.

Access these and other resources at MedlinePlus:

MedlinePlus en español Turns Ten

Monday, December 17th, 2012

MedlinePlus en español is the consumer health resource in Spanish from the National LIbrary of Medicine. Like the English version, it is an award winning site that features over 900 health topics. MedlinePlus en español is a full-featured Web site that contains a wealth of authoritative, reliable consumer-level health information in a variety of formats. For the past ten years, MedlinePlus en español has served both Spanish-speaking patients and their health care providers. To learn more, visit the information page at: .

Disaster Recovery resources from MedlinePlus

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

MedlinePlus has a number of health topic pages for people recovering from a natural disaster.  Health topics include:


Drinking Water:


For these and over 900 health topics in English and Spanish, go to Announces Spanish Version, Multimedia, and Enhanced Search Features

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Science agencies across the U.S. federal government announced the launch of the Spanish version of – provides the same breadth and depth in science search as does, covering over 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results from 17 organizations within 13 federal science agencies. Free access is provided to over 55 scientific databases and more than 2,100 selected scientific web sites. Integrating Microsoft’s Translator, Spanish-language queries to initiate searches of U.S. databases and web sites with results appearing in Spanish. This represents an innovative use of existing commercial technology to broaden public access to federal science information.

In addition to offering expanded access to the Spanish-speaking public, now includes new multimedia content and additional features to help users find the science information they need. For the first time, R&D video is available from the Department of Energy (DOE), MedlinePlus (NIH), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, (NASA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Images from the Library of Congress have been added to the image search that is now integrated under a new multimedia tab on the results page. Search enhancements include visual representations of topical information in an easy-to-use touch and dial format.