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National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Tools and Preparation Webinar

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

This month, the Office of Minority Health Resource Center is offering a presentation about the March 20th, 2012 sixth annual National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD).

The Office of Minority Health Resource Center announces a webinar series to build on the knowledge of staff, providers, employees and those that seek to end the spread of HIV by offering an easy, accessible and FREE training.

Webinar: National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Tools and Preparation

February 16, 2012, 1 – 2 p.m. EST
Abstract: This webinar will provide discussion that will include an overview of NNHAAD, important statistics, and also how to order and promote with materials so that we can all honor and prepare for this important day!

Collaborators on the NNHAAD day activities will be presenting. This webinar is part of a series.
Contact: Evonne Bennett-Barnes at ebennett@minorityhealth.hhs.gov
Website: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/723153082

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NEW NIH website! NIH Clinical Research Trials and You

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

The National Institutes of Health has created a new website, NIH Clinical Research Trials and You, to help people learn more about clinical trials, why they matter, and how to participate.

http://www.nih.gov/health/clinicaltrials/

A New BHIC Contributor!

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Monica Rogers is the new Health Information Literacy Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region, Creighton University. Monica earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Anthropology from the University of Illinois – Springfield and her Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Missouri. She was most recently at Bernard Becker Medical Library, Washington University School of Medicine, as the Community Health Librarian, working with St. Louis Public Library to develop a Consumer Health Department.

She is the newest contributor to this blog – so keep an eye out for her first posts this week!

Promote the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut at Your Workplace

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Have you been thinking about how to participate in drills and exercises, but aren’t sure where to begin? The Central U.S. ShakeOut Drill is scheduled for 10:15 AM on February 7, 2012. The main goal of the ShakeOut is to get everyone prepared for major earthquakes. This is an easy drill to practice in your workplace. Register online and find resources such as posters, flyers, web banners, and other promotional items you can print or use. You will even find articles you may reprint in your newsletter or website. Take advantage of this opportunity to carry out a drill for your library, public health or emergency organization!

More information may be found at: http://ow.ly/8L3JP .

The National Library of Medicine Training Center Needs Your Input

Monday, January 30th, 2012

The National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) will be creating web based self-paced tutorials related to PubMed®, TOXNET®, and NCBI databases.

We need your input in order to inform topics, length, and format of the tutorials we will develop. Please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ntctutorial to complete a short questionaire.  The questionnaire should take 10-15 minutes to complete.

Please complete the questionnaire by close of business on Friday, February 17, 2012.

Questions may be directed to Sharon Dennis, Assistant Director of the NTC, at sharon.dennis@utah.edu .

iPad at Work: Showing Its Versatility in Hospitals

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Hospitals around the world are yet another area where the iPad is seeing increasing use.

Read more: http://ow.ly/8gPOI  [iPad Insight, January 2, 2012]

Happy Holidays from BHIC!

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

The BHIC blog will be taking a break for the holidays from December 22, 2011 through January 2, 2012.

Our very best wishes for Happy Holidays and a safe and healthy New Year.

HHS to Give States More Flexibility to Implement Health Reform

Monday, December 19th, 2011

The Department of Health and Human Services released a bulletin late last week outlining proposed policies that will give states more flexibility and freedom to implement the Affordable Care Act.  

The Affordable Care Act ensures all Americans have access to quality, affordable health insurance. To achieve this goal, the law ensures that health insurance plans offered in the individual and small group markets, both inside and outside of the Affordable Insurance Exchanges (Exchanges), offer a comprehensive package of items and services, known as “essential health benefits.”  

Read more: http://ow.ly/83R65 [HHS Press Release, Dec. 16, 2011]

Request for Qualifications: Building Capacity to Conduct Effective HIV Prevention Among American Indian and Alaska Native Youth

Monday, December 12th, 2011

The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) is working in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to implement a program that aims to increase the use of evidence-based HIV prevention education interventions with American Indian and Alaska Native youth between the ages of 12-16 years.

 NNPHI is seeking a qualified consultant to support this project. The consultant will collaborate with the project team at NNPHI and project advisers and subject matter experts at the CDC. The initial period of performance for the contract is January 1, 2012 – May 31, 2012, with the possibility of extension through May 31, 2013. If you are interested in this position, please click on the the following link for additional information about the Request for Information: NNPHI- Request for Qualifications_11_11.pdf .  The deadline for submitting qulalifications is today: December 12, 2011. Interested parties should contact Sarah Gillen by email at sgillen@nnphi.org.

[from National Network of Public Health Institutes]

Holiday Food Safety Poem

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

‘TWAS THE NIGHT AFTER CHRISTMAS
Author Unknown

`Twas the night after Christmas
And all through the kitchen
Little creatures were stirring up
Potions bewitching.

Salmonella were working
In gravy and soup
In the hopes they could turn it
To poisonous goop! (more…)