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Archive for September, 2011

Archivists to Host Medical History Symposium

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

By Kevin O’Brien
UIC Library of the Health Sciences
Special Collections Department

The Chicago Area Medical Archivists (CAMA) will host the Ninth Medical History Symposium on October 28, 2011, at the Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology, located in the headquarters of the American Society of Anesthesiologists in Park Ridge, IL.  As part of Archives Week in Chicago, please join CAMA for a day of presentations, discussion, and networking.

Registration begins at 9:00 A.M.  The program begins at 9:30. (more…)

usa.gov Reform

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

USA.gov is hosting a National Dialogue on Improving Federal Websites from September 19-30. This two-week, online dialogue is your chance to submit, vote, and comment on ideas for improving various aspects of federal websites, such as: content, search, usability, accessibility, social media, multilingual content, and online services. Future changes based on these ideas could directly impact the work government agencies like the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health do every day. You can join the conversation at http://bit.ly/qCJxnQ. To learn more about the overall .gov reform effort, go to http://1.usa.gov/qzfHUd.

IFTTT – If This Then That – New Way to Visualize Data

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

One of my biggest issues with the Internet is how there are still a lot of silos.  What do I mean by silo? Programs or applications that work ‘alone’ and don’t share well with other applications.  I am still a big user of RSS despite rumors of it’s demise.  I tend to star items in Google Reader so that I can read them later.  What if I also wanted to read it later and send it to Twitter – or maybe send it to Instapaper? Especially with Instapaper, I would have to go through the trouble of copying the url and then opening up Instapaper and pasting it in there so I could read it later.  It would be nice to have this kind of thing automated.  I’m not a programmer so I end up waiting and relying on much smarter and clever people to create a tool that can do this for me.

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Awards Announced to Enhance the Public Health Infrastructure

Friday, September 9th, 2011

“U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today over $40 million in grant funding, partly supported by the Affordable Care Act, to state, tribal, local and territorial health departments and several schools of public health to enhance the nation’s public health infrastructure and strengthen the public health workforce. Awarded in nearly every state, this funding will improve the delivery of necessary public health services in communities, cities and states across the country.” Read more about it here: http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2011pres/08/20110831a.html.

Some of the CDC/HRSA grantees are right here in our region:

State Project Grantee Amount
Illinois Strengthening Public Health Infrastructure for Improved Health Outcomes Grant City of Chicago $300,000
Illinois Strengthening Public Health Infrastructure for Improved Health Outcomes Grant Illinois State Department of Public Health $500,000
Illinois Public Health Training Center Grant The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois $650,000
Indiana Strengthening Public Health Infrastructure for Improved Health Outcomes Grant Indiana State Department of Health $400,000
Iowa Strengthening Public Health Infrastructure for Improved Health Outcomes Grant Iowa State Department of Public Health $300,000
Iowa Public Health Training Center Grant University of Iowa $650,000
Kentucky Strengthening Public Health Infrastructure for Improved Health Outcomes Grant Cabinet for Health and Family Services $300,000
Michigan Strengthening Public Health Infrastructure for Improved Health Outcomes Grant Michigan State Department of Community Health $500,000
Minnesota Strengthening Public Health Infrastructure for Improved Health Outcomes Grant Minnesota State Department of Health $993,662
Minnesota Strengthening Public Health Infrastructure for Improved Health Outcomes Grant Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians $350,000
Minnesota Public Health Training Center Grant Regents of the University of Minnesota $650,000
Ohio Strengthening Public Health Infrastructure for Improved Health Outcomes Grant Ohio State Department of Health $500,000
Wisconsin Strengthening Public Health Infrastructure for Improved Health Outcomes Grant Wisconsin Department of Health Services $993,662

Congratulations to the organizations!

Health Data Tools and Statistics from PHPartners

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

The Health Data Tools and Statistics page, on the PHPartners.org website has been reorganized to make public health data and statistics easier to find and use.

New Public Health Data Tools and Statistics Categories:

The Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce (PHPartners) is a collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations, and health science libraries. The mission of PHPartners is to help the public health workforce find and use information effectively to improve and protect the public’s health.

PHPartners.org welcomes suggestions of public health online information resources. Submit new link suggestions at http://phpartners.org/suggestlink.html.

Questions, comments, and feedback about PHPartners.org can be submitted at http://phpartners.org/about.html#Contact%20Us.

To keep up-to-date with public health news and online information resources, subscribe to a weekly email announcement of What’s New at http://list.nih.gov/cgi-bin/wa.exe?SUBED1=phpartners_link&A=1 or to the PHPartners RSS feed at http://phpartners.org/rss_phpartners.xml.