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Webinar: Impact of Air Pollution on Children’s Health

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

WEBINAR: Impact of Air Pollution on Children’s Health

Presented by The Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment and the Virginia Healthy Air Coalition, a program of the American Lung Association

The International Agency for Research on Cancer recently classified air pollution as carcinogenic to humans, recognizing that outdoor air pollution is a leading environmental cause of cancer deaths.

How does air pollution impact children’s health? How are children’s lungs different from adults, and how does this influence their susceptibility to the adverse health effects of air pollution? Learn the major types and sources of air pollution and the health outcomes associated with each, as well as how to control and prevent sources of air pollution.

Health professionals and community organizations play a crucial role in addressing air pollution: they can use their experience and expertise to advocate for strong clean air laws. Learn what federal protections are currently in place under the Clean Air Act, how current and future legislation would change them, and how to get involved in the discussion to improve children’s health.

Date: December 4th, 2013

Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm

Cost: FREE

Who should participate? Public health professionals, environmental health professionals, clinicians, nurses, community organizations, health care professional organizations, child health advocates, and government agencies.

Speakers: Jerome A. Paulson, MD, FAAP

Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health

The George Washington University
Medical Director for National & Global Affairs
Child Health Advocacy Institute
Director of the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment

Children’s National Medical Center
Laura Kate Anderson Bender
Coordinator, Virginia Healthy Air Coalition
American Lung Association

In her role with the American Lung Association, Laura Kate Bender has built a coalition of public health and healthcare professionals across Virginia to advocate for clean air protections. The Healthy Air Campaign’s goals are to raise the profile of air pollution as a public health issue and to influence Virginia’s members of Congress in the national clean air debate. Previously, Laura Kate worked to further environmental protections in Virginia with the advocacy group Environment America. She studied at American University in Washington, DC.

To Join the Meeting:

1. Go to:  https://childrensnational.webex.com/childrensnational/onstage/g.php?d=669925740&t=a

2. Click “JOIN”.

Phone Option A: To have WebEx call you, select the “Call me at a new number” option and enter your telephone number.

Phone Option B: To manually dial into the meeting, select the “I will call in” option and follow the instructions listed, making sure to enter in the Meeting Number and your personalized attendee number.

1. Call conference number

Meeting Dial in Number:

US Toll Free 1-877-668-4493

2. Enter the meeting number/access code: 669 925 740

What is the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment (MACCHE)?

The Mid-Atlantic Center is the PEHSU for Federal Region III; serving all those who live and work in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Virginia and West Virginia.  We are located out of Children’s National Medical Center and affiliated with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  We work with a variety of partners, including health care professional organizations, non-profits, community-based organizations and medical centers.  Since 2006, we have conducted over 400 trainings with over 25,000 in attendance. Learn more at: www.childrensnational.org/macche.

New Resources Focus on Health Coverage and Access to Care for Kids

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

The MCH Library at Georgetown University released a new knowledge path, Health Insurance and Access to Care for Children and Adolescents.  The knowledge path directs readers to a selection of resources that analyze data, describe effective programs, and report on policy and research aimed at advancing health coverage and improving health care access for children and adolescents. The knowledge path aims to help health professionals, program administrators, policymakers, and researchers learn more about the topic, to integrate what they know into their work in new ways to improve health coverage and access to care, for program development, and to locate training resources and information to answer specific questions. The knowledge path is available at http://www.mchlibrary.org/KnowledgePaths/kp_insurance.html.

A separate brief presents resources to help families learn more about and locate health insurance and health care for their children. The brief is available at http://www.mchlibrary.org/families/frb_insurance.html.

Also see Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA): Resources for Professionals (http://www.mchlibrary.org/guides/ACA.html) and Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA): Resources for Families (http://www.mchlibrary.org/families/frb_ACA.html) to learn more about the Affordable Care Act.

We welcome your comments and would appreciate your help in sharing this information with your colleagues via your website or e-news services.

Invitation to Provide Feedback to NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region

Saturday, October 12th, 2013
Dear Network Members:
The NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR) Regional Medical Library is extending an invitation for all network members to provide feedback about the strengths of our program and future directions we should take.  This feedback will help us prepare for an upcoming site review from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) on November 19, 2013.The goal of the site review is to:

  • help NN/LM MAR and NLM understand how the Regional Medical Library is serving its network membership
  • learn how NN/LM MAR can strengthen its program to meet current and emerging needs in the region, and
  • gather ideas for how NLM can support the national network

To provide feedback, please click on the link below.  You can answer as many questions as you want and/or provide other comments:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/mar-review.

The responses from this questionnaire will be provided unedited (but without names attached) to those involved in the site review, specifically the site review team along with staff from NN/LM MAR and NLM.  These responses may also be included in the site team’s written report, which is made available to NN/LM MAR staff.  NN/LM MAR in turn, may decide to share the site review report with advisors or advisory groups such as our Regional Advisory Committee.

Your responses are very important to us.  So please take a few moments to send your feedback!  We will be collecting feedback through October 18, 2013.

Sincerely,
Renae Barger, Executive Director
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Middle Atlantic Region
Health Sciences Library System
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
rbarger@pitt.edu

Share Your Story and Win a Trip to MLA 2014 in Chicago!

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

October is National Medical Librarians Month!  Share Your Story and Win a Trip to MLA 2014 in Chicago!

Are you doing something to highlight your services and contributions to research, education and improved patient outcomes?  Perhaps you are promoting the importance of understandable health information as part of Health Literacy Month?  Or, maybe you have presented results from the Value Study to your stakeholders?

We invite you to share stories (and photos) that reflect how you are taking an active role in promoting the value of medical librarian contributions to your library, institution and/or community.  MAR will be collecting these stories and highlighting them on our website throughout October.

Anyone submitting a story before Oct. 31st will be entered into a random drawing to receive an award to cover registration and airfare to MLA 2014.  Multiple entries may be received from the same library, but only ONE entry per person. Send all stories and photos to nnlmmar@pitt.edu.

Be sure to check out MLA’s promotional items and resources to market library services and value at:
http://www.mlanet.org/resources/nml-month/.

NLM’s K-12 Resources and Homework Help

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

Presenter:                        Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

Details:                                        http://nnlm.gov/training/schedule/class_details.html?class_id=649

Date:                                 November 13, 2013

Where:                              Online

Summary:  Designed for public and school library staff to provide an overview of the National Library of Medicine’s K-12 resources. General health, environmental health, and genetics are a few of the topics that will be discussed. Also, library staff who assist youth with homework in health and science will learn about the various tools that are available in each resource.

Stop By for a Visit at MAC-MLA 2013!

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

We hope many of you are planning to attend the MAC-MLA Conference, October 13-15th at the beautiful Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel.  This historic hotel is ranked as one of Trip Advisor’s Top 25 Hotels in the U.S. with its stunning views of the Allegheny River, downtown Pittsburgh, and our famous stadiums such as Heinz Field and PNC Park.

Make sure to stop by the NN/LM booth being staffed by coordinators from the Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) and the Southeast Atlantic Region (SE/A).  We’d love to see you!

Please Provide Feedback to NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region

Saturday, October 12th, 2013
Dear Network Members:
The NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR) Regional Medical Library is extending an invitation for all network members to provide feedback about the strengths of our program and future directions we should take.  This feedback will help us prepare for an upcoming site review from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) on November 19, 2013.The goal of the site review is to:

  • help NN/LM MAR and NLM understand how the Regional Medical Library is serving its network membership
  • learn how NN/LM MAR can strengthen its program to meet current and emerging needs in the region, and
  • gather ideas for how NLM can support the national network

To provide feedback, please click on the link below.  You can answer as many questions as you want and/or provide other comments:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/mar-review.

The responses from this questionnaire will be provided unedited (but without names attached) to those involved in the site review, specifically the site review team along with staff from NN/LM MAR and NLM.  These responses may also be included in the site team’s written report, which is made available to NN/LM MAR staff.  NN/LM MAR in turn, may decide to share the site review report with advisors or advisory groups such as our Regional Advisory Committee.

Your responses are very important to us.  So please take a few moments to send your feedback!  We will be collecting feedback through October 18, 2013.

Sincerely,
Renae Barger, Executive Director
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Middle Atlantic Region
Health Sciences Library System
University of Pittsburgh
200 Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
rbarger@pitt.edu

Share Your Story and Win a Trip to MLA 2014 in Chicago!

Friday, October 4th, 2013

October is National Medical Librarians Month!  Share Your Story and Win a Trip to MLA 2014 in Chicago!

Are you doing something to highlight your services and contributions to research, education and improved patient outcomes?  Perhaps you are promoting the importance of understandable health information as part of Health Literacy Month?  Or, maybe you have presented results from the Value Study to your stakeholders?

We invite you to share stories (and photos) that reflect how you are taking an active role in promoting the value of medical librarian contributions to your library, institution and/or community.  MAR will be collecting these stories and highlighting them on our website throughout October.

Anyone submitting a story before Oct. 31st will be entered into a random drawing to receive an award to cover registration and airfare to MLA 2014.  Multiple entries may be received from the same library, but only ONE entry per person. Send all stories and photos to nnlmmar@pitt.edu.

Be sure to check out MLA’s promotional items and resources to market library services and value at:
http://www.mlanet.org/resources/nml-month/.

School is in Session: Resources for K-12 Educators (Boost Box Session)

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

Presenter:                        Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

Details:                             http://nnlm.gov/mar/training/boost_schedule.html

Date:                                 September 10, 2013 / Noon – 1 pm (ET)

Where:                              Online / No registration required

Brief Summary:  Do you work in a setting with a need for K-12 health and science resources?  School libraries and public libraries are gearing up for homework help after summer reading fun.  Academic libraries with K-12 education programs want to share these resources with their faculty and students.  Lydia will highlight some of the NLM K-12 resources and provide ideas on how to use them in various settings.

Get the Latest News from Your Regional Medical Library

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

We are delighted to announce the latest issue of our newsletter, The MAReporthttp://nnlm.gov/mar/newsletter/.

NOTE:  We encourage you to subscribe so The MAReport will be delivered to your email inbox.  To subscribehttp://www.hsls.pitt.edu/www/updatenewsletterlist/?p=subscribe&id=3

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