The Project Tycho™ database aims are to advance the availability and use of public health data for science and policy. As part of this project, the entire history of U.S. infectious disease surveillance reports that have been published in the MMWR and precursor journals since 1888 have been digitized: http://www.tycho.pitt.edu/
Archive for the ‘Public Health’ Category
Due to a changing technical and budgetary environment, the Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) is no longer adding, updating or maintaining records in DIRLINE: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/nd13/brief/nd13_dirline_ceased.html
New activities and changing roles of health sciences librarians: a systematic review, 1990–2012
I. Diane Cooper, JMLA Journal of the Medical Library Association, October 2013, p. 268-277
A systematic review of the professional literature identified new roles for librarians, including that of disaster information specialist.
This and other articles are on our “Librarians and Libraries Respond to Disasters: Bibliography on Library Roles in Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery” webpage: http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/bibliographydisaster.html
Have a look at this amazing project from Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh, published in the Nov. 28 issue of NEJM. Excellent summary visualizations.
Contagious Diseases in the United States from 1888 to the Present
Willem G. van Panhuis, M.D., Ph.D., John Grefenstette, Ph.D., Su Yon Jung, Ph.D., Nian Shong Chok, M.Sc., Anne Cross, M.L.I.S., Heather Eng, B.A., Bruce Y. Lee, M.D., Vladimir Zadorozhny, Ph.D., Shawn Brown, Ph.D., Derek Cummings, Ph.D., M.P.H., and Donald S. Burke, M.D.
N Engl J Med 2013; 369:2152-2158November 28, 2013DOI: 10.1056/NEJMms1215400
The entire dataset of all weekly surveillance reports of nationally notifiable diseases for U.S. cities and states published between 1888 and 2011 (87,950,807 cases) is publicly available at www.tycho.pitt.edu.
Subject: 11/26/2013 Health Happens in Libraries Webinar Archive Now Available
We had 586 registrants and 267 unique log-ins.
Please feel free to share the info below with your networks! Thanks so much!
WebJunction recently hosted a webinar on libraries supporting patrons with ACA information needs during open enrollment. You may view (and share) the full archive at the Health Happens in Libraries site: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/health-happens-in-Libraries-addressing-ACA-open-enrollment.html
For an unusual way to present cybersecurity information, check out this brief game for private practice physicians and their employees. The game teaches contingency planning to protect electronic health records from fire, flood, power loss, and more: http://www.healthit.gov/sites/default/files/CyberSecure_103_FINAL/
APHA’s Get your Get Ready 2014 Pup-Preparedness Calendar….The calendar is free to print, and lots of people like cute dog pictures: http://www.getreadyforflu.org/dogphotocontest.htm
Provide feedback on the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies; http://www.phf.org/programs/corecompetencies) and help shape the future of the public health workforce. The Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice (Council on Linkages; http://www.phf.org/programs/council) is currently reviewing and revising the Core Competencies to ensure that these competencies keep pace with changes in the field of public health and continue to reflect the skills needed by public health professionals. As part of this process, the Council on Linkages is seeking feedback from the public health community. Multiple opportunities to provide feedback exist, including through an online feedback form (http://www.phf.org/competenciesfeedback). Feedback will be accepted through December 2013. To learn more about the review and revision process and other ways to provide feedback, please visit the Core Competencies review and revision process webpage (http://www.phf.org/competencies)
Kathleen Amos, MLIS
Project Manager, Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice
Public Health Foundation
1300 L St NW, Ste 800
Washington, DC 20005
Check out the Fall 2013 issue of our newsletter, The MAReport: http://nnlm.gov/mar/newsletter/.
- Library Collaboration and Advocacy / Barbara Epstein
- Update on NN/LM National Outreach Initiatives / Renae Barger
- Member Spotlight: Providing Advocacy and Education for the Behavioral Health Needs of Older Pennsylvanians / Rebecca May-Cole
- MAR Announces the 2013 National Medical Librarians Award / Pinnacle Health System
- Training First Responders on the Use of NLM Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Information Mobile Applications / Michelle Burda
- Health & Wellness: Not Just @ Your Library / Lydia Collins
- ClinicalTrials.gov: A Resource for Patients, Clinicians, Researchers and Librarians / Kate Flewelling
- What is PubMed Health and Why Would I Ever Use it? / Missy Harvey
NOTE: We encourage you to subscribe so MAReport will be delivered to your inbox.
Presenter: Missy Harvey, Technology & Communication Coordinator, NN/LM MAR
Date / Time: December 17, 2013 / 1 – 2:30 pm (ET)
Summary: This class is for community college librarians to learn more about how their students can research the health literature, find consumer health information, and to learn about mobile apps/social media to find what they need. The class includes introductions to PubMed and MedlinePlus.