NN/LM MAR is saying goodbye to our friend and leader, Dr. Angela Ruffin, as she retires: http://nnlm.gov/mar/newsletter/2014/02/saying-goodbye-as-angela-ruffin-retires/
Archive for the ‘Public Health’ Category
Check out the Winter 2014 issue of our newsletter, The MAReport: http://nnlm.gov/mar/newsletter/.
- Saying Goodbye as Angela Ruffin Retires / Barbara Epstein
- Public Libraries and NN/LM MAR: A Natural Partnership / Renae Barger
- A Happy Accident Working as a Special Collections Librarian / Annie Brogan
- Data Visualization: A Graph or Table is Worth 1,000 Words / Michelle Burda
- National Health Observances and Multicultural Health Information Resources / Lydia Collins
- Focus on NLM Resources: A New Webinar Series from MAR / Kate Flewelling
- Academic Librarians: We Have Lots of Resources for You! / Missy Harvey
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MAR is pleased to announce our new bi-monthly series. Learn about what we have in store for the future: http://nnlm.gov/mar/newsletter/2014/02/focus-on-nlm-resources-a-new-webinar-series-from-mar/
First Session: PubMed Health
Presenter: Hilda Bastian, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), NLM
Date / Time: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 / Noon – 1 pm (ET)
Where: Online / No Registration Required / https://webmeeting.nih.gov/nlmfocus/
Summary: Hilda has been the editor responsible for PubMed Health at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), NLM since 2011. Previously, she headed the Health Information Department at the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) (2004-2011). Hilda first became involved in health as a health consumer advocate in the 1980s, serving as Chairperson of the Consumers’ Health Forum of Australia (1997-2001). She has been participating in and communicating the results of systematic reviews since the early 1990s, when she helped establish the Cochrane Collaboration.
The Abstract display for PubMed clinical trial citations may now include a ”Cited by systematic reviews” portlet if the trial is cited in a PubMed Health systematic review: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/blog/2014/02/trials-in-PubMed/
Webinar Title: Disaster Preparedness Planning for Family Caregivers
Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Time: 2:00-3:30 PM EST
Toll Free Number: 888-325-0345 / Participant passcode: 813-1392
Live Meeting™ Net Conference Access Information for Participants
Conference number: PW4462938 / Audience passcode: 8131392
Participants can join the event directly at: https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?i=PW4462938&p=8131392&t=c
Objective: Co-sponsored by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and Administration for Community Living (ACL), this webinar will provide information to assist family caregivers in planning for emergencies and disasters. Family caregivers have a responsibility of caring for loved ones with health or functional needs, making it important for them to develop a personal preparedness plan as well as a plan for individuals they support. Examples include family caregivers who are responsible for the care of children with Developmental Disabilities or Autism Spectrum Disorders, Older Americans who are medically fragile, and persons who have dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Information provided in this webinar will highlight the unique needs of disaster preparedness planning for these particularly vulnerable populations and considerations for developing and maintaining an emergency plan for both the caregiver and their loved one.
A brief Introduction to Preparedness Planning for Family Caregivers will be provided by Dr. Cheryl Levine, At-Risk Team Lead, Division for At-Risk Individuals, Behavioral Health, and Community Resilience (ABC), ASPR and Greg Link, Aging Services Program Specialist/Team-Lead, Office of Supportive and Caregiver Services, ACL.
Lessons Learned from Hurricane Sandy: Challenges of Sheltering in Place for Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities or Special Health Care Needs including Autism, Peg Kinsell, Director of Public Policy, Statewide Parent Advocacy Network, New Jersey
Supporting Older Americans who are Medically Fragile, Della Sanchez, LGSW, AL Cares Coordinator, Support for Caregivers, SARPC/Area Agency on Aging, Mobile, Alabama
Lessons Learned from 9/11, Katrina, and Sandy for Persons with Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, Jed Levine, Executive Vice President, Director of Programs and Services, Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter
Facilitated discussion with the panelists will be led by Iris Terashima, developer and trainer for the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center: Natural Disaster Awareness for Caregivers of Senior Citizens.
List of Serials Indexed for Online Users, 2014 Available in XML: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/jf14/brief/jf14_lsiou.html
NLM Announces “Native Voices” Classroom Activities and Lesson Plans: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/native_voices_classroom.html
NLM Director Donald A.B. Lindberg to Receive Paul Evan Peters Award: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/lindberg_2014_peters_award.html
NLM’s Jerry Sheehan Receives CENDI Meritorious Service Award: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/sheehan_cendi_awardee.html
SNOMED CT to ICD-10-CM Map Updated: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/snomed_icd10cm_map_update.html
NLM DIRECTOR’S PODCASTS
Boosting Drug Recovery: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/podcast/transcript020314.html
CT Scans Recommended for Heavy Smokers: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/podcast/transcript021814.html
Flu Season Insights: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/podcast/transcript021014.html
Organic Milk’s Health Benefits: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/podcast/transcript012714.html
NLM IN THE NEWS
Examining the Civil War’s toll: http://www.utimes.pitt.edu/?p=27777
Health Literacy Day at the East Brunswick [NJ] Library: http://thealternativepress.com/articles/health-literacy-day-at-the-east-brunswick-library
Health Sciences Libraries Vital to Patient Care: http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/news/story/index.cfm?id=3942
Morris F. Collen at 100: A Tribute to “The Father of Medical Informatics”: http://www.schattauer.de/en/magazine/subject-areas/journals-a-z/methods/issue/special/manuscript/20371/show.html
NLM Launches “Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture”: http://hnn.us/article/153389
PubMed app results in tremendous gains in traffic: http://www.imedicalapps.com/2013/12/pubmed-app-results-traffic/
The Confusing and At-Times Counterproductive 1980s Response to the AIDS Epidemic: http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/history/2013/12/the-confusing-and-at-times-counterproductive-1980s-response-to-the-aids-epidemic/
Tin masks to fixed faces: plastic surgery’s debt to World War I: http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/public_health/Tin-masks-to-fixed-faces-plastic-surgerys-debt-to-World-War-I.html
Watch Gene Kelly Channel “Combat Fatigue Irritability” in a WWII Navy Training Film: http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_vault/2013/10/02/gene_kelly_the_actor_s_role_in_a_wwii_navy_film_about_combat_fatigue_irritability.html?wpisrc=burger_bar
What We’re Reading [see “More on the Flu”]: http://blog.historians.org/2014/02/reading-february-6-2014/
NEW IN NLM IN FOCUS
Regional Medical Libraries Making a Difference: Focus on South Central Region: http://infocus.nlm.nih.gov/2014/01/regional-medical-libraries-mak-2.html
- Kelly Ayala, Community Relations Officer, USCIS, Newark, NJ
- Carla Pendino, Community Relations Officer, USICS, Philadelphia, PA
Date / Time: Thursday, February 27, 2014 / Noon – 1 pm (ET)
Where: Online / No Registration Required
Summary: Do you have library patrons needing immigration information or services? U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the agency within the Department of Homeland Security responsible for administering immigration and naturalization services and benefits. Our speakers will provide an overview of the role of USCIS and customer service tools, including how to contact USCIS, check on case status, obtain a form, and where to refer individuals seeking legal assistance.
They will also provide insight into the Community Relations Program, including information about hosting a Naturalization Information Session, ordering a free Citizenship Toolkit, setting up an “Immigration Corner” within your library, and taking a look at the USCIS online Citizenship Resource Center.
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A new report from the Institute of Medicine, released on Thursday, assessed “efforts to evaluate and improve psychological health services for military members and their families.” The review panel said that DOD, “…should develop, track, and evaluate programs based on scientific evidence to ensure their effectiveness… DOD has implemented numerous resilience and prevention programs — mostly focused on individual-level interventions — that address various aspects of psychological health. While some of these programs have demonstrated effectiveness, many are not evidence-based and are evaluated infrequently.”
The Journal of General Internal Medicine published a commentary this month that gives physicians guidance on their role in implementing health literate health care organizations. Physicians’ responsibilities to address health literacy are not restricted to improving the clinical encounter, declared authors Cindy Brach, Benard Dreyer, and Dean Schillinger. For health care organizations to become health literate, physicians must also be willing to serve as health literacy champions.
The authors detail actions physicians can take to implement each of the ten attributes of health literate health care organizations, as described in an Institute of Medicine discussion paper by Brach et al. The article also points readers to the Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit to help physicians lead their practices in implementing health literacy universal precautions.
Access the commentary, Physicians’ Roles in Creating Health Literate Organizations: A Call to Action at: http://download.springer.com/static/pdf/971/art%253A10.1007%252Fs11606-013-2619-6.pdf?auth66=1391696763_424f051436ab0a4f7e4655d453e7045c&ext=.pdf
To access Ten Attributes of Health Literate Health Care Organizations, go to: http://iom.edu/~/media/Files/Perspectives-Files/2012/Discussion-Papers/BPH-Health-Lit-10-Attributes-of-Health-Lit-Orgs.pdf
To access the Health Literacy Universal PrecautionsToolkit, go to: http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/tools/literacy-toolkit/index.html
Check out the February issue <http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/feb2014> of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research:
Stop the Spread of Superbugs
Help Fight Drug-Resistant Bacteria <http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/Feb2014/Feature1
Antibiotics can destroy many types of bacteria that can make us sick. Sadly, our overuse of antibiotics is helping to create new drug-resistant “superbugs” that are difficult to defeat
Gripped by Gout
Avoiding the Ache and Agony <http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/Feb2014/Feature2>
Sudden, painful swelling at the base of the big toe is often the first warning sign of gout. It can affect other joints as well. The good news is, most types of gout are treatable, especially if caught early.
* Distracted Driving Raises Crash Risk <http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/Feb2014/Capsule1>
* Caring for a Seriously Ill Child <http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/Feb2014/Capsule2>
* Featured Website: NIDA for Teens <http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/Feb2014/Capsule3>
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