|The Interagency Pain Research Portfolio (IPRP), a database that provides information about pain research and training activities supported by the federal government, has been launched by six federal agencies. Pain is a symptom of many disorders; chronic pain can present as a disease in of itself. The economic cost of pain is estimated to be hundreds of billions of dollars annually in lost wages and productivity.|
Users of the database easily can search over 1,200 research projects in a multi-tiered system. In Tier 1, grants are organized as basic, translational (research that can be applied to diseases), or clinical research projects. In Tier 2, grants are sorted among 29 scientific topic areas related to pain, such as biobehavioral and psychosocial mechanisms, chronic overlapping conditions, and neurobiological mechanisms. The Tier 2 categories are also organized into nine research themes: pain mechanisms, basic to clinical, disparities, training and education, tools and instruments, risk factors and causes, surveillance and human trials, overlapping conditions, and use of services, treatments, and interventions.
The database was developed by NIH staff and members of the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee (IPRCC). The IPRCC is a federal advisory committee formed to increase understanding of pain and improve treatment strategies by expanding pain research efforts and encouraging collaboration across the government. Four of the agencies that played a role in developing the IPRP are part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Food and Drug Administration. The other two agencies are the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense.
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The U.S. National Library of Medicine will soon be initiating development of its next long-range plan and, in so doing, welcomes public feedback through its recently-launched “Voyaging to the Future” blog, located at: http://nlmvoyagingtothefuture.org/
Thank you for your feedback, and for sharing this information with interested colleagues and friends.
Stephen J. Greenberg, MSLS, PhD
Coordinator of Public Services
History of Medicine Division
National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health
Department of Health and Human Services
On behalf of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), I am pleased to announce the release of a new CDC Blast Injury mobile application to assist in the response and clinical management of injuries resulting from terrorist bombings and other mass casualty explosive events. The application provides clear, concise, up-to-date medical and healthcare systems information to assist healthcare providers and public health professionals in the preparation, response, and management of injuries resulting from terrorist bombing events.
We invite you and your organization to join us for a Google+ Hangout on June 30th at 11:30 EDT as we discuss this new tool. You can RSVP and join the Hangout here: https://plus.google.com/+CDC
Download the mobile application for free today from the iTunes store: https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/cdc-blast-injury/id890434999?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D2.
We hope that you can join us on June 30th as we launch the CDC Blast Injury mobile application.
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Librarians with an interest in public health, make this the year you attend the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Stipends funded by The Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund for this purpose will be awarded to at least 10 librarians in 2014. This year’s APHA meeting will take place in New Orleans, LA from November 15-19, 2014. Its theme is Healthography: How Where You Live Affects Your Health and Well-Being. For more information on the meeting see APHA’s website.
Applications are now being accepted. The deadline for application is July 24, 2014, 5pm EST. For the complete Call for Applicants, application forms, and FAQs, go to http://www.phha.mlanet.org/blog/activities/sewell-stipend/
For more information on the 2014 APHA meeting see http://www.apha.org/meetings/highlights/ .
For more information on the Sewell Fund, see http://www.sewellfund.org/ -
What is the Value of Attending APHA as a Sewell Stipend recipient?
The mission of the Fund is to increase librarians’ identification with medical and health care professionals. Stipends have been awarded annually since 2001. Past participants testify to the value of attending APHA:
“Connecting with my fellow library and information professionals and public health colleagues was energizing…The spirit of true collaboration shone through the programs.” (Feili Tu)
“Many of the things I learned were not specific, as in tangible facts, more of an understanding of what Public Health is. I learned it covers just about everything…for Public Health you need to be knowledgeable about the issues, the potential impact of legislation, and knowledgeable about the ‘agendas’ of the interested parties…” (Kristin Kroger)
“Overall the conference really helped me to better understand the scope of public health as well as the latest development in the areas of public health that I am most likely to have to deal with as a librarian….It was an incredible learning experience.” (Manju Tanwar)
“The fact that I’m working on a Masters in Public Health was very interesting to her (public health colleague) because she didn’t realize that some librarians also have another graduate degree. I think this helped solidify the idea that librarians could be peers to teaching faculty.” (Amber Burtis)
“As a result of the meeting I gained a deeper understanding of my patrons’ needs” (Peggy Gross)
“I feel like I now have a cohort of people to whom to turn when I have questions about what I am doing as I move into supporting my institution’s public health program.” (Laure Zeigen)
The committee is looking forward to reading your applications!
Barbara Folb, Chair, Client Relations Committee
Helena VonVille, Chair-elect, Client Relations Committee
Public Health/ Health Administration Section
Medical Library Association
|The National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA) is hosting a webinar focused on community needs assessments in partnership with Community Action Partnership and the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI). Speakers will provide an overview of the key elements of assessments used by Community Action Agencies, hospitals and public health programs to inform community benefits and services programs. Specifically, presenters will discuss commonalities and differences in the outcomes and applications of the different assessments, the degree to which health equity concerns are captured by these assessments, and opportunities for improved coordination between users of both assessments.|
Vincent Lafronza, Ed.D, President and CEO, National Network of Public Health Institutes
Steve Ridini, Ed.D, Vice President, Health Resources in Action, Inc.
Don Mathis, President and CEO, Community Action Partnership
DATE: July 9, 2014
TIME: 3 – 4 p.m. EDT
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The National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA) is a coordinated, multi-sector effort to tackle health disparities in the United States. Health disparities represent a significant societal and economic burden, not only for the individuals and communities affected, but also for the country as a whole. The NPA promotes cross-cutting, multi-level, and systems-oriented approaches to eliminate health disparities.
Community Action Partnership serves over 1,000 Community Action Agencies across the nation that are working to change people’s lives, embody the spirit of hope, improve communities, and make America a better place to live. The Partnership cares about the entire community and is dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.
Created in 2001 as a forum for public health institutes, today the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) convenes its members and partners at the local, state, and national levels in efforts to address critical health issues. Dedicated to the vision of improving public health through innovation, NNPHI is the national membership network committed to helping public health institutes (PHIs) promote and sustain improved health and wellness for all.
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MAR offers 1 MLA Continuing Education (CE) credit per session—details will be provided at the end of the session.
Presenter: Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM MAR
Date / Time: Thursday, July 10, 2014 / Noon – 1 pm (ET)
Where: Online / No Registration Required
Summary: ClinicalTrials.gov was launched in 2000 by the National Library of Medicine. In 2008, as a result of Section 801 of the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007, ClinicalTrials.gov was expanded to include basic results reporting, including adverse effects. Due to reporting bias, results reported in ClinicalTrials.gov may not be published anywhere else. This presentation will provide an overview of this resource and how librarians can use the site to support clinicians, researchers and consumers. The presentation will also briefly describe the various types and phases of clinical trials and the background and current status of trial registration and reporting.
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The Center for National Policy is an independent policy institute focused on addressing global issues faced by America. The Center’s Taskforce for a Resilient America released a meeting summary paper after holding a series of meetings which brought together leaders in the fields of social networking, security, emergency response, advertising, public relations, public opinion polling, market research, as well as screenwriters, producers, media executives, and academics, to analyze methods of promoting cultural resilience. They provide a number of steps that can be taken to empower people to use social media to take a more active role in preparedness, response and recovery.
Presenter: Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM MAR (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The class will consist of 3 webinars and practice exercises. Participants who complete all activities will receive 4 MLA CE.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014: 10 – 11 am (ET) / Health Promotion and Education
Tuesday, July 15, 2014: 10 – 11 am (ET) / Evidence-Based Public Health
Tuesday, July 22, 2014: 10 – 11 am (ET) / Data & Statistics and Keeping Informed
Summary: This is a free online course for public health professionals and librarians. The field of public health encompasses a wide array of disciplines including health education, epidemiology and nursing. Digital literacy and the effective utilization of online information are among the core public health informatics competencies for the 21st century. This hands-on class will highlight web resources tailored to the public health workforce.
Participants will be able to:
- Discuss the role of information in the public health environment
- Identify resources to support health education and promotional programs and activities
- Retrieve information in support of evidence-based public health
- Obtain data sets and statistics relevant to public health on a state, local and national level
- Identify resources available to stay informed of developments related to public health
Check out the Spring 2014 issue of our newsletter, The MAReport: http://nnlm.gov/mar/newsletter/.
- Doing It Your Way: Approaches to Research Data Management for Libraries / Barbara Epstein
- MAR Springs into Action / Renae Barger
- East Brunswick Public Library Carves a Niche in Health Literacy / Karen T. Parry
- Running Your Hospital Library Like a Business: Class Evaluation Summary / Michelle Burda
- Get Ready to Play Online, New K-12 Class from NN/LM / Lydia Collins
- Phpartners.Org: A One-Stop Resource for Public Health Professionals / Kate Flewelling
- Keeping Up with Emerging Technologies / Missy Harvey
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