The Partnership for Better Health, an NN/LM MAR member, recently received the 2013 Community Rural Health Program of the Year Award from the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health. The Partnership, a community foundation in central PA, was “recognized for its tireless efforts and extensive work in Perry County to address health disparities, create a community-based coalition to meet the needs of the medically underserved in the county, and support clinical staff and programs.” Congratulations!
Archive for the ‘Public Health’ Category
Have you ever wondered how Google Flu Trends works? This webpage provides a video which explains the process Google uses to aggregate and search data to estimate flu activity, and provides graphs and more information on how it has worked over time: http://www.google.org/flutrends/intl/en_us/about/how.html
Healthy People (HP) is a national health promotion program to improve the health of all Americans. Initiated in 1979 and led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It provides science-based, ten-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. HP2020, the current program, is organized into 42 subject areas with 600 public health objectives; four of those objectives cover public health and preparedness topics. The National Library of Medicine and the HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion have worked together to develop preformulated search strategies to identify research evidence for selected HP2020 objectives. Take a look at the Preparedness searches today!
Matching Treatments to Your Genes
You’re one of a kind. Wouldn’t it be nice if treatments and preventive care could be designed just for you, matched to your unique set of genes?
Read more about personalized medicine.
A Burning Issue
Handling Household Burns
Accidental burns can occur just about anywhere in your home, and they’re not always caused by fire. Take steps to prevent household burns, and learn how to treat them properly to avoid lasting problems.
Read more about household burns.
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- Resource for People with Down Syndrome
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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/
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
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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/