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Requests for Public Comments on Healthy People 2020 Objectives

Friday, October 30th, 2015

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is requesting written comments about new objectives that have been proposed for addition to Healthy People 2020. Your participation is important and helps shape the framework, objectives and targets of Healthy People 2020.

The objectives that HHS would like your feedback on are in the following topic areas:

  • Family Planning
  • Preparedness
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health

For more information, and to submit your comments visit:

Public comments will be accepted until November 13, 5:00 pm ET.  /cm

TODAY LIVE! Multiple Approaches to Understanding and Preventing Elder Abuse and Mistreatment

Friday, October 30th, 2015

As part of a national priority to promote elder justice, a key focus of the 2015 White House Conference on Aging, NIH is hosting a one-day workshop on understanding and preventing elder abuse and mistreatment. Elder abuse and mistreatment is a growing public health problem, and it has a devastating impact on the mental and physical health and wellbeing of some of the most vulnerable members of our communities. Event recording will be archived./da

Medical Library Assistance Act of 1965: How NN/LM Began

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Ever wondered how the National Network of Libraries of Medicine came to be? It all started with the Medical Library Assistance Act of 1965! There were many people involved in generating the ideas and discussions that lead to the drafting and passing of this legislation. Such as Harold Bloomquist, Dr. Michael DeBakey, Senator Lister Hill, and many other health and library professionals. To learn more, visit the Circulating Now blog:   /cm

Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow (TAG) website

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

The Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow (TAG) website and materials are now available on the HHS Office of Adolescent Health website. TAG is a national call to action to improve the health and healthy development of America’s 42 million adolescents. Families, communities, educators, youth leaders, healthcare providers, and young people can take practical steps to promote the overall health of adolescents./da

MMWR to Include Summary of Notifiable Conditions

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Beginning with the Oct. 23, 2015, Supplements to Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), CDC will publish the summaries of all notifiable conditions – infectious and noninfectious – at the same time. Together, these two reports provide official statistics for all nationally notifiable conditions in the same MMWR volume. A press release is available that lists the diseases and additional information. /ch

Plain Language Medical Dictionary

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Do you or your institution write materials for patients and the public? Have you been stumped on how to translate a medical term into plain language? The folks at the University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library have developed a Plain Language Medical Dictionary that can help. The dictionary includes 1100 words. /ch

DOCLINE Users: Update Your Schedules in 5.2

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Hello DOCLINE Users,

DOCLINE 5.2 is up and running well.  There are some things you can do immediately to update your account.

  1. Please set your library’s standard weekly schedule for lending via your institution record. The default setting is for 7 days per week. You will need to manually update to override the default setting.   The directions may be found HERE
  2. Plan ahead and set out of office dates for multiple upcoming time spans. You no longer need the RML’s approval for those out-of-office dates .  You can read how to set up the dates HERE

For complete release details, please see the Release Notes


October Issue of NCCIH Clinical Digest Now Available

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

The October 2015 issue of NCCIH Clinical Digest is now available online. This month learn about the effectiveness of complementary approaches for depression including omega 3-fatty acids, St. John’s wort, SAMe, Inositol, acupuncture, music therapy, and relaxation training. /da

Save the Date: August 2016 National Diversity in Libraries Conference

Friday, October 16th, 2015

The UCLA Library and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) are co-sponsoring the 2016 National Diversity in Libraries Conference (NDLC ’16) August 10-13, 2016, to be held on the UCLA campus. Information is available on the ARL web site. <>

The call for proposals is now available on the NDLC ’16 web site.  <>  The proposal form will be available on October 23, with a submission deadline of November 30, 2015. More conference information will be added as it becomes available.

This 3.5-day national forum on the topic of diversity in the library and information science profession and related sectors will feature a full day event of pre-conference activities on August 10 focusing on issues of accessibility and universal design, keynote speakers, a variety of breakout sessions, exhibits, and posters, all highlighting the conference theme Bridges to Inclusion. /ch

Free app – AfterShock: Facing a Serious Diagnosis

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

The Center for Advancing Health’s free app AfterShock: Facing a Serious Diagnosis provides a basic roadmap for individuals to navigate through the first few days and weeks after a serious diagnosis. Available for downloading in Apple’s App Store, AfterShock is currently compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. /da