The current issue of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH, formerly NCCAM) Clinical Digest is now available online. Find out about current evidence, clinical guidelines, and information for consumers and patients on weight control and complementary and integrative approaches. /da
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The Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) at the National Library of Medicine will be conducting their monthly webinar. This month : Interactive Approaches for Learning Information/Communication Tools and Emergency Management Procedures.
February 12, 2015 11:30 am/12:30 pm – MT/CT
For more information . [jh]
All DOCLINE users should be aware of and take action on the 5 following things:
1) Be sure to submit an Out of Office request if your library is not staffed and incoming requests are not monitored because of holidays, illness, vacations, etc. for an extended period. For more information: http://nnlm.gov/rsdd/docline/dochold.html
2) Update your institutional record at least once a year. It’s crucial to have the current contact information, borrowing/lending preferences in your record.
3) Review and update your routing table. Check for and remove any libraries that are closed or are no longer DOCLINE participants (“Not a DOCLINE Library” designation next to the LIBID.)
4) Frequently review and update your serial holdings. It’s so very important to have an accurate holdings record to keep the DOCLINE system efficient.
5) Consider using the EFTS (Electronic Funds Transfer System https://efts.uchc.edu/public/AboutEFTS.aspx) to streamline and simplify billing and/or becoming a Loansome Doc provider (especially to unaffiliated health professionals) http://nnlm.gov/rsdd/loansome!
For more on DOCLINE best practices : http://nnlm.gov/rsdd/docline/bestpractices.html
Questions? Contact Jim
Congratulations to Kristen DeSanto from Children’s Hospital in Colorado and Heather Collins from A.R. Dykes Library in Kansas. They submitted successful applications for the NN/LM MCR Professional Development Award. Ms. DeSanto will attend the Systematic Review Workshop. Ms. Collins will attend the Association of College & Research Libraries meeting. Two more members can apply for and receive funding for professional development. These final awards are for members who want to attend an event to improve their skills in supporting researchers (e.g., e-science event). For more information and to apply you can go to our funding page or talk to your state coordinator. /ch
The National Institutes of Health is offering its high-quality, trusted web and multimedia content via syndication services, free of charge. If you maintain a website or blog, you can now automatically pull in content from NIH without changing your own site’s look-and-feel. And, as NIH changes its content, the pages on your website will automatically be changed in real time, too! Freely use their:
- Web content
- Images and infographics
- Videos and podcasts
- Selected data sets
The February 2015 issue of NIH News in Health is now available online. This month read about the innovative ways scientists are working to fix faulty organs and tissues; learn about how the gallbladder works and the disorders that afflict it; and find out about the risks of older adults taking anti-anxiety medications. /da
K-12 Partnership Funding
Call for Applications (CFAs):
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region (NN/LM MCR), under contract with the National Library of Medicine, announces the availability of K-12 School Partnership funding.
The MCR plans to fund four awards up to $1,500 in Option Year 4 (May 2015-April 2016):
• Deadline for submissions is May 1, 2015.
• Recipients will be notified by May 8, 2015.
• Projects must be completed by April 30, 2016.
The purpose of this award is to support new projects or enhance existing collaborative projects between a library (public, community college, medical or academic health sciences) and a K-12 school entity (school library, school nurse, health/science teacher) involving National Library of Medicine health and/or science information that can serve as a model for other partnerships.
Examples of projects include:
• Partnerships to provide access to health information to support health and/or science curriculum.
• Partnerships to conduct innovative health and/or science information outreach programs.
• Partnerships to benefit community access to health information.
• Partnerships to improve access to health information for underserved/vulnerable populations.
Allocation of Funds
Reimbursements will be made to project leader upon receipt of invoice(s). Indirects and overhead are not allowable.
Quarterly and final reports are required.
Do you have the attitude of some of the characters in Munchkin Country in the current MCR game – Librarians in the Wonderful Land of Oz – that “houses falling from the sky: never will happen to me!”? We hope you don’t have that attitude. Is your library ready for the next emergency situation? What can you do to prepare for threats to the continuity of service for your library patrons? How can you protect staff and preserve/recover resources? Join us in the next MCR sponsored (free webinar) to learn more about emergency preparedness for libraries.
When: Friday, February 6, 2015- 3pm Central Time, 2pm Mountain Time
Where: The MCR Network Member Services Room
How: Log in as a “Guest” and wait for prompts for the audio.
Fewer than half of the respondents, in a recent MCR questionnaire, indicated that their institutions had an emergency plan in place. If you are one of those members? You may want to join us for this vital webinar! We’ll offer ideas and tools – join us add to you knowledge! [jh]
If you’re interested in how the NN/LM program will be funded from 2016-2021, NLM is holding a meeting:
- Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at 2pm MT, 3pm CT
- Teleconference Number: US/CAN Toll Free: 1-888-450-5996,
- Participant Passcode: 662939
NLM will be using the cooperative agreement mechanism for the 2016-2021 award. Cooperative agreements will allow NLM to actively participate in the work of the RMLs and Centers, enable the RMLs and Centers to better coordinate programs among their Regions and areas of responsibility, and enable the RMLs and Centers to better respond to regional and national needs during the five year grant period. Until the early 1970’s the RMLs were originally funded as grants but transitioned to contracts to allow NLM more oversight and standardization of the work. NLM will discuss why this award mechanism was selected. Extramural Program staff will be on the call to help get you started if you plan to apply and what you need to do now.
Despite new private insurance coverage over the past year, many people do not understand the very terms and concepts necessary to make informed choices, according to recent studies. A new Alliance for Health Reform Toolkit, “Health Literacy and Health Insurance Literacy: Do Consumers Know What they are Buying?” addresses the extent and significance of both health literacy and health insurance literacy for Americans buying and using health insurance.
- Nearly nine out of ten adults have difficulty using health information to make informed decisions about their health.
- Half of Americans don’t understand such basic health insurance terms as premium, deductible and copay.
- Thirty-seven percent of marketplace enrollees did not know their deductible, and 47 percent of those receiving subsidies did not know the amount of federal assistance they were getting.
- The cost of low health literacy in the United States currently represents between 7 percent and 17 percent of all personal health care expenditures.
The Toolkit includes:
- An overview of problems associated with health literacy as well as studies analyzing their impact.
- Links to reports and news articles explaining and analyzing the issue.
- Contact information for leading experts on the issue. /da