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Women of Color Health Data Book

The NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) is pleased to announce the publication of the Women of Color Health Data Book, 4th Edition.

The Women of Color Health Information Collection presents data on race/ethnicity and disease. Through data, clues about how culture, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic background, and geographic location contribute to the health status of women of color can be identified. In order to explore sex differences, scientists need data about the similarities and differences between women and men in diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other conditions.

Learn more about women of color and their unique health needs, and how the Women of Color Health Data Book, 4th Edition, can assist clinicians in providing person-centered care for diverse populations of women. Please be sure to check out the Data Book, pull-out Data Book collections on breast cancer and HIV/AIDS, and a podcast from the Academy of Women’s Health. Also visit ORWH Director Dr. Janine Clayton’s blog for a commentary introducing the Data Book.

For more information on women’s health, visit the NLM Women’s Health Resources website.

Created in a partnership between the National Library of Medicine Outreach and Special Populations Branch and the National Institutes of Health Office of Research on Women’s Health, this page presents topics pertaining to women’s health collected to support the mission of the Office of Research on Women’s Health to promote research in the field.

Michael Honch
Outreach Intern
Specialized Information Services Division
National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health
Desk: 301.443-7635
michael.honch@nih.gov

TOXinvaders Game

NLM Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program Launches TOXinvaders Game!

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) has launched TOXinvaders, an environmental health and toxicology game for iPhone and iPad. It is available from the Apple Store (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/toxinvaders/id971776185?mt=8).

TOXinvaders supports middle school science concepts pertaining to chemistry, the environment, and health. It can serve as an engaging classroom or homework activity for middle and high school students, as well as an entertaining learning activity for gaming aficionados of all ages. In the classroom environment, TOXinvaders works best as a supplement to NLM Tox Town, the Environmental Health Student Portal, TOXMAP, and ChemIDplus Web sites.

The game consists of four fast-paced levels, in which a launcher is used to annihilate toxic chemicals falling from the sky and to earn protective shield points by capturing “good chemicals.” To move on to the next level, players must take a brief quiz about the chemicals. These dynamically generated tests provide an excellent opportunity to learn more about environmental health and toxicology from the game’s chemical information sheet and from NLM Web sites. Quiz questions and answers can also serve as a starting point for classroom discussions, as well as for Tox Town, TOXMAP, and Environmental Health Student Portal activities and experiments.

For more information, visit the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Specialized Information Services Environmental Health & Toxicology page.

The NLM Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program (TEHIP) maintains a comprehensive website that provides access to resources produced by it and by other government agencies and organizations. This site includes links to databases, bibliographies, tutorials, and other scientific and consumer-oriented resources. TEHIP is also responsible for the Toxicology Data Network (TOXNET), an integrated system of toxicology and environmental health databases that are available free of charge on the web.

Michael Honch
Outreach Intern
Specialized Information Services Division
National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health
Desk: 301.443-7635
michael.honch@nih.gov

Funding Opportunity Announcements from the Office of Minority Health (OMH)

FY 2015 Funding Opportunity Announcements from the Office of Minority Health (OMH)

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) administers grant programs to support projects that implement innovative models to improve minority health and reduce health disparities. OMH currently has four funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) for which applications are being accepted.

Read more at the OMH’s Current Grants page.

For more information about outreach activities and resources, visit the National Library of Medicine Specialized Information Services Multi-Cultural Resources for Health Information page

The Outreach and Special Populations Branch (OSPB) manages and develops programs to eliminate disparities in health information access by providing community outreach support, training health professionals on NLM’s health information databases, and designing websites that discuss the concerns of various racial and ethnic groups. These programs reach health professionals, public health workers and the general public, especially about health issues that disproportionately impact minorities such as environmental exposures and HIV/AIDS.  OSPB collaborates with other components of NLM involved in similar activities, particularly the National Network of Libraries of Medicine® and the Office of Health Information Programs Development.

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