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Archive for April, 2011

The e-Science Portal for New England Librarians is live!

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

On April 6th at the third annual University of Massachusetts and New England Librarian e-Science Symposium, the  e-Science Portal for New England Librarians was officially launched. Initiated by the Lamar Soutter Library with funding from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region, the portal has been developed by a collaboration of New England area science and medical librarians.  It provides links to resources about e-Science, data management, current library projects, e-Science news/opportunities, and science primers—specifically for science and medical librarians working in research organizations. The e-Science Community blog portion of the portal serves as a discussion forum for librarians as well as a community bulletin board for the latest e-science news, events and opportunities.

National Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

Monday, April 11th, 2011

The HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities highlights goals and action steps for HHS to work towards reducing racial and ethnic health disparities. The plan builds a collaborative, integrative approach and builds upon the strong foundation of the Affordable Care Act, Healthy People 2020, the First Lady’s Let’s Move Campaign, and the President’s National HIV/AIDS Strategy.

NPA and HHS Health Equity and Health Disparities Webinar

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Join us Friday, April 8 at 10 a.m. at the National Press Club’s Holeman Lounge for the launch of the NPA’s National Stakeholder Strategy for Achieving Health Equity and the HHS Action Plan for Reducing Health Disparities. This roadmap for reducing health and health care disparities is a comprehensive effort to address differences in health for racial, ethnic, and other underserved communities.
Washington, DC
National Press Club, Holeman Lounge
529 14th Street, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045
REGISTER HERE: https://www.team-psa.com/NPA/NSS/registration1.asp Registration is free.
For further information, email:
Caroline Shell
NSSLaunchinfo@psava.comA webcast of the Washington, DC, event will be available at http://www.visualwebcaster.com/NPALaunch

Healthy Minorities, Healthier America Webinar

Monday, April 4th, 2011

SAVE THE DATE – Friday, April 8
HHS Announces Plan to Reduce Health Disparities

On Friday, April 8, HHS will unveil its roadmap for reducing health and health care disparities, a comprehensive effort to address differences in health for racial, ethnic, and other underserved communities, and the National Partnership for Action’s National Stakeholder Strategy. Stay tuned! For information info@minorityhealth.hhs.gov or call 1-800-444-6472.

The New England Regional Minority Health Coalition invites you to a Regional Celebration on April 8th for the launch of the US Department of Health and Human Services National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities Initiative. Our Region I Goal: 1,000 people participate in this event throughout all six New England states. You will be able to participate by attending a local event, or via the web broadcast on April 8th, 2011.

More information at: http://nermhc.com/

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