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Archive for May, 2012

Recordings of NLM Theater Presentations

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

View recordings of the NLM Theater Presentations from the Medical Library Association National Conference in Seattle.

Learn about:

•Disaster Health Information Update ( 27 min.)
•Drug, Toxicology & Environmental Health Update (20 min.)
•Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about ClinicalTrials.gov (14 min.)
•LinkOut and Submission Utility Update (8 min.)
•Managing Public Access Compliance Using My NCBI (27 min.)
•MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus Connect (23 min.)
•Native Voices and Other Voices (16 min.)
•NIHSeniorHealth Redesign (7 min.)
•Public Health & Health Services Research at NLM: A Tale of Two Portals (17 min.)
•PubMed Health (29 min.)
•PubMed Update (25 min.)
•UMLS and RxNorm Update (20 min.)

NNPHI Call for Proposals

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Announcement forwarded from NNPHI e-newsletter:

National Network of Public Health Institutes Call for Proposals:
States Without an NNPHI Member

Public health institutes (PHIs) are nonprofits that improve the public’s health by fostering innovation, leveraging resources, and building partnerships across sectors. PHIs address current and emerging health issues by providing expertise in areas such as: Fiscal/Administrative Management; Population-Based Health Program Delivery; Health Policy Development, Implementation, and Evaluation; Training and Technical Assistance; Research and Evaluation; Health Information Services; Health Communications and Social Marketing and Convening/Partnering. See NNPHI’s membership categories for more information.

In August 2011, NNPHI embarked on a new set of projects that are designed to amplify PHI’s roles and impact on public health performance, policy, and evidence, as well as strengthen NNPHI’s own infrastructure and partnerships to promote PHIs as an essential component of the “new public health” system. This CFP seeks to enhance the performance of the public health system by supporting additional states with finding ways to use the PHI model to help address their pressing health challenges. The 22 states currently without a PHI (as defined by NNPHI) are eligible to apply for this opportunity (click for a map of current NNPHI Members ) . This project will fund up to two states to advance efforts to establish a PHI that meets NNPHI’s definition, with an ultimate goal of improving these states’ public health systems.

Important Dates:
May 30, 2012 (1:00-2:00PM CT): Dialogue4Health Webinar on “What can a Public Health Institute do for my Health Department” featuring additional information on the CFP opportunity).
June 6, 2012: Letters of intent are due
June 25, 2012: Deadline for full receipt of proposals
Late July 2012: Projects are selected
Project Timeline:
Selected states will be notified in late July. The grant period begins August 1, 2012 and continues through March 31, 2013.

Learn More:
Each selected state will receive $10,000. See the Call for Proposals and budget worksheet for additional details. For additional information, please contact Katie Dabdoub, NNPHI Program Coordinator, at kdabdoub@nnphi.org.

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About the National Network of Public Health Institutes
Created in 2001 as a forum for public health institutes (PHIs), today NNPHI convenes its members and partners at the local, state, and national levels in efforts to address critical health issues. NNPHI’s mission is to support national public health system initiatives and strengthen PHIs to promote multi-sector activities resulting in measurable improvements of public health structures, systems, and outcomes. Learn more about NNPHI and its member institutes at www.nnphi.org.

MCH Community Services Locator

Friday, May 25th, 2012

The MCH Library at Georgetown University has developed a new edition of the Community Services Locator, an online directory for finding services for children and families in the communities in which they live. The locator can be used by service providers and families to find available child care and early childhood education programs; developmental assessment and learning services; family support; financial support; and health and wellness care. View the locator online at http://www.mchlibrary.info/KnowledgePaths/kp_community.html.

HRSA Health Equity Video

Friday, May 25th, 2012

The Health Resources and Services Administration has released a 7 minute video: “How Effective Healthcare Communication Contributes to Health Equity”. This video offers a helpful introduction for all healthcare providers on how culture, language and health literacy support the elimination of disparities and promote health equity. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOZLf-RYvHk

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