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Webinar on Community Health Status Indicators

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Library of Medicine to Co-Host Webinar on Newly-Released Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) 2015 Web Application

This CDC/NLM webinar (Tuesday, March 24, reprised on Thursday, March 26) will provide an overview of the new features and redesign of CDC’s Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) 2015 online Web application. Learn firsthand from experts who developed CHSI 2015 about how best to use this redesigned and newly released web application to support community health and health need assessment and population health improvement.

Please register for either session. After your registration has been received, you will be sent instructions for joining the meeting.

Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) 2015 Web Application Briefing (1 hour)
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
3:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) 2015 Web Application Briefing (1 hour)
Thursday, March 26, 2015
11:00 am Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

Can’t register? Contact support.

About CHSI 2015

CHSI 2015 is an interactive online tool that produces health profiles for all 3,143 counties in the United States. Each profile includes key indicators of health outcomes that describe the population health status of a county and factors that have the potential to influence health outcomes, such as health care access and quality, health behaviors, social factors and the physical environment. CHSI 2015 supports comparisons to peer counties, HP 2020 targets and national performance, and is designed to complement other available sources of community health indicators including the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps. First issued in 2000, CHSI 2015 represents the collaboration of public health partners in the public, non-profit and research communities, including the National Library of Medicine. Visit the new CHSI Web application today!

Advanced PubMed® Tips, Tricks, and Tools: MeSH

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Join the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) for a new online class, “Advanced PubMed Tips, Tricks, and Tools:  MeSH.”

Format:  This is a free 90-minute online class using Adobe Connect.  It is worth 1.5 MLA CE credits.

Description: This class covers several advanced concepts in the use of Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) for searching via PubMed. Topics include annual updates to MeSH, the effective use of subheadings, free floating subheadings, and examples of commonly confused terms.

Experience Level: Intermediate; this course is intended for those with at least beginning knowledge of PubMed and MeSH.

When:  Choose from four upcoming dates in April and July 2015.

To register:  Visit .  Class enrollment is limited, so register now!

Questions?  Contact the NTC trainers at


Recruiting Proposal Reviewers

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

We are looking for Network Members interested to review proposals for funding. If you volunteer to review proposals, we’ll send them to you in mid-March to be reviewed by April 15th.  Please email me at if you are interested to serve as a reviewer.  You can earn 5 AHIP credits for serving as a proposal reviewer.

Please note that there is will time to apply for funding. We’ll accept proposals until March 16th. If you are interested to apply for funding, please email Mary Piorun with your intent to apply. We offer funding for projects related to digitization, member program development, community preparedness, technology improvement, library services to health agencies, health information outreach, and health information research.

Michelle Eberle, Health Literacy and Community Engagement Coordinator


Funding Opportunity from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Training Program for Institutions That Promote Diversity (T32)

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to enhance the participation of individuals from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematologic and sleep disorders research across the career development continuum. This program is designed to expand the capability for biomedical research by providing grant support to institutions that have developed successful programs that promote diversity and serve health disparity populations and that offer doctoral degrees in the health professions or in health-related sciences.

Application Due Date: February 19, 2015
Learn more here: RFA-HL-16-007

Eligibility Information:
Applicant institutions must (1) have an institutional mission focused on serving students and diverse communities that are not well represented in NHLBI-funded research, or legislation recognizing such efforts, (2) serve high concentrations of students from disadvantaged backgrounds (a college or university where 20% or more of the student population receive Pell grants will be accepted as an indicator of concentrated student disadvantage), and (3) have a demonstrated need for research capacity development in cardiovascular disease (including associated conditions, e.g., obesity), lung, and blood diseases and sleep disorders.
Independent medical and graduate schools must (1) provide health care-related services to disadvantaged and underserved communities, and (2) have a need for research capacity development in cardiovascular disease (including associated conditions e.g., obesity), lung, and blood diseases.

About the NHLBI:
The NHLBI provides global leadership for a research, training, and education program to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases and enhance the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives. The Institute collaborates with patients, families, health care professionals, scientists, professional societies, patient advocacy groups, community organizations, and the media to promote the application of research results and leverage resources to address public health needs.

Michael Honch
Outreach Intern
Specialized Information Services Division
National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health
Desk: 301.443-7635

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