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NLM Resources for Earth Day

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Earth Day is Tuesday, April 22nd and it will mark its 44th year. According to the Senator Gaylord Nelson & Earth Day Web site found on the EPA Earth Day Web page, “Earth day was the product of local grassroots action to increase environmental awareness but it also focused the nation’s political agenda on urgent environmental issues.”

As Earth Day approaches, take a look below at some National Library of Medicine “Environmental Health” resources for teachers, students and the general public that may help you celebrate Earth Day:

[forwarded from NLM Outreach to Specific Populations listserv]

New SurveyMonkey mobile app

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Attention iPad and iPhone users: SurveyMonkey recently launched a mobile app so you can create, send, and monitor your surveys from your phone or tablet. The app is free, although you need a SurveyMonkey account to use it.

With the SurveyMonkey app, you no longer have to rely on your computer to design and manage a survey. The app also allows you to conveniently view your data from any location with Internet access. I think the most notable benefit is that the analytic reports are optimized for mobile devices and are easy to read on small screens.

I have been asked how this app compares to QuickTapSurvey (see my previous blog entry). In my opinion, the app does not make SurveyMonkey comparable to QuickTapSurvey, which is designed specifically to collect onsite visitor feedback in informal settings such as exhibits and museums. SurveyMonkey, by comparison, is designed to collect data through email, web sites, or social media. Both apps work best in their respective settings. I think you could adapt SurveyMonkey to collect data at face-to-face events (if there is onsite Internet access), but it probably won’t work as smoothly as QuickTapSurvey.

For more information about the Survey Monkey mobile app, click here.

NLM Resources for National Minority Health Month

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

NLM Resources for National Minority Health Month

The HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has released a statement declaring April a time to “commemorate National Minority Health Month, a time to raise awareness about health disparities that persist among racial and ethnic minorities.”

This year’s theme is Prevention is Power: Taking Action for Health Equity.  The theme emphasizes the “critical role of prevention in reducing health disparities.”  This health observance supports the HHS goal of achieving “a nation free of disparities in health and health care.”

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has several free health information resources that support eliminating minority health disparities.  These resources include multicultural health Web sites, minority health information handouts, and HIV/AIDS information and funding.  To find these resources, click on the Web links below:

NLM Asian American Health Web Portal

http://asianamericanhealth.nlm.nih.gov/

NLM American Indian Health Web Portal

http://americanindianhealth.nlm.nih.gov/

NLM Arctic Health Web Portal

http://arctichealth.nlm.nih.gov/

Refugee Health Information Network (RHIN)

http://www.rhin.org/

NLM HIV/AIDS Information: African Americans

http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/hiv/Topic.php?topicID=1203&subtopicID=1206

NLM HIV/AIDS Information: Hispanics/Latinos

http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/hiv/Topic.php?topicID=1203&subtopicID=1214

NLM Minority Health Information Handouts

http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/outreach/promotional_materials.html#minority

NLM AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects

http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/outreach/aids_cio_projects.html

NLM MedlinePlus “Health Disparities” Health Topic

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthdisparities.html

Widen the Lens – on Libraries, Healthcare, Patients and Research!

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Widen the Lens – on Libraries, Healthcare, Patients and Research!

NAHSL Comes to Maine in 2014

SAVE THESE DATES!

October 19 – 21, 2014

Conference to be held at the Magnificent Samoset Resort in Stunning Rockport, Maine

See Conference and Accommodations Details at:

http://nahsl.libguides.com/nahsl2014

 

 

Publicity Co-Chairs: Susan A. Bloomfield & Amy Moore

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