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NIH News in Health, December Issue

Friday, December 11th, 2015
Check out the December issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. To search for more trusted health information from NIH, bookmark http://health.nih.gov.

 

 NewsInHealth_Caregiving_Dec2015 Coping with Caregiving
Take Care of Yourself While Caring for Others
Many of us will end up becoming a caregiver at some point in our lives, helping others who can’t fully care for themselves. But caregivers can face their own health risks. Read more about caregiving.
 NewsInHealth_Hypothermia_Dec2015 Halting Hypothermia
Cold Can Be Dangerous
If your body temperature drops too low, it can lead to a serious condition known as hypothermia. Learn to recognize the signs of this cold-weather hazard, and keep yourself and your family warm and safe. Read more about hypothermia.

Health Capsules:

Training Helps Doctors Spot, Treat At-Risk Teens

Delicious and Healthy Holiday Eating

Featured Website: NIH Spanish Health Information Portal

 

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Please pass the word on to your colleagues about NIH News in Health. We are happy to send a limited number of print copies free of charge for display in offices, libraries or clinics. Just email us or call 301-402-7337 for more information.

Collecting and Analyzing Evaluation Data

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

You are invited to join us for our upcoming webinars in a four-part series on Planning & Evaluating Health Information Outreach Projects.

Register on our training calendar.

Collecting and Analyzing Evaluation Data
Thursday, January 14th 10:30 – 11:30 AM ET
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Outreach Evaluation Resource Center (OERC) leadership will go over the ins and outs of data collection methods. We will learn how to analyze data for quantitative methods and qualitative methods.

Health Information Outreach Project Planning and Evaluation Showcase
Tuesday, April 12th 10:30 – 11:30 AM ET
Share your completed worksheets and activities from the Planning and Evaluating Health Information Outreach Projects booklets. The showcase is open to all NER network members interested to learn more about getting started with community-based outreach, planning outcomes-based outreach projects, and collecting and analyzing evaluation data.

If you missed the first webinars and would like to view the recordings, please contact Michelle Eberle at michelle.eberle@umassmed.edu.

If you participate in all four sessions of this project, you will receive 8 Medical Library Association Consumer Health Information Specialization credits.  You will only need 4 other credits to qualify for the MLA CHIS Level 1.

This project is led by Margot Malachowski (Baystate Health), Michelle Eberle (NN/LM NER), Cindy Olney (NN/LM OERC), and Karen Vargas (NN/LM OERC) and sponsored by the NN/LM Healthy Communities COI (Community of Interest).

Baystate Health Sciences Library Celebrates NMLM

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Baystate

 

The librarians at Baystate Health had some fun with National Medical Librarians Month (NMLM)!  The librarians hosted a full day of events including online demos, games and door prizes, library crossword puzzles, and snacks/beverages. They created a display table of Baystate author publications, helped people get apps onto their mobile devices, and provided the ambience of relaxing George Winston music.  Staff wore the purple T-shirts with the logo “Keep calm and ask the librarian.”  Ellen Brassil, Director of the Health Sciences Library, shared, “We can’t wait to do something new next year, and hope we got our message across, and keeping calm or not will ask the librarian!”

 

 

 

 

Improving Health Literacy, One Public Library at a Time

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

What do Pharell Williams and the NN/LM have in common?  Both are featured in the most recent issue of the American Libraries Magazine.  In the article, “Improving Health Literacy, One Public Library at a Time,” Lea Radick provides an introduction to the NN/LM and shares stories from successful health information literacy projects, including our Focused Outreach project with the New Hampshire State Library.  After you read “Improving Health Literacy,” check out the article about Pharell’s non-profit, From One Hand to AnOTHER (FOHTA) and his new book, Happy!

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