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NIH News in Health, August Issue

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Check out the August issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research.  This month includes news about recognizing life-threatening conditions like heart attack or stroke, surviving sepsis, and mind/body therapy for fibromyalgia.

Click here to download a PDF version for printing.  You can order a limited number of print copies free of charge for display in offices, libraries of clinics.  Just email or call (301) 402-7337 for more information.

Webinar: Trends in Evaluation Data Reporting

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Webinar: Compelling Counts: Trends in Evaluation Data Reporting

Date: September 23, 2014
Time: 2 – 3 PM EST
Register at: http://bit.ly/NERtraining

The presentation will highlight trends in evaluation information use that make evaluation reports more engaging for different stakeholder audiences. Presented by the Cindy Olney, NN/LM Outreach Evaluation Resource Center.

This webinar is sponsored by the Healthy Communities, Community of Interest. Participants will be awarded 1 Medical Library Association CE unit, which may be applied to the Consumer Health Information Specialization (MLA CHIS).

How to Become CAC Organization

Friday, July 18th, 2014

[Forwarded from the Office of Minority Health]

We welcome you to join us for a webinar on Wednesday, July 23, on how you can become a Certified Application Counselor (CAC) organization in a state with a Federally-facilitated Marketplace or a State Partnership Marketplace. If you are interested in becoming a CAC organization but were previously determined to be ineligible, we encourage you to attend the webinar to receive clarification on eligibility requirements. We also encourage you to submit questions in advance regarding the CAC program to Champion@cms.hhs.gov.

What: How to Become a Certified Application Counselor (CAC) Organization Webinar for Champions for Coverage

Who should attend: Primarily for organizations who have joined the Champions for Coverage program and National Stakeholders and organizations interested in learning more about becoming a Certified Application Counselor organization to assist with Marketplace Enrollment.

When: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 2 pm EDT
Webinar link: https://webinar.cms.hhs.gov/c4c72314/
Participant Number: 1-800-837-1935 Conference ID: 54119588

**Due to high expected call volume, please dial in and log on at least 10 minutes before the call to avoid delays in joining the webinar.

For more information on the Certified Application Counselor (CAC) program and basic eligibility criteria, visit: http://marketplace.cms.gov/help-us/cac.html.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to interested organizations in your community. We look forward to seeing you there!

Health Statistics Project Participants

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Congratulations to NER’s health statistics book discussion project participants! Nine New England Region librarians were accepted to participate in the project. This project is an exciting opportunity to play an important role to teach how to see through the hype of health news reporting, know what questions to ask, and learn how to understand statistics.  We are very excited that the authors of Know Your Chances: Understanding Health Statistics, Stephen Woloshin and Lisa Schwartz, will collaborate with us. This project is hosted by the Healthy Communities COI.

Project participants include:

  • Donna Belcinski, Greenwich Hospital, Connecticut
  • Maureen Dunn, Concord Hospital Library, New Hampshire
  • Joanne Doucette, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Library
  • Jeannine Gluck, ECHN Library, Connecticut
  • Jane Kearns, Hartness Library, CCV/VTC, Vermont
  • Barbara Keef, Windham Public Library, Maine
  • Lauren Olewnick, Castleton State College Library, Vermont
  • Margaret Perkins, Medway Public Library, Massachusetts
  • Stacy Wein, Copley Hospital Library, Vermont

Participants will collaborate with the authors to create book discussion materials and then lead a book discussion in their community. The book is available in PubMed Health.

In March, NER hosted a webinar presented by the authors.  You can view the recording.

Margot Malachowski, the NER’s Healthy Communities COI Leader, and I are coordinating the project together.  We also plan to host the book discussion in our communities.

Project participants will author an article together to disseminate the results.

~Michelle Eberle
Health Literacy and Community Engagement Coordinator

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