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Monday Webinar — PHPartners.org: Web Portal of the Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, for a special webinar Monday to learn about the PHPartners.org: Web Portal of the Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce, http://phpartners.org. Hathy Simpson, Public Health Information Specialist, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, will provide an overview of public health information resources available from the public health web portal, including the Healthy People 2020 Structured Evidence Queries (pre-formulated searches of PubMed). PHPartners.org provides access to selected online public health resources from government agencies, health science libraries, and professional and research organizations.

 

August 17, 2015 / Noon – 1 pm (ET)  Online / No Registration Required  https://webmeeting.nih.gov/nlmfocus/

RFI for NIH-wide Strategic Plan

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

[Guest post:  NIH]

National Institutes of Health
Office of the Director
Bethesda, MD 20892

Date: July 21, 2015

Dear Colleague,

In order to advance the NIH mission, we are developing an NIH-wide Strategic Plan. The goal of this 5-year plan is to outline a vision for biomedical research that ultimately extends healthy life and reduces illness and disability. NIH senior leadership and staff have developed a proposed framework for the Strategic Plan that identifies areas of opportunity across all biomedicine and unifying principles to guide NIH’s support of the biomedical research enterprise. The aim is to pursue crosscutting areas of research that span NIH’s 27 Institutes, Centers, and Offices.

I invite you to review the framework in our Request for Information (RFI: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-15-118.html) and on the NIH website (http://www.nih.gov/about/strategic-plan), and to provide your feedback via the RFI submission site (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/rfi/rfi.cfm?ID=46). I encourage stakeholder organizations (e.g., patient advocacy groups, professional societies) to submit a single response reflective of the views of the organization/membership as a whole. We also will be hosting webinars to gather additional input. These webinars will be held in early to mid-August.

Your input is vital to ensuring that the NIH Strategic Plan positions biomedical research on a promising and visionary path. I appreciate your time and consideration in assisting us with this effort.

Sincerely,

Lawrence A. Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Principal Deputy Director, NIH

Webinar: Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) and the development of Collect SMART: Survey Management and Response Tools for assessing the health of your community

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health

Tuesday, July 28th 3:00pm ET

Validated methods for assessing the health of one’s community before or after disasters is an important part of public health preparedness and response. Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) is a versatile data collection method that can be implemented to rapidly assess community health needs following a disaster or to assess community preparedness. This webinar will describe a collaborative effort between the CDC-funded UNC PERLC, a local health department in North Carolina, and preparedness staff in Texas that developed a pilot test of mobile data collection software and training materials.

http://www.aspph.org/event/aspph-presents-community-assessment-for-public-health-emergency-response-casper-and-the-development-of-collect-smart-survey-management-and-response-tools-for-assessing-the-health-of-your-community/

APHA Sewell Stipend Application Extension

Friday, July 17th, 2015

[Guest post by Helena M. VonVille]

This is a great opportunity to attend the American Public Health Association Annual Conference.

Calling all public health librarians or those who work in some capacity in public health—-

It’s not too late to submit—but it will be if you don’t get it in by MIDNIGHT CST JULY 22!

The Sewell Travel Award for Public Health (STAPH) Committee is accepting applications for 2015 Sewell Stipends. The deadline for submission is now July 22, 2015.

This year’s APHA meeting will take place in Chicago, IL from October 31 through November 4, 2015. The theme this year is Health in All Policies. For more information on the meeting see APHA’s website http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual

History and Purpose of the Sewell Fund

The late Dr. Winifred Sewell worked with several professional associations during her long career in medical and pharmacy librarianship/information technology. This led to her appreciation of the key role that librarians and information professionals can play in raising the quality of health care. Convinced that interacting with public health and pharmacy colleagues would forge a much deeper understanding of the users’ roles and needs, she established the Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund, Inc. (The Fund) to provide financial support to librarians and information providers

Helena M. VonVille, MLS, MPH
Library Director
University of Texas School of Public Health Houston, TX Helena.M.VonVille@uth.tmc.edu
713-500-9131
713-500-9125 (fax)

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