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NLM Funding Opportunity

Regional Medical Libraries Cooperative Agreements for 2016-2021

The National Library of Medicine has announced that the Regional Medical Libraries (RML) and supporting offices cooperative agreement funding opportunities for 2016-2021 are open for applications until July 24, 2015.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites cooperative agreement (UG4) applications for Regional Medical Libraries (RMLs) as an integral component of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM). The goal of the NN/LM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health by providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving individual’s access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. Eight Health Sciences Libraries will function as the RML for their respective region. The RMLs will coordinate the operation of a Network of Libraries and other organizations to carry out regional and national programs. The RMLs will ensure a continuity of quality service for core programs of the NN/LM, and cooperatively design, implement and evaluate innovative approaches to serve the health information needs of health professionals and the public in the future.

Open Date (Earliest Submission Date)/Letter of Intent Due Date: June 24, 2015
Application Due Date: July 24, 2015
Read more here: RFA-LM-15-003

Technical Assistance Webinar (this will be recorded for future viewing)
When: Thursday April 23, 2015, from 3:00-4:00pm ET
Where: Webinar URL - https://webmeeting.nih.gov/nlm_rml_423/
Teleconference number: 1-866-579-8110 Participant Code: 571542
We encourage you to submit questions in advance by email to: NLMRMLQuestions@mail.nih.gov

The Outreach and Special Populations Branch (OSPB) manages and develops programs to eliminate disparities in health information access by providing community outreach support, training health professionals on NLM’s health information databases, and designing websites that discuss the concerns of various racial and ethnic groups. These programs reach health professionals, public health workers and the general public, especially about health issues that disproportionately impact minorities such as environmental exposures and HIV/AIDS.

Michael Honch
Outreach Intern
Specialized Information Services Division
National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health
Desk: 301.443-7635
michael.honch@nih.gov

National Public Health Week

National Public Health Week urges US to become healthiest nation by 2030

Communities nationwide to celebrate public health accomplishments, mobilize US to become an even healthier nation

Washington, D.C., April 2, 2015 – The American Public Health Association and hundreds of partners across the country are preparing for National Public Health Week next week, April 6-12, the annual observance to celebrate, educate and advocate on behalf of health issues affecting the nation.

As the United States lags peer countries in life expectancy, obesity, infant mortality, chronic disease and other health outcomes, this year’s theme, “Healthiest Nation 2030” will rally the public health community to make the U.S. the healthiest nation in one generation. This year’s NPHW also marks the 20th year that the American Public Health Association has organized the annual observance.

“We anticipate a week of robust engagement in communities across the country in celebration of public health and its contributions to our nation,” said Georges Benjamin, MD, executive director of APHA. “Particularly this year, as APHA builds a movement to improve health outcomes in the U.S. and address the underlying social determinants of health, we look to our National Public Health Week partners in helping emphasize the importance of prevention, advocating for public health funding and working to ensure that health is considered in all policy decisions.”

The week marks a number of national and local events in observance of National Public Health Week:

  • National Public Health Week live webcast
    NPHW will host a forum discussing existing opportunities and challenges to overcome to create the healthiest nation on April 6, 1-3 p.m. EDT. The event will feature APHA President Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH; and Vice President for Policy and Senior Advisor of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Gail Christopher, DN. The forum will be held at the Kaiser Family Foundation in Washington, D.C. and also made available virtually through a live webcast. Register by Friday, April 3, at 5 p.m. EDT to participate
  • National Public Health Week Twitter chat
    On Wednesday, April 8, @NPHW will host its 5th annual National Public Health Week Twitter chat, which will gather public health leaders, experts, organizations and advocates for a discussion covering topics, including prevention, nutrition and access to health care. This year’s robust conversation will be joined by ABC News’ Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser, CVSHealth, the American Medical Association and many more. Participants can follow the chat using the hashtag #NPHWchat

Each day of National Public Health Week highlights a different theme fostering understanding of current challenges in the nation’s health and ways to improve upon them. This year’s daily themes are:

  • Monday, April 6: Raising the grade
  • Tuesday, April 7: Starting from ZIP
  • Wednesday, April 8: Building momentum
  • Thursday, April 9: Building broader connections
  • Friday, April 10: Building on 20 years of success

In 1995, former President Bill Clinton proclaimed the first full week of April as NPHW. Each year since then, the public health community has celebrated this observance by focusing on an issue that is important to improving the public’s health. Find more on NPHW events taking place in your area.

 

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The American Public Health Association champions the health of all people and all communities. We strengthen the profession of public health, share the latest research and information, promote best practices and advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research. We are the only organization that combines a 140-plus year perspective, a broad-based member community and the ability to influence federal policy to improve the public’s health. Visit us at www.apha.org.

Recording Available: NCBI and the NIH Public Access Policy

On March 5, NCBI hosted a full-to-capacity webinar outlining the NIH Public Access Policy, NIHMS and PubMed Central (PMC) submissions, creating My NCBI accounts, use of My Bibliography to report compliance to eRA Commons, and using SciENcv to create biosketches.  The slides and Q & A are available on the NCBI FTP site (http://1.usa.gov/1BUTIHM). The March 5 recording is available on the NCBI You Tube channel.

A live re-broadcast of the webinar will be held on April 21, 2015.

NLM @ MLA: 2015 Annual Meeting of the Regional Medical Libraries and Centers

The NLM National Network Office of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) invites you to the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Regional Medical Libraries (RML) and Centers. Come and learn about the work and accomplishments of the Network, get your Cooperative Agreement questions answered, or just catch-up with fellow medical librarians.

When: Friday, May 15, 2015
Where: Austin Convention Center, 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701
Time: 9:00 am—5:30 pm

Agenda:

9:00 am—12:00 pm: Breakout Sessions
9:00 am—10:15 am: Room 15, Consumer Health Coordinators
9:00 am—10:15 am: Room 12A , Outreach Coordinators
10:30 am—12:00 pm: Room 12A, Joint Session Consumer Health and Outreach Coordinators
9:00 am—12:00 pm: Room 14, Directors and Associate Directors [CLOSED SESSION]
12:00 pm—1:00 pm: Lunch on your own
1:00 pm—1:15 pm: Room 12A, NLM Update, Joyce Backus, Associate Director for Library Operations, NLM
1:15 pm—3:00 pm: Room 12A, RML and Center Highlights from 2011-2015
3:00 pm—3:30 pm: BREAK
3:30 pm—5:30 pm: Room 12A, Applying for Regional Medical Libraries Cooperative Agreements (UG4)
Q&A session with NLM Extramural Program [This session will be recorded.]

5:30 pm: Adjourn

From the NLM Technical Bulletin: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ma15/ma15_mla_rml_invite.html

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