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Opportunities Abound: Free Webinars on Mulitple Topics of Interest

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NN/LM PNR has learned of several upcoming free webinars that may be of interest:

  • Tuesday, August 23rd: 11am – 12pm Pacific

Incorporating Ethics into Emergency Planning and Response to Ensure Health Equity

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This seminar will focus on the incorporation of ethics into emergency planning and response to promote health equity. A local jurisdiction’s approach to the development of an ethics framework will be highlighted, and an example of equitable distribution of vaccine with hospitals and culturally-specific communities will be described.  For more information and to register, visit this link: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e4e3j1ok8114fea7&llr=pf7m85dab&source=govdelivery

  • Wednesday, August 31st and Wednesday, September 7th: 10am – 11am Pacific

Health Technology Assessment: 101 and Comparative Effectiveness Research – A 2-part Webinar Series

From the National Library of Medicine’s National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR)

We live in an age of abundant choice, especially mystifying in the choice of health care options and technologies. Too often, patients, providers, administrators, insurers, and policy makers are faced with an increasing array of decisions with few tools to help them make informed decisions. Health technology assessment (HTA) and comparative effectiveness research (CER) are two related approaches for helping to make better informed decisions. This two-part webinar series will provide a brief introductory overview of HTA and CER respectively, the methods used in each form of policy analysis, some of the major organizations involved in HTA and CER, how HTA and CER differ, and the role of HTA and CER in the individual as well as the collective healthcare decision-making process.

No registration required.  For more information about the series and how to access the webinars, visit this link: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/nichsr/htawebinars/index.html

  • Wednesday, September 14th: 10am – 11:30am Pacific

New Strategies for Engaging Consumers in Development and Use of Evidence

From Academy Health

As health care evolves to become more patient-centered, the role of patients and consumers in the evidence generation process is expanding.  This expansion has given rise to a growing set of questions for comparative effectiveness research (CER) projects around how, when, and to what extent to engage patients and consumers in figuring out what works best for whom, and under what conditions. The research community will increasingly be called upon to take into account new perspectives and priorities according to the needs and interest of patients and consumers, but how?

Registration for this session is free, but space is limited.  For more information and to register, visit this link: http://www.academyhealth.org/Training/ResourceDetail.cfm?ItemNumber=7377

All timely and relevant topics – pick one, or two, or all three!

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