The National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) is offering an online, asynchronous class called “Discovering TOXNET” October 20 – November 14, 2014. Discover TOXNET and other NLM environmental health databases through videos, guided tutorials, and discovery exercises. The class is taught online in thirteen independent modules. (more…)
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The National Library of Medicine’s TOXNET (TOXicology Data NETwork) resource – http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov - is a group of databases covering chemicals and drugs, diseases and the environment, environmental health, occupational safety and health, poisoning, risk assessment and regulations, and toxicology. Recently the TOXNET interface was updated and features:
- Improved appearance
- Intuitive interactive capabilities
- Improved multi-database search
- Easy selection of item to save in “My List”
- More accessible menus and pull-downs
- Type-ahead Browse
- Hover-over Help
January 22, 2013 at 1 PM Pacific (noon Alaska 2 PM Mountain)
In the national vision of a health literate society articulated by the Institute of Medicine, everyone – not only patients – obtains actionable information about health and healthcare, along with support to use it to take health promoting action. National public health objectives aim to promote the health literacy of the population – not only patients. As healthcare shifts from episodic to chronic and the from clinic to community, health literacy practice and research must evolve accordingly. In this edition of RLM Rendezvous, Dr. Sandra Smith makes the case for a non-clinical approach to health literacy practice and research. She presents a non-clinical framework that views health literacy as a personal and collective asset that enables people to make health related choices and transform those choices into desired actions and outcomes. The framework guides practice to develop and improve health literacy and empowerment for health.
If you are unable to tune in live, we invite you to view a recording of the webcast, posted to the Rendezvous website later.
Due to a recent Adobe Connect system update, please test your computer ahead of time to help avoid technical difficulties as a plugin may be needed.
As part of our Federal agency services regarding electronic and information technology resources being accessible to people with disabilities, closed captioning is available on this and future RML Rendezvous webcasts.
Members of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific NW Region are invited to apply for a Professional Development Award for up to $1,500 to attend the University of Washington’s NW Center for Public Health Practice’s Summer Institute: http://www.nwcphp.org/training/opportunities/summer-institute-for-public-health-practice.
To learn more about eligibility and see requirements, go to: http://nnlm.gov/pnr/funding/ProfDev.html. Stay tuned for more funding possibilities from the NN/LM PNR to be announced soon!
A National Web Conference on Using Health IT To Improve Outcomes in Vulnerable and Disadvantaged PopulationsThursday, May 23rd, 2013
A National Web Conference on Using Health IT To Improve Outcomes in Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Populations
Date: June 3, 2013
Time: 10:30a.m-12:00 p.m., PST
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has identified a gap in health care and public health practitioners’ knowledge of health IT using multiple mechanisms, including the findings of the continuing education (CE) planning group. This series of Webinars is designed to increase practitioners’ ability to improve health care decisionmaking, support patient-centered care, and improve the quality and safety of care through the use of health IT. Health IT can enhance self-management and quality of life for patients within traditionally vulnerable or disadvantaged populations. This session will review the methodology and implementation of interventions that improve the health and well-being of three groups: diabetes patients of a publicly funded clinic, minority low-income pediatric patients, and people with intellectual disability (ID).
Margaret Handley, Ph.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor, University of California, San Francisco
Melissa Stockwell, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Population and Family Health, Columbia University
James Rimmer, Ph.D., Lakeshore Foundation Endowed Chair in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Angela Nunley, M.S.Ed., Program Analyst, AHRQ
1. Go to: https://ahrqnrc-conferences.webex.com/ahrqnrc-conferences/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=998308800
2. Select “Register.”
3. On the registration form, enter your information and then select “Submit.”
Once the host approves your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the event.
For assistance: Contact Jennifer Webb by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (919) 541-6746.
The National Library of Medcine’s WISER for Android 2.0 is now available and can be installed directly from the Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.nih.nlm.wiser. What’s new in this release:
WISER now fully integrates content from the Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Managment (CHEMM) website – http://chemm.nlm.nih.gov/