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Archive for the ‘Public Health’ Category

WISER for Android 2.0 Now Available from NLM

Friday, May 17th, 2013

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/

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NLM’s Toxmap and Toxnet Now Include 2011 EPA Toxic Release Inventory

Friday, April 19th, 2013

The National Library of Medicine’s TOXNET TRI and TOXMAP now include the 2011 Toxics Release Inventory data, the most current US Environmental Protection Agency data available.

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Hot Topics in Practice: Integrating Public Health and Primary Care

Monday, March 4th, 2013

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Noon – 1pm Pacific

Professionals in public health and primary care alike value disease prevention and health promotion, but often work disjointedly on these shared goals.  Fortunately, momentum is building to integrate public health and primary care at local and national levels.  Those involved in this effort have many examples of successful partnerships to guide them.

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Hot Topics In Practice: Strategies For Successful Public Health Messaging

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

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Tuesday, February 19th
Noon – 1pm, Pacific Time

In the age of information overload, how can we encourage people to hear our messages and take action to protect their health?  Who do people listen to during emergencies?  How do public health agencies counter misinformation or explain complex issues?  In the February Hot Topics, communication specialists from Washington State explore these questions and more, addressing how audiences receive messages and what moves them toward action.

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