Young Invincibles and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services have created a competition that will tap into the creativity and energy of young Americans while raising awareness about the new Health Care Law and encouraging young people to take advantage of the benefits of health insurance. With a prize pool worth up to $30,000, and over 100 prizes to be won, this is your opportunity to shine! Cash prizes will be awarded to the creators of the best videos in three distinct categories; so whether you’ve got a talent for short films, writing a great song, or designing an entertaining video infographic, you can be a winner!
Videos can be submitted during the five-week period starting on Monday, August 19th. A public voting period will follow to help determine the finalists in each category, and a final round of voting and judging will determine who takes home the Grand Prize.
More information about the contest and how to enter is available from the Young Invincibles web site: http://health.younginvincibles.org/video-contest/
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR) is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for sites around the region to host the upcoming Medical Library Association (MLA) continuing education webcast Making Your Library Promotion Pop! Practical Design Principles and Tools for the Non-Designer on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 11 am -12:30 pm Pacific time.
NN/LM PNR will pay MLA webcast registration fees for up to 4 selected sites that agree to promote and host the webcast for colleagues in their area. Read more »
Beginning in October, the general public is expected to come to libraries and organizations providing health information in great numbers to learn about the health insurance requirements and options that will be available for them at the Health Insurance Marketplace, an element of the Affordable Care Act.
To assist the Pacific Northwest Region (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington) in knowing more about both national and state-specific news, information and resources to support these information needs, we have launched an Affordable Care Act website (http://nnlm.gov/pnr/ACA.html) that is also linked at the top of our Quick Links section of our homepage (http://nnlm.gov/pnr/). We hope you find this information helpful and welcome your suggestions!
Edit: A recording is now available at https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p141zv3nm3u/
Come join us on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 1pm Pacific time (Noon Alaska, 2pm Mountain) during our free monthly webcast at http://webmeeting.nih.gov/rendezvous presented by David Dickinson, Regional Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). David will provide an overview of the public health crisis of suicides in the United States, the activities of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to educate the public and advance suicide prevention activities nationally, and how this activity connects with the larger White House initiative to establish a national dialogue on mental health.
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.
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Submitted by Carol Galganski, MSLS, MHSA, AHIP, Manager, Medical Libraries, CME, AV, Legacy Health, Portland, OR
As a result of a $15,000 NNLM/PNR award, Legacy Health physicians and clinicians now have a new format for earning AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, searching knowledge-based Library resources to answer their clinical questions at the point-of-care. This project teamed the Legacy Health’s Medical Library staff and electronic knowledge based resources with the Continuing Medical Education (CME) staff, online resources, and Oregon Medical Association accreditation to collaboratively develop this new opportunity for physician education.
The target population for this project was the credentialed Medical Staff from our five Legacy Health hospitals, approximately 2300 physicians. Additional clinicians eligible to participate in this project were nurses, nurse midwives and residents. Physicians (MD/DOs) earn 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per clinical search researched and documented, non-physicians are eligible to obtain a certificate of participation that translates into credit used by their professional organizations. During the 6 month period of performance, we worked with a variety of Legacy partners, – Supply Chain, Marketing, Information Services, and our Foundation. Another non-Legacy partner, Coordinator’s Choice™, the producer of the CME Tracker software used to document searches and credit, was another important partner in the implementation of this project. Read more »