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Archive for April, 2006

FDA selects SNOMED for drug labels

Monday, April 24th, 2006

The FDA has adopted the Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine, or SNOMED, as the standard vocabulary for the new highlights section of electronic prescription drug labels. Government Health IT

Rez Robics: New Health Videos from DreamCatchers and Navajo Health Promotions

Monday, April 17th, 2006

WHAT IS REZ ROBICS? http://www.dreamcatchers.org/rezrobics/ DreamCatchers has joined forces with Navajo Health Promotions, a division of the Indian Health Service on the Navajo Nation, to produce a health and fitness 2 video set; REZ ROBICS and REZ ROBICS FOR COUCH POTATO SKINS. The project is inspired by the fact that Diabetes has become one of the most serious threats to the health of Indian people both on the reservations and in urban settings.” To order, see http://dreamcatchers.org/rezrobics/order_info.html Copies of the videos are distributed free of charge to Indian Communities across North America.

WebJunction’s Spanish Language Outreach Online Course

Thursday, April 13th, 2006

WebJunction’s Spanish Language Outreach Online Course From the WebJunction site: “The free, self-paced course provides learners with information on proven marketing techniques, understanding cultural differences, providing technology training, and partnering with local community organizations serving Spanish speakers. Learners are provided with resources, best practices, case studies, and templates to help them create an outreach action plan. “

Makers of Quicken to Develop Consumer Health Management Software

Thursday, April 13th, 2006

Intuit Inc., the maker of personal finance software like Quicken and TurboTax, said Wednesday it is teaming with health care companies to develop new products to help Americans manage their health care. The company said the first of the Quicken-branded products, slated for release next year, will allow millions of people to view and organize information such as medical bills and insurance data from a variety of health care sources. TurboTax maker to develop health care management software May Wong, Associated Press

Border Public Health Grants Available for Texas and New Mexico

Thursday, April 13th, 2006

The Office of Global Health Affairs (OGHA) announces the intent to allocate FY 2006 funds for a cooperative agreement to the New Mexico Department of Health, New Mexico Outreach Office of the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission to strengthen the binational public health projects and programs along the New Mexico-Chihuahua border. Activities to be addressed through the cooperative agreement will relate to the following topic areas, as appropriate: (1) Access to Care; (2) Cancer; (3) Diabetes; (4) HIV/AIDS; (5) Immunizations and Infectious Diseases; (6) Injury Prevention; (7) Maternal, Infant and Child Health; (8) Tobacco Use; and (9) Substance Abuse; and (10) Nutrition and Obesity. Funding will be provided by OGHA, through the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission, to the awardee. and The Office of Global Health Affairs (OGHA) announces the intent to allocate FY 2006 funds for a cooperative agreement to the Texas Department of State Health Services, Outreach Office of the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission (USMBHC) to strengthen the binational public health projects and programs along the Texas-Mexico border. Activities to be addressed through the cooperative agreement will relate to the following health topic areas: Access to health care; cancer; diabetes; environmental health; HIV/AIDS; immunization and infectious diseases; injury prevention; maternal, infant and child health; mental health; oral health; respiratory diseases; tobacco use; substance abuse; heart disease; gastrointestinal diseases; nutrition and obesity; physical activity; and bioterrorism preparedness. Funding will be provided by OGHA, through the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission, to the awardee. For full announcements: https://egrants.osophs.dhhs.gov/egrants/home_frame.htm

ALA program focuses on Native American perspectives and libraries

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

The exclusion of Native American perspectives from mainstream American culture is the topic of an intellectual freedom program, “Acknowledging Native Perspectives on the American Experience,” to be presented during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in New Orleans, June 22–28. The program will look at ways in which libraries and librarians can preserve and promote access to Native American historic and contemporary perspectives that have often been excluded from mainstream American scholarship and culture. For more information, go to: http://www.ala.org/ala/pressreleases2006/march2006/conffocusonnateveamer.htm

ALA Announces Diversity Research Grants

Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

CALL FOR PROPOSALS The American Library Association’s Office for Diversity is pleased to announce its 2006-2007 ‘Diversity Research Grants’ Call for Proposals. Grant proposals should address one of the following three topics: 1) An Active Learning and Service Approach to Diversity in Small or Rural Libraries 2) Emerging Technologies and Services to Diverse Populations 3) The Role of the Diversity Committee, Liaison, or Officer in the Creation of Institutional Change in Libraries (more…)

Asian Pacific Islander Cancer Education Materials Tool

Monday, April 3rd, 2006

Released by the The American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research, and Training (AANCART), the Asian Pacific Islander Cancer Education Materials Tool provides cancer education materials in Asian and Pacific Islander languages, including Chinese, Hmong, Vietnamese and others. Resources are collected from a variety of Asian American and other health sites. ACS :: Asian Language Materials