The Healthy People 2020 Law and Health Policy Project Webinar: A Focus on Older Adults New!
Register Now | November 16, 2015 | 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET
On Monday, November 16 Healthy People 2020 will present a webinar focusing on legal and policy issues faced by older adults. This webinar is the second in a 3-part series offered by the American Bar Association (ABA) Health Law Section’s Public Health and Policy Interest Group along with CDC’s Public Health Law Program and HHS’s Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP).
This webinar will explore potential solutions and interventions to address various legal and policy issues that older adults face. Participants will also hear about insights and lessons learned from the ABA’s National Aging and Law Conference and ODPHP’s Healthy Aging Summit.
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Health science librarians are invited to participate in a rigorous online bioinformatics training course, Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Searching, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, NLM Training Center (NTC). The course provides basic knowledge and skills for librarians interested in helping patrons use online molecular databases and tools from the NCBI. Attending this course will improve your ability to initiate or extend bioinformatics services at your institution. Prior knowledge of molecular biology and genetics is not required.
The major goal of this course is to provide an introduction to bioinformatics theory and practice in support of developing and implementing library-based bioinformatics products and services. This material is essential for decision-making and implementation of these programs, particularly instructional and reference services. The course encompasses visualizing bioinformatics end-user practice and places a strong emphasis both on hands-on acquisition of NCBI search competencies and a working molecular biology vocabulary, through self-paced hands-on exercises.
This course is a prerequisite for the face-to-face workshop, Librarian’s Guide to NCBI. Participants who complete the required coursework and earn full continuing education credit will be eligible to apply to attend the 5-day Librarian’s Guide in the future if they so choose.
This course is offered online (asynchronously) from January 11 – February 19, 2016.
The course format includes video lectures, readings, a molecular vocabulary exercise, an NCBI discovery exercise, and other hands-on exercises. The instructor is Diane Rein, Ph.D., MLS, Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology Liaison from the Health Science Library, University at Buffalo.
Due to limited enrollment, interested participants are required to complete an application form. The deadline for completing the application is December 7, 2015; participants will be notified of acceptance on December 21, 2015.
The course is offered at no cost to participants. Participants who complete all assignments and the course evaluation by the due dates within the course will receive 25 hours of MLA CE credit. No partial CE credit is granted.
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fundamentals_winter_2016
Questions? E-mail the course organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SE/A) presented “Health on the Range: Rural Health Issues and Information Resources” at the Mississippi Rural Health Association Annual Conference.
Attendees can access and download the presentation on SlideShare.
The following Resources and Organizations were referenced during the presentation:
- National Library of Medicine
- National Network of Libraries of Medicine
- Rural Assistance Center – Am I Rural?
Health Information Resources
- Rural Assistance Center
- Rural Assistance Center – MS State Page
- NLM Gallery of Mobile Apps
- PubMed Health
- NIH Senior Health
- Tox Town – Farm
- Tox Map
- Household Products Database
- Drug Information Portal
- Pill Box
- Health Hotlines
- NLM Health Services Research – Rural Health
- NN/LM Health Concerns Around Low Income Issues
National Level Associations and Agencies
- National Rural Health Association
- Rural Assistance Center
- National Rural Health Resource Center
- Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
- United States Department of Agriculture
- USDA Cooperative Extension Centers
- Community and Environment in Rural America (CERA)
Funding Opportunities and Potential Partners
Below is a list of National Health Observances for the month of October. By supporting National health Observances, you can:
- Educate the public about health risks
- Organize successful health promotion events and campaigns
- Get new ideas, information, and resources on health topics of interest.
Contact the sponsoring organization to request outreach materials and information.
- American Diabetes Month
- COPD Awareness Month
- Diabetic Eye Disease Month
- Lung Cancer Awareness Month
- National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
- National Family Caregivers Month
- National Healthy Skin Month
- National Hospice Palliative Care Month
- National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month
- 14 World Diabetes Day
- 19 Great American Smokeout
- 22 International Survivors of Suicide Day
- 23 – 29 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Awareness Week
- 26 National Family Health History Day
Source: 2015 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.