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NLM Resources for National Minority Health Month

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

The HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has released a statement declaring April a time to “commemorate National Minority Health Month, a time to raise awareness about health disparities that persist among racial and ethnic minorities.”

This year’s theme is Prevention is Power: Taking Action for Health Equity.  The theme emphasizes the “critical role of prevention in reducing health disparities.”  This health observance supports the HHS goal of achieving “a nation free of disparities in health and health care.”

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has several free health information resources that support eliminating minority health disparities.  These resources include multicultural health Web sites, minority health information handouts, and HIV/AIDS information and funding.  To find these resources, click on the Web links below:

NLM Asian American Health Web Portal

NLM American Indian Health Web Portal

NLM Arctic Health Web Portal

Refugee Health Information Network (RHIN)

NLM HIV/AIDS Information: African Americans

NLM HIV/AIDS Information: Hispanics/Latinos

NLM Minority Health Information Handouts

NLM AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects

NLM MedlinePlus “Health Disparities” Health Topic

NLM News: Drug Information Subject Guide

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

NLM has released a new Drug Information Subject Guide as the latest update in our Subject Guide Series. These guides are based on our most frequently asked questions, and are starting points for health professionals, researchers, librarians, students, and others. Other published guides in our series are about finding:

A Genetics/Genomics subject guide will be available later this year. We will develop more subject guides as needed.

We welcome your comments, questions, and suggestions about all of our guides.

Beyond the SEA - PubMed Update - December 18, 2013

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

PubMed Update

12 Noon to 1PM (EST)

Join NTC and NLM trainers for a one-hour PubMed update session via Adobe Connect.  Learn about recently added PubMed features and interface changes from the last six months.  Bring your questions!

Presenters:  Trainers from the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) and the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM)

What do you need to join this conference?

A computer (with Flash installed)

A telephone

How do I connect?

·         Go to this URL: http://webmeeting.nih.gov/beyondthesea/      

·         Enter as a Guest

·         Sign in with your first and last name

Follow the instructions in the meeting room to have Adobe Connect call your phone (this is the preferred way; however, if you have an extension or for some other reason cannot let Adobe connect call you phone, call 1-800-605-5167 and enter the participant code 816440 when prompted.)

Test your connection: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/go/connectpro_overview

NLM’s WISER for Windows 4.5 Now Available

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

This new version of WISER fully integrates Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management (CHEMM) content and updates the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) content to 2012.

Here’s a closer look at what’s new in this release:

  • Full integration of CHEMM content, which includes:
  • New hospital provider and preparedness planner profiles, along with a customized home screen for all WISER profiles
  • Acute care guidelines for six known mass casualty agents/agent classes
  • The addition of a wealth of CHEMM reference material
  • CHEMM Intelligent Syndromes Tool (CHEMM-IST), a new help identify tool designed to diagnose the type of chemical exposure after a mass casualty incident
  • ERG content is now updated to the 2012 release. This includes the full ERG 2012 tool.

WISER for Windows 4.5 can be downloaded directly from the WISER website.

Coming Soon

Look for these exciting additions in the coming months:

  • WebWISER 4.5, which includes CHEMM integration, ERG 2012 updates, and more
  • WISER for Android 3.1, which adds Help Identify Chemical and protective distance mapping to this popular platform

History of Medicine Divison of NLM – Survey

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

The History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine is planning to replace its finding aids delivery application, the online tool used for searching and browsing Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aids for our manuscript and archival collections.

We invite you to take part in a brief survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/723F9FK so we may better understand your current uses and what new features you would wish this resource to offer in the future.

This survey has been approved by the National Library of Medicine’s Survey Review process and responses will be anonymous.

For direct access to our finding aids, please visit http://oculus.nlm.nih.gov/cgi/f/findaid/findaid-idx?c=nlmfindaid;page=browse.

For more information about our finding aids and related research and discovery resources, please visit:

http://oculus.nlm.nih.gov/cgi/f/findaid/findaid-idx?page=home.

Thank you for your participation.

John Rees
Archivist and Digital Resources Manager
History of Medicine Division
National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health
Department of Health and Human Services
Bethesda, MD
301-496-8953
reesj@mail.nlm.nih.gov