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Newsletter of the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region

Beyond the SEA Webinar – Moving Beyond Hospital Walls: University of Maryland Medical Center Community Health Improvement Initiatives – April 20, 2016 – Recording Now Available

Recording

Date: Wednesday: April 20, 2016 12 PM ET

Presenters: Asunta Henry, BS, EMT-B and Anne D. Williams, DNP, RN

Contact: For additional information or questions regarding this webinar, please contact Nancy Patterson at

Summary: Anne Williams will discuss the various outreach projects that the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) Community Health Improvement Team is currently working on.  The goal of UMMC initiatives is to promote health and wellness outside hospital walls to improve the quality of life of all neighbors.  UMMC provides health services to the underserved, including health education programs and screenings. Programs include the Diabetes Prevention Program, the Maryland Healthy Men Hypertension Program, the Violence Intervention Program, as well as a workforce development initiative. One of UMMC’s most recent initiatives uses evidence-based research coupled with community partnerships; the Maryland Healthy Men Program was launched by UMMC in January 2015 to identify 440 African American men with hypertension over a 21 month period.  Underwritten by a grant from the Baltimore City Health Department as part of their Cardiovascular Initiative, the program’s primary objectives are to reduce the prevalence of hypertension in the participants and educate the men utilizing innovative and engaging activities and empower them to take control of their hypertension.

Presenter Bios:

Asunta Henry, BS, EMT-B is the Community Health Advocate for the University of Maryland Medical Center. She received her Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree from Stevenson University and is slated to graduate this year with her Masters in Healthcare Management. As a former EMT-B, she cared for individuals once they became ill.  Now in her current role, Asunta aims to educate and empower residents within Baltimore City to take control of their health proactively. She is committed to helping each individual whom she encounters by providing health education, referrals, and programs. Asunta manages the University of Maryland Medical Center’s Maryland Healthy Men program which is aimed towards helping African American men in the community control their blood pressure.

Anne Williams, DNP, RN is the Director of Community Health Improvement for the University of Maryland Medical System where she leads the community health improvement agendas for three UMMS hospitals (University of Maryland Medical Center, University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus, and the University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopedic Institute).  With her interdisciplinary team, this work includes leading health promotion initiatives for strategic community priorities, like cardiovascular disease prevention and diabetes prevention.  In addition, she oversees the triennial community health needs assessment process, and annual community benefits reporting which fulfill State and Federal regulatory requirements.  Her research has focused on health literacy, obesity prevention, and innovative uses of media for health promotion.  She is also a Faculty Associate at the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

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GMR Tech Talk Webinar – Social Media Integration with RSS 2.0

Date: Friday, March 18, 2016 2 PM ET/1 PM CT.

Communication and marketing strategies today involve social media because our world is so intricately tied to electronic communication. Data from a recent survey of libraries indicate an overwhelming majority of the respondents integrate their social media postings and over two thirds indicate their posts include both planned and reactive postings.  Join us as we hear from Michael Sutherland, who created a tool to make it easier to manage the communication channels, including social media, at the University of Nebraska Kearney Library, and Sam Doubet, from UNK, who will talk about how the tool works for their institution.

  • Moderators:  Carol Bean, Tony Nguyen
  • Speakers: Michael Sutherland, Sam Doubet
  • MLA CE available until: April 15, 2016

Please register here for this webinar.

Reference: Sutherland M. RSS Feed 2.0: The Crux of a Social Media Strategy. The Code4Lib Journal. 31, 2016-01-28. Available at: http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/11299.

Additional information

Communication and marketing strategies today involve social media because our world is so intricately tied to electronic communication. Data from a recent survey of libraries indicate an overwhelming majority of the respondents integrate their social media postings and over two thirds indicate their posts include both planned and reactive postings.  Join us as we hear from Michael Sutherland, who created a tool to make it easier to manage the communication channels, including social media, at the University of Nebraska Kearney Library, and Sam Doubet, from UNK, who will talk about how the tool works for their institution.

  • Moderators:  Carol Bean, Tony Nguyen
  • Speakers: Michael Sutherland, Sam Doubet
  • MLA CE available until: April 15, 2016

Please register here for available sessions.

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Special Webinar March 10, 2016 at 2:00 pm ET: Zika Virus Response and Information Resources

WHEN:  Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 2:00 PM ET

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:  The Disaster Information Specialist monthly webinar is free and open to everyone – please spread the word and invite others in your organizations, send to your email lists, and post to your social media accounts.

TOPIC:  “Zika Virus Response and Information Resources”

Dr. Sonja Rasmussen will discuss how information resources are pulled together and disseminated for the CDC Zika Virus response. In addition, representatives from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) will provide an overview of NLM Disaster Health’s Zika Virus Health Information Resource Guide.

SPEAKER:

Dr. Sonja Rasmussen is the Director of CDC’s Division of Public Health Information Dissemination (the Division that includes the CDC Library) and the Editor-in-Chief of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series. She is also a Senior Consultant to CDC’s Zika Response.

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Congratulations to the 2016 MLA Awards, Grants and Scholarships Recipients!

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2016 Medical Library Association (MLA) awards, grants and scholarships! Many of this year’s recipients are within the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SE/A):

AWARDS AND HONORS

Estelle Brodman Award for the Academic Medical Librarian of the Year

  • Blair Anton, AHIP, Clinical Informationist Services, Welch Medical Library, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Lois Ann Colaianni Award for Excellence and Achievement in Hospital Librarianship

  • Donna B. Flake, AHIP, FMLA, SEAHEC Medical Library, South East Area Health Education Center, Wilmington, NC

Fellowship

  • Donna B. Flake, AHIP, FMLA, SEAHEC Medical Library, South East Area Health Education Center, Wilmington, NC
  • Janice E. Kelly, FMLA, Outreach and Special Populations, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD

President’s Award

In recognition of outstanding work implementing the new way of selecting and providing programming for Mosaic ’16

  • Brenda L. Seago, Greenblatt Library, Georgia Regents University–Augusta

Rising Stars 2016–2017

  • Tony Nguyen, AHIP, National Network of Libraries of Medicine Southeastern/Atlantic Region, Health Sciences & Human Services Library, University of Maryland–Baltimore
  • Gregg A. Stevens, AHIP, Pharmacy and Health Professions, Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library, Mercer University, Atlanta, GA

GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND FELLOWSHIPS

EBSCO/MLA Annual Meeting Grants

  • Elizabeth G. Hinton, AHIP, Rowland Medical Library, University of Mississippi Medical Center–Jackson

Eugene Garfield Research Fellowship

  • Elizabeth Connor, AHIP, The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina–Charleston

Hospital Libraries Section/MLA Professional Development Grants

  • Karen Dianne Stafford, Wake AHEC Medical Library, WakeMed/Wake Area Health Education Center, Raleigh, NC

MLA Scholarship for Minority Students

  • Luz E Crespo, University of North Carolina–Greensboro

Thomson Reuters/MLA Doctoral Fellowship

  • Emily Vardell, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill

All recipients will be honored at the Presidents’ Awards Dinner at the Fairmont Royal York, Toronto, ON, Canada, on Tuesday, May 17, starting at 6:30 pm. Please take a moment to congratulate them!

Last updated on Friday, 22 November, 2013

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