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Newsletter of the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region

June NIH News in Health Now Available

NIH News in Health: A monthly newsletter from the National Institutes of Health, part of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services

 

 

 

 

Check out the June issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research: To search for more trusted health information from NIH, bookmark http://health.nih.gov

 

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HIV and AIDS: Know the Facts
Treatments Work, but Prevention Is Key

Today, people infected with HIV—the virus that causes AIDS—can live full, healthy lives, in large part because of medicines and other discoveries made with NIH support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Talking With Your Doctor
Make the Most of Your Appointment

Clear and honest communication between you and your physician can help you both make smart choices about your health.

 

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SEAside Webinar: July 08, 2015, 12:00 PM (EST) NN/LM SE/A Assessment Report

Date and Time: Wednesday, July 08, 2015, 12 PM EST

Presenter: Andrew Youngkin, MLS, AHIP, Outreach/Assessment Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), Southeastern/Atlantic (SE/A) Region.

Contact: For additional information or questions about this webinar, please contact Andrew Youngkin at ayoungki@hshsl.umaryland.edu.

Summary: In early 2015, NN/LM SE/A staff conducted a series of assessments to evaluate the success of existing programs in preparation of the Cooperative Agreement for Regional Medical Libraries 2016-2021. Andrew Youngkin, NN/LM SE/A Outreach/Assessment Coordinator, will present the results of the assessment activities conducted. Comprised of 4 short surveys, 3 open discussion forums, and 6 SE/A advisory group guided discussions, the NN/LM SE/A 2015 Assessment provides feedback, suggestions, and comments on SE/A training/education, exhibits, funding, and communication of the current 2011-2016 contract period.

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 reason cannot let Adobe connect call your phone, instructions will be available when you sign in to Adobe Connect.)

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

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New Funding Opportunity: HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects 2015

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects for improving HIV/AIDS information access for patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers and the general public. Patients and the affected community need access to the most up-to-date and accurate health information to effectively manage and make informed decisions about their health.  Health care providers and health educators also need access to the most current information to provide the highest quality of care. NLM is committed to assisting organizations in accessing the spectrum of information resources and services that are currently available.  The NLM is particularly interested in proposals with creative and different approaches to disseminate information to populations that have a disproportionate prevalence of HIV/AIDS infections in the United States. These populations include but are not limited to men who have sex with men (MSM), African Americans and Hispanic/Latinos.

Emphasis is on increasing the awareness and utilization of NLM online health and medical resources in the HIV/AIDS Community through the use of innovative and evidence-based projects.

Projects must involve two or more of the following information access categories:

  • Information retrieval;
  • Skills development;
  • Resource development and dissemination; and/or
  • Equipment Acquisition.

Significance is placed upon the following types of organizations or arrangements for developing these programs:

  • Community-based organizations (CBOs) or patient advocacy groups currently providing HIV/AIDS related serves to the affected community;
  • Public libraries serving communities in the provision of HIV/AIDS-related information and resources;
  • Health departments or other local, municipal, or state agencies working to improve public health;
  • Faith-based organizations currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services; and/or
  • Multi-type consortia of the above-listed organizations that may be in existence or formed specifically for this project.

Awards are offered for up to $50,000.

Quotations are due to NLM on July 20, 2015.

The solicitation for the 2015 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site : https://www.fbo.gov/spg/HHS/NIH/OAM/NIHLM2015468/listing.html

Primary Point of Contact:

  • Greg Benedict, Contract Specialist
  • Office of Acquisitions (OA)
  • National Library of Medicine (NLM)
  • 6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 105
  • Bethesda, Maryland 20892-5488
  • Phone: 301-496-6546
  • Fax: 301-402-0642
  • E-mail: Gregory.benedict@nih.gov

Secondary Point of Contact :

  • Shari Shor, Contracting Officer
  • Office of Acquisitions (OA)
  • National Library of Medicine (NLM)
  • 6707 Democracy Blvd. Suite 105
  • Bethesda, MD 20892-5488
  • Phone: 301-496-6546
  • Fax: 301-402-0642
  • E-mail: shorse@mail.nlm.nih.gov

Please Note: Refer to the Federal Business Opportunities Web site for notices, updates, and modifications to the HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project 2015 RFQ.

Beyond the SEA Webinar – June 17 – Altmetrics

Note: To access the Recording or PowerPoint presentation, please contact the NN/LM SE/A office.

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 17, 2015, Noon to 1:00pm (EST) –

Presenter: Tara Brigham, MLIS, Medical Research Librarian, Winn Dixie Foundation Medical Library, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL

Contact: For additional information or questions about this webinar, please contact Andrew Youngkin, Outreach/Evaluation Coordinator at ayoungki@hshsl.umaryland.edu.

Summary: Altmetrics, or alternative metrics, are forging a new way to capture the impact of not only articles, but also scholarly or research ”products” by tracking them when they are mentioned online, such as in blogs or social media platforms. While altmetrics have a lot of potential, there are also some limitations preventing their full acceptance alongside traditional citation metrics. In the presentation, we will review the basics of altmetrics and altmetric tools, discuss some possible concerns with this new metric, and explore various applications in libraries.

Presenter Bio: Tara Brigham graduated from the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University in 2005 with a BA in Political Science and History. In 2007, she earned a MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During her time in graduate school, she explored the specialties of medicine and law by taking part in a practicum at the Ebling Health Sciences Library and an independent study at the UW-Madison Law School Library. In 2009, she decided to give up the snowy winters of Minnesota and headed south to Florida, where a year later she became the Librarian and Supervisor of the Winn-Dixie Foundation Medical Library at the Mayo Clinic in Florida. Currently she is also the Secretary of the Florida Health Sciences Association.

Upon completion of the Beyond the SEA Webinar, each participant will receive 1 hour of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. Certificates will be available electronically following completion of the online survey supplied at the end of the webinar.

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 reason cannot let Adobe connect call your phone, instructions will be available when you sign in to Adobe Connect.)

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.

National Health Observances – June 2015

Below is a list of National Health Observances for the month of June. Click on each topic to learn more and consider promoting one or more of these health observances within your institution.

Last updated on Friday, 22 November, 2013

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