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Join the RD3 Content Advisory Board

SEA News - Tue, 2020-06-23 10:31
The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) Resources for Data Driven Discovery (RD3) web portal fosters learning and collaboration in data science and data management.

The Research Data Management Workgroup of the NNLM is recruiting Advisory Board members to be part of a committee that reviews and suggests resources for the RD3 web portal. If you are interested in being part of the RD3 Content Advisory Board send your name to Mary Piorun at mary.piorun@umassmed.edu by July 1st with a brief narrative (less than 300 words) explaining your interest.

Meetings will be monthly until all current resources have been reviewed, and quarterly thereafter.

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Find Trusted Health Information in Spanish for Your Patrons / Encuentre Información de Salud Confiable en Español para Sus Usuarios

SCR News - Tue, 2020-06-23 05:05

This post comes to us from our friends in the NNLM Pacific Southwest Region and MidContinental Region. Although this content did not originate locally, we think it is relevant to many communities in the South Central Region.

Find Trusted Health Information in Spanish for Your Patrons

When library patrons ask you for health information in Spanish about COVID-19 or other issues, NNLM has resources to get you started.

Available tools range from Spanish-language videos featuring Latino medical professionals to resources selected by trusted members of the Spanish-speaking community. The materials come from reliable sources like the National Library of Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Many of these resources are recommended by promotores, members of the community who serve as connections between them and healthcare systems, information, and resources. Because promotores are the heart of their communities, they are able to deliver assistance where it is needed the most.

Vision y Compromiso (VyC), is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting, training, and most importantly celebrating promotores across the nation. Vision y Compromiso is marking 20 years of work devoted to improving the lives and health of their communities.

In response to the pandemic affecting Spanish-speaking communities Vision y Compromiso developed a series of webinars for participants to learn about trusted places to find health information, myths about COVID19, and how to take care of oneself during these safer at home times.

You can find the recorded webinars and resources on the Vision y Compromiso COVID-19 page. The NNLM PSR shares the promotores mission of building healthier communities and created a page with Spanish Language COVID-19 health information materials to support Spanish speakers as well. The PSR has previously collaborated with promotores, described by Yamila El-Kkayat, in this video about outreach work in Arizona.

The JUNTOS Center for Advancing Latino Health at Kansas University Medical Center has created JUNTOS Radio, an ongoing series of podcasts in Spanish on health topics. The podcasts feature interviews with Latino health professionals about issues of concern to the Latino community in Kansas and elsewhere.

JUNTOS partnered with a health sciences librarian to include credible and authoritative consumer health information resources that were relevant to the different health topics discussed in each episode. Brenda Linares, health sciences librarian at the A.R. Dykes Library, pictured below, also recorded a Health Literacy and evaluating websites episode.

Topics so far include COVID-19, child obesity, Alzheimer’s disease and exercise at home. Each podcast also includes information on the All of Us Research Program, an effort to enlist one million or more people from across the U.S. to help speed up medical research by sharing their medical information.

They are posted on Podbean, iTunes and in video format on YouTube and Facebook. You can access the podcasts at the JUNTOS Podbean page, on iTunes, on the JUNTOS YouTube channel for the JUNTOS Center for Advancing Latino Health, or on the JUNTOS Facebook page.

To get an English auto-translation on the YouTube version, go to the settings for the video. Then select Subtitles, Auto-translate and finally English.

Encuentre información de salud confiable en español para sus usuarios

Cuando sus usuarios le pregunten por información de salud en español sobre COVID-19 u otros temas, la NNLM tiene los recursos que usted necesita.

Los recursos incluyen videos en español con médicos profesionales latinos y una selección de recursos en español seleccionados por miembros de la comunidad de habla hispana. Estos materiales vienen de fuentes fiables como la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina de Estados Unidos y los Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades.

Muchos de estos recursos son recomendados por las promotoras, quienes son miembros de la comunidad que sirven como conexión entre el sistema de salud, la información, y los recursos disponibles. Como las promotoras son el corazón de sus comunidades, ellas tienen la capacidad de llevar y dar asistencia donde la comunidad lo necesite.

Visión y Compromiso (VyC), es una organización no lucrativa dedicada a apoyar, entrenar, y sobre todo celebrar a las promotoras en toda la nación estadounidense. Visión y Compromiso esta celebrando sus 20 años de trabajo y devoción a mejorar las vidas y la salud de su comunidad.

En respuesta a la pandemia que esta afectando a la comunidad de habla hispana, Visión y Compromiso desarrollo una serie de seminarios web (webinars) para que participantes aprendan sobre lugares de confianza para encontrar información de salud, mitos sobre COVID-19, y cómo cuidarse uno mismo durante este tiempo de quedarse en casa.

Usted puede encontrar las grabaciones de estos seminarios web (webinars) y recursos en la página web de Visión y Compromiso sobre COVID 19. La NNLM PSR comparte la misión de las promotoras de formar comunidades saludables y ha creado una página en español sobre COVID-19 con información de salud y material que apoya a la comunidad de habla hispana.  LA PSR previamente ha colaborado con promotoras. Usted puede ver este video donde Yamila El-Khayat, habla sobre su proyecto y trabajo en Arizona, con las promotoras.

JUNTOS, El Centro para el Avance de la Salud Latina del Centro Médico de la Universidad de Kansas (University of Kansas Medical Center), ha creado JUNTOS-RADIO, una serie de podcasts en español con varios temas de salud.  Los podcasts cuentan con entrevistas con profesionales latinos de salud donde hablan sobre temas de interés para la comunidad Latina en Kansas y otros lugares.

Los temas cubiertos hasta hoy incluyen el COVID-19, la obesidad infantil, la enfermedad de Alzheimer, la hipertensión, y cómo hacer ejercicios en casa.  El equipo continúa produciendo más podcasts con otros temas relevantes para la comunidad Latina. Además de cubrir cada tema en español, cada podcast también incluye información sobre el programa Científico All of Us (All of US Research Program), el cual es una campaña que pretende inscribir a un millón de personas de todo Estados Unidos para ayudar a acelerar la investigación médica,  compartiendo información médica.

Estos podcasts, están disponibles en PodBeaniTunes, y también en el formato de video en YouTube y Facebook.  Usted puede verlos o descargarlos desde la página de JUNTOS-RADIO Podbean, en iTunes, en el canal de YouTube de JUNTOS,  y en la página de Facebook de JUNTOS, El Centro para el Avance de la Salud Latina.

To get an English auto-translation on the YouTube version of the podcast, go to the settings for the video. Then select Subtitles, Auto-translate and finally English.

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Top Physician-Executive To Discuss COVID and the Digital Doctor

MCR News - Mon, 2020-06-22 12:26

Dr. Robert Wachter, author of “The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age,” will open a new series of online author presentations next month with a discussion of digital health and health technology that will also touch upon the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chair of the Department of Medicine at University of California, San Francisco, and one of the nation’s most influential physician-executives, Dr. Wachter will read briefly from his book and answer questions submitted by participants.

The talk will take place on July 14 at 1 p.m. Mountain Time, 2 p.m. Central. For information on how to join the free webinar, please visit https://nnlm.gov/class/digital-doctor.

The event is part of the new NNLM Reading Club Presents… Series, which will feature periodic talks by authors of books related to health and health equity in an online setting.

For more details, see the flyer at this link: Digital_Dr_Flyer_July_2020

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NNLM SEA Digest News – June 19, 2020

SEA News - Fri, 2020-06-19 09:57

Welcome to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Region’s Weekly Digest. This digest includes upcoming events, online training opportunities, news, and past events.  

NNLM News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Moodle LMS Asynchronous Course Opportunities

Webinars June 23 – July 9

Webinars July 14 – July 15

Visit the NNLM Training Schedule for all upcoming webinars, scheduled, and on-demand classes. For past webinars and classes, please visit the NNLM on YouTube**

National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM), and National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) News

NIH News

NLM News

NCBI Insights

NNLM SEA Communications

* Notes on NNLM Training Opportunities

  • All sessions listed are sponsored by a specific regional or national office, but open to all.
  • Webinars are scheduled for 1 hour unless otherwise noted.
  • The NNLM class registration system requires a free NNLM account prior to registration.
  • Visit the NNLM Training Opportunities to register and view a full calendar of training opportunities.
  • Please visit the NNLM Acronym Guide to understand the acronyms.
  • Refer to this guide to claim MLA CE credit.
  • Not all Training Opportunities listed provide MLA CE credit. Please refer to the class page to see if a specific session offers credit.

** Please note that NNLM recordings on YouTube may not have MLA CE Credit available. Please contact the regional office that sponsored the webinar for details.

 

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Weekly Postings

MAR News - Fri, 2020-06-19 08:00

See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions!

Spotlight

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.
Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov
Get the latest research information from NIH: https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus

Changes in 2021-2026 NNLM Cycle: The National Library of Medicine has issued the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the NNLM. There are some big changes, including: 1) The number of regions will be reduced from eight (8) to seven (7). The current Middle Atlantic Region will be divided among Region 1 (Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia) and Region 7 (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont). 2) A name change: NNLM now stands for the Network of the National Library of Medicine. Additional information can be found in the NNLM Organizational Workbook.

Commemorating Juneteenth: Friday, June 19 is the annual celebration which commemorates the 1865 emancipation of the last enslaved African Americans in the Confederate States of America. Read NNLM MAR’s article, “African American Health and Anti-Racist Resources“, to find resources related to recent funded projects, African American mental health, cultural competency, NLM African American and race history, racism in science, and PubMed Central articles about police brutality and African American health. You can also visit the new online portal from the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) called Talking About Race, which is designed for individuals, families, and communities to explore issues of race, racism, and racial identity.

Summer Reading and Citizen Science: Interested in co-hosting a virtual event about a Citizen Science project with SciStarter and NNLM? Get in touch by filling out our interest form. We have limited opportunities connected to summer reading, but filling out the sign-up form also signals your willingness for future engagement in the coming months.

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

Find Trusted Health Information in Spanish for Your Patrons / Encuentre Información de Salud Confiable en Español para Sus Usuarios – MCR News

Introducing the NNLM Public Health Webinar Series! – MARquee News Highlights

Healthy Wise County – Blogadillo, News from SCR

NLM/NIH News

Graduation 2020: Tradition in the Midst of ChangeNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Revealing Data: Learning About Zika – Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Genes, Blood Type Tied to Risk of Severe COVID-19NIH Director’s Blog

NIH’s All of Us Program Joins Fight Against COVID-19NIH Director’s Blog

NLM Welcomes Applications to its Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine for 2021

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue announced the NIH preprint pilot to provide early access to COVID-19 research.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

NNLM and NLM classes are free and open to all. Please feel free to share our training opportunities!

June 2020

Searching LactMed and LiverTox for Drug Effects – June 23, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health – June 24, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

July 2020

Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources (July 2020) – July 6-July 31, 2020

Introduction to Community Needs Assessment: Finding the Data – July 8, 2:00-2:45 PM ET

Getting Started with Information Outreach in your Community: An Introduction – July 9, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library – July 10-August 7, 2020

Fostering Mutuality: How One Library Prepared for the Opioid Crisis – July 14, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

How PubMed Works: Introduction – July 14, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

I am … Safe Zone: Gender This – July 15, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

Using the Community Tool Box to support health education and health promotion efforts – July 15, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

Food Literacy for Families, Libraries, and Communities: South Carolina Read Eat Grow – July 16, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

From A(ddiction) to Z(its): Supporting Teens with Health Information – July 16, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Health Issues in the Headlines: Learning to Read Between the Lines – July 20-August 14, 2020

How PubMed Works: MeSH – July 21, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

How PubMed Works: ATM – July 23, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

Looking for self-paced learning opportunities? Check out the classes below that are available to begin at any time! You can also watch recordings from past NNLM classes on a broad range of topics.

*Please note that the class registration system requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NTO.

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

AHRQ Health Literacy Funding Opportunity

On-demand webinars available from the Public Library Association (PLA)

Critical Appraisal of Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses – June 23, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members.

Dismantling Institutional Racism in your Library: From Theory to Practice – June 24, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Sponsored by Niche Academy.

Find the Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Search Strategy That Works for You – July 8, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members.

Philadelphia FIGHT’s HIV Prevention & Education Virtual Conference – June 1-June 30, 2020

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MCR Webinar: Using the Community Tool Box to support health education and health promotion efforts

MCR News - Thu, 2020-06-18 14:36

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
2pm MT/3pm CT
Registration Info

The Community Tool Box (https://ctb.ku.edu/ (link is external)) is a web site that serves as a significant source of information, training and tools for community health improvement worldwide. Our approach to community health improvement is to build the capacity of community members to identify their health issues, the root causes, and to adapt approaches that work to their context. This webinar will provide an overview of the contents of the web site and our approach, with relevant examples from communities in the USA and elsewhere. We will discuss examples of how we worked with librarians in the past, and opportunities to collaborate in the future to address the variety of community health crises facing us today.

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Announcing the NNLM Reading Club Presents….

MCR News - Thu, 2020-06-18 14:32

NNLM Reading Club LogoNNLM Reading Club Presents… are web-based author talks that highlight timely health issues brought to light by the NNLM Reading ClubNNLM Reading Club Presents… gives libraries and their readers a chance to hear directly from authors, then engage in a question-and-answer session with them.

Our first event, The Digital Doctor in the Age of COVID-19, features Robert Wachter, M.D., author of The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age and is scheduled for July 14, 2020. Each live webinar session is 60 minutes long and begins at: 3:00 p.m. ET | 2:00 p.m. CT | 1:00 p.m. MT | Noon PT | 11:00 a.m. Alaska | 9:00 a.m. Hawaii

For more information, please visit: https://nnlm.gov/Zs9

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Webinar: From A(ddiction) to Z(its): Supporting Teens with Health Information

MCR News - Thu, 2020-06-18 14:04

Join Tess Wilson on July 16th @ 12PT/1MT/2CT/3ET for a one-hour webinar:

From A(ddiction) to Z(its): Supporting Teens with Health Information

Class Description:

Body image, experimentation, identity, depression, sexuality, and stress are just some of the issues important to teens as they experience many changes physically and mentally. Trusting adults and authority figures may not be easy for many teens. When it comes to health issues they, their friends, or their family, may be experiencing, it is important that they have access to reliable health information. Seeking that help can be difficult. Those who work with teens will be provided with an introduction to teen health resources. Both the blended and face-to-face classes will present an overview of health information needs of teenagers and their information seeking behaviors, review communication skills needed during reference interviews with teenagers, and explore credible health information resources that are designed for teens.

The class offers 1 hour MLA CE credit and is eligible for CHIS.

Registration is now open:

https://nnlm.gov/class/addiction-zits-supporting-teens-health-information/25686

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2020 Summer Reading Programming with SciStarter & the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM)

MCR News - Thu, 2020-06-18 14:02

Exploring Citizen Science is a great way to reach library patrons virtually! The Network of the National Library of Medicine (note new name, same NNLM acronym!), a program of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), and the All of Us Research Program has expanded its partnership with SciStarter.org and the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University, and the Collaborative Summer Library Program to bring health programming to your library for Summer Reading and beyond.

The organizations worked collaboratively to promote Citizen Science Month (April 2020) in libraries, to increase awareness of citizen science in communities across the nation, and help you explore the impact of the environment on your health. Through citizen science and crowdsourcing, NNLM can help you engage in initiatives addressing societal needs and accelerating biomedical science, technology, and innovation. Participation in the research process also helps create transparency and build trust between NNLM and the communities that we serve.

Interested in co-hosting a virtual event about a Citizen Science project with SciStarter and NNLM? Get in touch by filling out our interest form. We have limited opportunities connected to summer reading, but filling out the sign-up form also signals your willingness for future engagement in the coming months.

Learn more about NLM-vetted Citizen Science projects you can offer to patrons: SciStarter
Interested in co-hosting a virtual event? Fill out this form
Imagine Your Story! Check out free resources for more great programming ideas for Summer Reading or anytime: NNLM Summer Reading site
To learn more about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), please visit the CDC Coronavirus site.

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Find Trusted Health Information in Spanish for Your Patrons / Encuentre Información de Salud Confiable en Español para Sus Usuarios

MCR News - Thu, 2020-06-18 13:53

Photo of two women and one man at conference table behind broadcast microphonesWhen library patrons ask you for health information in Spanish about COVID-19 or other issues, NNLM has resources to get you started.

Available tools  range from Spanish-language videos featuring Latino medical professionals to resources selected by trusted members of the Spanish-speaking community. The materials come from reliable sources like the National Library of Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Many of these resources are recommended by promotores, members of the community who serve as connections between them and healthcare systems, information, and resources. Because promotores are the heart of their communities, they are able to deliver assistance where it is needed the most.

Vision y Compromiso (VyC), is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting, training, and most importantly celebrating promotores across the nation. Vision y Compromiso is marking 20 years of work devoted to improving the lives and health of their communities.

In response to the pandemic affecting Spanish-speaking communities Vision y Compromiso developed a series of webinars for participants to learn about trusted places to find health information, myths about COVID19, and how to take care of oneself during these safer at home times.

You can find the recorded webinars and resources on the Vision y Compromiso COVID-19 page. The NNLM PSR shares the promotores mission of building healthier communities and created a page with Spanish Language COVID-19 health information materials to support Spanish speakers as well. The PSR has previously collaborated with promotores, described by Yamila El-Kkayat, in this video about outreach work  in Arizona.

The JUNTOS Center for Advancing Latino Health at Kansas University Medical Center has created JUNTOS Radio, an ongoing series of podcasts in Spanish on health topics. The podcasts feature interviews with Latino health professionals about issues of concern to the Latino community in Kansas and elsewhere.

JUNTOS partnered with a health sciences librarian to include credible and authoritative consumer health information resources that were relevant to the different health topics discussed in each episode. Brenda Linares, health sciences librarian at the A.R. Dykes Library, pictured below, also recorded a Health Literacy and evaluating websites episode.

Topics so far include COVID-19, child obesity, Alzheimer’s Disease and exercise at home. Each podcast also includes information on the All of Us Research Program, an effort to enlist one million or more people from across the U.S. to help speed up medical research by sharing their medical information.

They are posted on Podbean, iTunes and in video format on YouTube and Facebook. You can access the podcasts at the JUNTOS Podbean page, on iTunes, on the JUNTOS YouTube channel for the JUNTOS Center for Advancing Latino Health, or on the JUNTOS Facebook page.

To get an English auto-translation on the YouTube version, go to the settings for the video. Then select Subtitles, Auto-translate and finally English.

Encuentre información de salud confiable en español para sus usuarios

Cuando sus usuarios le pregunten por información de salud en español sobre COVID-19 u otros temas, la NNLM tiene los recursos que usted necesita.

Los recursos incluyen videos en español con médicos profesionales latinos y una selección de recursos en español seleccionados por miembros de la comunidad de habla hispana. Estos materiales vienen de fuentes fiables como la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina de Estados Unidos y los Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades.

Muchos de estos recursos son recomendados por las promotoras, quienes son miembros de la comunidad que sirven como conexión entre el sistema de salud, la información, y los recursos disponibles. Como las promotoras son el corazón de sus comunidades, ellas tienen la capacidad de llevar y dar asistencia donde la comunidad lo necesite.

Visión y Compromiso (VyC), es una organización no lucrativa dedicada a apoyar, entrenar, y sobre todo celebrar a las promotoras en toda la nación estadounidense. Visión y Compromiso esta celebrando sus 20 años de trabajo y devoción a mejorar las vidas y la salud de su comunidad.

En respuesta a la pandemia que esta afectando a la comunidad de habla hispana, Visión y Compromiso desarrollo una serie de seminarios web (webinars) para que participantes aprendan sobre lugares de confianza para encontrar información de salud, mitos sobre COVID-19, y cómo cuidarse uno mismo durante este tiempo de quedarse en casa.

Usted puede encontrar las grabaciones de estos seminarios web (webinars) y recursos en la página web de Visión y Compromiso sobre COVID 19. La NNLM PSR comparte la misión de las promotoras de formar comunidades saludables y ha creado una página en español sobre COVID-19 con información de salud y material que apoya a la comunidad de habla hispana.  LA PSR previamente ha colaborado con promotoras. Usted puede ver este video donde Yamila El-Khayat, habla sobre su proyecto y trabajo en Arizona, con las promotoras.

JUNTOS, El Centro para el Avance de la Salud Latina del Centro Médico de la Universidad de Kansas (University of Kansas Medical Center), ha creado JUNTOS-RADIO, una serie de podcasts en español con varios temas de salud.  Los podcasts cuentan con entrevistas con profesionales latinos de salud donde hablan sobre temas de interés para la comunidad Latina en Kansas y otros lugares.

Los temas cubiertos hasta hoy incluyen el COVID-19, la obesidad infantil, la enfermedad de Alzheimer, la hipertensión, y cómo hacer ejercicios en casa.  El equipo continúa produciendo más podcasts con otros temas relevantes para la comunidad Latina. Además de cubrir cada tema en español, cada podcast también incluye información sobre el programa Científico All of Us (All of US Research Program), el cual es una campaña que pretende inscribir a un millón de personas de todo Estados Unidos para ayudar a acelerar la investigación médica,  compartiendo información médica.

Estos podcasts, están disponibles en PodBean, iTunes, y también en el formato de video en YouTube y Facebook.  Usted puede verlos o descargarlos desde la página de JUNTOS-RADIO Podbean, en iTunes, en el canal de YouTube de JUNTOS,  y en la página de Facebook de JUNTOS, El Centro para el Avance de la Salud Latina.

To get an English auto-translation on the YouTube version of the podcast, go to the settings for the video. Then select Subtitles, Auto-translate and finally English.

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Encuentre información de salud confiable en español para sus usuarios

PSR Newsletter - Thu, 2020-06-18 13:47

Cuando sus usuarios le pregunten por información de salud en español sobre COVID-19 u otros temas, la NNLM tiene los recursos que usted necesita. Los recursos incluyen videos en español con médicos profesionales latinos y una selección de recursos en español seleccionados por miembros de la comunidad de habla hispana. Estos materiales vienen de fuentes fiables como la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina de Estados Unidos y los Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades.

Muchos de estos recursos son recomendados por las promotoras, quienes son miembros de la comunidad que sirven como conexión entre el sistema de salud, la información, y los recursos disponibles. Como las promotoras son el corazón de sus comunidades, ellas tienen la capacidad de llevar y dar asistencia donde la comunidad lo necesite. Visión y Compromiso (VyC), es una organización no lucrativa dedicada a apoyar, entrenar, y sobre todo celebrar a las promotoras en toda la nación estadounidense. Visión y Compromiso esta celebrando sus 20 años de trabajo y devoción a mejorar las vidas y la salud de su comunidad. En respuesta a la pandemia que esta afectando a la comunidad de habla hispana, Visión y Compromiso desarrollo una serie de seminarios web (webinars) para que participantes aprendan sobre lugares de confianza para encontrar información de salud, mitos sobre COVID-19, y cómo cuidarse uno mismo durante este tiempo de quedarse en casa. Usted puede encontrar las grabaciones de estos seminarios web (webinars) y recursos en la página web de Visión y Compromiso sobre COVID 19. La NNLM PSR comparte la misión de las promotoras de formar comunidades saludables y ha creado una página en español sobre COVID-19 con información de salud y material que apoya a la comunidad de habla hispana.  LA PSR previamente ha colaborado con promotoras. Usted puede ver este video donde Yamila El-Khayat, habla sobre su proyecto y trabajo en Arizona, con las promotoras.

JUNTOS, El Centro para el Avance de la Salud Latina del Centro Médico de la Universidad de Kansas (University of Kansas Medical Center), ha creado JUNTOS-RADIO, una serie de podcasts en español con varios temas de salud.  Los podcasts cuentan con entrevistas con profesionales latinos de salud donde hablan sobre temas de interés para la comunidad Latina en Kansas y otros lugares. Los temas cubiertos hasta hoy incluyen el COVID-19, la obesidad infantil, la enfermedad de Alzheimer, la hipertensión, y cómo hacer ejercicios en casa.  El equipo continúa produciendo más podcasts con otros temas relevantes para la comunidad Latina. Además de cubrir cada tema en español, cada podcast también incluye información sobre el programa Científico All of Us (All of US Research Program), el cual es una campaña que pretende inscribir a un millón de personas de todo Estados Unidos para ayudar a acelerar la investigación médica,  compartiendo información médica.

Estos podcasts, están disponibles en PodBean, iTunes, y también en el formato de video en YouTube y Facebook.  Usted puede verlos o descargarlos desde la página de JUNTOS-RADIO Podbean, en iTunes, en el canal de YouTube de JUNTOS,  y en la página de Facebook de JUNTOS, El Centro para el Avance de la Salud Latina. To get an English auto-translation on the YouTube version of the podcast, go to the settings for the video. Then select Subtitles, Auto-translate and finally English.

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Find Trusted Health Information in Spanish for Your Patrons

PSR Newsletter - Thu, 2020-06-18 13:43

Screenshot of Brenda Linares, Ileana Cepeda, and Valeria MaciasWhen library patrons ask you for health information in Spanish about COVID-19 or other issues, NNLM has resources to get you started. Available tools range from Spanish-language videos featuring Latino medical professionals to resources selected by trusted members of the Spanish-speaking community. The materials come from reliable sources like the National Library of Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many of these resources are recommended by promotores, members of the community who serve as connections between them and healthcare systems, information, and resources. Because promotores are the heart of their communities, they are able to deliver assistance where it is needed the most.

Vision y Compromiso (VyC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting, training, and most importantly celebrating promotores across the nation. Vision y Compromiso is marking 20 years of work devoted to improving the lives and health of their communities. In response to the pandemic affecting Spanish-speaking communities Vision y Compromiso developed a series of webinars for participants to learn about trusted places to find health information, myths about COVID19, and how to take care of oneself during these safer at home times. You can find the recorded webinars and resources on the Vision y Compromiso COVID-19 page. The NNLM PSR shares the promotores mission of building healthier communities and also created a page with Spanish Language COVID-19 health information materials to support Spanish speakers. The PSR has previously collaborated with promotores, described by Yamila El-Kkayat, in this video about outreach work  in Arizona.

The JUNTOS Center for Advancing Latino Health at Kansas University Medical Center has created JUNTOS Radio, an ongoing series of podcasts in Spanish on health topics. The podcasts feature interviews with Latino health professionals about issues of concern to the Latino community in Kansas and elsewhere. The photo on the left is a screenshot of Brenda Linares, Medical Librarian from the University of Kansas Medical Center, Ileana Cepeda, and Valeria Macias from JUNTOS recording an episode about health literacy. This particular project is an example of an innovative way for NNLM member librarians to partner with community members and reach a wide audience. Topics so far include COVID-19, child obesity, Alzheimer’s Disease and exercise at home. Each podcast also includes information on the All of Us Research Program, an effort to enlist one million or more people from across the U.S. to help speed up medical research by sharing their medical information.

They are posted on Podbean, iTunes and in video format on YouTube and Facebook. You can access the podcasts at the JUNTOS Podbean page, on iTunes, on the JUNTOS YouTube channel for the JUNTOS Center for Advancing Latino Health, or on the JUNTOS Facebook page. To get an English auto-translation on the YouTube version, go to the settings for the video. Then select Subtitles, Auto-translate and finally English.

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Introducing the NNLM Public Health Webinar Series!

MAR News - Thu, 2020-06-18 11:04

The goal of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health by providing U.S. health professionals, including public health professionals, with equal access to biomedical information. NNLM’s new public health webinar series aims to fulfill NNLM’s mission through regular training on a range of health information topics relevant to the public health workforce.

As the Public Health Foundation states, “a well-prepared public health workforce is the foundation of a healthy community”1. Through this new webinar series, NNLM hopes to address the 2014 Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals related to the need for a public health workforce that is competent in locating health information and using data resources.

If you’re a public health professional, mark your calendar for the second Wednesday of every other month from 2:00-2:45 PM EST starting July 8th. We hope you’ll join us to learn about topics such as data in community health assessment and finding health information related to emergency preparedness. More topics will be announced soon. If you’re interested in continuing education, every webinar offered as part of this series will offer .75 CECH for Certified Health Education Specialists!

Our first webinar, Introduction to Community Needs Assessment: Finding the Data, will discuss health information and data as it relates to community health assessment. Our guest speaker, Dr. Robert Martiniano, will highlight reasons for conducting a community health assessment, the parties involved, and how to define a target community. The focus of this session will be identifying data issues and locating primary and secondary data to best describe the health of your community. You’ll also learn about prioritizing and contextualizing your findings once you’ve collected your data.

References:

  1. Public Health Foundation (n.d.). Workforce Development. Retrieved from: http://www.phf.org/focusareas/workforcedevelopment/Pages/default.aspx

 

Written by Erin Seger, Health Professions Coordinator.

If you want to learn more about the National Network of Libraries of Medicine in your area, find your region on our website.

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2020 Summer Reading Programming with SciStarter and NNLM

SEA News - Wed, 2020-06-17 13:57

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), a program of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), and the All of Us Research Program has expanded its partnership with SciStarter and the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University, and the Collaborative Summer Library Program to bring health programming to your library for Summer Reading! Exploring Citizen Science is a great way to reach library patrons virtually.

The organizations worked collaboratively to promote Citizen Science Month (April 2020) in libraries, to increase awareness of citizen science in communities across the nation, and help you explore the impact of the environment on your health. Through citizen science and crowdsourcing, NNLM can help you engage in initiatives addressing societal needs and accelerating biomedical science, technology, and innovation. Participation in the research process also helps create transparency and build trust between NNLM and the communities that we serve.

Interested in co-hosting a virtual event about a Citizen Science project with SciStater and NNLM? Get in touch by filling out our interest form. We have limited opportunities connecting to summer reading, but filling out the sign-up form also signals your willingness for future engagement in the coming months.

We have limited opportunities connecting to summer reading, but filling out the sign-up form also signals your willingness for future engagement in the coming months.

Learn more about Citizen Science, visit SciStarter.
Interested in co-hosting a virtual event? Fill out this form.
For other health programming ideas for Summer Reading, visit the NNLM Summer Reading site.
To learn more about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), please visit the CDC Coronavirus site.

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Join us for an author talk: The Digital Doctor in the Age of COVID-19

PNR Dragonfly - Wed, 2020-06-17 12:49

Robert Wachter, M.D. author of The Digital Doctor

The NNLM Reading Club announces the launch of NNLM Reading Club Presents….

NNLM Reading Club Presents… are web-based author talks that highlight timely health issues brought to light by the NNLM Reading ClubNNLM Reading Club Presents… gives libraries and their readers a chance to hear directly from authors, then engage in a question-and-answer session with them.

Our first event, The Digital Doctor in the Age of COVID-19, features Robert Wachter, M.D., author of The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age and is scheduled for July 14, 2020. Each live webinar session is 60 minutes long and begins at: 3:00 p.m. ET | 2:00 p.m. CT | 1:00 p.m. MT | Noon PT | 11:00 a.m. Alaska | 9:00 a.m. Hawaii

For more information, please visit: https://nnlm.gov/Zs9

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PNR Weekly Digest: June 16, 2020

PNR Dragonfly - Tue, 2020-06-16 11:30

Items regarding COVID-19 information are indicated with an *

Professional Development:

NNLM CE Opportunities:
NNLM offers training on a variety of topics related to health information. A complete listing of NNLM educational opportunities is available. Please note you need to create an NNLM account prior to registration if you don’t already have one. This is not the same as being a member of NNLM.  Learn how to register for classes and create a free account.

*Still Searching for One Health: Information Services that Support Prevention of Emerging Zoonotic Disease: We have long known that 75% of emerging diseases begin at the human-animal interface. RNA viruses including HIV, SARS, novel influenza strains and COVID-19 all trace their origins to animal reservoirs and environmental factors. What role can information specialists play in developing sustainable One Health cultures and mindsets at local, regional, national and international levels? Attend this PNR Rendezvous session to learn more. June 17 at 1:00 p.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register

Searching LactMed and LiverTox for Drug Effects: This webinar will give a brief introduction to Bookshelf, LactMed and LiverTox. Using sample search requests from practicing health sciences librarians, we will explore these databases for information on:

  • Substance Use Disorder and the effects of harm reduction medications on lactation and the nursing infant.
  • Risk of acetaminophen toxicity and polypharmacy for the geriatric population.

June 23 at 10:00 a.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register

Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources: Join us for a 4 week, self-paced, online course on nutrition information resources available through reliable resources such as the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Class runs from July 6 – 31. (4 MLA CE) Register

How PubMed Works: NNLM National Training Office is offering the How PubMed Works series in July. Each session is 90-minutes and offers 1.5 MLA CE. Register for each separate session:

Additional Educational Opportunities:
These learning opportunities are provided by organizations beyond NNLM. All are free unless otherwise indicated.

Advancing Racial Equity Webinar Series: American Public Health Association (APHA) is hosting this webinar series to give an in-depth look at racism as a driving force of the social determinants of health and equity. The series will explore efforts to address systems, policies and practices designed to limit and shape opportunities for people of color. Presenters will highlight collective and individual actions we can take to advance racial equity and justice. Visit the website for more information about this series.

*Health Literacy Response to COVID-19: Never before has the need for health literacy been so critical. Please join the International Health Literacy Association for a webinar series on COVID-19, where leading international health literacy experts will discuss the global impact of the pandemic and offer health literacy solutions. First session is: From “Infodemic” to “Empowerment”, June 19 from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. PT, Register

*Training and Technical Assistance Related to COVID-19: SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) is committed to providing regular training and technical assistance (TTA) on matters related to the mental and substance use disorder field as they deal with COVID-19. View the updated available TTA resources and training to assist with the current situation.

News from the National Library of Medicine & National Institutes of Health:

“The NIH Preprint Pilot: A New Experiment for a New Era”, from the NLM Director’s blog

*NLM Announces NIH Preprint Pilot to Provide Early Access to COVID-19 Research

Revealing Data: Dr. James Herrick and the 1918 Influenza Epidemic

*“Searching for Ways to Prevent Life-Threatening Blood Clots in COVID-19”, from the NIH Director’s blog

NIH launches preprint pilot to expand discovery of NIH-funded research

*Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx): NIH calls for research to expand COVID-19 testing for underserved populations

*NIH researchers identify key genomic features that could differentiate SARS-CoV-2 from other coronaviruses that cause less severe disease

*New NCBI SARS-CoV-2 Resources Page

‘To Walk in the Beauty Way’: Treating Opioid Use Disorder in Native Communities

PhenX Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Assessments Collection

“The TRUST Principles for Digital Repositories” Published in Scientific Data

Request for Information Seeks Public Input on Use of Cloud Resources and New File Formats for Sequence Read Archive Data, submissions due July 17

*Resources from the Disaster Information Management Research Center:

FYI:

*Resources: COVID-19:

*ALA’s IFC Approves New Guidelines on Contact Tracing, Reopening Libraries, Video Surveillance
Responding to health and privacy concerns during the reopening of libraries and recent discussions of video surveillance and filming in libraries, the Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC) and its Privacy Subcommittee have approved guidelines to assist library workers: “Guidelines for Reopening Libraries During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” Guidelines on Contact Tracing, Health Checks, and Library Users’ Privacy” and “Video Surveillance in the Library Guidelines.”

*HHS Initiatives to Address the Disparate Impact of COVID-19 on African Americans and Other Racial and Ethnic Minorities
HHS has released a fact sheet that outlines some activities underway to improve prevention, testing and treatment of COVID-19 among minority populations and reduce racial and ethnic disparities. It includes information on initiatives on data collection, making treatment more accessible and affordable, tailored guidance for individuals and communities most at risk, expanding telehealth options and strengthening COVID-19 outreach and communications.

Beyond Plight: Defining Pathways to Optimal Development for Black Men and Boys Across the Life Course
The Association of Black Foundation Executives published a report that offers organizations and other stakeholders a framework of five primary protective factors that influence the development of Black male youth. These factors include culturally responsive service systems, a positive community environment, caregiver competencies, positive social networks and a positive economic environment. The report offers recommendations for organizations and other stakeholders who work with male children, adolescents, young adults and adults.

Responsible Fatherhood: Resources from the Field
The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse, an ACF Office of Family Assistance resource center, has developed a toolkit intended for fatherhood programs. These programs help fathers create loving, nurturing relationships with their children and encourage them to be actively involved in their lives. The toolkit draws on lessons learned and resources used by fatherhood programs in diverse locales throughout the nation.

June is LGBTQ Pride Month
June has been a time to acknowledge a positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer /questioning (LGBTQ) people to promote their self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights, increase their visibility as a social group, build community, and celebrate sexual diversity and gender variance. LGBTQ Pride Month is also a time to bring awareness to the experiences of the LGBTQ community. LGBTQ youth are routinely harassed because of their sexual orientation. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) has compiled a list of helpful resources for parents and caregivers, children and teens, mental health providers, child welfare and juvenile justice professionals, healthcare providers, educators and school staff, and policy makers.

*Two elite medical journals retract coronavirus papers over data integrity questions
In the first big research scandal of the COVID-19 era, The Lancet and The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) retracted two high-profile papers after a company declined to make the underlying data for both available for an independent audit, following questions being raised about the research. Read more in the Science article

Washington Medical Librarians Association online business/networking meeting
WMLA has cancelled its annual conference due to COVID-19 and has scheduled an online business meeting and networking opportunity. Also, renew your membership and WMLA welcomes new members who are working in health information for biomedical personnel, patients, students, and the public. The online event is June 26 from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. PT. Learn more on the WMLA website

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African American Health and Anti-Racist Resources

GMR News - Tue, 2020-06-16 10:14

 

This posting has been adapted from the original blog post written by Nisha Mody, MLIS, MA, CCC-SLP, at NNLM PSR.

In light of the historical injustices and recent events that have taken place across the country, including police brutality and ensuing protests, the staff at NNLM GMR stand with the African American community. In this article, you will find resources related to African American mental health, anti-racist reading materials, cultural competency and humility, NLM African American and race history, racism in science, and PubMed Central articles about police brutality and African American health.

Please note that APHA’s upcoming Advancing Racial Equity Webinar Series began on June 9, 2020.

We support the statements from the African American Medical Library Alliance and the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.

 

Statement from the African American Medical Library Alliance

We are hurting, frustrated and our emotions are raw.

The cumulative toll of microaggressions, institutional racism, police brutality, and state-sanctioned violence coupled with the emotional labor of navigating a predominantly white profession is exhausting. We are tired of not being seen, heard, included, or appreciated for the value that our unique voices, experiences and perspectives bring to the narrative.

We appreciate the sentiments of our fellow caucuses and colleagues throughout the Medical Library Association. Collectively, we share community with other marginalized members who live in dread that the color of their skin, race and ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, political beliefs, language, culture, nationality, age, ability status, and religion make them targets of violence and possibly death.

We are committed to using our collective voices in bringing about change in the profession and the Association.

“We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
______________________________
Kelsa Bartley, Chair
Michael S. Fitts, Chair-Elect
Shenita Peterson, Immediate Past Chair
Tara Douglas-Williams, AHIP, National Program Committee, Co-Chair 2021
Shannon Jones, AHIP, Caucus Mentor
Beverly Murphy, AHIP, FMLA, MLA Past President
Tamara Nelson, AHIP, MLA Information Services Domain Hub Chair
Aidy Weeks, AHIP, Virtual Engagement Committee

 

Statement Condemning Increased Violence and Racism Towards Black Americans and People of Color from the Black Caucus of The American Library Association

[NEW YORK, NY, May 28, 2020]–The Black Caucus of The American Library Association has a history of not only opposing racist acts against Black people, but condemning such acts. BCALA roundly condemns the death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers within the Minneapolis Police Department.

Since George Floyd is the latest in a long line of recent and historical violence against Black people in the United States, the BCALA takes this moment to encourage BCALA members to take proactive and preventative measures in the fight against racism. To take action against injustice, BCALA encourages its members to use both the methods employed by our predecessors and those unique to the 21st century:

  • Calling politicians in the Minnesota area.
  • Participating in active, but peaceful protests on the streets.
  • Using vlogs, blogs and other social media platforms.
  • Initiating letter writing campaigns.
  • Creating podcasts.
  • Voting (both locally and nationwide).
  • Attending policy making meetings in your area to make your opinions known.
  • Running for office to be a voice for historically disenfranchised groups and librarians.

BCALA stands firm in its condemnation of the systematic social injustices of Black people and People of Color. It is necessary for the membership to be proactive not only when someone in our community is harmed, but preventative in anticipating historically sanctioned violence by participating in local efforts to counter racism and violence against Black men and women. The systemic machinery of racism does not sleep and neither should we in our efforts to counter it.

Respectfully submitted,

The Officers and Members of The Black Caucus of the American Library Association.

BCALA Officers:
Richard E. Ashby, Jr., President (F.O.R. Sto-Rox Public Library, McKees Rock, Pennsylvania.
Shauntee Burns-Simpson, Vice President (The New York Public Library, New York, New York).
Brenda Johnson Perkins, Executive Secretary (Baltimore County Public Library, Towson, Maryland).
Brandy McNeil, Treasurer (The New York Public Library, New York, New York).
Denyvetta Davis (Immediate Past President – Retired).

EDI Ad Hoc Committee:
Conrad Pegeus, Chair (University of Tennessee at Martin).

   

African American Mental Health Resources
  1. Mental Health America: Black & African American Communities And Mental Health
  2. HHS Office of Minority Health: Mental and Behavioral Health – African Americans
  3. HHS Office of Minority Health: Minority Mental Health Awareness Month – July
Anti-Racist Reading Lists from our Members (books available electronically)
  1. Chicago Public Library: Black Lives Matter: Antiracist eBook Reads
  2. Des Moines Public Library: Racial Justice and Antiracism: A Book List
  3. Evanston Public Library: Antiracist Resources and Reads: Lists for All Ages
  4. Hennepin County Public Library: Race, Power and Activism in America: Resources for Children & Teens
Cultural Competency and Humility
  1. NNLM Webinar: Cultural Competency for the Information Professional
  2. NNLM Webinar: Cultural Competencies and the Strategic Prevention Framework
  3. NNLM Webinar: Integrating Cultural Humility into Practice
  4. NNLM Self-Paced Course: Serving Diverse Communities
  5. HHS: Think Cultural Health – Improving Cultural Competency for Behavioral Health Professionals
NLM Resources on African American and Race History
  1. Leonidas H. Berry and the Fight to Desegregate Medicine
  2. For All the People: A Century of Citizen Action in Health Care Reform
  3. Circulating Now from NLM – African American History
Scientific Resources on Racism
  1. COVID-19 and Health Inequities
  2. NLM Special Lecture: Gender, Race, and Power in Science
  3. APHA’s Advancing Racial Equity Webinar Series
  4. Medical Education: Race and Racism in Healthcare
PubMed Central Articles
  1. Alang S, McAlpine D, McCreedy E, Hardeman R. Police Brutality and Black Health: Setting the Agenda for Public Health Scholars. Am J Public Health. 2017;107(5):662‐665. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2017.303691
  2. Bowleg L, Maria Del Río-González A, Mbaba M, Boone CA, Holt SL. Negative Police Encounters and Police Avoidance as Pathways to Depressive Symptoms Among US Black Men, 2015-2016. Am J Public Health. 2020;110(S1):S160‐S166. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2019.305460
  3. Edwards F, Lee H, Esposito M. Risk of being killed by police use of force in the United States by age, race-ethnicity, and sexProc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019;116(34):16793‐16798. doi:10.1073/pnas.1821204116
  4. Hall JM, Fields B. “It’s Killing Us!” Narratives of Black Adults About Microaggression Experiences and Related Health Stress. Glob Qual Nurs Res. 2015;2:2333393615591569. Published 2015 Jul 9. doi:10.1177/2333393615591569
  5. Schneider JA, Lancki N, Schumm P. At the intersection of criminal justice involvement and sexual orientation: Dynamic networks and health among a population-based sample of young Black men who have sex with men. Soc Networks. 2017;51:73‐87. doi:10.1016/j.socnet.2017.04.001

 

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Healthy Wise County

SCR News - Tue, 2020-06-16 04:30

We are happy to bring you a series of guest blog posts that will highlight some of the completed projects from Year 4 subawardees. We hope you enjoy this little peek into what network libraries are doing with their funding; perhaps you will even get some inspiration for your own future projects! 

This week’s post comes from Decatur Public Library in Decatur, Texas.

In the late winter of 2018, Wise Health Systems began bringing the community together through their Healthy Wise County initiative. This initiative sought to reduce the top three health related issues in the county: heart disease, obesity, and mental health. At the end of summer reading that year, it was time to plan for 2019 programming. We chose to support the county initiative and combine a health challenge (physical health) into our reading challenge (brain health). The results of this program incorporated several community organizations and increased our participation over 400%.

One challenge in adding the health portion to our challenge was that of funding. We went directly to National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) after learning of their “Consumer Health Outreach Award”. Our proposal included health related books for the library, health programs including yoga and Zumba classes as well as creating posters for several winners to have their picture on a poster for their school and for the library showing them as healthy heroes.

Our community partners included Fit-N-Wise, the hospital supported rehabilitation and fitness center, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, STAR Council on Substance Abuse, and Decatur Independent School District’s (DISD) Nutrition Department. A challenge for our community and other Texas communities is how to exercise during the hot summer months. Fit-N-Wise helped solve this issue by allowing those participating in our summer reading program to gain access to their health facility at no charge for the duration of the program which included the months of June and July. They also provided instructors for the yoga and Zumba classes held at the library. These instructors were paid through the NNLM award. AgriLife assisted with supporting family health also through their Walk N Talk Program that was held at the library. DISD provided free meals once a week to children in our community. Each week, food would be delivered to our library to be served after the week’s live entertainment.

In the fall of 2019, posters were presented to the winners of the program. Winners were chosen by drawing from those who had completed both the reading and health challenges, including one student from each elementary, intermediate, and middle school in the local district. Winners were also selected from two of the surrounding school districts. The hope is to garner interest for next year’s challenge as the kids will be given the opportunity to do both challenges again and to receive their picture on the poster that is distributed to their school.

We are grateful to NNLM for their support in this process and for our program. Everyone we worked with at the South Central Region’s office was very helpful and supportive through the entire process. If you are looking for funding for your health programs, look into the grants and awards offered by NNLM.

Thank you, DPL team! 

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The Connection: Summer 2020

SCR News - Fri, 2020-06-12 18:45

Hot off the presses! The first issue of The Connection, our new quarterly newsletter, is now available for you to read! We hope you enjoy our regional highlights and stories, focused on the people and places that make SCR special.

This issue of The Connection can be found here.

We are grateful to everyone who contributed their stories, work, and interests to this newsletter! If you have any questions or if you’d like to give us feedback, please contact E. Bailey Sterling, our Digital Communications Specialist, at Elizabeth.Sterling@unthsc.edu.

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NER Hospital Libraries Advisory Group Annual Meeting

NER News - Fri, 2020-06-12 17:03

photo of rural New EnglandNER hosted our annual meeting for the Hospital Libraries Advisory Group on Tue, June 9. We began the meeting by acknowledging the recent closure of Vermont and New Hampshire hospital libraries. This sad development signals a bigger issue. Economic hardship is commonplace for those providing healthcare in our rural communities. Our hearts go out to the librarians who worked hard to support patient care in Vermont and New Hampshire.

The agenda for the meeting included an overview the actions we take to address the needs of hospital librarians in New England and an introduction to our plans for 2020-2021. We offer training and funding opportunities through webinars and in-person events. We highlight the work of hospital librarians in our blog posts and tweets. We provide platforms for peer sharing, primarily through in-person events.

In the coming year, we know that conference travel is unlikely. We are hoping to develop satisfactory ways of connecting hospital librarians with each other. There is no substitute for peer-to-peer sharing with regards to hospital library management and research services.

We announced the brand-new Health Sciences Libraries Webinar Series. This series will explore National Library of Medicine resources through real world examples provided by experienced librarians. We will launch the series on Tue, June 23 at 1:00 pm ET with Searching LactMed and LiverTox for Drug Effects.  We hope you will join us.

We wrapped up the meeting by encouraging everyone to take a look at the Request for Applications for the Regional Medical Libraries for the Network of the National Library of Medicine (note: name change). The RFA  2021-2026 Cooperative Agreement was released on June 2, 2020 and applications are due to the National Library of Medicine on September 11, 2020. The RFA states that New York will join New England in the upcoming agreement, more than doubling the population that the northeastern Regional Medical Library will serve.

If you weren’t able to attend, here’s the recording. Let us know if you have comments or questions about anything we discussed!

 

 

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