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NExT Continuing Education Modules Available

GMR News - Wed, 2021-02-24 10:26

 

The Nursing Experts: Translating the Evidence project is a collaborative effort between nurses and librarians at several organizations. The goal of this project is to educate acute, ambulatory, school and population health nurses on where to find free and reliable evidentiary resources and how to effectively apply this knowledge to inform and impact practice. Participants complete free online evidence-based education modules and earn 7 free continuing education units for each course.  For full details and to access the modules, visit: https://go.uic.edu/phnext for population health and school nurses and https://go.uic.edu/acnext for acute and ambulatory care nurses.

The GMR is happy to support phase three iteration of Nursing Experts: Translating the Evidence (NExT). Since 2001, the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Library of the Health Sciences and the College of Nursing have been engaged in a series of evidence-based education programs targeted to public health nurses. One of the objectives of this project is to provide Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for acute/ambulatory care as well as public health nurses. By providing evidence-based education programs, the NExT project assists hospitals in their quest to achieve Magnet status. This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Grant Number 1UG4LMO12312346 with the University of Iowa

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PNR Weekly Digest: February 23, 2021

PNR Dragonfly - Tue, 2021-02-23 10:46

Items regarding COVID-19 information are indicated with an *

In the Dragonfly:

Consumer Health Minute: Consumer Health Collection Management
Many who have attended NNLM classes have expressed concern about what resources to include in their library collections, especially print. Print health information resources are a conundrum as health information changes so often and many of the authoritative resources by medical associations or organizations are now only available online. Some of this is explained in the new NNLM on-demand course, “Consumer Health Collection Management”…learn more about this new class and how to attend on the blog post

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 

NLM’s History of Medicine Division: A Research Collection of Rare Medical Materials: The National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) History of Medicine Division has one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of historical material related to health and disease. In this session you will learn how the History of Medicine Division approaches acquisition and conservation; discover hidden treasures in the collection and get to know how to access this vast resource. Most importantly, you will see how such collections remain relevant in a world concerned with data science, health care to diverse groups, and reacting to pandemics. February 24 at 12:00 p.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register

How PubMed® Works: How PubMed Works is a series of four 90-minute classes presented via WebEx.  Register for each class separately. All classes are from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. PT. Each class is eligible for 1.5 MLA CE credits. The individual classes are:

BLOSSOM! Building Life-long Opportunities for Strength, Self-Care, Outlook, Morale, and Mindfulness symposium: This free three-day virtual symposium will bring together experts on morale in libraries, invisible services in libraries, vocational awe, burnout, and self-care. The symposium will provide library staff at all levels, including management, with key takeaways to improve library staff’s health and wellness. This event is open to all library staff regardless of employment status and to library science students. This virtual even provides 8 continuing education (CE) credits. March 24 – 26. Learn more and register 

NNLM Reading Club Presents…Resurrection Lily with author Amy Byer Shainman: Please join us as Amy Byer Shainman, also known as the BRCA Responder, talks about her book, Resurrection Lily: The BRCA Gene, Hereditary Cancer & Lifesaving Whispers from the Grandmother I Never Knew with genetic counselor Ellen Matloff. In this powerful program, these two genetic cancer experts will share their story and knowledge and answer your questions. March 11 at 12:00 p.m. PT. Learn more and how to attend this livestream event

Wikipedia + Libraries: NNLM: Gain insight into the value of Wikipedia as a viable reference and build the skills and knowledge needed to evaluate articles on Wikipedia for yourself or your patrons, with a specific focus on health and medical topics, through a four-week, online course. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email that includes more information on how and when you can access the class. March 15 – April 9. (8 MLA CE) Register 

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

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Public Library: Join this Library Journal webcast to hear a panel of distinguished public library professionals who are embracing their role as community leaders. The thoughtful discussion will spotlight how these librarians are promoting equity and inclusion and offering support for their diverse communities. They will share their experiences improving services for underserved populations, adopting effective racial literacy plans, and taking concrete action to create inclusive and welcoming library spaces and services to uplift their communities. Session will be recorded and sent to registrants. Thursday, February 25 at 11:00 a.m. PT. Register.

Re-Envisioning LIS: Activating Social Justice: Join the Washington State Library First Tuesday’s webinar session with Dr. Nicole Cooke for a discussion based on her article in the Dec 14, 2020 Publishers Weekly “What It Means to Decolonize the Library”. March 2 at 9:00 a.m. PT. Register

*Strategies for Patient and Health Educators to Build Trust and Dispel Myths Around COVID-19 Vaccines: The Cancer Patient Education Network (CPEN) and Health Care Education Association (HCEA) welcome you to participate in this joint webinar. After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • List a reputable source for COVID-19 vaccine information.
  • Describe strategies to build trust between patients and health educators.
  • Describe communication strategies to overcome vaccine misinformation

March 2 at 11:00 a.m. PT. Free to CPEN and HCEA members, non-member the fee is $10. Register

Changes are coming to the way you log in to your NCBI account: Learn about changes to NCBI account log ins that will affect those of you who sign in directly your NCBI account.  After June 1, 2021 you will need to log in using your institution, social media, Google, Microsoft or login.gov account username and password. In this webinar, you will learn how to register for a free login.gov account and how to link this to an existing NCBI account. You’ll also see where to find the most up-to-date information and FAQs on this topic. We will answer a few questions from our mail bag on these changes. Questions can be submitted in by February 24th via email to info@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov  with the subject line “Changes to my NCBI Log In”. March 3 from 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. PT. Register 

Strengthening Communities: Food Access at Your Library: Guidance will be provided on how to start food access initiatives with limited local partnership options, few staff and limited resources in rural, urban and suburban settings. The WebJunction session will also explore how two statewide organizations support local libraries in this work through technical assistance and funding.  March 24 at 12:00 p.m. PT. Register

Introduction to Health Sciences Librarianship: This Library Juice Academy course is organized in four modules, each based on a scenario from the health sciences. Participants will use assigned readings, suggested resources, and class discussions to complete the scenarios. Runs March 1 – 28th. Provides 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs. Cost is $175. Register

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

“NLM Announces New Annual Lecture on Science, Technology, and Society”, from the NLM Director’s blog

List of Serials Indexed for Online Users, 2021 Available in XML

Cataloging Records in CatfilePlus and Serfile Available for Download in MARCXML Format

NLM Classification 2021 Winter Edition Now Available

Improvements to NCBI Assembly   

Closure of the NNLM DOCLINE Coordination Office (NDCO)

Dr. Teresa Zayas Cabán Named NLM Assistant Director for Policy Development

What It Means to Talk about Race and African American Health

*“Is One Vaccine Dose Enough After COVID-19 Infection?”, from the NIH Director’s blog

*New COVID-19 Studies Dashboard Launches

Intel and Google Cloud Team with All of Us Research Program

To end HIV epidemic, we must address health disparities- Expert report cites unequal progress in Southern U.S. and among marginalized groups

* Study Identifies Risk Factors for Elevated Anxiety in Young Adults During COVID-19 Pandemic

National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparity’s Conversations with Principal Investigators at Research Centers in Minority Institutions

In Search of Equity: Rethinking Race and Racism in Science and Medicine

FYI: 

*COVID-19 Resources

*About COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force
On February 10, 2021, President Biden and Vice President Harris announced 12 individuals to serve as non-federal members of the Biden-Harris COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force. The Task Force members represent a diversity of backgrounds and expertise, a range of racial and ethnic groups, and a number of important populations, including: children and youth; educators and students; health care providers, immigrants; individuals with disabilities; LGBTQ+ individuals; public health experts; rural communities; state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments; and unions. Learn more on the Office of Minority Health website 

*NNLM invites proposals for a virtual symposium
Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic, on April 8th-9th, 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the disparities of underserved, minority, and underrepresented communities. This includes ensuring equal understanding of accurate health information, education in hard hit communities, and valuing inclusion in clinical research to overcome COVID-19. The NNLM Virtual Symposium is an opportunity to engage with NNLM Network Members to address misinformation and mistrust, raise awareness about the pandemic, and efforts to combat it. Learn more and submit an application. The deadline to submit is February 26 at 8:59 p.m. PT.

Libraries, Literacy, and Equity: A Virtual Conversation: Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress, and Tracie D. Hall, Executive Director of the American Library Association, will join us to discuss the critical role of libraries in promoting literacy and equity in communities across America. February 25 at 8:00 a.m. PT. Register 

*Let’s Talk About Eating Disorders
In recognition of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, NIMH is hosting a livestream discussion featuring NIMH grantee Cynthia Bulik, Ph.D., professor at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine and Founding Director of the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders. Dr. Bulik will discuss signs, symptoms, treatments, and the latest research on eating disorders. In addition, she will discuss some of the challenges that the COVID-19 outbreak has presented for individuals living with eating disorders and other mental illnesses. February from 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. PT. Learn more about the event and how to participate

American Heart Month 2021
February is American Heart Month, a time when all people can focus on their cardiovascular health. The Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention is shining a light on hypertension (high blood pressure), a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke. As seen in The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Control Hypertension, our partners can take meaningful steps to control hypertension by using key resources and implementing life-saving strategies. To support frontline health care and community partners, the CDC is sharing three toolkits with key hypertension control resources.

Talk. They Hear You. Talking with Your Teen brochures
Check out the new publications from SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) for parents and guardians to help guide teens regarding marijuana, vaping, alcohol, and opioids. All are free to download.

Youth Health Literacy Materials
Wisconsin Health Literacy collaborated with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to create WISELearn Health Science New Lesson Plans & Resources Session.
Lesson Plan Topics include:

  • Finding Reliable Health Information Online
  • Let’s Talk About Pain Medicines – Opioid Education
  • Let’s Talk About Medicines – General Medicine
  • Health Literacy 101
  • Let’s Talk About Coping

Resource Topics include:

  • Health Insurance
  • Health Equity
  • Diversity/Inclusion
  • Health Communication

Learn more about these materials for your youth programs at the Wisconsin Health Literacy website

Key TRI Resources Now Available in Spanish
The Spanish version of the Toxics Release Inventory website will help Spanish-speaking communities find data about chemical releases and waste management in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

The post PNR Weekly Digest: February 23, 2021 first appeared on Dragonfly.
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Severe Winter Storms Reported Across the Southern United States

SEA News - Mon, 2021-02-22 15:42

Late last week a winter storm impacted the southeastern United States, including much of Mississippi and Northern Alabama

At a Glance

  • Freezing weather and power outages have been reported throughout the region
  • Many roads and highways were impacted by ice and snow
  • Low and no water pressure and water main main breaks were reported
  • Boil water notices were put into effect for several cities and counties

State and Territory Resources

Visit the NNLM SEA Page for additional Federal and State Emergency Management Contact Resources.

Alabama

Mississippi

Reliable Resources for Winter Preparedness & Response

MedlinePlus

Mobile Apps

NNLM SEA Resources

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Health Information for All: Language Resources

NER News - Mon, 2021-02-22 12:04

According to the US Census Bureau 22% of people in the US 5 years or older speak a language other than English at home and 8.2% speak English “less than very well”. In the Northeast, those percentages are slightly higher than the national average at 23.7% and 9.4% respectively.

But what does that have to do with health? And how can we support these individuals and communities find linguistically appropriate, quality health information?

What does language access have to do with health outcomes and health disparities?

What is Health Literacy? “Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.” Healthy People

Learn more about health disparities on MedlinePlus

Find more NLM resources on health disparities and language disparities

How can we support our communities with linguistically appropriate health information?

MedlinePlus has translated health information in a wide array of languages on many of the health topics. There are several ways to find translated health information on MedlinePlus:

Resources from partners:

Looking to learn more about how you can serve LEP populations?  NNLM has two versions of a training, From Beyond Our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information

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Announcing the NNLM Spring 2021 #citeNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

PSR Newsletter - Mon, 2021-02-22 10:57

We are excited to announce the #citeNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon campaign for Spring 2021! Join us for the month of March in our campaign to improve health information on Wikipedia using NLM and other quality health information resources. Our focus this campaign is on Healthy Aging, which includes the habits, behaviors, and environmental factors that contribute to healthy living throughout your entire life span.

There are lots of ways to #citeNLM and get involved:

Graphic advertising NNLM Wikipedia & Libraries course for March 15 to April 9, 2021. Background is a bright light blue with text in white and black to describe the course. On the bottom left is an icon for Wikipedia. Above it is an icon of a stethoscope in gray, black, and yellow.

  • Join our Edit-a-thon Live Session. Participate in our #citeNLM Edit-a-thon throughout all of March 2021. Want to edit with others? Join our live editing session on March 31st, 1-3p ET. We’ll overview basic Wikipedia editing tools and work with library colleagues and NNLM staff to improve Healthy Aging-related articles. Learn more and sign up through the following link: nnlm.gov/wiki
  • Take a course on Wikipedia and Libraries. Want an in-depth exploration of how libraries can use Wikipedia as an information literacy and engagement tool? Sign up for our free, asynchronous course: Wikipedia + Libraries. The course will run from March 15 to April 9, 2021 and guides students through the curation and editing process of Wikipedia health articles, as well as how to help community members build their health literacy skills online. Sign-ups are live now: https://nnlm.gov/class/wikipedia-libraries-nnlm/30039
  • Attend our Health Misinformation Webinar Series. Learn about online health misinformation and how to combat it from leading health information professionals. Join us for the next webinar session on March 1st, 10a PT/ 1p ET for “Understanding Vaccine Hesitancy and Social Media’s Role in Spreading Vaccine Misinformation” with Dr. Kolina Koltai (University of Washington). Sign up here: https://nnlm.gov/class/understanding-vaccine-hesitancy-and-social-media-s-role-spreading-vaccine-misinformation/30321

We are excited to host another #citeNLM campaign to improve one of the world’s most widely used resources for consumer health information. We look forward to seeing you at one of our many events this March!

 "Reasons to join #citeNLM Edit-a-thons for Library Staff: 1. Learn about using Wikipedia for health info. 2. Gain in-depth Wiki use and editing experience. 3. Build your reference and info evaluation skills. 4. Find examples for information literacy instruction. 5. Learn how to design an Edit-a-thon program for your community! Interested in participating? Learn more and sign up at http://nnlm.gov/wiki " Illustration of a person working on a laptop.

Have questions about edit-a-thons or any upcoming events? Email Sharon, Associate Fellow, at shan4@library.ucla.edu.

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NNLM SEA Digest News – February 19, 2021

SEA News - Fri, 2021-02-19 10:24

Welcome to the Network of the National Library 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 February 23 – February 25

Webinars March 2 – March 9

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.

The post NNLM SEA Digest News – February 19, 2021 first appeared on SEA Currents.
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#citeNLM Spring 2021 Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

NER News - Fri, 2021-02-19 07:25

CiteNLMThe Network of the National Library of Medicine is excited to announce its #citeNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon campaign for Spring 2021! Join us for the month of March in our campaign to improve health information on Wikipedia using NLM and other quality health information resources. Our focus this campaign is on Healthy Aging topics, which includes the habits, behaviors, and environmental factors that contribute to healthy living throughout your entire life span.

There are lots of ways to #citeNLM and get involved:

  1. Join our Edit-a-thon Live Session. Participate in our #citeNLM Edit-a-thon throughout all of March 2021. Want to edit with other health sciences librarians and professionals? Join our live editing session on March 31st, 1-3p ET! We’ll overview basic Wikipedia editing tools and work with colleagues and NNLM staff to improve Healthy Aging-related articles. Learn more and sign up through the following link: nnlm.gov/wiki
  2. Take a course on Wikipedia and Libraries. Want an in-depth exploration of how libraries can use Wikipedia as an information literacy and engagement tool? Sign up for our free, asynchronous course: Wikipedia + Libraries. The course will run from March 15 to April 9, 2021 and guides students through the curation and editing process of Wikipedia health articles, as well as how to help community members build their health literacy schools online. Sign-ups are live now: https://nnlm.gov/class/wikipedia-libraries-nnlm/30039
  3. Attend our Health Misinformation Webinar Series. Learn about online health misinformation and how to combat it from leading health information professionals. Join us for the next webinar session on March 1st, 11a PT/ 1p ET for “Understanding Vaccine Hesitancy and Social Media’s Role in Spreading Vaccine Misinformation” with Dr. Kolina Koltai (University of Washington). Register here: https://nnlm.gov/class/understanding-vaccine-hesitancy-and-social-media-s-role-spreading-vaccine-misinformation/30321
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Announcing the Spring 2021 #CiteNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon!

SEA News - Thu, 2021-02-18 14:50

The Network of the National Library of Medicine is excited to announce its #CiteNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon campaign for Spring 2021! Join us for the month of March in our campaign to improve health information on Wikipedia using NLM and other quality health information resources. Our focus this campaign is on Healthy Aging topics, which includes the habits, behaviors, and environmental factors that contribute to healthy living throughout your entire life span.

There are lots of ways to #CiteNLM and get involved:

  1. Join our Edit-a-thon Live Session. Participate in our #CiteNLM Edit-a-thon throughout all of March 2021. Want to edit with other health sciences librarians and professionals? Join our live editing session on March 31st, 1-3p ET! We’ll overview basic Wikipedia editing tools and work with colleagues and NNLM staff to improve Healthy Aging-related articles. Learn more and sign up through the following link: nnlm.gov/wiki
  2. Take a course on Wikipedia and Libraries. Want an in-depth exploration of how libraries can use Wikipedia as an information literacy and engagement tool? Sign up for our free, asynchronous course: Wikipedia + Libraries. The course will run from March 15 to April 9, 2021 and guides students through the curation and editing process of Wikipedia health articles, as well as how to help community members build their health literacy schools online. Sign-ups are live now: https://nnlm.gov/class/wikipedia-libraries-nnlm/30039
  3. Attend our Health Misinformation Webinar Series. Learn about online health misinformation and how to combat it from leading health information professionals. Join us for the next webinar session on March 1st, 11a PT/ 1p ET for “Understanding Vaccine Hesitancy and Social Media’s Role in Spreading Vaccine Misinformation” with Dr. Kolina Koltai (University of Washington). Register here: https://nnlm.gov/class/understanding-vaccine-hesitancy-and-social-media-s-role-spreading-vaccine-misinformation/30321

We are excited to host another #CiteNLM campaign to improve one of the world’s most widely used resources for consumer health information. We look forward to seeing you at one of our many events this March!

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Weekly Postings

MAR News - Thu, 2021-02-18 07:30

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://covid19.nih.gov/

NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network Survey: NNLM is inviting members to complete a survey about the All of Us Community Engagement Network (CEN). The purpose of the survey is to learn about your experiences participating in the CEN and how we can improve our services to support your organization to be a trusted health resource in your community. The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete and participants will be eligible to enter a random drawing for one of ten $25 Target gift cards. Please respond to the survey by February 26.

Upcoming Webinar on Digital Partnerships: The nature of library partnerships continue to evolve based on the introduction of new technologies and programs that focus on leveraging the expertise of academic and health system libraries to support telehealth applications. These partnerships benefit from strong support in traditional areas such as research and scholarship while taking advantage of the community relationships that extend out for health promotion and education. Sponsored by NNLM MAR, this one hour webinar will focus on the ability of libraries to take concrete steps to support the development and provision of telehealth services in ways that meet the needs of new populations while furthering the research surrounding healthcare access and equity. Join us for this webinar on March 2 at 1 PM ET. Registration is now open.

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

February Citizen Science Event – Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR

New Guide from NNLM: Substance Use Disorders – SEA Currents

Rural Healthcare Readiness Surge Web Portal – NER Update

Announcing the #citeNLM Spring 2021 Wikipedia Edit-a-thon! – MCR News

Ending the Stigma – A Mental Health Series: Lindenwood University Library Services – MCR News

Closure of the NNLM DOCLINE Coordination Office (NDCO) – SEA Currents

NLM/NIH News

NLM Announces New Annual Lecture on Science, Technology, and SocietyNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

ACTIV Update: Making Major Strides in COVID-19 Therapeutic DevelopmentNIH Director’s Blog

South Africa Study Shows Power of Genomic Surveillance Amid COVID-19 PandemicNIH Director’s Blog

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue announced that the NLM classification 2021 winter edition is now available.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

February 2021

ClinicalTrials.gov Modernization Webinar – February 18, 3:00 PM ET

Getting Started with Creating RNA-based Medicines by Solving Puzzles – February 18, 6:00 PM ET

Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information – February 22-March 22

Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community – February 23, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Ethics and Bias Mitigation – February 23, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

NLM’s History of Medicine Division: A Research Collection of Rare Medical Materials – February 24, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists – February 25. 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Ask Questions About Creating RNA-based Medicines by Solving Puzzles – February 25, 6:00 PM ET

March 2021

Digital Partnership: Academic Health Science Libraries as Partners in the Future of Telehealth – March 2, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

2021 National Nursing Research Roundtable – March 4-5

How PubMed® Works: Introduction – March 4, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

Pitching Public Health to Public Libraries: Finding Common Ground – March 9, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Learning from American Indian and Alaska Native Communities during the COVID-19 Pandemic – March 10, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Enhance Your Public Health Searching Skills – March 10, 2:00-2:45 PM ET

How PubMed® Works: Selection – March 11, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

NNLM Reading Club Presents…Resurrection Lily with author Amy Byer Shainman – March 11, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Wikipedia + Libraries: NNLM – March 15-April 9

Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library – March 16, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Improve Mental Health and Dementia Research By Playing Games on Your Phone – March 18, 11:00 AM ET

How PubMed® Works: MeSH – March 18, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

BLOSSOM! Building Life-Long Opportunities for Strength, Self-Care, Outlook, Morale and Mindfulness – March 24-26

How PubMed® Works: ATM – March 25, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

End-of-Life Care: Planning, Information and Discussion – March 26-April 15

#CiteNLM Virtual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon – March 31, 1:00-3:00 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

Looking for self-paced learning opportunities? Check out our list of on-demand classes 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

Black Mental Health: A Time During COVID-19 and Civil Uprising – February 18, 6:30-7:30 PM ET – Sponsored by The University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice and the African American Alumni Committee

Thinking in 3D: An Introduction to Medical Imaging and 3D-printing – March 4 & 11, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

Advanced Searching Instructor-Led Courses Series 2021 – Sponsored by MLA; Both courses: $550 Members, $950 Non-members, Single course: $300 Members, $525 Non-members.

National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine – February 22-24 – Sponsored by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

2021 Virtual Forum for Migrant and Community Health – March 22-26, 2021 – Sponsored by the National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH), North Carolina Community Health Center Association (NCCHCA), and Northwest Regional Primary Care Association (NWRPCA)

SOPHE 2021dX Annual Conference – April 6-9, 2021 – Sponsored by SOPHE

MAR Postings is a comprehensive weekly news series authored by the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR)

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Consumer Health Minute: Consumer Health Collection Management

PNR Dragonfly - Thu, 2021-02-18 06:29

Many of you may be familiar with our consumer health classes that we offer for free and are eligible towards obtaining the Medical Library Association’s (MLA) Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS).

Many attendees have expressed concern about what resources to include in their library collections, especially print. Print health information resources are a conundrum as health information changes so often and many of the authoritative resources by medical associations or organizations are now only available online. Some of this is explained in the new NNLM on-demand course, “Consumer Health Collection Management”.

This 4 credit hour on-demand course reviews collection management principles and resources for health-related collections in public libraries.  It includes a video and 2 assignments to complete at your own pace. It is also eligible to put towards earning your CHIS specialization.

The learning objectives for the course include:

  • Assess the quality of their library’s current health information materials and identify any collection gaps
  • Identify quality health information resources online, in print, and other formats when conducting health information reference
  • Select authoritative health information resources, in a variety of formats, for their library’s collection while meeting the needs of their community
  • Explain and provide justification of the library’s health information collection
  • Consider including health related things that can be offered for lending in their library

“Consumer Health Collection Management” works well with another NNLM course, “Introduction to Health Reference: Ethics and Best Practices”. Register for one or both and to learn more about consumer health services for your library.

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Closure of the NNLM DOCLINE Coordination Office (NDCO)

SEA News - Wed, 2021-02-17 14:46

Dear DOCLINE Users,

Please join me in congratulating Erin Latta as she prepares for the next phase of her career. She has accepted a new position working for ICF, a consulting company, to work as an Information Specialist/Systems Librarian and provide support to the NLM DOCLINE Team. As the NNLM DOCLINE Coordinator, she served as the sole coordinator in the office responding to thousands of user support requests related to utilizing a Google Account sign-in, launch of DOCLINE 6.0, retirement of Loansome Doc, and the transition of EFTS to MLA. While I’m incredibly happy for her new opportunity and continued support with DOCLINE, I believe that she will be sorely missed throughout all of NNLM.

With her new opportunity, the NDCO office will close ahead of schedule due to the upcoming changes to the NNLM in the 2021-2026 cooperative agreement. Customer support from the NDCO will transition to the National Library of Medicine effective immediately.

For DOCLINE support, please submit a NLM Support Center Help Desk Ticket.

We would like to thank you for contacting the NDCO over the past 5 years. It was truly a pleasure supporting your library and responding to your DOCLINE customer service needs.

Best wishes,

Tony Nguyen, MLIS, AHIP
Executive Director
Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM)
Health Sciences and Human Services Library
University of Maryland, Baltimore

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Closure of the NNLM DOCLINE Coordination Office (NDCO)

GMR News - Wed, 2021-02-17 09:45

 

Dear DOCLINE Users,

Please join me in congratulating Erin Latta as she prepares for the next phase of her career. She has accepted a new position working for ICF, a consulting company, to work as an Information Specialist/Systems Librarian and provide support to the NLM DOCLINE Team. As the NNLM DOCLINE Coordinator, she served as the sole coordinator in the office responding to thousands of user support requests related to utilizing a Google Account sign-in, launch of DOCLINE 6.0, retirement of Loansome Doc, and the transition of EFTS to MLA. While I’m incredibly happy for her new opportunity and continued support with DOCLINE, I believe that she will be sorely missed throughout all of NNLM.

With her new opportunity, the NDCO office will close ahead of schedule due to the upcoming changes to the NNLM in the 2021-2026 cooperative agreement. Customer support from the NDCO will transition to the National Library of Medicine effective immediately.

For DOCLINE support, please submit a NLM Support Center Help Desk Ticket.

We would like to thank you for contacting the NDCO over the past 5 years. It was truly a pleasure supporting your library and responding to your DOCLINE customer service needs.

Best wishes,

Tony Nguyen, MLIS, AHIP
Executive Director
Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM)
Health Sciences and Human Services Library
University of Maryland, Baltimore

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Ending the Stigma – A Mental Health Series: Lindenwood University Library Services

MCR News - Tue, 2021-02-16 15:52

Dana Abbey – Community Engagement Coordinator/Colorado

With funding from the Network of the National Library of Medicine, MidContinental Region (NNLM MCR), Lindenwood University Library Services, in St. Charles, Missouri planned a series of events to engage students and faculty in addressing the stigma associated with mental illness.

Initially, the library planned in-person programming but quickly pivoted to Instagram Live and Zoom with the pandemic. The library hosted four Instagram Live events, leading up to their headliner Zoom event with nationally recognized mental health activist.

In October 2020, the “Get To Know Your Mental Health Advocates Instagram Live” series was launched highlighting mental health services available to students. The programming allowed the library to build on existing partnerships and develop new partnerships to raise awareness of campus mental health resources. While live views of the series were lower than anticipated, there was an uptick in archival viewing.

Lindenwood screenshots of presentations

  • Live with Public Safety: ‘See Something, Say Something’. Interviewed staff from Lindenwood Public Safety Department to discuss the “See Something, Say Something” initiative and how it relates to student wellness and mental health.
  • Live with Gillian Parrish: Mindfulness. A creative writing professor in the MFA in Writing program and a Lindenwood Faculty Fellow, discuss the importance of mindfulness and contemplation. She shares some exercises designed to relax the mind and recognize positive experiences in our daily lives.
  • Live with Sarah: The Power of Positivity. The Director of First Year Programs, Student Academic Support Service Office and a Lindenwood Q2 Service Excellence Fellow joins in to talk about the power of positivity and how it ties to improved mental health.
  • Live with the SCR. Interviewed staff from the Student Counseling and Resource Center (SCR), and highlighted resources available to students to support and improve their mental health.

Event Flyer The headliner event took place the end of October 2020. The library was able to get Kevin Breel, a nationally recognized mental health activist, to present live via Zoom. Kevin Breel’s TEDx Talk, “Confessions of a Depressed Comic” has over four million views, making it one of the most-watched TED talks ever on mental health. Breel’s takes audiences on an honest and humorous journey down his first-hand experience with depression. His message of ending the stigma around mental health issues resonates with a variety of audiences.

In addition to the programming, the library purchased over 50 mental health related tittles for circulation.

Funding Amount: $5,889

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3/24-3/26: Register for BLOSSOM! Building Life-long Opportunities for Strength, Self-Care, Outlook, Morale, and Mindfulness

MCR News - Tue, 2021-02-16 15:34

Please join us for BLOSSOM! Building Life-long Opportunities for Strength, Self-Care, Outlook, Morale, and Mindfulness

A free virtual symposium for library staff focused on their health and wellness.

This free three-day virtual symposium will bring together experts on morale in libraries, invisible services in libraries, vocational awe, burnout, and self-care. The symposium will provide library staff at all levels, including management, with key takeaways to improve library staff’s health and wellness. This event is open to all library staff regardless of employment status and to library science students.

March 24, 25, 26, 2021

Speakers

Abigail Phillips, Amanda Leftwich, Amy Tureen, Callan Bignoli, Eamon Tewell, Eileen Ybarra, Fobazi Ettarh, Janet Damon, Jenn Carson, JJ Pionke, Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, Max Bowman, Nikhat Ghouse, Nisha Mody, Tasha Nins, Twanna Hodge, Wendy Peters, and more!

Visit this website to register for the symposium and select the presentation, panels, and virtual networking events you want to attend.

For questions or comments regarding the event, including technical issues, please email nnlm-blossom@uiowa.edu.

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Announcing the #citeNLM Spring 2021 Wikipedia Edit-a-thon!

MCR News - Tue, 2021-02-16 15:33

The Network of the National Library of Medicine is excited to announce its #citeNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon campaign for Spring 2021! Join us for the month of March in our campaign to improve health information on Wikipedia using NLM and other quality health information resources. Our focus this campaign is on Healthy Aging topics, which includes the habits, behaviors, and environmental factors that contribute to healthy living throughout your entire life span.

There are lots of ways to #citeNLM and get involved:

  1. Join our Edit-a-thon Live Session. Participate in our #citeNLM Edit-a-thon throughout all of March 2021. Want to edit with other health sciences librarians and professionals? Join our live editing session on March 31st, 1-3p ET! We’ll overview basic Wikipedia editing tools and work with colleagues and NNLM staff to improve Healthy Aging-related articles. Learn more and sign up through the following link: nnlm.gov/wiki
  2. Take a course on Wikipedia and Libraries. Want an in-depth exploration of how libraries can use Wikipedia as an information literacy and engagement tool? Sign up for our free, asynchronous course: Wikipedia + Libraries. The course will run from March 15 to April 9, 2021 and guides students through the curation and editing process of Wikipedia health articles, as well as how to help community members build their health literacy schools online. Sign-ups are live now: https://nnlm.gov/class/wikipedia-libraries-nnlm/30039
  3. Attend our Health Misinformation Webinar Series. Learn about online health misinformation and how to combat it from leading health information professionals. Join us for the next webinar session on March 1st, 11a MT/ 12p CT for “Understanding Vaccine Hesitancy and Social Media’s Role in Spreading Vaccine Misinformation” with Dr. Kolina Koltai (University of Washington). Register here: https://nnlm.gov/class/understanding-vaccine-hesitancy-and-social-media-s-role-spreading-vaccine-misinformation/30321

We are excited to host another #citeNLM campaign to improve one of the world’s most widely used resources for consumer health information. We look forward to seeing you at one of our many events this March!

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Understanding Vaccine Hesitancy and Social Media’s Role in Spreading Vaccine Misinformation

SEA News - Tue, 2021-02-16 13:59

Vaccine hesitancy has been a longstanding issue, even before the coronavirus pandemic. The growth of vaccine hesitancy in recent years is most commonly attributed to the anti-vaccine movement. Social media is often at the heart of this conversation as a tool used to spread vaccine opposed information and to connect vaccine-hesitant people with each other. This webinar aims to give an overview of understanding vaccine hesitancy, both around childhood vaccines and the COVID-19 vaccine, and how social media has facilitated this movement.

Learning objectives:

1. Understand why someone is vaccine-hesitant or “anti-vaccine”
2. Understand how social media (e.g., Twitter, FB, etc.) has influenced the growth of vaccine hesitancy
3. Identify the next steps going forward to solve the issue.

Speaker: Kolina Koltai studies how groups’ use of sociotechnical systems affects decision making and information behavior. She researches information-seeking behaviors, trust assessment of information (and misinformation), and decision making with a focus on when people dissent from the scientific mainstream (e.g., vaccine dissent). She specifically focuses on how social networking sites and digital communities interact with information behavior practices around health and science. Koltai received her Ph.D. in Information Studies from the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin and is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for an Informed Public at The University of Washington.

Class Date: Mar 1, 2021, 1:00PM – 2:00PM ET

Continuing Education Credits: 1

To register, please visit: https://nnlm.gov/ZEc

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PNR Weekly Digest: February 16, 2021

PNR Dragonfly - Tue, 2021-02-16 10:52

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.

Serving Library Users with Mental Illness: A Crash Course on Controlling Clashes: This webinar increases your understanding of mental illness, teaches effective methods of communicating with mentally-ill patrons who are creating a disturbance in the library, helps you protect staff and patrons in rare instances of possible violence, and shows you how to locate resources you can lean on when necessary. February 17 at 1:00 p.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register

Launching and Leading the Librarian Reserve Corps: Developing an agile librarian network in response to COVID-19: This is a presentation on librarian visioning, leadership, management, and trial by fire. It provides a unique perspective on launching and leading an international network of librarian volunteers in a new role: emergency responders in the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how Elaine Hicks lead an international team who ushered the Librarian Reserve Corps (LRC) into reality. Nearly a year later, the LRC continues to provide expertise and guidance on a myriad of scholarly communications issues concerning COVID-19 research. Elaine, Stacy Brody, and Sara Loree were awarded Library Journal’s 2021 Librarians of the Year in recognition of their important work. April 21 at 1:00 p.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register  

Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community: This course will provide an overview of ideas to conduct health outreach and create health programs for libraries and community/faith based organizations. Participants will learn how to integrate resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other reputable agencies to introduce community members to NLM resources in fun and engaging ways. February 23 at 11:00 a.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register

Taking Science to the Streets: Community Science and Participatory Approaches to Improve Environment, Health, and Quality of Life in Urban Areas: This presentation will describe local community-driven research, advocacy, and public health practice in an environmentally degraded urban community, Northwest Atlanta’s Proctor Creek Watershed. Community residents (watershed researchers), academics, and non-profit organizations leverage local, community knowledge; community science methods; and participatory approaches to identify, document, and analyze the impacts of local environmental hazards and quality of life stressors. March 3 at 10:00 a.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register 

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

ClinicalTrials.gov Modernization Webinar: Join ClinicalTrials.gov for an update on the ClinicalTrials.gov modernization effort. The webinar will include information on the modernization efforts, the Request for Information (RFI), and ways to share your feedback. The webinar will be recorded and slides will be made available for those unable to attend. February 18 at 12:00 p.m. PT. Register 

*Dr. Francis Collins on the Coronavirus Vaccines: Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, will share with us why it is critical that individuals living with chronic diseases and conditions receive the coronavirus vaccine. He will describe the scientific evidence for the safety and efficacy of the vaccine and why it is important to get vaccinated when it is your turn on this Genetic Alliance webinar. February 20 at 9:00 a.m. PT. Register

*National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine: CDC is organizing a virtual National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine that will bring together practitioners from national, state, tribal, local, and territorial levels who are engaged in vaccinating communities across the nation. February 22 – 24. Learn more and register 

*Systematizing the One Health Approach in Preparedness and Response Efforts for Infectious Disease Outbreaks: A Virtual Workshop: The National Academies’ Forum on Microbial Threats will host a virtual workshop to examine ways to systemize and integrate the One Health approach as part of outbreak prevention, detection, preparedness, and response efforts. This workshop will explore multi-sector collaboration mechanisms, community engagement strategies, workforce development, and policies that can effectively implement the core capacities and interventions of One Health principles to strengthen national health systems and enhance global health security. February 23 – 25. Register

NIAID Data Science Seminar Series: The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) will conduct a series of ideas and innovation webinars that bring together experts and stakeholders in data science, infectious disease, immunology, and immune-mediated disorders. First event: “Harnessing the Power of Data for Immune-Mediated and Infectious Disease Research – An Expert Panel Discussion” February 26th, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. PT. Learn more and register 

NHGRI Short Course in Genomics: The National Human Genome Research Institute’s 2021 Short Course in Genomics is for middle and high school teachers, community college and Tribal College faculty teaching science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses. The course will be virtual and held August 2-6, 2021. Deadline to apply is March 8. Learn more about the program and apply

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

“Progress Towards a Modernized ClinicalTrials.gov”, from the NLM Director’s blog

New MEDLINE Website and Policy Updates

NLM Classification Updated, February 12, 2021

Making a World of Difference: Stories About Global Health

*“Mapping Which Coronavirus Variants Will Resist Antibody Treatments”, from the NIH Director’s blog

*COVID-19 Therapeutics Prioritized for Testing in Clinical Trials

20th anniversary of landmark Human Genome Project publications

*NIAID’s cloud-based, secure data platform enables sharing of anonymous patient-level clinical data to help generate new knowledge to treat and prevent infectious diseases such as COVID-19

*Four Potential COVID-19 Therapeutics Enter Phase 2/3 Testing in NIH ACTIV-2 Trial

Join the National Institute on Drug Abuse for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW) and help share facts about drugs, alcohol, and addiction in your community

*NIH has a new NIH Spanish COVID-19 site featuring information on testing, treatments, vaccines and clinical trials and also highlights NIH COVID-19 resources about addiction, mental health, prevention and more

Request for Information (RFI) on use of Common Data Elements in NIH-funded Research, deadline is May 10

FYI:

*COVID-19 Resources

NNLM invites proposals for a virtual symposium
Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic, on April 8th-9th, 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the disparities of underserved, minority, and underrepresented communities. This includes ensuring equal understanding of accurate health information, education in hard hit communities, and valuing inclusion in clinical research to overcome COVID-19. The NNLM Virtual Symposium is an opportunity to engage with NNLM Network Members to address misinformation and mistrust, raise awareness about the pandemic, and efforts to combat it. Learn more and submit an application. The deadline to submit is February 26 at 8:59 p.m. PT.

NNLM All of Us CEN survey
We are inviting you to complete a survey about the Network of the National Library of Medicine All of Us Community Engagement Network (CEN). The purpose of the survey is to learn about your experiences participating in the CEN and how we can improve our services to support your organization to be a trusted health resource in your community. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Completing the survey is voluntary. Participants will be eligible to enter a random drawing for one of ten $25 Target gift cards. Only one person from each NNLM member organization is eligible to win a gift card. Please respond to the survey by February 26, 2021. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Asih Asikin-Garmager at asih-asikin@uiowa.edu

HHS Announces a Special Enrollment Period for Health Coverage
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced a special period for health insurance enrollment of qualified individuals and families in states served by the HealthCare.gov Marketplace. Please note that some states run their own health insurance websites and may or may not make a similar offer. Visit HealthCare.gov to find local help.  The special enrollment period runs February 15-May 15.

The Conference on Academic Library Management (CALM)
The Conference on Academic Library Management (CALM) strives to fill a gap in the academic library professional development landscape by focusing on practical management skills and concrete practices. CALM offers a venue to collaborate with library managers across various academic institutions to imagine solutions to local problems. We acknowledge that our profession has a varied history with diversity, equity, and inclusion. CALM seeks to be an inclusive and welcoming space which encourages diversity of ideas and thought. Week of March 15. The conference is free but space is limited. Group registration is encouraged. Learn more about the conference and register

Tools for Teaching the Human Microbiome in the Classroom
Unlocking Life’s Code provides an interactive which highlights ten helpful online tools for understanding and teaching the human microbiome. The free tools are easily accessible with links provided. This is a resourceful way to define, explain, and display microbiome research to your students. 

Health Campaign: Mil Gracias for Not Smoking Indoors!
The Mil Gracias (a Thousand Thanks) for Not Smoking Indoors amid COVID-19! public health campaign from Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio helps people share gratitude for smokers who respect others’ air by reducing exposure to secondhand smoke indoors. Visit the Mil Gracias website to download English and Spanish fact sheets and news about the health impacts of secondhand smoke, the need for smoke-free multifamily housing and resources to help smokers quit if they are ready.

*REALM project Test 7 and 8 results available
As part of the REALM (REopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums) research, Battelle is conducting natural attenuation studies to provide information on how long the virus may survive on materials common to archives, libraries, and museums. The studies are conducted by applying the virulent SARS-CoV-2 virus on five materials (per test set) held at standard room temperature (68°F to 75°F; 22±2°C) and relative humidity conditions (30 to 50 percent). The REALM project has published the results of Tests 7 and 8. These tests compared the effect of colder and warmer temperatures on the attenuation rate of the virus on materials previously tested at ambient room temperatures.

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Rural Healthcare Readiness Surge Web Portal

NER News - Tue, 2021-02-16 07:22

On January 21, 2021, I attended a webinar co-sponsored by the New England Rural Health Association and the New York State Association for Rural Health.  These two associations are offering webinars on rural health through June 2021. Recordings of previous webinars are located on this page.

Renée Joskow, Chief Dental Officer, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), presented data from HRSA Health Center Program. After giving a brief introduction to the program, Dr. Joskow gave an update on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over $2 billion was distributed to participating health centers to support testing and monitoring patients, providing treatments and vaccines, and purchasing necessary supplies. She gave a brief summary of the pandemic’s impact on healthcare services in rural New England.

Dr. Joskow’s presentation was followed by an exploration of the Rural Healthcare Readiness Surge web portal. Christina Lachance, MPH gave a demonstration. The portal is located within the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub), a website that may be familiar to those working in rural health.

[The portal] aims to provide the most up-to-date and critical resources for rural healthcare systems preparing for and responding to a COVID-19 surge. The resources span a wide range of healthcare settings (EMS, inpatient and hospital care, ambulatory care, and long-term care) and cover a broad array of topics ranging from behavioral health to healthcare operations to telehealth.

Developed by the COVID-19 Healthcare Resilience Working Group, a partnership with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies to provide support and guidance for healthcare delivery and workforce capacity and protection. ~RHIhub 

Resources include:

COVID-19 Hospital Resource Package

The Healthcare Facility Onboarding Checklist

HHS/ASPR COVID-19 Clinical Rounds

Workforce Virtual Toolkit

Additional Rural Health Information at the CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention addresses the health information needs of healthcare providers,  public health professionals, community-based organization staff, businesses and workplaces, and the general public on the Rural Communities page.

The CDC recognizes that rural America is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse. Health risk factors for people of color are compounded in rural communities due to transportation challenges and lack of access to healthcare providers.

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, November 2017.

James CV, Moonesinghe R, Wilson-Frederick SM, Hall JE, Penman-Aguilar A, Bouye K. Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities Among Rural Adults — United States, 2012–2015. MMWR Surveill Summ 2017;66(No. SS-23):1–9. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.ss6623a1.

 

 

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Call for Proposals for NNLM COVID-19 Infodemic Symposium

NER News - Mon, 2021-02-15 16:04

The Network of the National Library of Medicine invites proposals for a virtual symposium: Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic, on April 8th-9th, 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the disparities of underserved, minority, and underrepresented communities. This includes ensuring equal understanding of accurate health information, education in hard hit communities, and valuing inclusion in clinical research to overcome COVID-19. The NNLM Virtual Symposium is an opportunity to engage with NNLM Network Members to address misinformation and mistrust, raise awareness about the pandemic, and efforts to combat it. Symposium attendees can expect to come away from this experience with a better understanding of COVID-19 and share strategies and programs to engage with your community.

Proposals will be due by 11:59PM, February 26th, 2021. To submit, please fill out the form by February 26th.

Decisions will be made and presenters/panelists will be notified of their acceptance by mid-March.

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New Guide from NNLM: Substance Use Disorders

SEA News - Mon, 2021-02-15 12:40

The Network of National Library of Medicine’s Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Initiative aims to raise awareness of the National Library of Medicine’s Substance Use Disorders resources and the resources of partner organizations. ​

As part of this initiative, NNLM staff launched a new guide to information on Substance Use Disorders. The guide links to free and reliable online resources for general and specific audiences:

  • The SUD Resources: General tab is a great place to start learning about SUD with resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and more.
  • The Libraries tab provides educational information about Narcan/Naloxone, a resource guide for public libraries, and more.
  • The Educators tab includes classroom resources and information for all ages.
  • The Community Based Organizations tab focuses on response to Opioid use in communities and includes the Opioid Epidemic Practical Toolkit: Helping Faith and Community Leaders” from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
  • The Public Health tab provides information for public health professionals, including links to resources for locating guidelines, research, and training, and information about safe disposal of unused medications.
  • Resources by Age or Population lists recommended resources specific to families, rural populations, faith-based organizations, teens and young adults, and women.
  • The SUD Training & Education tab includes links to recorded webinars and other online trainings, suitable for all audiences.

Check NNLM’s Class Catalog for additional upcoming and recorded webinars related to Substance Use Disorder.

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