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ALA Midwinter – NNLM NER Professional Development Recipient Post 1

NER News - Wed, 2019-02-20 08:34

This the first in a series of blog posts authored by individuals who professional development grants from NNLM NER to attend ALA Midwinter 2019 and the preconference event “Implicit Bias, Health Disparities, and Health Literacy: Intersections in Health Equity“.

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I received a Professional Development Award from the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region, to attend the ALA Midwinter Conference in Seattle, WA, January 25-29. Award recipients attended the preconference institute on Friday, January 25, entitled Implicit Bias, Health Disparities and Health Literacy: Intersections in Health Equity. This half-day workshop introduced me to many of the programs, resources, and tools available through the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and other agencies. I was particularly impressed by Dr Kimberley Reynolds’ presentation on implicit bias and health disparities. Dr Reynolds gave an extremely illuminating talk in which we really engaged in the difficult, valuable, and essential task of identifying our own individual implicit and explicit biases; understanding why these exist; and unpacking ways in which to reduce these biases. The work I undertook with my fellow institute participants will continue to inform the work I do at my library to bring consumer health information to my community. I am very grateful to NNLM (New England Region) for granting me the opportunity to attend this institute and the ALA 2019 Midwinter Conference. We were encouraged to “dream big, start small, act”, and that is what I intend to do!

~ Natane Halasz, Leverett Library, Leverett, MA

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NNLM SEA and NDCO Offices Closed February 20, 2019

SEA News - Tue, 2019-02-19 18:40

The NNLM SEA and NDCO offices will be closed on February 20, 2019 due to the inclement weather in the Baltimore, MD area where our offices are located.

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NLM and Wellcome Complete Partnership to Provide Free Access to Hundreds of Years of Medical Research!

PSR News - Tue, 2019-02-19 16:26

The National Library of Medicine and Wellcome have completed their partnership to make thousands of full back issues of historically-significant biomedical journals freely available through the National Institutes of Health life sciences repository PubMed Central (PMC), and through its European counterpart, Europe PMC. The NLM and Wellcome are pleased to report that over two dozen additional titles are now freely available, spanning three centuries and encompassing hundreds of thousands of pages. In total, the collaboration has increased PMC by over 650,000 pages and tens of thousands of individual articles.

The newly-available titles are free to read, download, text mine, and re-use via the PMC Text Mining Collections, which includes the PMC Open Access Subset and the Historical OCR Collection. License terms vary by title; visit PMC Back Issue Digitization for more details. For a complete list of available titles, visit the NLM web site.

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Know Your Resources: Heart Health

NER News - Sun, 2019-02-17 09:00
Infographic from the CDC showing the five major signs and symptoms of heart attacks in women and men.

Five major signs and symptoms of heart attacks in women and men.

February is American Heart Month, and you might have seen heart health information from all kinds of sources on social media.  But once Heart Month has passed, where do you turn if you need to find information about keeping your heart healthy?  Or learn what it means if your doctor orders an EKG? Or learn the signs and symptoms of a heart attack?

It’s important to find trusted resources that you can refer to or share with your friends, family and community. Below are great places to start when looking for heart health information:

 

  • Did you know that MedlinePlus has information on medical tests, what they measure and why a doctor might order them? Learn about why a doctor might order an electrocardiogram (EKG) or a stress test and what they can tell us about how the heart is doing.

 

  • What’s the difference between a heart attack and heart failure? MedlinePlus’s medical encyclopedia can help explain complex health topics in everyday language.

 

 

And remember when you’re looking for health information online, start with trusted sources and continue to develop your critical thinking skills with the MedlinePlus Evaluating Health Information Online Tutorial.

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Yamila El-Khayat Joins NNLM All of Us Training and Education Center as Participant Engagement Coordinator!

PSR Newsletter - Fri, 2019-02-15 17:00

The NNLM All of Us Training and Education Center (TEC) has announced the appointment of Yamila El-Khayat, MA, Outreach Services Librarian at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Library, to the role of TEC Participant Engagement Coordinator. Yamila joined the TEC at 20% effort on February 1 and will transition to 40% effort beginning May 1. In this role, Yamila works alongside Lydia Collins, TEC Participant Engagement Lead, on key projects such as the All of Us Speakers Series and the All of Us Editorial Calendar, and will be a strategic collaborator with the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Center.

Many of you may already know Yamila from her extensive outreach to diverse communities, in support of the NNLM PSR mission. She also has knowledge and experience with the All of Us Research Program through her work with the All of Us Arizona Consortium. Welcome to Yamila in her new role with the NNLM!

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Weekly Postings

MAR News - Fri, 2019-02-15 11:26

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

Spotlight

Read the MAReport: The first issue of 2019 is now available! This quarter, Executive Director Kate Flewelling talks about the ways Network members can help fulfill the mission of the NNLM in, “Be Active! Top Ten Ways to Engage with NNLM MAR.”

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

2019-2020 Funding Available: NNLM MAR Members can apply by April 5 for up to $50,000 in support of health information outreach projects. Take a look at our current opportunities and application checklist to get started. If you have questions, check out our Funding FAQs for answers. Looking for more information, or assistance in developing your application? Use the MAR Award Interest Form to tell us about your project. Our staff would love the opportunity to work with you!

A Look Back: African Americans in Medical History – SEA Currents

New on YouTube: From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health, January 23, 2019

NLM/NIH News

Celebrating the Contributions of African American Scientists at NIH – The National Library of Medicine is proud once again to partner with the NIH Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion to celebrate Black History Month. This year, we’re marking the occasion by hosting a photographic display celebrating African American scientists at NIH. The exhibition will be on display through the end of February. – NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Test Your Knowledge of NLM Presidential Trivia – As the nation prepares to celebrate Washington’s Birthday, NLM in Focus would like to share a few of NLM’s connections to five past presidents. Can you name the president for each challenge? – NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

March in February: Congenital Heart Defects Awareness – For American Heart Month, this article raises awareness about Congenital Heart Defects and presents a brief history of the non-profit health organization, March of Dimes. – Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

NIMH Twitter Chat: Eating Disorders – Join the National Insitute of Mental Health on February 28 at 2:00 PM ET for a Twitter chat that will cover the common types of eating disorders, how they are treated, current research, and how to find help. Follow @NIMHgov on Twitter for updates about the chat and other information about mental health research. Post questions using #NIMHchats to join the conversation!

NIH News in Health: Check out the February 2019 issue, featuring, “From A to Zika: Understanding Emerging Diseases,” and, “Control Your Cholesterol: Protect Yourself from Heart Attack and Stroke.” Other topics include vaping trends in teens, weight management, and multilingual wellness tips!

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

The Pieces of Systematic Review with Margaret Foster Webinar Series – Third Thursday of every month from January-May 2019, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Systematic reviews are well-documented as contributing to evidence-based healthcare by, in part, revealing gaps in the literature or illustrating the effectiveness of health interventions. They are common practice, but they can often be fraught with issues in how they’re conducted. There is a constant need for education and discussion. In each live session of this SCR webinar series, Margaret Foster draws from her expertise to discuss issues, provide examples, and demonstrate the steps of her Pieces process, as described in her book, Assembling the Pieces of Systematic Review: A Guide for Librarians. This second run of the original series will provide more practical examples for conducting each step of a systematic review as well as look at other types of reviews.

Applying for All of Us Funding – Health Programs for Public Libraries – February 19, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Through collaboration with the All of Us Research Program, NNLM provides training, funding, and other engagement opportunities to support health programs and services in public libraries, and access to quality health information for the general public. Join MAR for this webinar that will include a background of the NNLM partnership with the All of Us Research Program, information about the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network, insights about NNLM MAR All of Us funding, and opportunities for continued involvement. Learn about several interactive programming ideas that address how health is influenced by lifestyle, environment, and genetics.

Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits. Learning How to Communicate Health Statistics – February 20, 12:30-2:00 PM ET – Numeracy literacy is not only a problem for individuals receiving health information but also for those providing information that contain numbers. Sponsored by MAR, this class is a basic introduction for anyone who wants to understand how to communicate health information that involves numeracy.

Citizen Science Day 2019: Add Real Scientific Research to Your Library Programming! – February 20, 4:00-5:00 PM ET – Citizen Science Day 2019 is Saturday, April 13th. You and your library are invited to participate in the Stall Catchers Megathon, in which people all over the world will analyze real research data in a game format that would normally take researchers over a year to complete. Join PSR for this webinar to learn more about Citizen Science (real people doing real science), and see how your library can get on board through citizen science activities and programming at different levels.

Superpatients: Patients Who Extended Science When All Other Options Were Gone – February 21, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – In his forthcoming book Superpatients, Dave deBronkart, cancer survivor and co-founder of the Society for Participatory Medicine, tells stories of patients who have (literally) extended science when all other options were gone. What do these “superpatients” need and want to achieve their goals in health and treatment? Additionally, what does it mean for the future of medical librarians? Join this webinar hosted by SEA to find out!

The Elephant in the Room: Helping Your Community Navigate the Financial Aspects of Healthcare – February 21, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Financial health literacy occurs at the intersection of managing personal finances and health literacy. This hour-long webinar with GMR will explore the four components of financial health literacy and how librarians can support education and awareness to empower health consumers as they navigate complex issues of terminology, insurance, unexpected costs and financial barriers to healthcare. Better understanding the financial aspects of healthcare provides one key to unlocking health equity and wellness.

Grants and Proposal Writing with NNLM MAR – February 27, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Interested in applying for funding from NNLM MAR? Designed for beginning grant proposal writers, this class presents a general overview of the grant and funding processes as well as the level of detail required in a successful proposal. Each component of the grant writing process will be addressed, including: documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; developing a work plan, an evaluation plan and dissemination plan. Note: this webinar is tailored to meet the needs of potential applicants in the Middle Atlantic Region. Attendance is restricted to individuals in NY, NJ, PA and DE.

Health Statistics on the Web – February 28, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – This hands-on course with MAR focuses on the location, selection, and effective use of statistics relevant to health on the local, state, national, and international levels. The importance and relevance of health statistics in various contexts will be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several statistics Internet resources through the use of numerous exercises. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I contact education contact hour. This class also offers 1 MLA CE.

ABCs of DNA: Unraveling the Mystery of Genetics Information for Consumers – March 1-31, 2019 – Consumers need access to information and resources about genetic information in an understandable manner. Librarians working with the public need to be aware of the issues surrounding genetics and resources to assist patrons in locating and evaluating sometimes complex and confusing information. This online class with PNR and MCR provides an opportunity to become better equipped with the resources you need to address the genetic health information needs of your community.

Introduction to the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) – March 7, 2:00-2:40 PM ET – The Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) is a set of files and software available from the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) that brings together many biomedical vocabularies and standards for drugs, disorders, procedures, lab tests, medical devices, organisms, anatomy, genes, and more. Join David Anderson from NLM for this brief overview of how researchers and organizations can use the rich collection of terminology data in the UMLS to enhance interoperability and discoverability in research and clinical applications.

Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources – March 18, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, this class is designed to assist librarians, public health workers, health professionals, and the general public in locating authoritative information on nutrition and topics relating to nutrition. Background information on the importance of nutrition information to other health-related topics will be included, and resources for locating nutrition-related statistics and evidence-based practice will also be identified.

Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community – March 19, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Join MAR for this webinar that 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.

*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: Director of the Critical Path Learning Center, Philadelphia FIGHT, Philadelphia, PA

Go4 Life February Partner Newsletter – The Go4Life partner network now includes just over 60 federal, national, and local/regional partners.

The Promise of Electronic Health Records: Are We There Yet? – AHRQ Views

Cataloging Software and 3D Models in the Pitt Data Catalog – Data Catalog Collaboration Blog

PA Forward’s Story – Learn about the Pennsylvania Library Association’s PA Forward accomplishments since it’s public launch in 2012. PA Forward is focused on literacy and the work that libraries do every day to support that for ourselves, our patrons, and our communities – basic literacy, civic and social literacy, health literacy, information literacy, and financial literacy. The more literate we are, at all ages, the more success we will achieve!

Holistic Health and Sickle Cell Disease: A Focus on Mental and Behavioral Health – February 29, 1:00-2:15 PM ET – Sponsored by the Office of Minority Health, this webinar will discuss the various aspects of mental and behavioral health in sickle cell disease patients, as well as a holistic approach to treatment. It will focus on the importance of coordinating care for those with sickle cell disease through multidisciplinary methods. Presenters will share information on the mental health disparities that exist among sickle cell patients and ways that health care providers can work to address them. This webinar is approved by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) for a total of one continuing education credit hour (CECH) in health education. One CECH has been approved for advanced-level credit.

Mobile Technologies Extending Reach of Primary Care for Substance-Use-Disorders – The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is seeking grant applications to develop and test a prototype mobile/tablet technology-based application suitable for U.S. primary care settings, to serve as a low-cost user-friendly tool that primary care providers (PCPs) may use to deliver timely tailored feedback to patients following up on interventions for risky substance use. It should be designed with a specific aim of improving coordination and delivery of indicated services to primary care patients at risk of developing substance use disorders (SUD). The application deadline is March 19, 2019.

Innovations for Healthy Living – Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities – The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) invites Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications that propose to conduct innovative research supporting the development of a product, tool, technology, process or service for commercialization with the aim of eliminating disparities in socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, underserved rural populations, and sexual and gender minority populations or improving health in racial/ethnic minority populations. The application deadline is April 1, 2019.

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

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You’re Invited: New England Graphic Medicine ComicCon

NER News - Fri, 2019-02-15 11:22

Graphic for New England Graphic Medicine ComicCon being held at the UMass Medical School on April 10, 2019Are you interested in using Graphic Medicine as a health outreach tool, but don’t know where to start? Does your library have a Graphic Medicine collection, but you want ideas of how to expand and create outreach around these resources? Is your organization interested in creating Graphic Medicine to address a health need in your community?

NNLM-NER is excited to announce the New England Graphic Medicine ComicCon taking place at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655) on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.

For librarians and information specialists of all kinds, health education and outreach professionals, creators and others working with graphic medicine, this event is designed to provide you with concrete strategies to incorporate and expand the use of graphic medicine in your libraries, community organizations, and general health education outreach efforts.

Finishing touches are being put on the schedule, but here’s a preview:

Attendees will be encouraged to create comics during breaks and at lunch with supplies and support provided to help people learn by doing.  These comics can then be entered for a chance to win prizes.

Registration will open February 27, 2019.  Space is limited, so please register early.

For more announcements about the New England Graphic Medicine ComicCon, follow @nnlmner and #NEGraphicMedComicCon19.

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Levin-Lederer at sarah.levinlederer@umassmed.edu or 508-856-5910

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NNLM SEA Digest News – February 15, 2019

SEA News - Fri, 2019-02-15 09:52

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 Opportunity

Webinars February 19

Webinars February 20

Webinars February 21

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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Citizen Science Day is April 13 – Libraries Everywhere will Participate in the Megathon Challenge!

PSR Newsletter - Thu, 2019-02-14 17:25

Libraries are quickly becoming community hubs for citizen science as a way for their communities to engage in real scientific research in need of their help. NNLM PSR recently funded a citizen science project with SciStarter and the Arizona State University, Increasing Awareness of, and Engagement in, Citizen Science Through Libraries, which will help libraries everywhere plan a Citizen Science Day event and learn more about citizen science. Thousands of projects are free and easily accessible to people everywhere, anytime, regardless of age, interests, or location through SciStarter, a research affiliate of the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at the Arizona State University (ASU).

Libraries nationwide are invited to join the effort to introduce citizen science in their communities on Citizen Science Day, April 13, 2019, by participating in the “Megathon Challenge,” an event sponsored by Stall Catchers to accelerate research on Alzheimer’s disease. In this game format, people all over the world will analyze real research data in a process that would normally take researchers over one year to complete. To find out more about hosting the Megathon challenge for your library, register for the one-hour NNLM webinar Citizen Science Day 2019: Add Real Scientific Research to Your Library Programming! on February 20, 1:00-2:00 PM PST.

You can also  sign up now (link goes to a Google form) to learn more about hosting a Citizen Science Day event in your library and visit the SciStarter Citizen Science Day page to stay apprised of further details. Many free tools and resources are available to help you introduce citizen science to library users and to plan a Citizen Science Day event in your library. You are also invited to join weekly, open planning calls each Wednesday at 1:00 PM PT via Zoom (https://zoom.us/j/272718633) or phone (646-558-8656 Meeting ID: 272 718 633). Agendas, FAQs, timelines, contact information, and more are available in a shared Google Folder.

We look forward to supporting your participation in the burgeoning citizen science movement!

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Resources For Your Heart Health

SEA News - Thu, 2019-02-14 14:32


While we all love receiving flowers and chocolates, Valentine’s Day is also the perfect time to learn about your risk for heart disease and the steps you need to take now to help your heart.

In this post, we are featuring articles and resources that raise awareness, provide trusted information, and inspire you and your community take the first steps in a heart-healthy lifestyle.

Heart Disease: It Can Happen at Any Age

Heart disease doesn’t happen just to older adults. It is happening to younger adults more and more often. Learn risk factors for heart disease and ways to take control of your heart health with information from the CDC.

How to Prevent Heart Disease

Explore this resource page from MedlinePlus for trusted information and easy-to-read materials on diagnosis, prevention, and adapting a heart-healthy lifestyle.

Heart Health and Aging

People age 65 and older are much more likely to suffer a heart attack, have a stroke, or develop heart disease. Learn about prevention and how to implement your own heart-healthy lifestyle with the National Institute on Aging.

Go Red For Women

The more a woman knows about heart disease, the better chance she has of beating it. Go Red For Women, an initiative of the American Heart Association, inspires women to make lifestyle changes, mobilize communities and shape policies to save lives.

Matters of the Heart

Hear from Dr. Patti Brennan, Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, on NLM’s active role in advancing knowledge about the preservation, diagnosis, and treatment of heart disease and cardiovascular problems.

Eating Red Meat Daily Triples Heart Disease-Related Chemical

Compared to people eating diets rich in white meat or plant-based protein, those who eat a diet rich in red meat had triple the levels of a chemical linked to heart disease. Learn more about the link between red meat and heart disease from the National Institutes of Health.

Study helps solve mystery of how sleep protects against heart disease

Are you getting in a full eight hours of sleep? Researchers say they are closer to solving the mystery of how a good night’s sleep protects against heart disease. Read more about the study and sleep’s effect on heart health in this article from NIH.

What are you doing to improve heart health in your life and community? If you would like to share any stories or pictures from heart health events at your organization, please email Liz Waltman or connect with us on social media @NNLMSEA.

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Debbie Montenegro Selected as NASA Solar System Ambassador

SCR News - Thu, 2019-02-14 12:43

Space Exploration Vehicle NNLM SCR has an exciting announcement! Our very own Debbie Montenegro, Consumer Health Coordinator, has been selected by the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory to serve as a NASA Solar System Ambassador in our region for 2019. The program is a nation-wide public engagement effort. Ambassadors are selected once a year, based on a rigorous set of criteria and submitted proposals for public outreach activities. As NASA-appointed expert volunteers, the Ambassadors participate in training and gain access to scientific briefings conducted by mission scientists and engineers that educate and update on NASA’s latest missions, milestones, and recent discoveries.

NASA Solar System Ambassadors across the nation communicate the science and share the excitement of NASA’s space exploration missions and discoveries to their communities. As experts who are passionate and knowledgeable about space exploration education, each has agreed to conduct a minimum of four community events within their first year of service. These can include speaking engagements, workshops, webinars, and other educational activities for the general public and academic institutions.

Debbie has presented on astronaut health resources at several conferences in our five-state region. She has big plans for 2019, including conference presentations she just conducted last week at the Space Center in Houston and another upcoming presentation at the Kennedy Space Center this summer. Stay tuned!

See the story posted by UNT Health Science Center here: https://www.unthsc.edu/newsroom/story/love-for-outer-space-propels-librarian-into-nasa-role/

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Upcoming Webinar Series: PubMed for Librarians

SEA News - Thu, 2019-02-14 10:24

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine is offering a series of 5, free, online CE webinars (WebEx) called PubMed for Librarians (PML). All classes are 90 minutes and include hands-on work. Take one or more (or all) of the classes!

All times are Eastern (please adjust for your time zone).
Follow the links below to register.

PubMed for Librarians: Introduction to PubMed
March 26, 2019
2PM – 3:30 ET
https://nnlm.gov/class/pubmed-librarians-introduction/9430

PubMed for Librarians: MeSH
April 2, 2019
2PM – 3:30 ET
https://nnlm.gov/class/pubmed-librarians-mesh/9433

PubMed for Librarians: ATM
April 9, 2019
2PM – 3:30 ET
https://nnlm.gov/class/pubmed-librarians-automatic-term-mapping/9434

PubMed for Librarians: Building
April 16, 2019
2PM – 3:30 ET
https://nnlm.gov/class/pubmed-librarians-building-and-refining-search/9435

PubMed for Librarians: EBM
April 23, 2019
2PM – 3:30 ET
https://nnlm.gov/class/pubmed-librarians-using-evidence-based-search-features/9436

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Recording for the NNLM Resource Picks Webinar on DOCLINE 6.0 Now Available!

PSR News - Wed, 2019-02-13 16:53

The archived recording of the January 30 session for the NNLM collaborative webinar series, NNLM Resource Picks, is available. The topic is DOCLINE 6.0 Update. Erin Latta, National DOCLINE Coordination Office Coordinator, provides an overview of the changes in the redesigned DOCLINE 6.0 and explains the Google sign-in process. View the webinar by clicking on the YouTube video player below.

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NNLM SEA Seeks Applications to Fund 2019-2020 Projects

SEA News - Wed, 2019-02-13 13:49

The National Network of Library of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern Atlantic Region (SEA) invites applications for health information outreach and programming projects.

The mission of the NNLM is to advance the progress of medicine, improve public health by providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information, and improve individuals’ access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. Under a cooperative agreement with the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) serves as the Regional Medical Library for NNLM SEA.

  • Period of Performance: May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020
  • Application Due Date: April 5, 2019 11:59 PM ET

Eligibility: Network member organizations in the Southeastern/Atlantic Region (AL, DC, GA, FL, MD, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, VA, WV, and the USVI) are eligible to apply. Membership is free and open to libraries of all type, community-based organizations, clinics, public health departments, and other organizations that provide or distribute health information.

Awards to NNLM SEA member organizations help advance the goals of the NLM Strategic Plan and help the NNLM achieve two National Network Performance Measures:

  • Engage Network members in carrying out the mission of the NNLM.
  • Maintain a robust outreach and education program reaching the region’s communities and responsive to their needs.

Available awards include:

Professional Development: To enable individuals at SE/A Network member institutions to expand professional knowledge and experience to provide improved health information access to healthcare providers and consumers.

Amount: Up to $2,000

Exhibitor Award: Funding for exhibits at state and/or local meetings of health professionals, information professionals and health consumers. It provides an opportunity to promote NLM products, NNLM programs or SEA member libraries to target populations. Funding covers registration and booth fees, travel and per diems, communication costs, and equipment rental if needed and associated costs for the exhibit.

Amount: Up to $2000

All of Us Community Engagement Exhibits: Funding for exhibits at state and/or local meetings of health professionals, information professionals and health consumers. It provides an opportunity to promote the All of Us Program, NLM products, NNLM programs or SEA member libraries to target populations. Funding covers registration and booth fees, travel and per diems, communication costs, and equipment rental if needed and associated costs for the exhibit.

Amount: Up to $2,000

All of Us Community Engagement Project: Projects to support public libraries and organizations who develop programming for public libraries that involve information and education about the NIH All of Us Research program and health information literacy.

Amount: Up to $15,000

Health Information Outreach: Projects directed at improving health information literacy and/or ensuring that healthcare consumers are aware of, and have access to, high quality electronic information resources; or directed at improving use of quality health information resources by health professionals, including colleges, and universities.

Amount: Up to $15,000

Express Health Information Outreach: Projects directed at improving health information literacy and/or ensuring that healthcare consumers are aware of, and have access to, high quality electronic information resources; or directed at improving use of quality health information resources by health professionals, including colleges, and universities.

Amount: Up to $5,000

Medical Library Project: Projects should strengthen the involvement of health sciences/medical librarians within their institution and/or community–to promote involvement in institution-wide health information initiatives and stimulate collaboration within the organization to address local health information problems.

Amount: Up to $15,000

Express Library Project: Projects should strengthen the involvement of librarians within their institution and/or community–to promote involvement in institution-wide health information initiatives and stimulate collaboration within the organization to address local health information problems.

Amount: Up to $5,000

Technology Improvement: To enhance the capacity of a library or organization to offer electronic health information services by supporting the purchase, installation, and/or upgrading of hardware and software.

Amount: Up to $15,000

Express Technology Improvement: To enhance the capacity of a library or organization to offer electronic health information services by supporting the purchase, installation, and/or upgrading of hardware and software.

Amount: Up to $5,000

Research Data Management Project Award: To provide support for projects that strengthen and promote the library’s involvement in biomedical discovery and data-powered health.

Amount: $19,000

Details for these awards are available on the SEA Funding Opportunities page. All award proposals are accepted via an online form linked from the award description. Please read the description/requirements of the award and the evaluation criteria. Some awards are eligible for IDC, and all funds must be spent by April 30, 2020.

NNLM SEA staff are available for consultation and training on applicable NLM resources and potential projects. Someone will respond within three business days. Additionally, we invite you to attend an upcoming webinar on February 25, 2019 at 12:30 PM ET to learn more about these awards and the application process.

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PNR Rendezvous- All of Us Partnership

PNR News - Wed, 2019-02-13 03:00

Many of you have been hearing about the work of our All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator, Michele Spatz.  Michele has been highlighting the NIH All of Us Research Program in our region. This program is hoping to gather data from 1 million or more participants to help improve health through precision medicine and to be reflective of our diversity.  This PNR Rendezvous session will describe the NNLM All of Us Research Program partnership and what it means for libraries. It will then highlight the Journey, the All of Us Mobile Education and Enrollment Center’s four-day visit to Hailey, Idaho, hosted by the Hailey Public Library. LeAnn Gelskey, Hailey Public Library director, will share her experience facilitating the Journey’s visit. Come learn what’s inside and how your library can “get on board” and benefit from the NNLM All of Us Research Program partnership.
The All of Us Journey continues to tour the country. Learn where they have been and future visits.

Session title: The NNLM All of Us Partnership & Inside the Journey

When: Wednesday February 20 at 1:00pm PT, Noon Alaska, 2:00pm MT

How to attend: Registration is encouraged but not required. Full information about joining the webinar is available on the PNR Rendezvous web page.

The session will be recorded but we encourage you to attend the live session where you can ask questions and dialogue with the presenters.

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University of the Pacific Hosts NLM’s “Physician Assistants: Collaboration and Care” Traveling Exhibit!

PSR Newsletter - Tue, 2019-02-12 19:01

by Mark P. Christiansen, PhD, PA-C
Associate Clinical Professor
Program Director and Chair
Department of Physician Assistant Education
University of the Pacific
Sacramento, CA

Two adult women looking at NLM traveling exhibit display

Physician Assistants visiting the exhibit hosted in the Grand Salon

University of the Pacific has had the honor and privilege of hosting the National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibit, Physician Assistants: Collaboration and Care. This exhibit commemorates the profession from its start at Duke University in 1967 to the present day. The exhibit highlights the collaboration of physician assistants (PAs) with a variety of other medical fields and shows how PAs have shared their knowledge with diverse communities to ensure that quality health care reaches all corners of the globe.

Two female students in white coats holding a bouquet of flowers smiling for the camera

Class of 2020 celebrating their White Coat Ceremony

University of the Pacific’s PA Program inaugural cohort of students started in January 2017, and the first class will graduate this spring. The program recently held a White Coat Ceremony for the second cohort of students (Class of 2020). This event marks the end of the student’s didactic year and the beginning of their clinical rotations. The exhibit was on display at the venue for the ceremony, giving friends and family a better understanding of the journey their PA student has embarked on, and the impact they will soon have on their patients and on society at large.

For the remainder of its stay at Pacific, through March 2, the exhibit has been centrally located in the Library on the Sacramento campus where all of the university’s programs have access to it. On February 8, an open house event was held in the Grand Salon of the Library to allow members of the campus and the greater community to view the display and to learn more about the history of the PA profession.

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A Look Back: African Americans in Medical History

SEA News - Tue, 2019-02-12 09:37

Through its Exhibition Program, the National Library of Medicine provides traveling banners free of charge to public, university, and medical libraries, as well as cultural centers across the country. These exhibitions, along with their corresponding online resources, seek to stimulate people’s enthusiasm for history and encourage visitors of all ages to learn more about themselves and their communities.

In celebration of Black History Month, we take a closer look at three traveling exhibitions on display during February that explore the role of African Americans in medicine throughout our history.

Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine Contraband who served with the 13th Massachusetts Infantry

Contraband who served with the 13th Massachusetts Infantry
c. 1863-1865

Many histories have been written about medical care during the American Civil War, but the participation and contributions of African Americans as nurses, surgeons and hospital workers have often been overlooked. Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine looks at the men and women who served as surgeons and nurses and how their work as medical providers challenged the prescribed notions of race and gender.

Educational Materials: Binding Wounds and Pushing Boundaries provides free instructional resources for educators in K-12 as well as in higher education institutions. Lesson plans and activities include an in-depth study of African American medical personnel in the U.S. Civil War, course material on understanding medical practice in the mid-nineteenth century and medical challenges generated by the war, review of primary source documents, and suggestions for additional readings and resources.

Visiting the Exhibit: The Binding Wounds exhibit is currently being hosted by two libraries –

  • University of Colorado Boulder Libraries – Boulder, Colorado
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Tompkins-McCaw Library – Richmond, Virginia

Catch the exhibit in both locations now through March 16!

Fire and Freedom: Food and Enslavement in Early America

 

 Food and Enslavement in Early America

Fire and Freedom: Food and Enslavement in Early America looks at the Chesapeake region, where European settlers relied upon indentured servants, Native Americans, and African slave labor for life-saving knowledge of farming and food acquisition, and to gain economic prosperity. By examining the labor of slaves and food practices of the time, including those at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, the exhibition explores how power was exchanged between and among different peoples, races, genders, and classes during the early colonial era.

Educational Materials: Fire and Freedom: Food and Enslavement in Early America offers free classroom resources for K-12 and undergraduate educators and their students. These resources serve as templates for examining foodways with the historical context of European settlement and slavery during early America. Lesson plans and online materials include recipes, primary source documents, suggested readings, and a digital gallery featuring historical images from the National Library of Medicine.

Visiting the Exhibit: The Fire and Freedom exhibit is currently being hosted by two libraries –

  • Tarrant County College, Judith J. Carrier Library – Arlington, Texas
  • Samuel Merritt University, John A. Graziano Memorial Library – Oakland, California

Catch the exhibit in both locations now through March 2!

Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons Surgeons perform a hernia operation at Provident Hospital, 1941.

Surgeons perform a hernia operation at Provident Hospital, 1941.

African Americans have always practiced medicine, whether as physicians, healers, midwives, or “root doctors.” Early black pioneer physicians not only became skilled practitioners, they became trailblazers and educators paving the way for future physicians, surgeons, and nurses, and opening doors to better health care for the African American community. Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons recognizes the achievements of these pioneers by examining this long tradition and highlighting contemporary surgeons and educators who exemplify excellence in their fields.

Educational Materials: Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons offers several free online learning experiences that can be integrated into the classroom setting. Educators and their students can explore resources and primary source documents related to the history of early medical education, pioneers in academic surgery, and the new frontiers of contemporary surgeons. Opening Doors also features a children’s guide for younger students to learn about African American surgeons throughout history.

Visiting the Exhibit: The Opening Doors exhibit is currently being hosted by two libraries –  

  • Palo Alto College, Ozuna Library – San Antonio, Texas
  • Pohick Regional Library – Burke, Virginia

Catch the exhibit in both locations now through March 2!

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Visits to Eastern Maine Community College and Vose Public Library

NER News - Tue, 2019-02-12 08:34

Last week, I visited Eastern Maine Community College (EMCC) in Bangor, Maine. I spent the morning speaking with library and Information Technology staff about mobile apps from the National Library of Medicine. EMCC received NER funds to purchase twelve tablets, expanding the library’s ability to teach NLM resources to nursing and allied health students. We focused on the resources available through TOXNET , MedlinePlus and PubMed.

We conducted sample searches in LactMed® , the database containing information about potential impacts of drugs and other chemicals on breast milk and infant blood. LactMed® suggests therapeutic alternatives, where appropriate. This database is updated monthly. TOXNET encompasses the Household Product Safety database, Haz-Map (Occupational Exposure to Chemicals) and Animal Testing Alternatives. WISER for First Responders, another TOXNET database, is relevant to EMCC’s Emergency Medical Services and Fire Science Technology programs.

We talked about adding MedlinePlus to the home screen of the tablets. This website is optimized for different devices, and is not available as an app. I directed library staff to several NNLM YouTube recordings for additional information, such as PNR’s “There’s an App for That!” and NNLM’s Resource Picks on LactMed® and LiverTox.

Library Director Janet Elvidge shared the frustrations of nursing students in using CINAHL, and we talked about usability issues with PubMed. Lastly, we looked at NLM apps HerbList and Turning the Pages.

Vose Library in Union, MaineExterior of library building

On my way back to Massachusetts, I took an exit off of Interstate 95 and headed down Route 131 to Union, Maine. The morning was gray and wet. I drove up and down hills, passing woodlands and farms. Incorporated in 1786, Union is home to 2200 residents. Motion Industries, distributor of mechanical parts, is located in this small town. Augusta (state capital of Maine) is a 40-minute drive to the west.

Like many rural towns in America, the center of Union has a post office and a general store. Vose Library is located just 0.2 miles down the hill. Director Sarah Masters greeted me warmly. She walked me through the collection of mystery novels and quilt displays. We talked about the value of displaying the work of local artists and craftspeople, and the popularity of Vose Library’s Armchair Adventure series. I was happy to meet Sarah. With luck, we will be co-presenting–along with Lisa Shaw (Maine State Library)– at the Association of Rural and Small Libraries conference in September 2019. Details to follow!

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Funding is Available for 2019-2020 Health Information Outreach Projects

MAR News - Fri, 2019-02-08 15:05

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) invites applications for health information outreach and programming projects.

The mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine is to advance the progress of medicine, improve public health by providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information, and improve individuals’ access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. Under a Cooperative Agreement with the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System serves as the Regional Medical Library for NNLM MAR.

  • Period of Performance: May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020
  • Due Date: April 5, 2019 4:30 PM ET
  • Notification of Awards: April 29, 2019

Eligibility: Network member organizations in the Middle Atlantic Region (Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania) are eligible to apply. Membership is free and open to libraries of all kinds, community-based organizations, clinics, public health departments and other organizations that provide or distribute health information.

Awards to NNLM MAR member organizations help advance the goals of the NLM Strategic Plan and help us achieve two National Network Performance Measures:

  • Engage Network members in carrying out the mission of NNLM.
  • Maintain a robust outreach and education program reaching the region’s communities and responsive to their needs.

Available awards include:

Health Information Outreach Project: Education and outreach projects that improve access to biomedical and health information and increase the ability of the public and health professionals to use these resources.

  • Amount: Up to $20,000
  • Awards Available: Minimum of 6 awards

NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Award: Projects to support public libraries and organizations who develop programming for public libraries that involve information and education about the NIH All of Us Research program and health information literacy.

  • Amount: Up to $50,000
  • Awards Available: 3 awards up to $50,000; maximum of 6 awards of up to $20,000

Health Sciences Library Project: Projects that support health sciences librarians as conduits of information management, access, and delivery within their institution and/or outreach community.

  • Amount: Up to $20,000
  • Awards Available: Minimum of 4 awards

Professional Development Award: Awards to assist individuals working in MAR Network member organizations to enhance their ability to use NLM resources or keep current on topics related to NIH initiatives.

  • Amount: Up to $2,500
  • Awards Available: Minimum of 14 awards

Resources are available to help potential applicants, including:

NNLM MAR staff are available for consultation and training on applicable National Library of Medicine resources and potential projects. Complete the NNLM MAR Award Interest Form, and someone will respond within three business days.

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Weekly Postings

MAR News - Fri, 2019-02-08 15:03

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

Spotlight

2019-2020 Funding Now Available: NNLM MAR Members can apply by April 5 for up to $50,000 in support of health information outreach projects. Take a look at our current opportunities and application checklist to get started. If you have questions, check out our Funding FAQs for answers. Looking for more information, or assistance in developing your application? Use the MAR Award Interest Form to tell us about your project. Our staff would love the opportunity to work with you!

Discover NNLM Training Opportunities: Check out NNLM’s newly-redesigned landing page for training. Now it’s even easier to find classes by category, continuing education, and availability!

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Membership Certificates: Shout-out to Pew Medical Library at Bryn Mawr Hospital and Penfield Public Library for sharing photos of their new certificates, and for their continued membership with NNLM! Update your membership record today to receive your very own certificate from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine!

CEN Newsletter: Keep track of the latest news with the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network by signing up for their new online newsletter! If you’re interested in hearing about funding and programming opportunities for your library or organization, the All of Us Research Program, health information classes, training sessions, or the latest health information resources and services available, then this newsletter is for you.

NNLM Reading Club: American Heart Month – MARquee News Highlights

Celebrate Data in February: Love Data Week and Endangered Data Week – SEA Currents

Loansome Doc System to Retire July 1, 2019 – DOCLINE Talkline

PubMed Enhancements February 2019 – Newsbits from PSR

Help for Keeping Your Healthy Eating Resolutions – NER Update

New on YouTube: More Than a Bandage: Health Information Resources for K-12 Health Professionals, January 15, 2019

NLM/NIH News

Promoting Trust in Trustable Information – NLM is and always has been committed to providing access to trustworthy information. But for all the authoritative information we and others share online, the internet serves up false or misleading information almost as frequently. How can we—and the citizens we serve—function effectively in such an environment? – NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Love Your Heart – Find posters on heart health from the NLM Digital Collections for American Heart Month – NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

2019 HSRProj Research Competition for Students: The call for applications for the 3rd HSRProj Research Competition is open. Applications are due on March 1, 2019.

NIMH Twitter Chat: Eating Disorders – Join the National Insitute of Mental Health on February 28 at 2:00 PM ET for a Twitter chat that will cover the common types of eating disorders, how they are treated, current research, and how to find help. Follow @NIMHgov on Twitter for updates about the chat and other information about mental health research. Post questions using #NIMHchats to join the conversation!

NIH News in Health: Check out the February 2019 issue, featuring, “From A to Zika: Understanding Emerging Diseases,” and, “Control Your Cholesterol: Protect Yourself from Heart Attack and Stroke.” Other topics include vaping trends in teens, weight management, and multilingual wellness tips!

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

The Pieces of Systematic Review with Margaret Foster Webinar Series – Third Thursday of every month from January-May 2019, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Systematic reviews are well-documented as contributing to evidence-based healthcare by, in part, revealing gaps in the literature or illustrating the effectiveness of health interventions. They are common practice, but they can often be fraught with issues in how they’re conducted. There is a constant need for education and discussion. In each live session of this SCR webinar series, Margaret Foster draws from her expertise to discuss issues, provide examples, and demonstrate the steps of her Pieces process, as described in her book, Assembling the Pieces of Systematic Review: A Guide for Librarians. This second run of the original series will provide more practical examples for conducting each step of a systematic review as well as look at other types of reviews.

National Library of Medicine Exhibits: Managing Information Around Public Health Emergencies and Pandemics – February 14, 1:30-2:30 PM ET – In this webinar sponsored by the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC), Patricia Tuohy from the NLM History of Medicine Exhibition Program will introduce the new Exhibitions Connect initiative, curated resource guides of health information resources related to individual banner exhibitions. Highlighting “Politics of Yellow Fever in Alexander Hamilton’s America,” as a case study, Ms. Tuohy will review their strategy for creating this resource guide, and how host venues will be able to use the guide to connect their communities to NLM resources. Christie Moffatt, HMD Digital Manuscripts Program Manager, will discuss how NLM’s Web Collecting and Archiving Working Group collects born-digital web resources on public health emergencies, such as the Ebola Outbreak of 2014, the 2016 Zika Virus health threat, and most recently, on the ongoing opioid epidemic.

Applying for All of Us Funding – Health Programs for Public Libraries – February 19, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Through collaboration with the All of Us Research Program, NNLM provides training, funding, and other engagement opportunities to support health programs and services in public libraries, and access to quality health information for the general public. Join MAR for this webinar that will include a background of the NNLM partnership with the All of Us Research Program, information about the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network, insights about NNLM MAR All of Us funding, and opportunities for continued involvement. Learn about several interactive programming ideas that address how health is influenced by lifestyle, environment, and genetics.

Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits. Learning How to Communicate Health Statistics – February 20, 12:30-2:00 PM ET – Numeracy literacy is not only a problem for individuals receiving health information but also for those providing information that contain numbers. Sponsored by MAR, this class is a basic introduction for anyone who wants to understand how to communicate health information that involves numeracy.

Superpatients: Patients Who Extended Science When All Other Options Were Gone – February 21, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – In his forthcoming book Superpatients, Dave deBronkart, cancer survivor and co-founder of the Society for Participatory Medicine, tells stories of patients who have (literally) extended science when all other options were gone. What do these “superpatients” need and want to achieve their goals in health and treatment? Additionally, what does it mean for the future of medical librarians? Join this webinar hosted by SEA to find out!

The Elephant in the Room: Helping Your Community Navigate the Financial Aspects of Healthcare – February 21, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Financial health literacy occurs at the intersection of managing personal finances and health literacy. This hour-long webinar with GMR will explore the four components of financial health literacy and how librarians can support education and awareness to empower health consumers as they navigate complex issues of terminology, insurance, unexpected costs and financial barriers to healthcare. Better understanding the financial aspects of healthcare provides one key to unlocking health equity and wellness.

Grants and Proposal Writing with NNLM MAR – February 27, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Interested in applying for funding from NNLM MAR? Designed for beginning grant proposal writers, this class presents a general overview of the grant and funding processes as well as the level of detail required in a successful proposal. Each component of the grant writing process will be addressed, including: documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; developing a work plan, an evaluation plan and dissemination plan. Note: this webinar is tailored to meet the needs of potential applicants in the Middle Atlantic Region. Attendance is restricted to individuals in NY, NJ, PA and DE.

Health Statistics on the Web – February 28, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – This hands-on course with MAR focuses on the location, selection, and effective use of statistics relevant to health on the local, state, national, and international levels. The importance and relevance of health statistics in various contexts will be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several statistics Internet resources through the use of numerous exercises. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I contact education contact hour. This class also offers 1 MLA CE.

ABCs of DNA: Unraveling the Mystery of Genetics Information for Consumers – March 1-31, 2019 – Consumers need access to information and resources about genetic information in an understandable manner. Librarians working with the public need to be aware of the issues surrounding genetics and resources to assist patrons in locating and evaluating sometimes complex and confusing information. This online class with PNR and MCR provides an opportunity to become better equipped with the resources you need to address the genetic health information needs of your community.

Introduction to the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) – March 7, 2:00-2:40 PM ET – The Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) is a set of files and software available from the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) that brings together many biomedical vocabularies and standards for drugs, disorders, procedures, lab tests, medical devices, organisms, anatomy, genes, and more. Join David Anderson from NLM for this brief overview of how researchers and organizations can use the rich collection of terminology data in the UMLS to enhance interoperability and discoverability in research and clinical applications.

Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources – March 18, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, this class is designed to assist librarians, public health workers, health professionals, and the general public in locating authoritative information on nutrition and topics relating to nutrition. Background information on the importance of nutrition information to other health-related topics will be included, and resources for locating nutrition-related statistics and evidence-based practice will also be identified.

Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community – March 19, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Join MAR for this webinar that 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.

*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’s Commitment to Meeting Unmet Needs in the Healthcare System – AHRQ Views

Finding Data to Index: Data available through a consortium – Data Catalog Collaboration Blog

Mobile Technologies Extending Reach of Primary Care for Substance-Use-Disorders – The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is seeking grant applications to develop and test a prototype mobile/tablet technology-based application suitable for U.S. primary care settings, to serve as a low-cost user-friendly tool that primary care providers (PCPs) may use to deliver timely tailored feedback to patients following up on interventions for risky substance use. It should be designed with a specific aim of improving coordination and delivery of indicated services to primary care patients at risk of developing substance use disorders (SUD). The application deadline is March 19, 2019.

Innovations for Healthy Living – Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities – The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) invites Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications that propose to conduct innovative research supporting the development of a product, tool, technology, process or service for commercialization with the aim of eliminating disparities in socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, underserved rural populations, and sexual and gender minority populations or improving health in racial/ethnic minority populations. The application deadline is April 1, 2019.

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