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Explore Environmental Health in September

SEA All of Us - Thu, 2020-09-03 10:25

Your health is a product of your genetics, lifestyle and environment. This month, the NNLM Reading Club examines the third component of that critical trio.

Environmental health plays a role in a host of social issues facing our society, from how to ensure drinking water is safe, to what kinds of risks we should take in our pursuit of fossil fuels, to how much we should rely on plastic as a cheap and convenient answer for logistical problems. September’s Reading Club selections will spur conversations on environmental health with reliable and provocative information.

What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Mona Hanna-Attisha tells the story of the water crisis in Flint, Mich., from the perspective of an Iraqi-American pediatrician who battled her government to expose the truth. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America by Eliza Griswold recounts how the fracking boom played out in a small Pennsylvania town and in the life of a mother whose children suffered from mysterious illnesses.  Plastic: A Toxic Love Story by Susan Freinkel provides insight into a substance that touches upon every aspect of our lives, whether we want it to or not, and will require us to make tough choices in the future.

Visit the NNLM Reading Club to learn more about these titles and to find information on environmental health from the National Library of Medicine and other authoritative sources.

September book club selections

Plastic: A Toxic Love Story by Susan Freinkel | What the Eyes Don’t See by Mona Hanna-Attisha | Amity and Prosperity by Eliza Griswold

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NNLM Reading Club Explores Environmental Health

PNR All of Us - Tue, 2020-09-01 18:56

Your health is a product of your genetics, lifestyle and environment. This month the NNLM Reading Club examines the third component of that critical trio.

Environmental health plays a role in a host of social issues facing our society, from how to ensure drinking water is safe, to what kinds of risks we should take in our pursuit of fossil fuels, to how much we should rely on plastic as a cheap and convenient answer for logistical problems. September’s Reading Club selections will spur conversations on environmental health with reliable and provocative information. The three featured titles are:

  • Plastic: A Toxic Love Story by Susan Freinkel provides insight into a substance that touches upon every aspect of our lives, whether we want it to or not, and will require us to make tough choices in the future.
  • What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Mona Hanna-Attisha tells the story of the water crisis in Flint, Mich., from the perspective of an Iraqi-American pediatrician who battled her government to expose the truth.
  • The Pulitzer Prize-winning Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America by Eliza Griswold recounts how the fracking boom played out in a small Pennsylvania town and in the life of a mother whose children suffered from mysterious illnesses.

Visit the NNLM Reading Club to learn more about these titles and to find information on environmental health from the National Library of Medicine and other authoritative sources.

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2020-2021 NNLM PSR Funding Awards Recipients

PSR Latitudes All of Us - Mon, 2020-08-31 19:11

We would like announce the recipients of our 2020-2021 NNLM PSR Funding Awards. We completed the review process for our requests for Express Outreach Award and Outreach Mini-Award proposals. NNLM PSR staff did preliminary reviews of the proposals to ensure that all mandatory criteria were met. Scores were based on evaluative criteria, and a total score was calculated. The following eight Express Outreach Awards and four Outreach Mini-Awards were funded.

Express Outreach Awards

For 2020-2021, we increased our funding for Express Outreach Awards up to $20,000. Express Outreach Awards are designed to increase awareness of health information resources by health professionals, consumers, public health professionals, and minority health practitioners.

Building a Healthier Las Vegas through Participatory-Based Creation of Community Health Workforce Training
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Health Sciences Library, Las Vegas, NV
Project Lead: Katie Houk
Period of Performance: May 2020 – April 2021

This project will bring together community health program stakeholders across the Las Vegas Valley in order to discover educational needs and design appropriate online interventions prioritizing National Library of Medicine (NLM) and Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) materials for health workers in the field. The focus of stakeholder meetings will include identifying areas for education across health literacy and consumer health information and aims to prioritize delivery and incentives to increase likelihood of participation by frontline health workers.

Healthy Eating with Show Low Public Library’s Cookmobile
Show Low Public Library, Show Low, AZ
Project Lead: Lisa Lewis
Period of Performance: May 2020 – April 2021

This project will provide opportunities in the community in Show Low, AZ, to learn how to prepare healthy food for all age groups. By acquiring a “Charlie Cart”, the library will hold cooking demos at various different locations such as community health fairs, back to school open houses, farmers markets, community events to include 4th of July celebrations, Show Low Days, and at the library itself as part of our ongoing “Healthy Living” program. This mobile cooking station will allow the library to reach many more people and take this program to where they are.

Health Careers Boot Camp Series: Increasing the Health Professions Pipeline in California’s Central Valley
California Health Sciences University, Health Sciences Library, Clovis, CA
Project Lead: Joanne Muellenbach
Period of Performance: July 2020 – April 2021

This project will seek to engage high school students from underrepresented populations and in areas of highest need. CHSU’s Health Careers Boot Camp series will target first-generation, and economically and educationally disadvantaged high school students in the districts of Fresno and Madera counties, two of the Central Valley’s seven counties, beginning in the summer 2020 and continuing throughout the award year. The goal is to spark the interest of prospective students not only in our own programs of osteopathic medicine and pharmacy, but also in collaborating educational institutions offering programs in many health careers such as respiratory therapy, medical assistance, nursing, emergency medical services (EMS), paramedic and infection control.

Educating African American Nurses About Key Topics in Precision Medicine Using National Library of Medicine Resources
National Black Nurses Association, Southern Nevada Black Nurses Association, Las Vegas, NV
Project Lead: Lauren Edgar
Period of Performance: May 2020 – April 2021

This project involves an educational webinar (via Zoom) that will present to members of the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) a list of publicly available National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources that the members can use to learn more about an under-recognized and underdiagnosed, yet fatal, genetic condition that disproportionately affect African Americans (transthyretin-related hereditary cardiac amyloidosis). NBNA members working within and outside of academia have expressed that they want to know more 1) about the importance of African American community engagement in precision medicine, 2) how precision medicine research can address health care disparities, and 3) educational library tools they can use to learn more and educate others about genomics and precision medicine.

Expanding Telehealth Services at WCCHC School-Based Health Clinics
Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center Health Sciences Library, Waianae, HI
Project Lead: Marita Padilla
Period of Performance: September 2020 – April 2021

Many of the youth in the communities served by WCCHC cannot sufficiently access telehealth services for a variety of reasons. As it stands, their school-based health clinics lack some of the crucial resources needed to appropriately facilitate telehealth services. This project hopes to expand the ability to offer telehealth services at WCCHC’s school-based clinics to ensure youth have a safe, confidential location to meet with a medical provider, behavioral health provider, and/or health educator that sufficiently has the technology to execute quality care on school grounds.

The following awards have an All of Us Research Program (AoU RP) component. The projects will provide awareness of the program through training and also hand out AoU RP promotional materials and brochures.

CDU and King/Drew High School Health Professionals Partnership
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, CA
Project Lead: Darlene Kelly
Period of Performance: September 2020 – April 2021

The project seeks to create an awareness of how to find and evaluate reliable health information on the Internet. The target population are students who are enrolled at King/Drew High School in one of the certification programs. A major concern is students are unsure where to find reliable health information, hence the need for library workshops. The primary emphasis of the library workshops will be to introduce students to reliable health information available from the National Library of Medicine and affiliates. Over the course of the project, students will demonstrate how to find, evaluate, and use reliable health information on the Internet.

Mobile Hotspots for Circulation
Nevada County Community Library, Nevada City, CA
Project Lead: Megan Lloyd
Period of Performance: August 2020 – April 2021

Through this project, the Nevada County Community Library will purchase 47 mobile hotspots and lend them to library cardholders for at-home use. Borrowers will also receive information about authoritative online health resources, such as PubMed, MedlinePlus, ClinicalTrials.gov, free NNLM online classes, the All of Us Research Program and Nevada County’s Public Health website. This project will help to bridge the digital divide experienced by Nevada County residents who cannot afford traditional internet access at home or for whom home internet service is simply not available, thereby contributing to equal access to health information.

Chinatown COVID Relief Program
Southeast Asian Community Alliance, Los Angeles, CA
Project Lead: Sissy Trinh
Period of Performance: July 2020 – April 2021

This project will provide culturally and linguistically appropriate COVID-19 outreach and education to low-income immigrants and refugees in the Chinatown and Lincoln Heights areas of Los Angeles. Low-income immigrants and refugees are among the highest at risk of contracting COVID-19 but the least likely to receive accurate public health information in a timely manner. This is due to a wide range of economic, linguistic, and technological barriers.

Outreach Mini-Awards

This year we increased our funding for Outreach Mini-Awards up to $8,999. Outreach Mini-Awards are designed to support smaller projects, such as NLM traveling exhibition programming or one-day events such as health fairs. Both awards have the ultimate goal of promoting knowledge of and access to National Library of Medicine resources for healthcare providers and consumers.

Expanding Health Information Services in a Rural Telehealth Outreach Program
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Savitt Medical Library, Reno, NV
Project Lead: Terry Henner
Period of Performance: May 2020 – April 2021

The overarching aim of this proposal is to make clinically important patient care information presented in teleheath videoclinics more widely accessible and to improve the ability of participating clinicians to engage with the archived content. This will be achieved through enrichment of a health information clearinghouse and recordings archive that has been developed as part of the already successful Project ECHO Nevada implementation of videoconference-based clinics.

Heart-Body Connection
Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento, CA
Project Lead: Katie Ball
Period of Performance: July 2020 – April 2021

The Heart-Mind Connection project will be a continuation and expansion of the Brain Health Initiative, which focused on educating the public on ways to lower their risk for dementia as well as providing resources to those living with Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s caregivers. The Heart-Mind Connection will emphasize the connection between good heart health and a healthy brain, as well as the benefits of lowering blood pressure for improved long-term health. This project will also address the need for virtual mind and body wellness programming, as well as equipping people with health resources and medical tools, while the library is closed to the public.

Women and Self-Care
Show Low Public Library, Show Low, AZ
Project Lead: Lisa Lewis
Period of Performance: October 2020 – April 2021

This project will provide the women in the community of Show Low, AZ the opportunity to become educated on the importance of taking care of themselves in a variety of different ways that include physical health, mental health, emotional health, and safety. The project will include a NLM Traveling Exhibit on Domestic Abuse and a personal safety course offered by local experts. A self-care fair for female youth and adults that will have different booths that addresses all the aspects of self-care such as skin care, diet, exercise, mental health, support groups, beauty, fashion, hobbies/interests, etc.

Beaumont Library District Health Outreach Initiative
Beaumont Library District, Beaumont, CA
Project Lead: Nathan Harris
Period of Performance: October 2020 – April 2021

This project will acquire books on COVID-19, which we will be used in a display in order to educate the public on the topic.  Beaumont will purchase up to ten Kindle Paperwhites to loan out to our patrons so as to better advertise their e-book services.

We sincerely appreciate all the thoughtful efforts and contributions to an excellent pool of applications to enhance outreach in the NNLM PSR. Additional information about funding opportunities is available on our funding page.

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Carrie Ann Inaba’s Battle with Sjögren’s Syndrome

BHIC All of Us - Mon, 2020-08-31 17:37

Carrie Ann Inaba doesn’t let Sjögren’s syndrome stand in her way. A lifelong dancer, she has become well-known as a judge on ABC’s competition show “Dancing with the Stars.” Last year, she became co-host of the CBS daytime talk show “The Talk.” Her face is familiar in millions of United State’s homes but, off the screen, she is an Awareness Ambassador for the Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation.

To find out how she deals with her autoimmune disease and how she creates a community of positivity, self-care and strength, read the entire article here.

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NNLM Reading Club Presents “We Live for the We” with Dani McClain

BHIC All of Us - Mon, 2020-08-31 17:35

Join authors Dani McClain and Andrea Collier as they discuss McClain’s book, “We Live for the We: the Political Power of Black Motherhood” in September 22nd at 12-1pm PT.

“A longtime reporter on race, reproductive health, and politics, Dani McClain is also the mother of a little girl. Like all first-time mothers, she has countless questions about raising her child—and her questions take on political significance as she examines what it means to introduce her daughter to our unjust, even hostile, society, according to a statement by her publisher Bold Type Books.

We hope you will join us for this important conversation which will be live-streamed on YouTube here and Facebook here.

For more information about the event and to register click here.

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CEO of All of Us participates in Washington Post’s Live Event

BHIC All of Us - Mon, 2020-08-31 17:34

Josh Denny, MD, Chief Executive Officer of the All of Us Research Program, recently participated in the Washington Post’s Live “America’s Health Future”, a series that highlights innovative ways healthcare is being provided. The latest conversation included the impact COVID-19 and data collection during a pandemic could have on the future of the healthcare system.

During the interview, Dr. Denny shared how the coronavirus pandemic “has laid bare some of the health disparities and inequalities that have haunted America for some time.”. Click here to watch the interview.

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Funding Awards Cover Denver Programming, Planning Projects

MCR All of Us - Wed, 2020-08-19 12:36

Libraries, community-based organizations and others in the MidContinental Region have an opportunity to apply for two new NNLM funding awards designed to address specific needs.

The awards funded through the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network will cover planning projects to address health literacy needs in communities and support library programming in the Denver area.

The Health Literacy Planning Subaward for up to $4,500 will help libraries and community partners work together to develop plans for improving health literacy and access to health information.

The Denver Area All of Us Local Ambassador Program Support Award for up to $2,500 will fund programming by a library, health organization or community based organization. The programming should include a component to support the All of Us Local Ambassador Program in Greater Denver. This can include an opportunity for an All of Us ambassador to speak to program participants or distribution of information about the All of Us program.

The awards are available to applicants in the MidContinental Region of NNLM, which consists of Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri. Projects should start no earlier than Nov. 2, 2020, and be completely finished by April 15, 2021. Applications are due by Sept. 18.

For more information and instructions on how to apply, please visit the Funding Opportunities page or contact George Strawley at george.strawley@utah.edu. You may also contact NNLM MidContinental Region staff at rml4@rml4.utah.edu.

For information on the All of Us Research Program, visit joinallofus.org/nlm.

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Gain Perspective on Pandemics with the NNLM Reading Club

SEA All of Us - Thu, 2020-08-06 12:54

Diving into fiction can help us understand more about the realities we face. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to shape daily life, NNLM Reading Club calls your attention to three literary works focusing on the impact of pandemics or infectious disease.

The NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network is pleased to announce its three book selections for August:

The Murmur of Bees by Sofía Segovia, translated by Simon Bruni
Severance: A Novel by Ling Ma
A Song for a New Day by Sarah Pinsker

Set within the 1918 influenza pandemic and the Mexican Revolution, The Murmur of Bees continues the Latin American tradition of magical realism associated with writers like Gabriel García Márquez and Isabel Allende. Severance is more dystopian, but with a sense of satire amid the outcomes of an apocalyptic plague. A Song for a New Day explores a musician’s experience in a pandemic that makes public gatherings illegal and concerts impossible.

While you are exploring fictional stories amid outbreaks, we encourage you to stay informed about real-life infectious disease. To learn more about each of these titles and to download book discussion guides, promotional materials and infectious disease information, visit the NNLM Reading Club.

NNLM August Reading Club

The Murmur of Bees by Sofía Segovia | Severance: A Novel by Ling Ma | A Song for a New Day by Sarah Pinsker

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Gain Perspective on Pandemics with the NNLM Reading Club

PNR All of Us - Wed, 2020-08-05 11:26

Diving into fiction can help us understand more about the realities we face. As day-to- day life continues to be shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic, NNLM Reading Club calls your attention to three literary works focusing on the impact of pandemics or infectious disease.

The NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network is pleased to announce its three book selections for August:

  • The Murmur of Bees by Sofía Segovia, translated by Simon Bruni
  • Severance: A Novel by Ling Ma
  • A Song for a New Day by Sarah Pinsker

Set within the 1918 influenza pandemic and the Mexican Revolution, The Murmur of Bees continues the Latin American tradition of magical realism associated with writers like Gabriel García Márquez and Isabel Allende. Severance is more dystopian, but with a sense of satire amid the outcomes of an apocalyptic plague. A Song for a New Day explores a musician’s experience in a pandemic that makes public gatherings illegal and concerts impossible.

While you are exploring fictional stories amid outbreaks, we encourage you to stay informed about real-life infectious disease. To learn more about each of these titles and to download book discussion guides, promotional materials and infectious disease information, visit the NNLM Reading Club.

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NNLM and SciStarter Present Virtual Citizen Science Workshops!

MAR All of Us - Wed, 2020-07-29 05:00

Is your library searching for virtual engagement opportunities? Are you interested in citizen science and crowdsourcing? Are you looking for more ways to supplement your #SummerReading programming? The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) and SciStarter have collaborated on a series of workshops that you will certainly want to check out!

SciStarter is an online platform for those who want to explore and engage with citizen science. With their Project Finder, users can filter through thousands of ongoing projects, and discover ways to contribute. Starting with Citizen Science Month 2020, the NNLM has paired up with SciStarter to promote several health-related projects, which can be found on the NLM page of their website.

Each of the upcoming virtual citizen science workshops in this exciting series is graciously hosted by a public library, and features a researcher whose work directly impacts an NLM-supported citizen science project. After a short introduction to citizen science from SciStarter, the researcher offers their perspective, and the workshop ends with an interactive Q&A session facilitated by public library staff. These events are designed for a public library audience of teens and adults.

In July, with support from the All of Us Research Program, the series kicked off with two workshops. The first featured Dr. Connie Walker, who directs the Globe At Night research project. This project uses crowdsourcing to “raise public awareness of the impact of light pollution.” She was interviewed by Michelle Lesniak, Director of the South Butler Community Library in Saxonburg, PA. The second of these workshops was hosted by Tredyffrin Township Libraries in eastern Pennsylvania. This time, the Stall Catchers research program was featured, and Children’s Librarian Angie Andre interviewed Dr. Pietro Michelucci. This project is especially suited for engaging families because of its interactive and gamified approach to Alzheimer’s research!

Keep an eye out for the rest of workshops in this series, and encourage your communities to register! Check out the links below for more information about upcoming webinars:

Watch the Recording: Globe at Night with South Butler Community Library in Saxonburg, PA on 7/9

Watch the Recording: Alzheimer’s Research Online Q&A with Tredyffrin Township Libraries – Paoli Library in Paoli, PA on 7/23

Free Registration: Help Develop RNA-based Medicines Online Q&A with the Newton Public Library in Newton, KS at 1 PM CT on 7/31

Free Registration: How to Measure Light in the Night Online Q&A with Riverside Regional Library in Jackson, MO at 10:30 AM CT in on 8/4

Free Registration: Investigating Weather and Climate Online Q&A with San Benito County Free Library in Hollister, CA at 2 PM PT on 8/4

Free Registration: Fight Plastic Pollution Online Q&A with Glendora Public Library in Glendora, CA at 4 PM PT on 8/12

Free Registration: Alzheimer’s Research Online Q&A with Olathe Public Library in Olathe, KS at 5:30 PM CT on 8/17

Free Registration: Protect Tap Water Online Q&A with the Studio City Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library in Studio City, CA at 4 PM PT on 8/19

Free Registration: Discover New Antiviral Drugs Online Q&A with the Watts Branch Library at the Los Angeles Public Library in Los Angeles, CA at 1 PM PT on 8/25

Free Registration: Investigating Weather and Climate Online Q&A with Howe Library in Hanover, NH at 7 PM ET on 8/26

Free Registration: Protect Tap Water Online Q&A with Torrance Public Library in Torrance, CA at 4 PM PT on 8/27

Free Registration: Help Track the Flu Online Q&A with Scotch Plains Public Library in Scotch Plains, NJ at 2 PM ET on 8/28

Free Registration: Fight Plastic Pollution Online Q&A with the County of San Luis Obispo Public Libraries in San Luis Obispo, CA at 3 PM PT on 9/3

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NNLM Reading Club – Black Maternal Health

BHIC All of Us - Tue, 2020-07-28 13:09

Black Maternal Health is the inaugural topic for the new Racism and Health Series. NNLM encourages you to select one of the three books pictured that are written by Black authors. Bring your book-discussion group into one of the central conversations impacting our nation as the NNLM Reading Club focuses on Racism and Health for its July reading selections.

To find out more about the NNLM Reading Club and this month’s focus on Racism and Health, click herePicture of Book Covers.

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August Is Talk To Your Doctor Month

BHIC All of Us - Tue, 2020-07-28 13:08

August is “Talk To Your Doctor” Month. Clear and honest communication between you and your physician can help you both make smart choices about your health. It’s important to be honest and upfront about your symptoms even if you feel embarrassed or shy. Have an open dialogue with your doctor — ask questions to make sure you understand your diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.

For tips on how to effectively talk to your doctor, click here. For this website in Spanish, click here. For example, it is recommended to make a list of symptoms and/or questions for your provider before your appointment in order to ensure you do not forget to address everything you want to have covered.

 

 

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Apply by July 31: All of Us Health Ambassador Award

SEA All of Us - Tue, 2020-07-28 10:14

The All of Us Research Program’s goal is to learn how differences between us might lead to different types of treatments. With a goal to have one million people participate in this study, researchers may use this information to improve the health for everyone. As part of a partnership with the All of Us Research Program, the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (NNLM SEA) is pleased to offer the All of Us Health Ambassador Award.

Amount: Up to $19,000

Awards Available: 3

Application Deadline: Friday, July 31, 2020 at 11:00pm Pacific Time.

The purpose of the SEA All of Us Ambassador Award is to support libraries for projects that improve health information and digital literacy, improve access to, awareness of, and skills to locate high quality biomedical and health information, and improve understanding and importance in participation of clinical trials, including All of Us through a train-the-trainer model. As an ambassador, you may be asked to support additional outreach to help train and empower NNLM Network Members in your local community.

Potential Project Ideas

Project proposals should focus on the following project ideas:

  • Purchasing web-accessible computers/tablets for libraries that will be used for offering trainings on NLM databases and NNLM professional development courses.
  • Presenting training using one of the NNLM consumer health classes at local library professional development in-service meetings or library organizational events, or virtually.
  • Training unaffiliated, minority, urban or rural health professionals and All of Us partners in effective use of electronic health information resources for evidence-based practice, with an emphasis on NLM databases and resources.

Preference will be given to libraries and organizations with established relationships with public libraries and should be mentioned within the proposal.

Projects must also provide awareness of All of Us, such as including the use of informational materials about All of Us in programming, events, classes and other activities offered as part of the project or distributing All of Us brochures to patrons. Standard informational materials will be provided to awardee at no cost. Applicants are encouraged to utilize resources available from the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network and, when possible, partner with other All of Us partners in the community. SEA staff will help connect you with potential All of Us partners.

SEA staff are available for consultations. Please email NNLM SEA to schedule an appointment.

Please visit the All of Us Ambassador Award description and the FAQ document for details regarding the award, eligibility, and to access the application.

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Consumer Health Minute: NNLM Reading Club

PNR All of Us - Thu, 2020-07-16 07:00

Books clubs are opportunities to not only read good books, but they also offer engagement with other book lovers to discuss important topics whether about families, politics, society, and health. The NNLM Reading Club offers your library or organization selected titles regarding health focused topics. Though we cannot ship these items to you during the pandemic, all the information you need to conduct a book discussion online through social media, a video or audio chat, or other preferred platform, is available on the NNLM Reading Club website. We encourage libraries to direct patrons who may have their own book clubs to the NNLM Reading Club materials.

In addition to suggested book titles, you’ll also find online content providing background information, links to author interviews, and discussion questions.

NNLM has also begun a new webinar series, NNLM Reading Club Presents. This series hosts authors whose books have been selected for the reading club. If offers attendees an opportunity to ask authors questions and to learn more about the both the book and the author. Know you can view the recording later if unable to attend the live session.

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July NNLM Reading Club on Racism and Health: Black Maternal Health

PNR All of Us - Mon, 2020-07-06 13:08

Bring your book-discussion group into one of the central conversations impacting our nation as the NNLM Reading Club focuses on Racism and Health for its July reading selections, with special attention to Black maternal health.

The three selections explore motherhood through the experiences of Black women in different ways.

We Live for the We by Dani McClain l Battling Over Birth by Chinyere Oparah and others l Motherhood So White by Nefertiti Austin

NNLM encourages you to use one of them to start a conversation about racism and health or keep an existing discussion going.

First-time mother Dani McClain sets out to understand how to raise her daughter in what she knows to be an unjust and even hostile society in We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood. Nefertiti Austin recounts adoption for a single African-American woman in Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender, and Parenting in America. Finally, researchers and doulas from an organization known as Black Women Birthing Justice bring together the birth experiences of more than 100 California women to make recommendations for improving care in Battling Over Birth: Black Women and the Maternal Health Care Crisis.

To select your title and get your book club conversation started, visit the NNLM Reading Club.

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Funding Available: Health Programming in Public Libraries

MAR All of Us - Wed, 2020-07-01 10:41

The Network of the National Library of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) invites applications to support health programming for public library patrons in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

The purpose of the Health Programming in Public Libraries Award is to fund health programs for public library patrons that incorporate MedlinePlus and information about the All of Us Research Program.

Projects are encouraged which include:

  • Virtual programming that can be promoted to public library patrons
  • A focus on underserved health communities and underrepresented populations

Projects must include a public library, state library, or library association as a partner or applicant.

Virtual programming is central to this award. Possible allowable related costs include: social media campaigns, digital library collections (ebooks/eaudio), speaker fees, closed captioning and American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation, and digital platform subscriptions.

Efforts will be made to fund programs throughout the region and that have the potential to reach populations underepresented by biomedical research. BIPOC-led organizations are especially encouraged to apply.

NNLM MAR staff will work with funded programs to integrate relevant health information and All of Us content into programs.

Up to $20,000 of funding per award is available for 3 or more projects within the region.

  • Period of Performance: September 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021
  • Due Date: July 31, 2020 Noon ET
  • Notification of Awards: August 31, 2020

Full Request for Proposals

The mission of the Network of the National Library 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.

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NNLM SEA Funding Announcement: All of Us Health Ambassador Award

SEA All of Us - Mon, 2020-06-29 14:33

The All of Us Research Program’s goal is to learn how differences between us might lead to different types of treatments. With a goal to have one million people participate in this study, researchers may use this information to improve the health for everyone. As part of a partnership with the All of Us Research Program, the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (NNLM SEA) is pleased to offer the All of Us Health Ambassador Award.

Amount: Up to $19,000

Awards Available: 3

Application Deadline: Friday, July 31, 2020 at 11:00pm Pacific Time.

The purpose of the SEA All of Us Ambassador Award is to support libraries for projects that improve health information and digital literacy, improve access to, awareness of, and skills to locate high quality biomedical and health information, and improve understanding and importance in participation of clinical trials, including All of Us through a train-the-trainer model. As an ambassador, you may be asked to support additional outreach to help train and empower NNLM Network Members in your local community.

Potential Project Ideas

Project proposals should focus on the following project ideas:

  • Purchasing web-accessible computers/tablets for libraries that will be used for offering trainings on NLM databases and NNLM professional development courses.
  • Presenting training using one of the NNLM consumer health classes at local library professional development in-service meetings or library organizational events, or virtually.
  • Training unaffiliated, minority, urban or rural health professionals and All of Us partners in effective use of electronic health information resources for evidence-based practice, with an emphasis on NLM databases and resources.

Preference will be given to libraries and organizations with established relationships with public libraries and should be mentioned within the proposal.

Projects must also provide awareness of All of Us, such as including the use of informational materials about All of Us in programming, events, classes and other activities offered as part of the project or distributing All of Us brochures to patrons. Standard informational materials will be provided to awardee at no cost. Applicants are encouraged to utilize resources available from the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network and, when possible, partner with other All of Us partners in the community. SEA staff will help connect you with potential All of Us partners.

SEA staff are available for consultations. Please email NNLM SEA to schedule an appointment.

Please visit the All of Us Ambassador Award description and the FAQ document for details regarding the award, eligibility, and to access the application.

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All of Us Research Program Launches COVID-19 Research Initiatives

BHIC All of Us - Mon, 2020-06-22 17:03

The All of Us Research Program, part of the National Institutes of Health, recently announced that it is leveraging its significant and diverse participant base to seek new insights into COVID-19—through antibody testing, a survey on the pandemic’s impacts and collection of electronic health record information.

“With our nearly 350,000 participant partners across the country, All of Us will enable the research community to answer some of today’s most critical questions and inform future preparedness efforts,” said Josh Denny, M.D., All of Us’s chief executive officer.

To learn more about the All of Us Research Program’s response to COVID-19, click here. You can also find out more about All of Us and enrol here. The mission of the All of Us Research Program is to accelerate health research and medical breakthroughs, enabling individualized prevention, treatment, and care for all of us.

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Top Physician-Executive To Discuss COVID and the Digital Doctor

MCR All of Us - Mon, 2020-06-22 12:26

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

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

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

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

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

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

MCR All of Us - Thu, 2020-06-18 13:53

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Encuentre información de salud confiable en español para sus usuarios

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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