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Allen College to Continue Serving Public Health Professionals in Iowa

Fri, 2019-05-24 13:40

Allen College has received funding from the GMR for the second year in a row to expand the services of the Iowa Public Health Research Center. This unique project aims to address an information and library-services gap for unaffiliated public health professionals in the state.

The Iowa Public Health Research Center (IPHRC) provides access for public health departments across Iowa’s 99 counties to the Allen College library resources and librarian. Iowa public health departments are frequently understaffed and in need of research support and assistance. IPHRC aims to fill that void and support institutions as they work to implement evidence-based public health interventions.

In addition to the library services, IPHRC staff will provide regional training to public health workers. These workshops will demonstrate how IPHRC can support their work and showcase key resources from the National Library of Medicine.

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Richland County Public Health Continues to Make Data FAIR

Tue, 2019-05-21 11:49

Richland County Public Health has received funding from the GMR for a second year to continue its project to make important public health data FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable). Last year, Richland County Public Health received funding to pull together, clean, and make available raw public health data from multiple health assessments. This year, Richland County Public Health will take the raw data and establish and sustain an interactive web tool for librarians and local health professionals to access FAIR local community health assessment data.

The interactive and user-friendly web interface embedded onto the Richland Public Health website will support health care professionals, public health professionals, and librarians who do not have analytical or financial support to produce meaningful and interpretable results from raw, local-level health data. Funding for this proposal will also provide this initiative the opportunity to fully complete the achievement of making county-level health data FAIR to health professionals and librarians in the North Central Ohio area.

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Purdue University Funded to Provide RDM Training

Fri, 2019-05-17 11:40

The GMR is excited to announce that Purdue University has received funding through the Research Data Award to provide research data management training to students. Training workshops will include FAIR Data Principles, Research Data Management Basics: Finding and Organizing Data, Cleaning and Formatting Data with OpenRefine, General Tips for Visualizing Biomedical Data, Biomedical Data Visualization with Tableau, and Useful R Packages for Analyzing and Visualizing Biomedical Data.

The workshops will be part of a larger project that seeks to study and understand rates of attrition in biomedical data challenges. In this context, researchers at Purdue will also host a Biomedical Data Challenge and conduct focus group sessions with individuals who drop out to better understand the reasons why. In addition to presenting results of their research at conferences throughout the year, a digital open education resource toolkit will be developed to help guide librarians in recruiting for and retaining diversity in data hacking challenges.

This projects supports Goal 3 of the NLM Strategic Plan, to build a workforce for data driven research and health, and supports the aligning objectives to expand and enhance research training for biomedical informatics and data science, to assure data science and open science proficiency, to increase workforce diversity, and to engage the next generation and promote data literacy.

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2019 ACRL Conference Review

Thu, 2019-05-02 14:00

 

I recently received an NNLM-GMR Professional Development Award to attend the 2019 ACRL Conference in Cleveland, OH, where I planned for an experience that would help inform my work with my library’s new systematic review service and my work helping to launch a new undergraduate learning community centered on critical data studies.

My ACRL experience began with a pre-conference session, OER + Scholarly Communication, where I spent the day learning about licensing agreements and the design and use of OER tools. A colleague and I are planning to build a toolkit for librarians interested in diversifying and retaining students in extracurricular innovation activities that use biomedical data, like hackathons and case competitions, so this learning opportunity was especially timely.

The conference was full of opportunities to learn about how academic librarians are working with data, offering data literacy services, and applying critical theory to librarianship. A few of my favorite sessions were:

  1. Improving Ourselves and Improving Care: Mitigating Unconscious Bias in Literature Searching, a session on designing inclusive search strategies;
  2. Sharing with the Community: Advice for Getting Your Writing Published, a session with practical tips for publishing with ACRL;
  3. Academic Library Impact: New Research from ACRL Grant Recipients, a session focused on assessing the impact of academic libraries and library services; and
  4. Setting the Stage for Civic-Minded Education: Casting New Roles for Librarians in Critical Information Literacy Instruction; a session focused on critical info lit that complimented my interests in critical data studies.

There were also several informative sessions on issues experienced by pre-tenure track librarians and issues surrounding diversity and inclusion. And, there were several social opportunities—my favorites being the WOC + LIB Social Hour and a night at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

I concluded my 2019 ACRL conference experience by presenting with a panel discussing recruitment and retention in STEM librarianship, alongside librarians from University of Michigan and Northwestern University. The panel was well received and presented a means to connect attendees searching for STEM librarianship jobs with open positions.

-Guest Post by Bethany McGowan, Assistant Professor of Library Science at Purdue University 

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The University of Cincinnati Mentors the University of Louisville in Developing Research Data Management (RDM) Services

Thu, 2019-04-25 10:12

This guest post is written by Rebecca Morgan, Clinical Librarian & Assistant Professor at the University of Louisville

Last year, I completed the NNLM’s inaugural RDM 101: Biomedical and Health Research Data Management (RDM) Training for Librarians course, conducted by the National Training Office (NTO). As a member of the RDM 101 cohort, I was given the opportunity in early 2019 to apply for a professional development award for RDM, also provided by the NTO. This award connected recipients to a data mentor who could provide personalized, hands on guidance on initiating or expanding data services. The provided funds would support travel to and from the mentor and/or mentee’s respective institutions.

This type of formal mentorship was exactly what my institution needed. The University of Louisville, currently has no data services program or the resources available to hire a data librarian or transition an existing staff member into a more data-centric role. Although we’ve discussed our desire to provide some degree of RDM services for some time, our lack of institutional expertise has stymied us. Having an experienced mentor to guide us might be just what we needed to get off the ground.

I am happy to say I was selected as an award recipient and that Amy Koshoffer, Assistant Director of Research and Data Services at University of Cincinnati (UC), agreed to serve as my mentor. I had met Amy during RDM 101, so I knew she was not only very knowledgeable, but also fully dedicated to helping others become more skilled and successful in providing data-related services.

On March 4th, 2019, the University of Louisville welcomed Amy to our campus to present on initiating and sustaining research data management services in academic libraries. In addition to our own faculty and staff, several colleagues from regional institutions such as the University of Kentucky, Norton Healthcare, and Sullivan University also attended.

Amy’s visit was comprised of two presentations. The first was an overview of how UC started their data services program and what services they are currently offering today. She was very candid about discussing what worked, what didn’t, and what lessons were learned along the way. This presentation not only showed attendees where and how RDM services could start, but also gave us a taste of what we could eventually build to in the future. The second presentation was a demonstration of the kind of workshop Amy and her team might provide to researchers interested in learning more about how to manage their data. This practical demonstration helped attendees conceptualize the kind of programs we might be able to someday develop at our own institutions.

The discussions after each presentation were especially valuable in helping clear up some common misconceptions about what it means to provide RDM services. Many attendees assumed that you had to manage your own data repository or be an expert in R, Python, or REDCAP to provide adequate RDM support. Amy assured attendees that building data services can be a slow and steady process that should be scaled to whatever each institution can manage or maintain.

The benefit gained from Amy’s visit was immediately apparent. Within a couple weeks of her visit, UofL established a task force to write a strategic plan for providing data services at our own institution. We are also in contact with some of our counterparts at the University of Kentucky to explore ways to work cross-intuitionally to build up a community of practice in our state. Without the knowledge and direction gained by Amy’s visit, I doubt we would have advanced in these areas as quickly as we have. Having access to someone with expertise in this field who can provide practical answers and guidance was exactly what we needed to get the ball rolling.

As part of this award, I was also able to visit Amy at the University of Cincinnati for their fourth annual Data Day. Fellow RDM 101 alum Elena Azadbahkt, who was also being mentored by Amy, also attended. To learn more about our experiences at Data Day and about our experiences at the UC, please read Elena’s wonderful report here: https://news.nnlm.gov/psr-latitudes/report-on-the-4th-annual-data-day-at-the-university-of-cincinnati/

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Connect with us at the Medical Library Association meeting in Chicago!

Tue, 2019-04-23 13:30

MLA '19 Logo temp

Are you attending the Medical Library Association conference beginning next week? If you are, consider attending Advancing Health Equity through Evidence-Based Public Health: How to Find the Evidence, a continuing education session presented by our Health Professionals Outreach Specialist, Derek Johnson and Elaina Vitale, Academic Coordinator for the NNLM Middle Atlantic Region. There’s still room available in the session, and it’s not too late to register!

Be sure to stop by poster sessions presented by our team, Is Learning Actually Happening? Investigating Course Outcomes Beyond Traditional Evaluation, presented by Rachel Gatewood and Bobbi Newman, and Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community, presented by Bobbi Newman, Carolyn Martin, Consumer Health Coordinator for the NNLM Pacific Northwest Region and Margot Malachowski, Education and Outreach Coordinator for the New England Region. Also, check out a couple of presentations on projects funded by our office: A Health Sciences Library Empowering Community Health, presented by Tiffany Grant, Sharon Purtee, and Don Jason from the University of Cincinnati and Health Literacy of Refugee Populations, presented by Margaret Zimmerman from the University of Iowa School of Library and Information Science.

Stop by the National Library of Medicine booth in the exhibit hall, where you will have the opportunity to talk with our staff about the NNLM All of Us National Program, an activity led by Britt Thomas, our Community Engagement Center manager. Check out the promotional video Britt created about this opportunity!

While you’re networking at the meeting, look for our staff, including Sam Watson, Jacqueline Leskovec, Derek Johnson, Bobbi Newman, Darlene Kaskie, Linda Walton, and myself. Have something you’d like to chat about? Reach out to us in advance and set up a meeting at MLA with one of our team members.

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PLA and NNLM Partner to Bring Health Questions to Project Outcome

Wed, 2019-04-10 09:54

Project outcome logoThrough this partnership, PLA will launch a new survey intended to measure the effectiveness of public libraries’ consumer health programming in Project Outcome, the association’s free toolkit designed to help public libraries understand and share the impact of essential library services and programs. The survey will be added to Project Outcome in April 2019.

“With this new survey, PLA seeks to expand public libraries’ capacity to apply outcome data in decision-making and planning around consumer health programming and services,” remarks PLA President Monique le Conge Ziesenhenne, Ph.D. “We’re thrilled to team up with NNLM on this important project.”

In 2017, PLA and NNLM lead by GMR launched Promoting Healthy Communities, a nine-month project to assess health information needs among public librarians and share free health literacy resources. The goal of Promoting Healthy Communities is to increase public library workers’ knowledge and skills related to consumer health services.

We invite you to join us for a free webinar about Project Outcome for NNLM Public Library Members

Date: May 16, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm ET/ 1:00 pm CT / 12:00 pm MT / 11:00 am PT

Webinar (registration required): Project Outcome for NNLM Public Library Members

Learn how Project Outcome can help your public library measure the outcomes of its health programs and services. This webinar will highlight all of Project Outcome’s surveys and tools but will focus primarily on the new health survey developed in partnership with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will:

  • Understand what Project Outcome is and how to use it;
  • Know what outcomes can be used to measure the success of their health programs and services; and,
  • Be able to implement Project Outcome evaluation in their library.

Project Outcome is a free online toolkit provided by the Public Library Association, a division of the American Library Association. Project Outcome is free to all U.S. and Canadian public libraries. To learn more, visit www.projectoutcome.org.

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New NLM Resource for Data Literacy and Management

Wed, 2019-04-10 08:58

The Health Services Research Information Central has added a new topic category covering data literacy and management.

The new topic page is intended to serve as an introduction to the topics of data science, data literacy, data management, data sharing, and research reproducibility. Though the emphasis is on health data, information from the broad data science community is included.

Visit the new topic page!

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Upcoming Webinar – Needs Assessments in Research Data Management: What Do We Know and Where are the Gaps?

Mon, 2019-04-01 16:56

The next NNLM Research Data Management Webinar Series presentation is set to take place on April 16, 1:00 – 2:00 CT!

Join us as we delve into needs assessments in research data management. Our presenter, Tina Griffin, Assistant Professor and the library liaison to the College of Pharmacy and also the basic science departments of the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will summarize the current state of published literature, in aggregate, regarding research data services needs assessments. Participants will come away with an understanding of what is currently known of RDM needs and where the gaps in research are relative to institution type, disciplines supported, and demographics.

Register on NNLM’s Webpage.

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Announcing the NNLM Spring 2019 Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon!

Thu, 2019-03-28 13:47

When was the last time you used Wikipedia? With more than 7 billion views a year on over 155,000 health topic pages, Wikipedia may be the most popular online health information resource. Acknowledging that Wikipedia is a highly trafficked source for health related topics, it is then vital that we strive to improve the content and citations provided in health and medicine articles to ensure that our health professionals, patients, and patrons have access to high-quality, reliable information.

Building on the success of two past events, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine is continuing its efforts to improve consumer health information on Wikipedia with its third Edit-a-Thon on May 6, 2019. Using trusted National Library of Medicine resources like PubMed, MedlinePlus, and Genetics Home Reference, we will be working to add citations to existing Wikipedia articles related to health equity. New to editing Wikipedia? Get ready for the event by watching our past training hosted by Dr. James Heilman, a physician and active WikiProject Medicine editor. In this introductory session, Dr. Heilman provides an overview of the importance of Wikipedia and demonstrates how to add a citation to existing articles.

New for this Edit-a-Thon is an in-person editing session held at the Medical Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago, IL. Led by Aimee Gogan, Alicia Lillich, and Elaina Vitale, the immersion session will describe the importance of Wikipedia as a resource for health information and how librarians can utilize their research skills to make Wikipedia a better evidence-based resource. Not only will attendees participate in live editing of health equity articles, they will become part of a community of Wikipedians dedicated to improving health information. If you will be attending MLA, please join us on Monday, May 6 from 2:00 PM – 3:25 PM for this lively and engaging session!

Whether you attend the immersion session at MLA or host an event at your organization, we look forward to working with you on May 6 to improve health equity information on Wikipedia. Check out nnlm.gov/wiki to learn more about the event and make sure to follow along on Twitter throughout the day with the hashtag #citeNLM to ask questions, post photos, and share your Wikipedia experience. See you on May 6!

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UC Data Day to be Live Streamed – April 1

Tue, 2019-03-26 09:15

The University of Cincinnati will be live streaming their Data Day event on April 1st. This year’s theme is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Data.

The day will be comprised of panel discussions, an interactive session where participants will learn R programming skills, and keynote speakers to start and end the day.  The first keynote speaker, Amanda Wilson, will highlight the historic All of Us Research Program that is gathering data from one million individuals to assist in delivering precision medicine by taking into account individual differences in lifestyle, environment, and biology among participants. The second keynote speaker, Deborah Duran, will address how diversity and inclusion are necessary considerations as we consider our research and how doing so can have an impact on us all. Panelists will discuss health disparities and health equity research from local and statewide perspectives as well as how data is being used to empower social justice.

The full schedule is available on the Data Day website

The event will be live streamed from this YouTube page.

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Look Out Kentucky – Here We Come!

Thu, 2019-03-21 12:34

 

In just a few weeks, Darlene and I will be traveling to Kentucky to share information at the Kentucky Medical Library Association (KMLA) annual meeting and visit with NNLM members in the area. The itinerary includes meeting with Kornhauser Library director, Neal Nixon, and clinical librarian, Jessica Petrey at the University of Louisville, as well as site visits to NNLM members at nearby Baptist Health and Galen College. Following meetings in Louisville, I’ll be driving out to Lexington to meet with the University of Kentucky Medical Center Library director, Rick Brewer, and his team of health sciences librarians. While I’m in Lexington, I plan to visit several other NNLM members, including Lonnie Wright, the manager of library services at Baptist Health. If you are a NNLM member in Louisville or Lexington and interested in a visit, please let me know, I’d be pleased to stop in, share some updates, and get your feedback.

Horse race

Of course, no visit to Kentucky is complete without sampling bourbon or watching a horse race! I planned some vacation time to see the sights, if you have any recommendations, be sure to share them. Look for details and photos of our visit on our blog following the trip.

 

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GMR Partners with ALA-APA on a new course – Wellness in the Library Workplace.

Thu, 2019-03-21 09:37

""The GMR is delighted to lead a partnership between the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and the American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA). We have developed a new course, Wellness in the Library Workplace as part of ALA President Loida Garcia-Febo’s presidential theme on Wellness.

CE and CHIS

The new course provides 4 continuing education (CE) hours over two weeks. The course is asynchronous online using Moodle. There are no set hours to be online each week.

CHIS competencies:

  • 3- Knowledge of Subject Matter and Resources
  • 4- Evaluation of Health Information

Description

You’re a library worker. You’re already helping those in your community find health information. As a library worker, what are you doing to manage your own well-being? Individual and community well-being are inherently connected. Thus, it is critical that workplaces be an area of wellness for their employees. Join us to discover ways to improve your own personal well-being and create a healthy workplace. If you are a supervisor, how are you helping to ensure your staff stays healthy (physically, emotionally, etc.)? We will also discuss ways to increase overall wellness for all staff in libraries so that we have happy, healthy and safe work environments.

In this 2-week 4-CE online course participants will explore the aspects of a healthy workplace including physical, mental, and emotional components. During the first week, we will look at the evidence on the benefits of having a healthy working environment matters to you, to the library, and to your community. We will discuss what does and does not make a healthy working environment. During the second week, participants will learn about and explore changes they can make at an individual level to improve workplace health and wellness. We will also discuss changes that could and should be made at the team and organizational levels to improve workplace health and wellness for everyone.

Objectives:
  • Describe the benefits of a healthy workplace
  • Explore what a healthy work environment looks like
  • Identify changes you can make at the individual level to improve your health and wellness at work
  • Identify changes to make at an organization level to improve the overall health and wellness in your library
  • Increase awareness of evaluation tools related to news articles and other online content related to health and wellness

Learn more about the course and register.

About the ALA Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA)

The ALA Allied Professional Association is a companion organization to the American Library Association (ALA). It is a nonprofit professional organization established “to promote the mutual professional interests of librarians and other library workers.”

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Health Information on Floods

Wed, 2019-03-20 08:32

As the flooding continues in the Midwest, we wondered if you were responding to requests for assistance from any libraries in your regions. Below are some resources which focus on flooding. Please let us know if there is any way we can assist.

Aimed at the Professional Workforce: 

Aimed at the General Public:

Additional Resources:

  • Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Topic Collection: Utility Failures (e.g. blackouts, potable water)
  • U.S. Health and Human Services HHS emPOWER Map 3.0 gives every public health official, emergency manager, hospital, first responder, electric company, and community member the power to discover the electricity-dependent Medicare population in their state, territory, county, and ZIP Code
  • Healthcare Ready RX Open Map indicates pharmacies open during a disaster
  • SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.
    • Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
    • Deaf/Hard of Hearing: Text TalkWithUs to 66746; Use your preferred relay service to call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990; TTY 1-800-846-8517
    • Spanish Speakers: Call 1-800-985-5990 and press “2”; From the 50 States, text Hablanos to 66746; From Puerto Rico, text Hablanos to 1-787-339-2663 (en Español)

View more resources and information on our website. 

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Now Accepting Applications for Funding Opportunities!

Tue, 2019-03-19 09:33

The Greater Midwest Region (GMR) of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) has released nearly $500,000 in funding opportunitiesOur office has released Calls for Applications for the following:

  • Research Data Award: Up to $20,000 (Applications due April 1st)
  • Emerging Initiatives Award: Up to $10,000 (Applications due April 1st)
  • Health Information Outreach Award: Two funding levels available up to $20,000 and $50,000 (Applications due April 1st)
  • NNLM All of Us Public Library Partnership Award: Up to $20,000 (Applications due April 1st)
  • Expert Speaker Award: Up to $2,500 (Two application deadlines: April 1st & September 2nd)

Two additional awards will be open for application on May 1st:

  • NNLM All of Us Consumer Health Collection Award: Up to $1,000
  • NNLM All of Us Consumer Health Information Kiosk Award: Awardees receive preconfigured kiosk

The Greater Midwest Region includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. For more information on funding opportunities, and to apply, please visit our funding page. If you have questions please feel free to send an email to gmr-lib@uiowa.edu or call 319-353-4479.

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UMN Hosts Successful Data Workshop for Researchers

Thu, 2019-03-14 15:50

Librarians from the University of Minnesota’s Health Sciences Library in the Twin Cities made the 160 mile trek to the University’s coordinate campus in Duluth to conduct a special half-day workshop for researchers on data management. The workshop was part of a Research Data award that was funded through the GMR. Julie Davis, workshop participant and Project Coordinator for the Research for Indigenous Community Health Center in the College of Pharmacy stated, “My most valuable takeaways were learning more about best practices and concrete strategies related to file naming, file organization, project documentation, and data preservation.”

To read more about the workshop, please visit the the University of Minnesota’s News Website.

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Funding Awarded to Health Literacy of Displaced Populations project at the University of Iowa

Tue, 2019-03-12 17:09

The GMR office is happy to announce funding for the Health Literacy of Displaced Populations project via our Health Information Outreach award.

Project:

Description:  This project will develop and implement a health literacy training for refugee women living in Johnson and Linn counties in Iowa.  Training sessions will be developed in collaboration with scholars from the University of Iowa’s Language, Literacy, and Culture program and from the University of Iowa’s School of Public Health. These sessions will be administered by school of library and information studies students with the assistance of local translators. Once completed, the result of this project will be a cohesive, vetted curriculum designed to improve the health literacy and, ultimately, health information access and outcomes of displaced women and their families.

Objectives:  The primary goals of this project are to 1) increase knowledge regarding the health information needs and health literacy of refugee women. This will result in public health, information, and resettlement organizations being better equipped to address the gaps in displaced women’s abilities to access health information for themselves and their families.  2) Develop an effectual program to improve the health literacy of refugee women so that they will be better equipped to seek health information and, ultimately, care in the US. 3) Disseminate the project findings and resultant initiative to library science schools and community organizations so that they will be able to implement this programming in their communities.

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Wisconsin Health Literacy Begins Workshops on GMR-Funded Project

Wed, 2019-02-27 12:53

Despite the frigid cold and mounds of snow in Wisconsin, the GMR-funded project Health Online: Finding Information You Can Trust is picking up steam! Through this project, Wisconsin Health Literacy is offering 32 “digital health literacy” workshops for consumers most at risk for low health literacy.

People stiting at tables listening to a presenter

Attendees learn about digital health literacy at a recent workshop presented by Wisconsin Health Literacy

Although weather has forced some workshops to be rescheduled, the project has seen initial success with over 40 residents receiving training on searching for trustworthy health information, evaluating sources, navigating mobile vs. computer, and finding sites in other languages.

“I’ve used a computer, but have never searched like this before. This was really helpful.” – Workshop Participant

“I don’t use computers, but my daughter looks stuff up for me. Now I can know what to tell her to do and where to go.” – Workshop Participant

Over the coming months, Wisconsin Health Literacy will provide more than 20 additional workshops, in addition to special train-the-trainer sessions with public library staff to provide resources that will help community members find reliable and trustworthy health information online.

The GMR is also helping support Wisconsin Health Literacy’s upcoming Health Literacy Summit. Be sure to check out the Summit’s webpage to learn more and register! Early bird registration ends March 1st!

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Do You Love the GMR? Let Us Count the Ways!

Fri, 2019-02-08 10:41

This February, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) Greater Midwest Region (GMR) is inviting you, our members and friends, to share how you’ve been impacted by the programs and services offered by our office. Have you…

  • Attended GMR training that made a difference at your organization?
  • Been awarded funding that made health information programming possible?
  • Received support on NLM resources from our team?

Share your stories on Facebook and Twitter throughout the month of February and include the hashtag #ILOVEGMR for a chance to receive a gift basket from our office.

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Registration Open for 4th Annual Data Day Event

Tue, 2019-02-05 10:07

You are cordially invited to the University of Cincinnati’s 4th Annual Data Day sponsored by The University of Cincinnati Libraries and IT@UC.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are topics gaining national attention.  Our 4th Annual University of Cincinnati Data Day will explore these topics in depth and highlight how researchers can expand their understanding by considering the impact of diversity, equity and inclusion on their own research.

What: University of Cincinnati 4th Annual Data Day

When: Monday, April 1, 2019 9am – 4:30pm

Where: Tangeman University Center, Great Hall (located on the main campus of the University of Cincinnati)

Cost: Free

The day will be comprised of panel discussions, an interactive session where participants will learn R programming skills, and keynote speakers to start and end the day.  The first keynote speaker, Amanda Wilson, will highlight the historic All of Us Research Program that is gathering data from one million individuals to assist in delivering precision medicine by taking into account individual differences in lifestyle, environment, and biology among participants. The second keynote speaker, Deborah Duran, will address how diversity and inclusion are necessary considerations as we consider our research and how doing so can have an impact on us all. Panelists will discuss health disparities and health equity research from local and statewide perspectives as well as how data is being used to empower social justice.

You do not want to miss this exciting day!

For more information and registration visit: http://libapps.libraries.uc.edu/blogs/dataday/

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