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PubMed for Librarians – Summer Sessions

Tue, 2019-05-14 21:08

PubMed® for Librarians: All sessions are free. All sessions take place in WebEx. Each session is worth 1.5 MLA CE credits. All sessions begin at 11:00 a.m. PT and are 90 minutes long. Captioning is provided. The sessions will not be recorded.

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Project Outcome for NNLM Member Libraries

Tue, 2019-05-14 21:07

Project Outcome Health Survey training is scheduled for Thursday, May 16, at 11:00am PDT for NNLM member libraries. Registration is required for the webinar. This introductory training is designed to help public libraries measure the outcomes of health programs and services. NNLM member libraries may participate in this training before it is widely available to Public Library Association audiences beginning on May 29.

Webinar Registration Link:

Project Outcome for NNLM Member Libraries

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 Member Libraries

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National Women’s Health Week- May 12-18

Tue, 2019-05-14 21:06

May 12-18 is National Woman’s Health Week (NWHW). NWHW is led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Woman’s Health (OWH) and aims to remind women to make their health a priority and build positive health habits for life.

As part of the observance, OWH reminds women to:

  • Visit a doctor or nurse for a well-woman checkup, preventive screenings, and vaccines.
  • Get active.
  • Eat healthy.
  • Pay attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress.
  • Practice safe behaviors, such as quitting smoking, not texting while driving, and taking steps to protect yourself from sexually transmitted infections.

Visit the Office of Women’s Health web page to learn more about NWHW and activities to participate in to take steps toward a healthier life.

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Check out our open funding opportunities – Deadlines coming soon!

Tue, 2019-05-14 21:01

The NNLM MCR has funds for Network members to help improve library services. Not only does the NNLM MCR offer funding but we want your proposal to be successful. Staff are always ready and willing to discuss whether your idea is fundable and review proposals before you submit them.

Please check out our current award opportunities listed here:

I Want To … Then Check Out … Collaborate on a program or project with a community group, school or library. Fund a public library program or programs. Conduct a programming-related project requiring larger funding in certain locations. Engage in professional development. Try out citizen science in my library. Upgrade technology. Promote diversity.
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NIH News in Health – May Issue

Tue, 2019-05-07 19:14

Check out the May 2019 issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. Download a PDF version for printing.

Mouth MicrobesThe Helpful and the Harmful

Your mouth is home to about 700 species of germs, like bacteria, fungus, and more.

Mingling SensesSynesthesia Explained

What shape does a sound make? That might sound like nonsense, but someone with this uncommon condition may know.

Health Capsules:

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Addressing Health Equity, Health Disparities through Community Partnerships

Tue, 2019-05-07 19:06

Amanda Landayan
The Kansas City Public Library
AmandaLandayan@kclibrary.org

In January I had the honor of receiving funding from the NNLM for ALA Mid-Winter Pre-conference Implicit Bias, Health Disparities, and Health Literacy: Intersections in Health Equity. As the new Health and Wellness Librarian for the Kansas City (Missouri) Public Library system, I found the topic very relevant to my work. Health disparities in Kansas City among minorities are high, and many hospitals and organizations are working diligently to identify the root causes.

One of the topic areas mentioned was that of Implicit Bias among healthcare professionals. This topic was one of interest. Due to our social conditioning in this country providers are less likely to prescribe black and brown patients pain medications. As a public librarian and social worker, this information did not surprise me. However, it made me realize the power of the public library and how we can provide health literacy. Additionally, because my position is based on embedded librarianship, I have the capability to partner with community organizations and agencies and other non-profits to bring free health information programming into the library.

One example is with a local Non-profit Fight Back Diabetes that offers a free Q&A session with a doctor once a month on a Saturday. Each session features a specific topic about ways in which diabetes impacts the body. Also, to be held at the library each session is recorded via Facebook Live. Attendance for this program is starting to pick up. Our March session was the fullest yet with 10 participants.

Offering a program in a safe public space allows participants to ask doctors questions in an informal setting. Also, it provides doctors with opportunities to interact with patrons outside of their offices. This program is promising, and we are happy to host it within our library system.

Offering the Fight Back Diabetes Let’s Talk Diabetes program integrates many of the concepts discussed at the ALA Pre-conference. As we continue to look at health disparities in our country, I think we also need to look for health opportunities that are more relevant to the communities we work with. To partner with individuals who already do the work and building trust among our patrons. As a black woman doing community work on behalf of the library, it is always important to me that all of our partners reflect the patrons who enter the doors of our libraries every day. I am grateful for the opportunity to attend the pre-conference and get new perspective and ideas on to better work with our patrons to address the root causes of health disparities, identify relevant health opportunities, and provide health literacy information in new creative ways.

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Visit the All of Us Journey in Emporia, Kansas Today!

Wed, 2019-05-01 17:25

The All of Us Journey and the Mobile Education and Enrollment Center is visiting Emporia, KS, now through May 4th. The Journey Exhibit’s first visit will be held at Emporia Public Library.

Emporia Public Library and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine welcomes visitors to explore the Journey Exhibit to learn about precision medicine and the All of Us Research Program.

The goal of the All of Us Research Program is to sign up a million or more participants to share their health data in the effort to expand biomedical research. The nationwide effort is designed to accelerate research and improve health by considering each individual’s lifestyle, surrounding environment and biology that can impact their health differently than others. Those who share their information about their health will be studied by researchers over a period of time. What they learn and discover with help improve health for all of us and future generations.

 

Following is the Journey schedule for the Emporia and Kansas City area:

April 30-May 1

Emporia Public Library

2023 W 6th Ave.

Emporia, KS 66801

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

May 2- 3

Emporia Public Library

2023 W 6th Ave.

Emporia, KS 66801

7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

May 4

Emporia Public Library at the Cinco De Mayo Festival

Downtown Emporia, KS

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

May 7-8

National Alliance for Hispanic Health & Central Avenue Betterman Association – Kansas City

Bethany Park

1120 Central Ave.

Kansas City, KS 66102

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

May 9-10

National Alliance for Hispanic Health & Central Avenue Betterman Association – Kansas City

Bethany Park

1120 Central Ave.

Kansas City, KS 66102

11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

 

Where will the Journey bus travel to next? Go to https://www.joinallofus.org/en/journey to check out upcoming visits.

 

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2019-2020 Funding Opportunities now Available

Tue, 2019-04-23 20:29

We are thrilled to announce the 2019-2020 National Network of Libraries of Medicine MidContinental Region Funded Subawards!

We have added many new funding opportunities available to support you in your mission. Please take a look at the opportunities and see if any of them appeal to you.

For inspiration read how one library tackled community needs with help from NNLM.

We are here to help you. If you have any questions, please contact the subaward administrator listed on the award announcement.

Changes for this year:

The most notable is the increase in the amount of available funds. The NNLM MCR will offer nearly $90,000 in subaward funds and nearly $110,000 from the NNLM MCR All of Us program.

Other changes are:

  1. We increased the number of awards categories from 4 to 16 creating nearly 50 individual awards.
  2. We increase the base amount of project awards.
  3. The application process underwent major changes to improve application submissions.
  4. Applicant support. If this is your first time or tenth applying for a grant, we want to help you succeed.
  5. Each awardee will have ongoing support from their state coordinator for the duration of the project.
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NNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on May 6, 2019

Tue, 2019-04-23 19:59

Check out this promotional video from NLM’s Amanda Wilson to join the next NNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Monday, May 6! For more information, visit https://nnlm.gov/wiki.  We encourage you to register for your Wikipedia account now to be ready for May and tweet using #CiteNLM and #MLANet19!

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LinkOut Consolidation Webinars on 4/26 and 5/9

Tue, 2019-04-23 18:00

If you will be impacted by the LinkOut consolidation, NLM will be hosting two informational webinars, on April 26 and May 9. Recordings of the presentations will be available after the live events. For registration links, visit the NLM Technical Bulletin article, https://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ma19/brief/ma19_linkout_webinars.html.

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Project Outcome Health Survey

Tue, 2019-04-16 21:03

For Public Libraries:

Most of you may already be familiar with Project Outcome. NNLM has partnered with them to develop the Project Outcome Health Survey.

A sneak peek training will be available for NNLM member libraries, before it is widely available to PLA audiences beginning on May 29, 2019. This introductory training is designed to help public libraries measure the outcomes of its health programs and services. The webinar registration information is below.

Project Outcome for NNLM Member Libraries

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 Member Libraries

Project Outcome is a FREE toolkit designed to help public libraries understand and share the impact of essential library services and programs by providing simple surveys and an easy-to-use process for measuring and analyzing outcomes. Project Outcome also provides libraries with the resources and training support needed to apply their results and confidently advocate for their library’s future.

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Explore the All of Us Journey Exhibit in St. Louis Today

Tue, 2019-04-16 16:33

The All of Us Journey, a traveling exhibit that teaches visitors about precision medicine and the All of Us Research Program, is visiting St. Louis, Mo., now through April 26.

The Journey Exhibit, along with its Mobile Education and Enrollment Center, will be at A.T. Still University at the National Alliance for Hispanic Health and at two campuses of St. Louis University.

The All of Us Research Program aims to sign up a million or more participants to share their health data in the interest of diversifying biomedical research. The nationwide effort is designed to accelerate research and improve health by considering each individual’s lifestyle, surrounding environment and biology that can impact their health differently than others.

Following is the Journey schedule for the St. Louis area:

April 15-18

National Alliance for Hispanic Health

A.T. Still University

1500 Park and Carroll Street

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

April 22-23

St. Louis University

South Campus

1309 Carr Lane Ave.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

April 24-26

North Campus

3614 West Pine Mall Blvd

Across the street from

Busch Student Center

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Where will the Journey bus travel to next? Go to https://www.joinallofus.org/en/journey to check out upcoming visits.

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Join Us for the Upcoming Bilingual Twitter Chat on Physical Activity and Nutrition

Wed, 2019-04-10 14:52

The Office of Minority Health and the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities are co-hosting a bilingual Twitter chat about physical activity and good nutrition on Wednesday, April 17th at 2 pm ET. They’ll chat about all things public health, celebrate everything public health has accomplished and talk about where the movement is going.

Join us and other partners as we www.twitter.com/minorityhealth  #ActiveandHealthyChat.

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Breezing Along with the RML – April – What is Your Unconscious Bias?

Tue, 2019-04-09 18:19

Join us for April Breezing Along with RML – Shavonne Washington-Krauth from Creighton University will present What is Your Unconscious Bias?

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 – 2 MT/3 CT

Register

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National Public Health Week 2019: How NLM Brings Together Libraries and Public Health

Tue, 2019-04-09 18:14

Recent articles in Preventing Chronic Disease and The Nation’s Health chronicle how public libraries can complement the efforts of public health workers in community outreach and engagement. Data tell us that more Americans visit public libraries in a year (1.39 billion) than they do health care providers (990 million). More so, over 40% of computer-using patrons report using libraries to search for health information. However, we also know many individuals struggle with accessing and understanding the health information they encounter every day.

This challenge begs the question, “How does the National Library of Medicine (NLM) increase access to trustworthy health information to improve the health of communities across the United States?” Read more from here.

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Webinar Announcement: DOCLINE Talkline – What’s New?

Tue, 2019-04-09 18:06

Mark your calendars and tell your friends!

 Wednesday, April 10th from 2:00 – 2:30 PM ET – What’s New? Webinar

Register here for the DOCLINE – What’s New? Webinar

This webinar is for everyone using DOCLINE 6.0 and will cover:

  • Routing options
  • Type-ahead/auto-suggest menus
  • Retired Requests display
  • Receipting Lend Requests
  • Updated Library Profile
  • Journals & Holdings
  • Switch Library
  • Lend Alerts – Rush & Urgent Patient Care
  • Delivery Method(s)
  • International Offerings

… and more!

This will be show & tell only, please continue to use the “Ask the Help Desk” form if you have questions or comments.

Registering

Register Here for the DOCLINE – What’s New? Webinar

Registration suggested, but not required.

All registrants must login to their NNLM account before they can register for any of the NNLM classes. If you do not have an account or have forgotten your password, please use the links for requesting a new password or creating a new account that are found in the NNLM Login box.

To Join the Training Session 

  1. Go to NIH WebEx
    2. Enter your name and email address.
    3. Enter the session password: nnlm 
    4. Click “Join Now”.
    5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link.

To Join the Session by Phone Only

  • To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the training session, or call the number below and enter the access code.
  • Call-in toll number (US/Canada):1-650-479-3208
  • Global call-in numbers
  • Access code: 624 154 729

To add this session to your calendar program (for example Microsoft Outlook), click this link.

Link to Recordings

If you are unable to attend a session, webinars are recorded and added to the NNLM YouTube DOCLINE Talkline Playlist within one week.

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Save the Date! Webinar: Flooding in the Midwest: One University’s Efforts to Reach Out to the Community

Tue, 2019-04-09 18:03

WHEN: Monday, April 22,  2019 at 1:30PM ET

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:  This Disaster Information Specialist webinar is free and open to everyone – please spread the word and invite others in your organizations, send to your email lists, and post to your social media accounts. No registration is required.

SPEAKERS:
Elayne Saejung, MS, Director of Emergency Management, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Teresa Hartman, MLS, Education & Research Services Librarian, McGoogan Library of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Aileen Warren, MSW, PHR, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, University of Nebraska Medical Center

TOPIC:  Flooding in the Midwest: One University’s Efforts to Reach Out to the Community

Description:
After the devastating floods in March, 2019, the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) stepped up to provide outreach to their community, both in Nebraska and Iowa. A collaborative effort between the UNMC Office of Emergency Management, the McGoogan Library of Medicine, and the Human Resources department led to efforts ensuring that internal students, faculty, and staff, as well as residents of the states of Iowa and Nebraska received updated information on health and safety resources and guidelines. In this webinar, the three speakers will discuss the collaboration, their outreach efforts, and key outcomes to this point

LOGIN:

 Meeting URL: https://nih.webex.com/nih/onstage/g.php?MTID=ebcdaa4d7733f8f94f602a3bf8a38fd6b

Event Key: 1234

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Audio conference information:

When you log in, you will be given a choice of audio connections. We recommend using “Call Using the Computer” (VOIP). If you cannot use VOIP:

Select “Call Me” to receive a call back and provide your phone number.

Or select “I Will Call In” and enter the number below followed by the access code.

If asked for your Attendee ID Number and you do not see one appear on the screen, just press # on your phone and you will be connected

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Participate in National Health Observances on Minority Health, Citizen Science and More

Fri, 2019-04-05 16:48

April features Minority Health Month, Citizen Science Day, National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and Air Quality Awareness Week.

Libraries can engage their communities in these health-related celebrations with helpful resources and promotional materials offered by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

The materials are part of NNLM’s campaign to supply libraries with materials and programming ideas based on noteworthy national health observances like National Immunization Awareness Month in August or Family Health History Day in November. The selection of available materials will be updated monthly as new health observances approach.

Resources and promotional materials for April are available at https://nnlm.gov/all-of-us/national-health-observances#toc-2. Here is a list of the items:

Minority Health Month Citizen Science Day National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Air Quality Awareness Week
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NIH News in Health – April Issue

Tue, 2019-04-02 19:20

Check out the April 2019 issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. Download a PDF version for printing.

Cancer Care Widens Its Reach
Reducing Cancer Health Disparities
Researchers are looking at ways to expand access to cancer prevention and treatment.

illustration-cartoon-brain-feeling-unwellThe Inflamed Brain
Recognizing Encephalitis and Meningitis
Knowing the symptoms of brain swelling is important so you can get medical help as quickly as possible.

Health Capusules

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