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National Institute on Drug Abuse

To find out the most commonly abused drugs, prescription drugs and their possible health effects you can now find this information merged on one page on the NIDA’s web site. https://nnlm.gov/bhic/h41n

For information about treatment options for drug addiction, see NIDA’s Treatment pages. https://nnlm.gov/bhic/joja

Start Planning for Health Literacy Month

It is not too early to plan for Health Literacy Month in October. Health Literacy Month  https://nnlm.gov/bhic/b599 is a time for organizations and individuals to promote the importance of understandable health information. Examples include communication workshops for professionals, health education programs for patients and the public, educational offerings for students at all levels or having an expert in the field speak to an organization like your public library.

 

Evidence-based Evaluation of Complementary Health Approaches for Pain Management

Researchers from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health have published a review of complementary health approaches used to treat several chronic pain conditions. The review is designed to assist primary care providers.

To read the review, as well as access a blog entry, video Q and As and images about the study, go to NCCIH’s website: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/9vcz

4 New MedlinePlus Health Topic Pages

MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine’s site for patients and families, has recently added four new groups of disorders as Health Topic Pages.

Lipid Metabolism Disorders: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/s4l4

Mitochondrial Diseases: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/fio3

Amino Acid Metabolism Disorders: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/6db5

Carbohydrate Metabolism Disorders: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/06la

 

Epilepsy Resources for Schools

Over 400,000 children in the U.S. have epilepsy. School personnel can use the Centers for Disease Control to get Seizure training, download first aid instructions and find other information to support students with epilepsy. For additional information about epilepsy, including resources for children and teens, check out MedlinePlus.

Epilepsy in Schools (CDC): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/vjcq

Epilepsy (MedlinePlus): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/uyrj

Updated Disaster Information Specialization Courses

The National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) is updating disaster health information courses and formatting them for self-paced study online. Two updated courses are now available (see below). By the end of the year, there will be four more courses: US Response to Disasters and Public Health Emergencies; Information Roles in Disaster Management; A Seat at the Table: Working with Local Responders; and Health and Disasters: Understanding the International Context.

Disaster Health Information Sources: The Basics

This class provides a comprehensive overview of the essential resources needed to provide health-related information services for supporting disaster mitigation, planning, response, and recovery.

CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive): Health Information Resources

This class provides an overview of the concepts of CBRNE, including a review of NLM resources that support planning, response, and recovery from the effects of these potential hazards.

Text adapted from NLM DIMRC email announcement.

Rural Health Research Dissemination Cooperative Agreement

The purpose of this program is to disseminate and market rural health services research funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) to diverse audiences, such as decision makers and rural stakeholders at national, state, and community levels, with the goal of informing and raising awareness of key policy issues important to rural communities. The successful applicant with develop and maintain a website and strategies to share the research. For more information, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/0o44.

Text adapted from the information page for this FORHP grant.

NIH Big Data Grants

The NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative has several grants available to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. A list of the funding opportunities can be found on the NLM BD2K Grants page. Here are examples of currently open grants:

  • NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Enhancing Diversity in Biomedical Data Science with a focus on research experiences (for faculty and undergrads) and curriculum or methods development for undergraduate courses.
  • BD2K Research Education Curriculum Development: Data Science Overview for Biomedical Scientists for graduate students in biomedical sciences.
  • Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Community-based Data and Metadata Standards Efforts
  • Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Enhancing the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Digital Curation for Biomedical Big Data

 

 

Liver Disease Disparities

Veterans with liver disease are a vulnerable group that faces health disparities. The Department of Veterans Affairs in conjunction wit the Office of Health Equity has created a dashboard to raise awareness of potential disparities and promote equitable diagnosis and treatment of underserved veterans with hepatitis C and advanced liver disease: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/mjq8

Open Use Playgrounds and Schoolyards

Salud America provides a toolkit for communities to work towards open use of school fields, playgrounds and other recreational facilities outside of school hours. The toolkit outlines how to talk to school leaders to consider how to create an open use policy to increase and encourage physical activity which can improved health and lower the risk of disease. Download the toolkit here:  https://nnlm.gov/bhic/0il7.