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Healthy People Webinar on Strategies to Improve Air Quality

Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Webinar: Environmental Quality

November 17, 2016 | 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET

Learn how the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Air Quality Program is working to improve air quality in New York City by monitoring the impact of pollutants.

For more information, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/h6at

Free continuing education credits (CME, CNE, CHES) are available!

Apply for Spring or Fall 2017 NLM Georgia Biomedical Informatics Courses

Augusta University and The National Library of Medicine (NLM) are pleased to announce that the application period for the NLM Georgia Biomedical Informatics Course for 2017 is now open. The Biomedical Informatics course offers participants a week-long immersive experience in biomedical informatics taught by experts in the field.  The course guides participants through topics including biomedical informatics methods, clinical informatics, big data and imaging, genomics, consumer health informatics, mathematical modeling, and telemedicine and telehealth.

The application period opens October 14, 2016 and will close on December 5, 2016 at 8:00am (note: NOT pm). Use the following link to apply: https://ghsu.wufoo.com/forms/x61hwel07ymegt/

There is one application for both the Spring (April 2 – 8) and Fall (Sept. 10  – 16) courses. Cost for attending is fully funded by August University’s contract with NLM. If admitted, participants are expected to attend the entire week of sessions and activities. To learn more about the course, watch NN/LM MAR Boost Box recording which includes takeaways from recent attendees and application process.

If you have any questions, please email GABIOMED@augusta.edu.

Have a safe Halloween!

Before you get dressed up and start trick-or-treating tonight, check out these sites for safety tips from food to streets to costumes.

jack-o-lanterns with candles and small gourds

AHRQ Teach-Back Strategies Help Primary Care Providers Engage Patients and Families

To learn more about how clinicians use “teach-back” to improve communication with patients, access AHRQ’s Guide to Improving Patient Safety in Primary Care Settings by Engaging Patients. The new resource features evidence-based interventions for implementing the teach-back technique in primary care practices.  With teach-back, clinicians ask patients or family members to explain in their own words what they need to know or do. It is more than repeating what patients or family members heard—clinicians ask them to teach it back. Effective communication is a clinician’s first step to helping a patient with a health problem. The evidence-based, low-technology teach-back technique can be the gateway to better communication and better understanding, and ultimately it can improve patient outcomes. For more information, please visit: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/anop

Aging in Place Technology Report 2016

The marketplace for technology to assist aging adults in the Longevity Economy is expected to grow sharply from $2 billion today to more than $30 billion in the next few years, according to the updated report by Aging in Place Technology Watch, more likely to be based on customization of standard software than creation of senior-specific products. The report provides predictions about key technology trends for 2016 and beyond. Families, caregivers, and seniors will acquire new offerings as services that are combined with persuasive training on how to use it. To read the report, please visit: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/n6sy

Re-Engineered Discharge (RED) Toolkit

A variety of forces are pushing hospitals to improve their discharge processes to reduce readmissions. Researchers at the Boston University Medical Center (BUMC) developed and tested the Re-Engineered Discharge (RED). Research showed that the RED was effective at reducing readmissions and post-hospital emergency department (ED) visits. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality contracted with BUMC to develop this toolkit to assist hospitals, particularly those that serve diverse populations, to replicate the RED. In addition, there is a booklet for patients based on the RED Toolkit entitled, “Taking Care of Myself: A Guide for When I Leave the Hospital.”

Visit the web page to learn more: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/zyw8

 

Follow favorite journals with PubMed Journals

Put your NCBI account to work and follow favorite journals through PubMed Journals. This PubMed Labs experiment shows you the latest published articles in your journals along with news and trending content. For more information on the site and how to use it, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ignk

MATx App to Support Medication-Assisted Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

MATx empowers health care practitioners to provide effective, evidence-based care for opioid use disorders. This free app from SAMSHA supports practitioners who currently provide medication-assisted treatment (MAT), as well as those who plan to do so in the future. For more information and links to the apps, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/p35a

Screenshot of MATx App

Introduction to Public Health Digital Storytelling Webinars: The Role of Narrative in Public Health

November 9, 2016, 1:00 pm ET

For the past 20 years, StoryCenter has been supporting researchers, educators, social justice organizers, and advocates in understanding how first person narrative and participatory digital media production can advance a broad range of public health goals. Please join us for this overview of our core methods and an exploration of how narrative can enhance your public health efforts. For more information and links to registration, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/fp6y

Text from StoryCenter, formerly The Center for Digital Storytelling

Dental Sealants Effective Protection for Preventing Cavities

From CDC Vital Signs. Learn about dental sealants, thin coatings painted on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars) and how it  can prevent cavities for years. You will find  a detailed fact sheet https://nnlm.gov/bhic/factsheet to download as well as educational  infographics. On related pages you can find  information on school- based sealant programs https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ui78 and oral health data https://nnlm.gov/bhic/cdcoralhealth.