Archive for the ‘Consumer Health’ Category
Thursday, December 9th, 2010
Heartland Health Outreach Refugee Health Programs will be hosting a Health Information Day with their Chicago Public Library (CPL) partners as part of their New Americans Library and Internet Access Project. Heartland Health Outreach has been working with the University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences outreach librarian, Lisa Massengale, to expand access to quality health and medical information for both older and newly arrived immigrants and refugees through a Consumer Health Subcontract that that is funded by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region.
This is the second of two Health Information days and will take place at the Rogers Park Branch of CPL at 6907 N. Clark Street, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 15, 2010. (more…)
Friday, October 1st, 2010
By Kate Saylor
University of Michigan
Taubman Health Sciences Library
The Plain Language Medical Dictionary Widget is a project of the University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library (THL) as part of the Michigan Health Literacy Awareness Training Program (http://guides.lib.umich.edu/healthliteracy).
Friday, September 17th, 2010
The Maternal and Child Health Library is seeking professional reviewers as well as a parent reviewer for new editions of the knowledge path and family resource brief about infant mortality and pregnancy loss. Comments and suggestions are welcomed.
The knowledge path is available on the MCH Web site at http://www.mchlibrary.info/KnowledgePaths/kp_infmort.html and the family resource brief is online at http://www.mchlibrary.info/families/frb_infmort.html. Please e-mail feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, September 3rd, 2010
AIDSinfo Launches Mobile Site!
AIDSinfo is a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services project, managed by the National Library of Medicine, that offers the latest federally approved HIV/AIDS medical practice guidelines, HIV treatment and prevention clinical trials, and other research information for health care providers, researchers, people affected by HIV/AIDS, and the general public. Along with housing the latest HIV medical practice guidelines, the Web site provides access to many other resources related to HIV treatment and research. Health information specialists are also available by phone, e-mail, and an online chat to assist the public with accessing this information.
Friday, August 27th, 2010
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) invites applicants to submit proposals to become an NIMH Outreach Partner from the District of Columbia and the following Greater Midwestern Region states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and South Dakota. Organizations selected as an NIMH Outreach Partner will receive an annual award of $7,500 for a total of three (3) years to conduct statewide, science-based mental health outreach and education, and promote NIH/NIMH clinical research.
The NIMH Outreach Partnership Program enlists organizations in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to facilitate and increase the use of science-based information on mental disorders in their respective states. Non-profit organizations that conduct outreach focused on mental health are invited to submit proposals. Organizations with experience in child and adolescent mental health and/or mental health disparities are encouraged to apply.
For more information, see: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/outreach/partnership-program/solicitation-process/outreach-partners-solicitation-process.shtml
Thursday, August 19th, 2010
If you are exhibiting or just sharing information about NLM resources, the GMR offers a variety of options.
- Visit the GMR Handouts page at http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/handouts.html
- Download brochures on a variety of topics including
- This one-stop page also links to a number of other Web pages including:
- Go online to order NLM items for drawings and special events from the NLM Promo Shop
- Members may use the Promotional Materials Order Form to order up to 250 items for a single event
If you have questions, your State Contact will be glad to point you in the correct direction. Thank you for spreading the word about the wonderful and FREE databases and Web-available materials from the NLM!
Monday, August 9th, 2010
By Suzanne Earle, MLS, AHIP
The Hospice Institute
Hospice of the Western Reserve
The Hospice Institute of Hospice of the Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio, has recognized the need for access to quality educational resources related to end-of-life care and has created a specialized library to meet those needs. Its mission is to provide healthcare professionals both within and outside of our organization with the tools necessary to give quality palliative and end-of-life care and to support ongoing research into related topics. Personalized library services are free of charge to members of both the healthcare community and the public. These library materials help increase understanding, awareness and acceptance of the physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual transitions that occur at the end of life. (more…)
Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
By Kate Saylor
University of Michigan
Taubman Health Sciences Library
On June 23rd, 2010, two members of the Taubman Health Sciences Library (http://www.lib.umich.edu/thl) had the pleasure of attending Packard Health’s 2010 Youth Health Fair and Be Well Block Party.
Located in Washtenaw County, Packard Health (http://www.packardhealth.org/) is the only non-profit, private medical practice. Their mission is based on the belief that “everyone deserves friendly, first-rate, continuous health care, regardless of their economic, cultural, or social conditions, and no matter what their insurance status may be.” (more…)
Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
By Chris Childs
Education & Outreach Librarian
Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
University of Iowa
After getting past the initial shock that the National Library of Medicine was terminating Go Local and that Iowa Go Local would be gone within a few months, I saw this as a great opportunity to bring the Hardin Library’s consumer health LibGuide out into the limelight. For the past two years, the LibGuide always seemed to be in Iowa GoLocal’s shadow, and I sought to bring it to a place of prominence. (more…)
Tuesday, June 15th, 2010
By Karla Block
Go Local librarian
Health Sciences Libraries,
University of Minnesota
Early this spring, the National Library of Medicine announced that it will discontinue the MedlinePlus Go Local initiative beginning in spring and continuing throughout 2010. More details about this decision are available in an NLM Technical Bulletin article (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ma10/ma10_go_local_discontinue.html) from April 2010.
MyHealth Minnesota → Go Local (http://medlineplus.gov/minnesota) will come to an end on July 1, 2010 when the site is decommissioned. The University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries and other Go Local partners will continue to provide quality consumer health resources and outreach even after Go Local ends.
Minnesota’s Go Local page will be redirected to the University of Minnesota’s Health Sciences Libraries’ Resources for Personal Health page (http://www.biomed.lib.umn.edu/guides/personal-health) for reliable health resources and tools to locate health services in Minnesota. Users may also find MedlinePlus (http://medlineplus.gov) and its directories page (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/directories.html) useful alternatives to Go Local.