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New Collaborative Webinar Series: NN/LM Resource Picks

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

NN/LM Resource Picks is a bimonthly webcast series featuring the National Library of Medicine resources to increase awareness of these resources as well as encourage their integration by libraries and other organizations to more fully serve their colleagues and communities. Several of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine offices are combining efforts to feature resource experts from NLM for this national webinar series.

Upon successful completion of this class, each participant will receive 1 hour of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

Upcoming Presentations:

Don’t Wait, Communicate About Disaster Preparedness!
Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 3pm ET
Register

Presenter: Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, National Library of Medicine, Specialized Information Services Division, Disaster Information Management Research Center

Twice a year, America’s PrepareAthon brings together organizations and individuals to

  • learn what hazards are most likely to affect their communities
  • take action to increase preparedness
  • participate in community resilience planning

The next America’s PrepareAthon takes place on September 30—the final day of National Preparedness Month. The theme this year is “Don’t Wait, Communicate: Make Your Emergency Plan Today.

The September 28 webinar will use themes from America’s PrepareAthon to demonstrate the role librarians play in disaster preparedness. Learn how to get your community ready for specific hazards, and find out what resources you have at your fingertips.

 

AIDSource and AIDSInfo Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 3pm ET

PubMed Update Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 3pm ET

History of Medicine Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 3pm ET

Drug Information Portal Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 3pm ET

PubMed Health Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 3pm ET

 

Webinar: Applying Data Management Strategies: A Showcase of Data Management Projects

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Registration is now open for the FREE Medical Informatics Section fall webinar, Applying Data Management Strategies: A Showcase of Data Management Projects. Three librarians will discuss their experiences with a variety of data management projects, share their lessons learned, and answer your questions. The webinar will feature the following presentations:

  • Kevin Read, NYU Health Sciences Library: Developing and Implementing a Data Catalog
  • Margaret Henderson, VCU Libraries: Data Management Considerations for Clinical Trials
  • Marci Brandenburg, University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library: Data Visualization

When: Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm EST

Registration is free and open to all, and attendees will receive 1.5 MLA CE credits.

Details and Registration

Webinar: Achieving Health Equity- One Policy at a Time

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations Branch:

Achieving Health Equity- One Policy at a Time

When: September 22, 3-4PM ET

Attend a webinar hosted by the Federal Interagency Health Equity Team. Presenters will: describe components of a “health equity lens” used to analyze proposed state legislation, articulate opportunities and challenges to applying a “health equity lens”, and share examples of training and resource materials.

Speakers:

  • Gail Brandt, Health Equity Coordinator for the Office of Healthy Communities, Washington State Department of Health
  • Paj Nandi, Director of Community Relations and Equity, Washington State Department of Health
  • Sheryl Pickering, WIC Tribal Liaison and Office Legislative Coordinator for the Office of Nutrition Services, Washington State Department of Health

Full abstract and speaker biographies

Details and Registration

Smart Choice Basics Health Insurance Webinar

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

From the Pennsylvania Health Literacy Coalition:


Smart Choice Basics Health Insurance Webinar
When:
Thursday, September 22nd from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM ET

Learn evidence-eased ways to improve consumers’ understanding of health insurance.

What is Smart Choice Basics Health Insurance?
A consumer education program that explains health insurance cost to consumers and communities. It’s based on an evidenced-based program, Smart Choice Health Insurance™ that was developed by the facilitators of this webinar at the University of Maryland and the University of Delaware.

Why is the Pennsylvania Health Literacy Coalition offering the webinar?
It provides a consistent and actionable way for Coalition members to talk about health insurance with the consumers in the communities they serve. Smart Choice Basic provides access to practical tools to aid consumers in selecting a plan or better understanding one they have already chosen. In addition, we feel that the rollout of the program creates a targeted project and a clear objective to assist in growing regional meetups. Our hope is that your participation in this program may help pave the way to future collaboration across the State.

Who should take part in the webinar?
This training is ideal for anyone offering community education on health or financial wellness, as well as those who assist consumers in buying or using health insurance. We recommend it to librarians, social workers, enrollment assisters, financial counselors, and anyone passionate about improving knowledge of the benefits of health insurance in their community.

What benefits does this training offer me?
As a Certified Smart Choice Basics Educator, you’ll have exclusive access to an outstanding library of resources. This includes an in-depth consumer workbook, presentation materials, and a facilitation guide with activities designed to keep your in-person workshops lively and fun. You’ll also gain the confidence of knowing that you’re using evidence-based resources to help consumers.

Details and Registration

Science and Health Resources for Educators

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

From the NLM Outreach and Specific Populations Branch:

School is back in session, and Specialized Information Services for the National Library of Medicine provides a variety of educational resources for students of all ages.  Here are just a few examples:

  • K-12 Science and Health Education: Browse through a list of useful links to lesson plans, projects, and webpages on many different science/health topics for K-12 students.
  • Environmental Health Student Portal: Information and activities for middle school students on environmental health topics like air pollution, chemicals, climate change, and water pollution.  A section for teachers provides additional links to lesson plans.
  • GeneEd – Links to vetted genetic websites based on high school science curriculum.  A section with Teacher’s Resources provides a list of resources organized under various genetics topics, like bio-statistics, biotechnology, cell biology, and more.
  • ToxMystery – Interactive game for ages 7-11 on household chemical hazards, including a page with lesson plans for teachers.
  • ToxTown for Teachers: Lesson plans and links for educators to help them use the ToxTown page for teaching students about environmental health and toxic chemicals in everyday environments.

Upcoming Classes

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Check out these NN/LM MAR classes that are coming up in the next few weeks!

Boost Box: Health Promotion through Health Observances in Your Community

When: Friday, September 16, 12-1PM ET

Health Promotion focuses on enabling communities to have the tools to improve their health. In this session learn about a variety of health and wellness tools that can be used to provide members of your community with strategies of how to maintain healthy lifestyles using health observances to create a culture of health awareness. Through the use of National Health Observances, community and faith-based agencies, health departments, libraries, schools and health care providers can help raise awareness about important health topics. Get ready for the 2017 calendar year now by learning about ready-to-use resources such as toolkits, slideshows, social media materials and more.

Participants will receive 1 MLA CE. Details and Registration

Are You Ready? Essential Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Health Information Resources for Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe

When: Monday, September 19, 2-3PM ET

This class covers NLM disaster health information and other emergency preparedness resources for community educators,family, friends and caregivers. Resources for special populations and those with special needs are highlighted. Audience: consumers, public and consumer health librarians, pre-hospital responders, health care professionals, first-responders or disaster preparedness administrators.

1 MLA CE Contact Hours. Details and Registration

Health On the Range: Rural Health Issues and Resources

When: Wednesday September 21, 3PM ET

Evidence shows that there are marked health disparities between those living in rural areas versus their urban counterparts. Not only do rural residents suffer from higher incidence of chronic illness, they also have limited access to primary care services and are more likely to be uninsured or under-insured. This session will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify other access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to use in service the health information needs of those living in rural communities.

Participants receive 2 MLA CE. Details and Registration

NLM’s Online Playground: K-12 Science and Health Education Resources

Focus on resources for Elementary School: Thursday, September 22, 4PM ET

Focus on resources for Middle/High School: Thursday, September 29, 4PM ET

This class will introduce free K-12 resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Resources span a variety of subjects including biology, careers, chemistry, environmental health, forensics and medical technology, general health, genetics, health information tutorials, and HIV/AIDS. This course has been approved for 1, 2, or 3 hours of continuing education credits by the Medical Library Association.

The online course is approved for 3 MLA CEs. This course qualifies for MLA Level 1 and Level 2 CHIS. Details and Registration

NN/LM Resource Picks: Don’t Wait, Communicate About Disaster Preparedness!

When: Wednesday, September 28, 3PM ET

NN/LM Resource Picks is a bi-monthly webinar series highlighting National Library of Medicine Resources. In this session, learn about Disaster Preparedness from Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, National Library of Medicine, Specialized Information Services Division, Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC).

Details and Registration

Lunch with the RML: Celebrating National Emergency Preparedness Month with MAR Emergency Preparedness Project Reports

When: Thursday, September 29, 12-1PM ET

In celebration of National Emergency Preparedness Month, this session will highlight 4 MAR funded emergency preparedness projects:

  • Emergency Preparedness for Libraries and Communities in Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties:  Presented by Anja Bouchard, Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System
  • Public Library Emergency Preparedness and Participation in Community Level Disaster Response in Lancaster County Pennsylvania:  Presented by Ed Miller, Stephanie Zimmerman and Mary Ann Heltshe-Steinhauer, Library System of Lancaster County
  • Libraries as Lifeboats: Communities in Crisis:  Presented by Rebecca Budinger-Mulhearn, Avon Free Library
  • The First 72 are on You: Prepare, Respond and Recover:  Presented by James Farrell, Pearl River Public Library

Details and Registration

 

Visit the NN/LM MAR training schedule for more training opportunities.

Get Serious about Disaster Health

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Summer is over, and it is time to get serious about disaster health. September includes several major events:

  • Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks
  • A new preparedness rule for Medicare and Medicaid providers and suppliers
  • National Preparedness Month, which concludes with the National PrepareAthon

Health effects of the September 11, 2001 Attacks

Sunday marks the fifteenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The NLM Disaster Health information guide for Health Effects from the Collapse of the World Trade Center has been recently updated with a Disaster Lit® search and new resources from the Federal Register, USGS, NIOSH, and the CDC World Trade Center Health Program.

New emergency preparedness rule for Medicare and Medicaid

On September 8, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services finalized their Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers. The new rule ensures that affected health care providers and suppliers plan adequately for both natural and man-made disasters, in order to increase patient safety and establish a more coordinated disaster response. The providers and suppliers will need to meet four common industry standards: develop an emergency plan, implement policies and procedures based on the plan, maintain a communication plan, and maintain training and testing programs, including drills and exercises.

There are 30+ resources in Disaster Lit® related to Medicare and Medicaid, and ASPR TRACIE has more resources and technical assistance on the new rule.

National Preparedness Month

We are already at the end of week two—how have you been observing National Preparedness Month? The 2016 theme is Don’t Wait, Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today. Ready.gov and CDC suggest weekly themes as reminders to take different types of action toward preparedness. Here at NLM Disaster Health, we’ve paired some of our best preparedness resources with the weekly themes:

Week 2: Preparing Family & Friends: Week 2 is almost over, but our Community and Personal Preparedness page is relevant throughout the month—and the year. Don’t forget your furry, feathered, and scaly friends when you prepare. Meanwhile, this week the CDC focuses on the critical role of Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs).

Week 3: Preparing Through Service: This week, focus on serving your larger community. Think about what your community can do to help prepare the very young, the very old, the disabled, and others with special needs. Meanwhile, the CDC suggests we learn more about what state and local health departments can do to be prepared.

Week 4: Individual Preparedness: Ready.gov suggests downloading disaster apps to your mobile devices. This would be a good week to check out our list of Disaster Apps for Your Digital Go Bag. The CDC proposes studying what resilient communities have in common.

Week 5: Lead up to America’s PrepareAthon: As National Preparedness Month draws to a close, Ready.gov suggests you “be counted and register your preparedness event.” Consider listening to an archived NLM Disaster Health webinar in which librarians and other information specialists discuss their roles in the disaster life cycle. The CDC reminds us this week to prepare ourselves—just in time for America’s PrepareAthon on Friday, September 30.

What are you planning? Share your ideas and resources—and search for others’—on social media using the hashtag #NatlPrep.

 

Active Shooter: Healthcare Evolution in Risk & Response

Friday, September 9th, 2016

When: Friday, September 16, 1-2PM ET

Hospitals and healthcare organizations are facing the very real threat of active shooters or violence in the workplace. Join this webinar and learn about updated IAHSS hospital violence studies, Run-Hide-Fight training, and rapid notification considerations. Reserve Your Spot Today!

New Assessment Workshop coming to WNYLRC

Friday, September 9th, 2016

From the Western New York Library Resources Council (WNYLRC):

Developing and Assessing Library Services and Resources: Making Data Work for Your Library

When: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 8:30am-4pm ET

Speaker: Lisa Janicke-Hinchliffe, Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction, University Library,University of Illinois at Urbana.

As an extended version of the MLA workshop: Engaging Assessment to Show Value and Make Decisions, this day-long workshop will building on the service design and program models to incorporate locally relevant theories of change and change management as well as using social media and other marketing channels to extend the reach of formal presentations and reports.

Registration is required.

New Class! Health on the Range: Rural Health Issues and Resources

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Are you interested in learning more about rural health issues and information resources? Register now for this course from NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region!

Health on the Range: Rural Health Issues and Resources

Date/Time: September 21, 2016 / 3:00 – 4:30 pm (ET)

Evidence shows that there are marked health disparities between those living in rural areas versus their urban counterparts. Not only do rural residents suffer from higher incidence of chronic illness, they also have limited access to primary care services and are more likely to be uninsured or under-insured. This session will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify other access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to use in service the health information needs of those living in rural communities.

The class will consist of a 90-minute synchronous webinar and practice exercises. Participants will receive 2 MLA CEs.

Details and registration: https://nnlm.gov/ntc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=811