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August Discover Webinar

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More

Resources for Addressing Community Health Needs

August 24, 2016 1pm MT/ 2pm CT, https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2

Presenter: Dana Abbey, Community Engagement Coordinator, NN/LM MCR

There are numerous factors that have the potential to influence the health of your community members including quality of life, health behaviors, utilization of and access to health care, social and economic factors, and the physical environment.

In this hands-on session you will:

  • Utilize tools for researching these factors at the local level.
  • Identify authoritative health information resources for program planning.
  • Identify potential community partners.

Who should attend?

  • Public libraries and community organizations planning health outreach activities.
  • K-12 staff involved in student health care and/or health and science curriculums (librarians, nurses, teachers).
  • Public health grant writers.
  • Anyone who interested in knowing about these great resources.

September is Go4Life® Month

Monday, August 8th, 2016

September  Go4Life® Month. Did you know the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, has a variety of free materials to help seniors become and stay physically active? Go4Life sample exercises,  exercise guide book, easy-to-print tip sheets with information about the health benefits of physical activity, even tools for setting goals and tracking progress, NIA’s got it all! What’s more, all the information in these resources is based on research in people ages 50+.  Your library may want to sponsor Go4Lifeprogramming in September and now’s the time to start planning.

This year’s theme is #Fit4Function, focusing on the practical benefits of exercise and physical activity, like being able to drive, carry groceries into the house, do yardwork, walk the dog – all activities important to older adults. /ch

 

Call for Applications: K-12 School Partnership Award

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Call for Applications: K-12 School Partnership Award

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region (NN/LM MCR), under a cooperative agreement grant with the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), announces the availability of the K-12 School Partnership Award.

The purpose of this funding is to support new or enhance existing collaborative projects between a library (public, community college, academic, or health sciences) and a K-12 school entity (school library, school nurse, health/science teacher) to promote and/or introduce NLM health information resources that could serve as a model for other partnerships. Examples of projects include raising awareness of NLM health information resources, participation in health fairs, or developing media resources featuring NLM health information resources. The NN/LM MCR will fund two awards up to $2,500 each.

Single year Awards: Project performance period will begin and end within the NN/LM MCR budget period: May 1, 2016 thru April 30, 2017.

  • Application Due Date: September 30, 2016
  • Notification of Award: October 10, 2016

Prior awarded projects:

  1. Public library partnership with a six county prevention coalition to provide teen health outreach programming in the areas of youth mental health, suicide prevention, substance abuse, and depression.
  2. Academic library partnership with a middle school and a volunteer community health organization to instruct students on evaluating and using online health information.
  3. Public library partnership with an elementary school to conduct  fun after school programming for K-3 on health topics incorporating play to engage participants in healthy behaviors and body functions.
  4. High school library partnership with health careers academy to create public service announcements relevant to the student’s medical and bioscience curriculum.
  5. Hospital library partnership with a school serving K-8 students with chronic illnesses to provide instruction to bolster health literacy skills.

For application instructions and to access the online submission form click here.

Award contact: Dana Abbey @ dana.abbey@ucdenver.edu or 303/724-2110.

 

 

Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information Online Course

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) invites you to this 3 week self-paced, asynchronous introduction to cultural competency, the unique health information needs of refugees and immigrants, and relevant health information resources.

From Beyond Our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information
August 15th, 2016 – September 6th, 2016

Class Description:
This class is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating health information. The resources presented are selected for their emphasis on providing culturally relevant information in the preferred language of the population. Background information on refugees and immigrants in the U.S. and their unique health issues will be presented. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several Internet resources. The class will be taught via Moodle and includes short readings, videos, and activities.

This class has been approved for 4 hours of continuing education credits by the Medical Library Association for each part and is eligible for MLA Level I and Level II CHIS.

Register: https://nnlm.gov/ntc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=485

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Disaster Information Specialist Monthly Webinar

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

From the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB  email list:

Collaborations between Libraries and Disaster Organizations

WHEN:  Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 1:30pm ET

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:  The Disaster Information Specialist monthly 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.

TOPIC:  Reports from two Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Projects: “Public Health Emergency Coordination with Libraries” and “The Value of Improved and Sustained Information access By Library Expertise (VISIBLE) in Missouri”

LOGIN:

Meeting URL: https://nih.webex.com/nih/onstage/g.php?MTID=e8a65b50dbc9bb5b3b970b34b7c71b752

Event Password: 1234

For more information on this and past meetings, see http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dismeetings.html

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Libraries Responding to Crises

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

From the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB email list:

Did you know libraries can play an active role in a community’s response to a crisis? They can provide information about local events and services, create reading lists and research guides, and offer less-traditional services to their communities in the wake of tragedy.  Even the simplest gesture can have meaning.

If your library wants to help your community process recent events, but is unsure how to begin, you might find inspiration in two recent articles. Community discussion spaces, moments of silence, counseling, lectures, LibGuides, and teen reading lists—there are ideas for everyone:

For more resources, see our guide to coping with disasters, violence, and traumatic events (https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/coping.html) or explore the materials in our Disaster Lit® database. If you have not already joined, you can register for email updates (via GovDelivery: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USNLMDIMRC/subscriber/new) or join our email discussion list (https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dimrclistserv.html).

If you are interested in getting involved more deeply in disaster response, take a look at our Disaster Information Specialist program (https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/disasterinfospecialist.html) and consider taking one of the courses offered, or attending one of our monthly webinars.

Submitted by Robin Taylor, Librarian/Contractor Specialized Information Services Division, Disaster Information Management Research Center.

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Free Webinar – Teaching Topics: Open & Close with Impact

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Teaching Topics: Open and Close with Impact

Will be offered twice: August 25th and September 22nd

1:00 pm MT/2:00 pm CT

Spend 60 minutes with Jessi Van Der Volgen and Rebecca Brown, Training Development Specialists with the NN/LM Training Office (NTO), to learn ways to incorporate opening and closing activities that will enhance learning and evoke critical thinking. After attending this session you will be eligible for one hour of MLA CE credit.

Here are the questions we’re hoping to answer for you today:

  1. Why should we craft how we begin and end a class?
  2. What’s the difference between an ice-breaker and an opener?
  3. What are some ideas for openers I can put into place?
  4. What are some content-related activities I can incorporate into the last class or last minutes of class?
  5. How can I support critical thinking till the very end?
  6. How can I get feedback about course content without using a traditional evaluation tool?

Registration is required. For more details, visit: https://nnlm.gov/ntc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=1048 

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July Breezing and Discover Webinars

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Breezing Along with the RML

Librarians Involved in EHRs

July 20, 2016 10am Mountain/ 11am Central
https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2

This session will feature a panel of librarians discussing opportunities and challenges for librarians to be involved in supporting clinical care through Electronic Health Record Systems. Panelists will discuss their current projects, how their library got involved with their EHR, and suggestions for how viewers can start a similar process at their own institutions.

Panelists are:

  • Erica Lake, Associate Director, Hope Fox Eccles Health Library, University of Utah
  • Kelsey Leonard, Health Information Services Librarian, Preston Medical Library, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville
  • Meghan D. Evans, Community Health Librarian, Geisinger Health System

Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More

Health Information Resources for Seniors

July 27, 2016 1pm Mountain/ 2pm Central
https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2

Presenter: Annette Parde-Maass, Education Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region

As America’s 65-and-over population potentially doubles in the next 35-years, knowing where to find reliable information about senior health will be crucial. This webinar will demonstrate senior health resources from the National Library of Medicine and other centers that address needs at various ages and levels of health. Participants will learn about the sites, how to navigate them, and ways to promote and teach them to senior populations and caregivers.

Registration is not required for either session. Captioning will be provided, and the sessions will be recorded and posted to our website. Send questions to christian.minter@unmc.edu.

Study Examines Use of Mobile Health Applications among U.S. Adult Populations

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

This study examined the use of mobile health applications (mHealth apps) among the U.S. adult population. It also investigated the respondents’ attitude towards helpfulness of mHealth apps for achieving health behavior goals, medical care decision-making, and asking a physician new questions or seeking a second opinion. In a national sample of adults who had smartphones or tablets, 36 % had mHealth apps on their devices. Among those with apps, 60 % reported the usefulness of mHealth apps in achieving health behavior goals, 35 % reported their helpfulness for medical care decision-making, and 38 % reported their usefulness in asking their physicians new questions or seeking a second opinion.

If you have users asking about mHealth apps, see the reviews in Plains to Peaks Post on mobile apps by NN/LM MCR librarians participating in the Mobile App Experience Project. /ch

Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community
June 2, 2016
9-10 am MT/ 10-11 am CT

Presenter: Community Engagement Coordinator, Dana Abbey

This presentation will provide an overview of ideas to conduct health outreach and create health programs for libraries and community/faith based organizations. Participants will learn how to integrate resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other reputable agencies to introduce community members to NLM resources in fun and engaging ways. Examples of programs for children, teens, adults and/or seniors using NLM and other National Institutes of Health center and office resources will be shared. The examples in this session will focus on a nutrition and food label program for families to align with the summer reading 2016 theme.

This class has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credits by the Medical Library Association and is eligible for MLA Level 1 and Level 2 Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS).

Registration is required. Visit this link to register: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/education/register.html?schedule_id=3988

Questions? Contact Dana Abbey.

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