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NLM Accepting Proposals for HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects 2016

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects for improving HIV/AIDS information access for patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers and the general public. Patients and the affected community need access to the most up-to-date and accurate health information to effectively manage and make informed decisions about their health.  Health care providers and health educators also need access to the most current information to provide the highest quality of care. NLM is committed to assisting organizations in accessing the spectrum of information resources and services that are currently available.  The NLM is particularly interested in proposals with creative and different approaches to disseminate information to populations that have a disproportionate prevalence of HIV/AIDS infections in the United States. Emphasis is on increasing the awareness and utilization of NLM online health and medical resources in the HIV/AIDS Community through the use of innovative and evidence-based projects.

Projects must involve two or more of the following information access categories:

  • Information retrieval;
  • Skills development;
  • Resource development and dissemination; and/or
  • Equipment Acquisition.

Significance is placed upon the following types of organizations or arrangements for developing these programs:

  • Community-based organizations (CBOs) or patient advocacy groups currently providing HIV/AIDS related serves to the affected community;
  • Public libraries serving communities in the provision of HIV/AIDS-related information and resources;
  • Health departments or other local, municipal, or state agencies working to improve public health;
  • Faith-based organizations currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services; and/or
  • Multi-type consortia of the above-listed organizations that may be in existence or formed specifically for this project.

Awards are offered for up to $50,000.

Quotations are due to NLM on June 13, 2016.

The solicitation for the 2016 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site:  https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=7bd801a122e7294ac7dca13444056f1b&tab=core&_cview=0

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Library Advocacy Book Club starting again on March 15, 2016

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Join your colleagues in MCMLA and others to discuss, “David and Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell. While every story might not impact you in the same way, each is bound to challenge your current thinking about issues, education, and more. Join us on this path of discovery. Note: Some chapters are long and we will do our best to hit the high points from each. Moderators will post questions to the group LibGuide prior to the discussion.

Schedule:

Week 1: Introduction, Chapters 1-2 – March 15th at 2:30 pm Central Time, 1:30 pm Mountain Time
Week 2: Chapters 3-5 – March 22nd at 2:30 pm Central Time, 1:30 pm Mountain Time
Week 3: Chapters 6-7 – March 29th at 2:30 pm Central Time, 1:30 pm Mountain Time
Week 4: Chapters 8-9, Wrap-Up – April 5th at 2:30 pm Central Time, 1:30 pm Mountain Time

Sessions will be held in Adobe Connect – https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcradvocacy (bbj)

 

Special Webinar: Zika Virus Response and Information Resources

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

From the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB email discussion list:

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.

Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 2:00 PM ET/1 PM CT, 12 PM MT

TOPIC:  “Zika Virus Response and Information Resources”

Dr. Sonja Rasmussen will discuss how information resources are pulled together and disseminated for the CDC Zika Virus response. In addition, representatives from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) will provide an overview of NLM Disaster Health’s Zika Virus Health Information Resource Guide.

 SPEAKER:

Dr. Sonja Rasmussen is the Director of CDC’s Division of Public Health Information Dissemination (the Division that includes the CDC Library) and the Editor-in-Chief of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series. She is also a Senior Consultant to CDC’s Zika Response.

LOGIN:

Meeting URL: https://nih.webex.com/nih/onstage/g.php?d=629830267&t=a

Event Password: 1234

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

Discover NLM Resources & More – March 23, 2016

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More: Genetics Information Resources
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 – 1 PM MT/2 PM CT
Join us at https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2

Genes are amazing! Did you know that only 1% of our DNA is unique? You are 99% identical to everyone on the planet! But slight variations in our genes can predispose us to certain diseases and conditions. In fact, nearly all diseases or medical conditions have a genetic component (except trauma), and many drugs don’t work the same due to an individual’s genetic differences in drug metabolic pathways. Enter precision or “personalized medicine” using new methods of genetic testing to understand a person’s risk of disease and improve treatment protocols, like drug dosages. Innovations like this can optimize your healthcare, but they have also contributed to an explosion of information. In this interactive session explore authoritative and free genetics education resources from the Genetic Science Learning Center at the University of Utah and the National Library of Medicine spanning learners from grades 5 to adults!

Why You Should Attend:

  • You want to know more about precision medicine.
  • You want to know more about genetic resources for students, patients, teachers, and consumers.
  • You field health-related questions from the public, patients, students and teachers (K-12, community college, higher education), or medical specialists.
  • You want to learn how you can help promote and work with precision medicine specialists where you work.

Presenters:
Louisa Stark, Director of the Genetic Science Learning Center, University of Utah
Dana Abbey, Health Information Literacy Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine. MidContinental Region

Registration is not required. Captioning will be provided, and the webinar will be recorded and posted to our website. For login instructions, visit: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/education/discover. If you have questions, contact christian.minter@unmc.edu.

Free Access to Articles from Major Publishers Added – Zika Virus Information Resources

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Elizabeth Norton shares this information on the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB  discussion list:

Recognizing the importance of sharing data in a public health emergency, many major journal publishers have opened their Zika Virus content collections for free – and the list is growing. Free access has been offered to articles, guidelines, reports, news items and commentaries.  You can find the most current list on the NLM Disaster Health “Zika Virus Information Resources” page (https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/zikavirus.html#a5)

Zika Virus continues to capture the attention of the medical and preparedness communities. With so many unknowns and new information coming out daily, it is important to keep up with the latest. We have made that easy for you. Our Zika Virus Information Resources page (https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/zikavirus.html) contains all the latest authoritative information coming from federal, national and international sources. You can check back frequently to see what is new, or you can embed the content on your own web site through the HHS Syndication Storefront. https://syndication.hhs.gov/storefront/showContent/3895   

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Health Literacy and Precision Medicine: An Important Partnership Workshop

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

From the Roundtable on Health Literacy of the Institute of Medicine:

Health Literacy and Precision Medicine: An Important Partnership

March 2, 2016, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern

In-person: The meeting will be in Room 100 of the Keck Center of the National Academies located at 500 5th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001.

Online: When registering, choose “Via Webcast.”

On March 2, 2016 the Roundtable on Health Literacy of the Institute of Medicine will conduct a workshop on Health Literacy and Precision Medicine: An Important Partnership. The workshop will feature invited presentations and discussions of the issues that surround the role of health literacy in the growing field of precision medicine. The recently announced Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) by President Obama plans to recruit a research cohort of more than a million participants to contribute genomic and health data to advance the field. Health literacy plays a significant role in the future of precision medicine. Research participants must be able to grant informed consent and researchers must be able to recruit, engage, and retain a truly representative cohort. In addition the results of the research must be reported in a clear and easily understood manner and patients must fully understand their treatment options. The workshop will cover the areas where precision medicine and health literacy intersect and communication in the research and clinical settings, as well as with the public.  For more information and to register, visit: http://iom.nationalacademies.org/Activities/PublicHealth/HealthLiteracy/2016-MAR-2.aspx#sthash.xPtW6iWB.dpuf

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Discover NLM Resources & More – February 24, 2016

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More: AIDSource
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 – 1 PM MT/2 PM CT
Join us at https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2

AIDSource is a treasure trove of information on HIV/AIDS-related resources. Resources include information on treatment and prevention, clinical trials, statistics, videos, mobile apps and much more! It was developed to make sure those seeking information about HIV/AIDS have a reliable source of quality, current information. Come and explore the vast array of HIV/AIDS-related information available through one website. This presentation includes hands-on exercises, and will be of special interest to librarians, public health professionals, school nurses, and health teachers.

Registration is not required. Instructions to connect to the webinar audio will show up after you log in. Captioning will be provided. A recording of the session will be posted to our website. One Medical Library Association Continuing Education (MLA CE) credit is available. To receive the credit, those viewing the live session or the recording, must complete within three weeks of the original event, 1) the evaluation for the class, and 2) the personal information. Questions to christian.minter@unmc.edu.

 

My Preparedness Story Video Challenge

Monday, February 1st, 2016

The HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response recently kicked off the My Preparedness Story: Staying Healthy and Resilient Video Challenge on Challenge.gov. The contest invites young people between the ages of 14 and 23 to submit a creative video—up to 60 seconds long—showing how they help their families, friends, and community protect their health during disasters and every day. The entries will be evaluated by a panel of expert judges and the top entries will be posted on the My Preparedness Story Video Challenge website so that other people can vote on them. Submissions could be used to help others learn better ways to prepare their communities for disasters and emergencies. And contestants could win up to a $2,000 grand prize. Entries are due on March 28, 2016 at 11 p.m. EST. /ch

Webinar: “2016 MeSH Highlights”

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

On January 20, 2016, join National Library of Medicine staff for a highlights tour of the 2016 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). A 30-minute presentation will feature a MeSH tree clean-up project; a new Clinical Study publication type; changes to the trees for diet, food and nutrition; restructuring in pharmacology and toxicology; and new terms in psychology and health care. Following the presentation, Indexing and MeSH experts will be available to answer your questions.

Date and time: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 10:00 am MT/ 11:00 am CT.

To register: Go to https://nih.webex.com/nih/onstage/g.php?MTID=e3e7492af438d67d6137642d7bd2efbe9

A recording of the presentation will be posted following the event.

For more information about 2016 MeSH, see What’s New for 2016 MeSH and the Introduction to MeSH – 2016.

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“My Preparedness Story: Staying Healthy & Resilient” Video Challenge

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

From the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB email list:

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response is encouraging anyone between the ages of 14-23 to submit a a short video – up to 60 seconds long and compete for a cash prize- ” telling us how you prepare your family, friends and community for a disaster.”  Entries are due on March 28, 2016 at 11 p.m. EST.  Here’s the link for more details  Challenge Website .  [jh]

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