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Archive for July, 2008

New PHPartners Topic Pages on Nutrition and Workforce Development

Monday, July 14th, 2008

Submitted by Hathy Simpson

The Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce has released two new topic pages on on Nutrition and Workforce Development. PHPartners is a collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations and health science libraries which provides timely, convenient access to selected resources on the Internet.

The topic page on Nutrition,, includes links to government, professional and research organizations that focus nutrition issues; grants and funding opportunities; legislation and health policy issues related to nutrition; published literature and research reports; and nutrition promotion, education and information resources.

The topic page on Workforce Development,, provides links on public health workforce development activities and resources including education and training opportunities; legislative action; professional meetings, summits, councils, and conferences; new workers development programs; tools and resources on public health workforce issues; and workforce projects and research reports. welcomes suggestions of public health resources to post on the site. Links can be suggested at

To keep up-to-date with public health news and new content posted to, you can subscribe to the PHPartners weekly email announcement list or RSS feeds, linked from the home page of

Hathy Simpson, MPH Content Developer
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
New England Region (NN/LM NER)
University of Massachusetts Medical School (Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce)

Sewell Stipend to Attend APHA Annual Meeting

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Do you work with public health professionals? Are you interested in public health? Are you interested in attending the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting?

This year’s APHA meeting will take place in San Diego, CA from October 25 – 29, 2008. Its theme is Public Health Without Borders.

The Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund, Inc. is offering stipends to librarians and other information professionals to help cover the costs of their attending and/or participating in this meeting. Successful applicants from the greater San Diego area will receive a stipend of at least $650. Successful applicants from outside greater San Diego will receive at least $1,000. This amount covers most of the APHA Membership at $195 and Early Bird (pre-August 15, 2008) Member Registration at $380. Though significant, these amounts will NOT cover all costs, so stipend recipients will need to find additional monies to cover remaining costs.

Completed applications are due July 25, 2008–just over 3 weeks from today. To apply, read and complete the application form attached or download the Word application form at Add all required application materials to the completed form and send as a SINGLE email attachment to Joey Nicholson at

For more information, contact Joey Nicholson at .

Please forward this message to others who may be interested.

Hope you’ll join us at this colorful and fascinating meeting!

Joey Nicholson
Chair, Client Relations Committee
PH/HA Section, MLA

Hathy Simpson, MPH
Public Health Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region (NN/LM NER) University of Massachusetts Medical School
222 Maple Avenue
Shrewsbury, MA 01545-2732
508-856-2085 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region) (Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce) (Evidence-Based Practice for Public Health)

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