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Sewell Stipend to Attend APHA 2010 Meeting- Call for Applicants

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

From Joey Nicholson, National Training Center & Clearinghouse, NN/LM

The 2010 Sewell Stipend is now accepting applications!

“Social Justice lies at the heart of public health. It is central to its mission and is frequently described as public health’s core value. The social circumstances in which we are born, live, and work, play a greater role in longevity and overall health in the United States than genes, health insurance and access to health services…Ultimately education, transportation and housing policies affect the health of people. The challenge for any government–municipal, regional, state and federal–is to introduce health consequences into all discussions of social policies.”

These opening lines in this year’s Preliminary Program for the 138th Annual American Public Health Association (APHA) Meeting and Exposition really help set the tone to explain why social justice is a public health imperative. Join us in Denver at APHA this year November 6-10, 2010 to explore this link and discover more about the social determinants of health!

With the award, The Sewell Fund aims to increase librarians’ effectiveness at providing reliable/relevant information to health care professionals in the fields of public health and pharmacy. To achieve this purpose, the Fund awards reimbursement funds to librarians and other information professionals to defray association membership/registration/travel and per diem expenses of attending and/or participating in activities of the American Public Health Association (APHA).

Please download an application form and read all the requirements via the PH/HA website at Applications are due Friday July 23, 2010. If you have any questions, please e-mail Joey Nicholson directly at

Help Test Usability of NN/LM EPR Toolkit

Monday, June 7th, 2010

The Concord Evaluation Group (CEG) is looking for NN/LM member librarians to participate in a usability evaluation of the NN/LM Emergency Preparedness Toolkit Website (EPR Toolkit). The usability evaluation is part of an ongoing effort to evaluate and enhance the EPR Toolkit. The feedback we hear from member libraries is crucial to ensuring that the Toolkit meets user needs. Those selected to participate will receive $75 for their time and input.

Following are the usability study details:

  • We will conduct the usability sessions remotely.
  • To participate, you will connect through your PC and telephone.
  • The sessions are one-on-one and will take place in June at a time convenient for you.
  • Sessions will last no longer 90 minutes (with a break midway through).
  • Participants must have some level of familiarity with the EPR toolkit.
  • Your full name will not be attached to anything you say nor will it be included in our reports to NN/LM.

If you are interested in participating, please click here to complete a brief, 3-minute survey.

If you qualify, CEG will contact you within 3-5 business days. Many thanks!

If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to Chris Bransfield

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