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Archive for June, 2011

Call for Proposals: Technology Improvement and Community Preparedness Day Awards

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

stack of bills (currency)

photo by jollyuk on flickr

We are excited to announce another round of funding from the NN/LM PNR.  We opened two new funding opportunities today: Technology Improvement Awards and Community Preparedness Day Awards. Want to know more? Read on.


A Sampling of Projects from the Health Data Initiative Forum

Monday, June 20th, 2011

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binary by zebtron on flickr

The Health Data Initiative Forum, known informally as the Health Datapalooza, is a showcase for innovative technology projects that use data in new ways to support public health, wellness and/or patient care. This year’s event, which took place on June 9 at the National Institutes of Health, was co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the Institute of Medicine. Here are just a few of the more than 45 projects featured at this year’s Forum.


Report From the Trenches of the Disaster Information Outreach Symposium

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Submitted by Jamie Graham, Librarian, Seattle Children’s

On March 29-30 of this year, I had the opportunity to attend the 2011 Disaster Information Outreach Symposium in Bethesda, Maryland.  Speakers and participants from all levels of government, non-profit, libraries and business gathered to discuss expectations, strategies, and services librarians and libraries could offer in times of emergency.  Questions of how to engage key players, deliver the right kind of services, and identify real needs vs. perceived needs ruled the day.


Online class announcement: Caring for the Mind

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Woman with sign, "Accept mental health as part of our life experience"
One and Other-Mental Health by Feggy Art on Flickr

Final Edit 6/23/11 – The second session in August is now full.

Edit: The first class is now full.

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR) is pleased to offer two sessions of a free online consumer health course: Caring for the Mind: Providing Reference Services for Mental Health Information beginning on Monday, June 27, 2011 and concluding on July 22 (now full) and a second session beginning on Monday, August 1, 2011 and concluding on August 26 (also full). Participants will learn how to effectively provide mental health information at their libraries, the best consumer health resources to consult, and best approaches for handling interactions with emotional patrons.


Call for Proposals: Outreach to Under-Connected Health Organizations, Summer 2011

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Hello Pacific Northwest Region!

We are excited to announce a new funding opportunity from the NN/LM PNR to support outreach to under-connected health organizations.

The HITECH Act of 2009 mandates that priority primary care providers reach meaningful use of electronic health records by 2014-2015 in order to receive incentive payments and avoid penalties. Priority primary care providers are those that are in inner city or rural, underserved areas, and those that serve largely uninsured or underinsured populations. (more…)

New in the NN/LM PNR Professional Development Library

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

The NN/LM  Professional Development Library is a small collection of materials for professional development opportunities for NN/LM PNR Network members. Read on to see recent additions to our collection. (more…)