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Archive for June, 2011

Rendezvous: Increasing Survey Response Rate

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

conference setting questionnaire
Questionnaire by ikhlasulamal

Edit: A recording, including links to two handout PDFs, is now available at

Please join us on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 1pm Pacific time (12 Alaska, 2pm Mountain) as Susan Barnes, Assistant Director of the Outreach Evaluation Resource Center (OERC) presents Increasing Survey Response Rate for our free monthly webcast at If you are unable to join us then, we invite you to view a recording of the webcast at the Rendezvous website later.


Health Sciences Librarians Serving the Uninsured

Monday, June 6th, 2011
Librarians at C.A.R.E. Clinic

L-R: B. Bartholomew, A. Lee, A. Gleason

The National Association of Free Clinics sponsors C.A.R.E. Clinic events throughout the United States. C.A.R.E. Clinics provide opportunities for the uninsured to receive free basic medical care and preventive health services. The Washington C.A.R.E. Clinic took place on April 30, 2011 in the Tacoma Dome. Four medical librarians from the Pacific Northwest Region were on hand to direct patients to reliable sources of online health information. We would like to thank Angela Lee, Ann Gleason and Joanne Rich (University of Washington Health Sciences Libraries, Seattle) as well as Betsy Bartholomew (Multicare Health Systems, Tacoma) for volunteering their time and expertise to support this event.


New Database Supports Investment in Patient-Focused Science

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

From a press release:

Each year, there are numerous research proposals for promising new treatments that make their way through a peer-review process but do not receive funding, although they have the potential to make significant contribution to scientific discovery. The National Health Council (NHC), with input from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has developed a web database designed to bring researchers together with patient advocacy organizations and other funding sources. It’s called HealthResearchFunding.Org.