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Archive for July, 2006

Updates to Haz-Map

Friday, July 28th, 2006

Two new features have been added to Haz-Map, the National Library of Medicine’s website on hazardous chemicals and occupational diseases: a new disease category “Infection, Travel” has been added and images of skin lesions and X-rays have been added for some diseases.

New Version of TOXLINE

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

A new version of the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) TOXLINE was recently released. Search results from the two parts of TOXLINE (TOXLINE Core and TOXLINE and TOXLINE Special) are now merged. This will allow all results to be relevancy ranked in the same way, with results displayed in only one window.


Public Health Informatics Grant Announced

Monday, July 24th, 2006

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has posted an open call for proposals. The Common Ground: Transforming Public Health Information Systems grant will support state and local public health agencies’ collaboration in the areas of public health preparedness or chronic disease prevention and control.

Total Award:

Grants up to $30,000 each will be made for participation in the Informatics Capacity collaboration (15 months).

Grants up to $600,000 each will be made for participation in the 3-year Requirements Development collaborations (preparedness OR chronic disease).

For more information: Common Ground

Disparities and Health Education Webinar Series Scheduled

Monday, July 17th, 2006

The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) will host a Webinar series that will explore the role of health education research and practice in addressing the complex factors associated with racial and ethnic health disparities. This two-part series on July 25 and Aug. 29 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (EST) will showcase the release of SOPHE’s complementary journals on this topic, Health Education & Behavior and Health Promotion Practice, based on SOPHE’s meeting “Health Disparities and Social Inequities: Framing a Transdisciplinary Research Agenda in Health Education.” Hear presentations and commentary by contributing authors. Lessons from the latest Health Promotion Practice supplement on CDC’s Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) 2010 program will also be featured.

For more information, visit SOPHE Webinar

Using Distance Education to Train Community Health Workers

Thursday, July 13th, 2006

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s Office of Rural Health Policy has issued a report on issues related to the use of technology and distance education programs to train community health workers (CHWs) in frontier areas. Among the conclusions reached:

To read the entire report:

Training Community Health Workers Using Technology and Distance Education

HRSA Telehealth Network Grant

Thursday, July 13th, 2006

The HRSA Telehealth Network Grant program announcement is now available. The Office for the Advancement of Telehealth within HRSA, administers the Telehealth Network Grant program to demonstrate how telehealth programs and networks can improve access to quality healthcare services in underserved rural and urban communities. (more…)