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Funding Available: NNLM MAR has funding available for two grants of $19,000. Libraries, community-based organizations, schools, health care providers, and other organizations that provide health programming or services within PA, NY, NJ or DE are eligible to apply. Applications are due October 5, 2018, and award funds must be spent by April 30, 2019. Details.
September is National Preparedness Month. Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. This week: Make and Practice Your Plan.
Connect with MAR: MAR coordinators would love the chance to speak with you in person about your projects, and opportunities for potential partnership! Review our schedule of upcoming conferences and workshops where you can meet and greet with our staff.
Native Voices: An Exercise in History; Collaboration and Fun – Midwest Matters, from GMR
Suicide Prevention Awareness Day, Week, and Month – Blogadillo, News from SCR
New on YouTube: Health Statistics on the Web, August 24, 2018
How much does it cost to keep data? – NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine
– NIH Director’s Blog
Finding Hope: A Woman’s Place is in the Lab – Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine
Wash, Rinse, Dry—and Fold in Learning – NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine
2018 Recovery Month Toolkit: Each September, SAMHSA sponsors National Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders, and to celebrate individuals living in recovery. The Toolkit and PSAs can be used to organize events, issue proclamations, and increase public awareness. Learn more about Recovery Month 2018 and how you can get involved.
NIH News in Health: Check out the September 2018 issue of NIH News in Health, featuring, “Breathe Easier: Dealing with Bad Air Quality,” and, “Smelling Sickness: Body Odor May Be Sign of Disease”. Other topics include preventing lead exposure, weight loss to help knee arthritis, kidney disease studies, and safe disposal of prescription drugs.
All are webinars, unless noted. Please note that the class registration system requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NTO.
NNLM and NLM classes are free and open to all. Please feel free to share these opportunities!
Getting Started with Information Outreach in Your Community: An Introduction – September 13, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Sponsored by GMR, this class will provide a background in cultural competence and outreach skills for librarians who want to initiate outreach programs for underserved, underrepresented minority populations in their communities. Topics to be covered include locating community demographics, the importance of developing relationships, the basics of building and developing community-based partnerships, recognition and acceptance of cultural differences, and the importance of cultural competency.
Assessing a Community – By The Numbers with Census Data – September 19, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Sponsored by SCR, this workshop will train participants on using the most relied-on source for detailed, up-to-date socio-economic statistics covering every community in the nation. This forum is designed for organizations that use data for community analysis, grant writing, needs assessment, and planning. With hands on training, attendees will use census.gov tools to gain a better understanding of the Census terms and geography levels, learn differences between 2010 Census for population numbers/basic characteristics, and American Community Survey for social/economic characteristics such as age, household income, poverty status, disability, transportation and housing.
Accessible Library Customer Service – September 19, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, this presentation will provide an overview of disability including appropriate terminology, creating an accessible environment, and evaluating library practices for way-finding, emergency preparedness, and web resources. Other topics include budgeting for accessibility, accessible employment, specific service needs, potential partner organizations, and a plethora of tips and resources for future use.
Planning for Disaster: Partnerships Ensure Continuity of Operations – September 20, 1:30-2:30 PM ET – Sponsored by the Disaster Information Management Resource Center (DIMRC), this presentation will describe steps that libraries can take to develop Continuity of Operations plans to deal with the new reality in disaster preparedness. The development and maintenance of real life collaboration between two military libraries, one federal library, and one local hospital library will be explored in the discussion.
Planning, Developing, and Evaluating R Curriculum at the NIH Library – October 12, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Join MAR for this RDM webinar that will describe a pilot project to evaluate current R training at the NIH Library, and based on an evaluation of the data, revise the library’s R training curriculum. This will include a discussion of the development of a training plan, weekly R check-in sessions, managing documents using Open Science Framework (OSF), and an evaluation of the pilot.
Using Recovery Coaches in Substance Use Disorder Treatment – October 18, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – A Recovery Coach is a person who helps remove the personal and environmental obstacles to recovery, links the newly recovering person to the recovering community and serves as a personal guide and mentor in the management of personal and family recovery. Join NER for this webinar where you will learn what motivational interviewing is and how it aids in the change process and communicates acceptance.
New Classes On-Demand! EvalBasics 1-4 – Looking for more asynchronous learning? Try this four-part series on basic evaluation methods for community and user assessment, project and evaluation planning, and basic data collection and evaluation techniques. This series is especially useful to those who are responsible for designing and implementing evaluation of projects or services. Each class is self-paced, takes approximately one hour to complete, and is worth 1 Medical Library Association CE, so a total of four credits is possible for the entire EvalBasics series.
Year in Review – HHS Blog
Nominate a Research Topic For an AHRQ Evidence Review – To support evidence-based decision-making, AHRQ’s Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) Program is seeking topic nominations for upcoming evidence reviews. AHRQ’s network of EPCs reviews relevant scientific literature on a wide spectrum of clinical and health services topics. Nominations received by the September 21 deadline will be considered among research projects in fiscal year 2019. Nominations will be reviewed according to selection criteria. Preferred nominations will be those with high potential to impact clinical practice and health outcomes. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
HealthyNJ to be Retired – The website, HealthyNJ, will be officially retired on September 15, 2018, after almost 20 years of service to New Jersey’s health care consumers and libraries. For quality consumer health information, try MedlinePlus.
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