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Sep

27

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#OpioidAwareChat for Recovery Month

Posted by on September 27th, 2017 0 comments

September is National Recovery Month.  Join our colleagues for a Twitter chat on September 29 from 2-3pm ET to learn how stigma against opioid use disorder can impact recovery and more by following #OpioidAwareChat.  NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow, NINDS Director Dr. Walter J. Koroshetz, special guest American Society of Addiction Medicine,… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Disaster / Emergency Preparedness, Education, Health Professionals, News from NLM/NIH, Public Health

Sep

25

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Community Health Maps: Using Mapping Tools during Disasters

Posted by on September 25th, 2017 0 comments

The Center for Public Service Communications and its partner Bird’s Eye View, together with the National Library of Medicine (NLM), have developed the Community Health Maps (CHM) initiative. CHM’s premise is that community-based organizations, environmental health groups, public health agencies, and emergency management departments are in a better position to serve their populations when they… Read More »

Posted in: Disaster / Emergency Preparedness, Education

Sep

19

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Emergency Access Initiative

Posted by on September 19th, 2017 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has activated the Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) in response to Hurricanes Irma and Harvey which devastated Florida and several Caribbean islands, as well as parts of South Carolina, Texas, and Louisiana. The EAI is a collaborative partnership between NLM and participating publishers to provide free access to full-text from… Read More »

Posted in: Disaster / Emergency Preparedness, News from NLM/NIH

Aug

29

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Health Information Resources for Disaster Relief and Preparedness

Posted by on August 29th, 2017 0 comments

With the impact of Hurricane Harvey, many of us are thinking about what might happen if such a disaster were to affect our communities. We plan for the day-to-day operations of our institutions, but many organizations do not have a plan in place for events that may negatively impact their entire community, city, or state…. Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Disaster / Emergency Preparedness, Education, Health Professionals, Outreach, Public Health

Aug

24

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Gearing Up for National Preparedness Month

Posted by on August 24th, 2017 1 comment

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is just around the corner, starting September 1. Here are some tips from the Ready Campaign to help kick off your planning for the month of September. “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.” We can all take action to prepare. This year’s themes focus on the NPM goal to increase the… Read More »

Posted in: Disaster / Emergency Preparedness, Education, K-12, Outreach, Public Health

May

03

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Updated Information Guides for Hurricanes and Floods

Posted by on May 3rd, 2017 0 comments

From the Disaster Information Management Resource Center (DIMRC): Hurricane Preparedness Week is approaching (May 7–13), and the stormy weather this week is getting a head start!  To help you prepare and respond with authoritative health information resources, we recently updated our Information Guides for hurricanes and floods.  You can embed the content from either of… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Disaster / Emergency Preparedness, Education

Mar

17

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Poison Prevention Week

Posted by on March 17th, 2017 0 comments

National Poison Prevention week is just around the corner, March 19-25. What can you do to help your colleagues, patients, or community members become educated about exposure to poison? Does your organization’s emergency plan include steps for poison prevention? Poison Help from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) has a wealth of programs and… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Disaster / Emergency Preparedness, Education, Health Professionals, Outreach, Public Health

Mar

07

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Apply for Funding Today!

Posted by on March 7th, 2017 0 comments

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR), invites applications for projects beginning May 14, 2017 and ending April 30, 2018. Five award types are available for outreach projects that: Enhance clinicians’ and public health workers’ abilities to find and use biomedical and health information in practice and for patient education;… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Disaster / Emergency Preparedness, Education, Evaluation, Exhibits, Funding, Health Professionals, K-12, Outreach, Public Health, Technology, Technology and Libraries

Feb

16

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Discover NNLM Resource Guides

Posted by on February 16th, 2017 0 comments

The mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by providing US health professionals with equal access to biomedical information, and improving the public’s access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. In line with this,… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Disaster / Emergency Preparedness, Education, Evaluation, Health Professionals, K-12, Outreach, Public Health

Feb

08

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Registration Closing Soon! Summit on Disaster Recovery for Delaware

Posted by on February 8th, 2017 0 comments

The Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, and the Delaware Division of Libraries are sponsoring a summit at Dover Downs, Delaware. Disaster Recovery for Delaware: Exploring Potential Partnerships Among Emergency Planners, First Responders, Librarians and Others February 28, 2017, 8:30 am – 4 pm ET Agenda… Read More »

Posted in: Disaster / Emergency Preparedness, Education, Health Professionals, In the Region, Public Health

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