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Upcoming NNLM Webinars for Public Health

Posted by on December 5th, 2017 0 comments

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) website offers free professional development opportunities each month for public health professionals and librarians. During December 2017, attend free NNLM webinars related to high reliability in healthcare organizations, community response to substance misuse, apps related to consumer health, and how to search ClinicalTrials.gov: Today! Moving Towards High Reliability in… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education, Health Professionals, K-12, Outreach, Public Health

Dec

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NLM, NNLM, and the NIH All of Us Research Program

Posted by on December 4th, 2017 0 comments

From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations Branch: NIH’s All of Us Research Program and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) have teamed up to raise awareness about the program, a landmark effort to advance precision medicine. Through this collaboration, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine has received a $4.5 million award to support community engagement… Read More »

Posted in: @ the RML, Consumer Health, Education, Funding, Health Professionals, In the Region, News from NLM/NIH, Outreach, Public Health

Nov

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HIV/AIDS Information Resources Online Course

Posted by on November 29th, 2017 0 comments

The HIV/AIDS Information Resources from the National Library of Medicine online course is designed to provide valuable health information resources from NLM and other reliable sources to increase awareness of the abundance of treatment information and educational materials that are available online. This free, 30-minute course can be accessed at any time and will cover… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education, Health Professionals, K-12, Public Health

Nov

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Resources for World AIDS Day

Posted by on November 28th, 2017 0 comments

For World AIDS Day on Friday, December 1st, share educational materials in multiple languages about HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, treatment, and living with the condition.  Health professionals can find multilingual HIV/AIDS patient materials on HealthReach, a website created by the National Library of Medicine that offers reliable health information in many languages and formats.  Share the eight-part HIV/AIDS… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education, Health Professionals, K-12, News from NLM/NIH, Outreach, Public Health

Nov

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Health Information in American Sign Language & More

Posted by on November 13th, 2017 0 comments

The Multi-Cultural Resources for Health Information page from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) offers reliable links to help health professionals learn how to serve culturally diverse populations.  The page covers topics like: Cultural competency Health literacy Limited English proficiency Data related to minority health and health disparities Funding opportunities related to minority health and health… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education, Health Professionals, K-12, Outreach

Nov

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Online Events for Rural Health Week

Posted by on November 8th, 2017 0 comments

In 2010, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) created National Rural Health Day (NRHD) as a way to applaud the ongoing efforts, contributions, and collaborations occurring in rural communities to address the unique challenges in accessing and delivering health care services. In the past six years, the Federal Office of Rural… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education, Health Professionals, Open Access, Public Health, Technology

Nov

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New Resources for the Opioid Crisis

Posted by on November 7th, 2017 0 comments

Opiates are chemicals that come from the poppy flower. A synthetic form, opioids, are used in medications. On October 26, 2017, Acting Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Eric D. Hargan declared a public health emergency to address the national opioid crisis. A public health emergency declaration lasts for 90 days and can be extended. Recently… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education, Health Professionals, K-12, News from NLM/NIH, Public Health

Oct

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Next Week: Putting the Consumer Health Information Specialization to Work in Public Libraries

Posted by on October 26th, 2017 0 comments

The Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) credential can help public librarians stay current in the consumer health information field and bring an additional, recognized level of expertise to their communities. This webinar will provide an overview of the CHIS designation, including its requirements and benefits, and will also showcase specific projects and programs that public library… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education

Oct

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Perspectives of Librarian Involvement in the Use of Big Data and Data Science

Posted by on October 25th, 2017 0 comments

In the NNLM Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles course, we asked participants, as they progressed through the course to consider the following questions: Do you think health sciences librarians should get involved with big data in healthcare? Where should librarians get involved, if you think they should? If you think they should not,… Read More »

Posted in: Data Science, Education

Oct

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Finding a Foothold for Hospital Librarians in Big Data

Posted by on October 19th, 2017 0 comments

In the NNLM Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles course, we asked participants, as they progressed through the course to consider the following questions: Do you think health sciences librarians should get involved with big data in healthcare? Where should librarians get involved, if you think they should? If you think they should not,… Read More »

Posted in: Data Science, Education

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