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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

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Viral Networks: An Advanced Workshop in Digital Humanities and Medical History

Posted by on September 11th, 2017 0 comments

Join the National Library of Medicine, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through a grant to Virginia Tech, for this exciting opportunity! On January 29-30, 2018, NLM will host Viral Networks: An Advanced Workshop in Digital Humanities and Medical History, bringing together scholars from various fields of medical history whose innovative research shows… Read More »

Posted in: Data Science, Education, News from NLM/NIH, Technology

Aug

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Upcoming Twitter Chat on Opioid Use Disorder

Posted by on August 31st, 2017 0 comments

September is National Recovery Month. Join the National Library of Medicine, Outreach and Special Populations Branch (@NLM_OSP) and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (@ASAMorg) for a Twitter chat on September 20 from 2-3PM, EST. Learn how stigma against opioid use disorder can impact prevention, treatment, and recovery by following #OpioidAwareChat. #OpioidAwareChat: Discuss the Impact… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education, Health Professionals, News from NLM/NIH, Outreach, Public Health, Technology

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

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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

Aug

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Immunization Resources in Multiple Languages

Posted by on August 22nd, 2017 0 comments

From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations Branch: August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and public health professionals often need resources to educate individuals who may have limited English proficiency about the importance of receiving vaccinations for themselves and their children. Check MedlinePlus for resources on immunizations and childhood immunizations in both English and Spanish. Also… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education, Health Professionals, Outreach

Aug

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Ongoing: Search for Libraries to Participate in RDM Pilot

Posted by on August 15th, 2017 1 comment

The search continues! If you are interested in launching research data management services at your library, please consider participating in this pilot project. NNLM MAR has funded a pilot to provide training, tools and strategies for medical libraries seeking to develop research data management services. This program provides a holistic approach to developing data services… Read More »

Posted in: Data Science, Education, Funding, In the Region

Aug

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Weekly Postings

Posted by on August 11th, 2017 0 comments

See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Update your membership record today! If you have completed the renewal process before Friday, July 21, you can expect to receive your membership certificate by the end of August. If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date,… Read More »

Posted in: Education, News from NLM/NIH, Technology, Technology and Libraries, Weekly Postings

Aug

09

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Sight Loss Podcast Series

Posted by on August 9th, 2017 1 comment

The Braille Institute of America has produced a number of recordings for their Sound Solutions podcasts series that offer advice on variety of topics related to sight loss. Several of their more recent episodes, including “What To Do When a Loved One Loses Sight” and “What To Do When Grandma Can’t See,” provide guidance to… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education

Aug

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Resources for National Breastfeeding Month

Posted by on August 8th, 2017 0 comments

August is National Breastfeeding Month. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) support and maintain many diverse resources surrounding breastfeeding and lactation topics, to help new mothers learn about the benefits and potential risks involved in breastfeeding their babies. Below are just a few resources to get started. Looking for… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education, Health Professionals, Outreach, Public Health

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