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Nov

13

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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

08

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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

07

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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

30

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One Health Day

Posted by on October 30th, 2017 0 comments

International One Health Day is celebrated every year on November 3. The goal of One Health Day is to build the cultural will necessary to see change in how planetary health challenges are assessed and addressed. One Health Day will bring global attention to the need for One Health interactions and allow the world to ‘see them in action’.  The One… Read More »

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

Oct

23

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Upcoming HHS Live Event Webcast

Posted by on October 23rd, 2017 0 comments

Watch the live webcast of Hidden Casualties:The Consequences of the Opioid Epidemic on the Spread of Infectious Disease on October 23, from 10:00-11:30 am ET at https://www.hhs.gov/LIVE. This presentation will provide an overview on how the opioid epidemic has led to increases in opioid use disorders, injection drug use, overdose deaths, and infectious diseases. Speakers include: Don Wright,… Read More »

Posted in: Health Professionals, Outreach

Oct

18

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Multiple Language Resources for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted by on October 18th, 2017 0 comments

From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations branch: Domestic violence is a form of abuse that may involve a spouse or partner, a child, elderly relative, or other family member. Domestic violence can include physical, sexual, emotional, and economic abuse. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the National Library of Medicine offers handouts, audio, and… Read More »

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

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

20

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New NNLM MAR Health Professions Coordinator

Posted by on September 20th, 2017 0 comments

On September 18, Erin Seger joined the staff of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, as Health Professions Coordinator. Erin has a B.S. in Community Health Education from University of Wisconsin- La Crosse and a newly awarded Master’s in Public Health from University of Illinois- Chicago. She has been a Certified Health Education… Read More »

Posted in: @ the RML, Health Professionals, Outreach, Public Health

Aug

31

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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

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