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PNR Weekly Digest: June 9, 2020

Posted by on June 9th, 2020 Posted in: PNR Weekly Digest


Items regarding COVID-19 information are indicated with an *

In the Dragonfly:

Application period open for the 2021-2026 cycle of the NNLM
NLM has published a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) inviting cooperative agreement (UG4) applications for Regional Medical Libraries (RMLs), the central component of the renamed Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM).  The FOA also solicits proposals for RMLs to host one or more of the NNLM Offices, which are functional units that serve the entire NNLM program…learn more about the FOA on the blog

Network Member Spotlight: Seattle Public Library named the Gale/ Library Journal Library of the Year
The Seattle Public Library (SPL) has been named the Gale/ LJ Library of the Year. This well-deserved award recognizes SPL’s commitment to the community…read more about SPL and this award on the blog

Announcing NEW NNLM PNR Funding Opportunities
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region (NNLM PNR), under cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), is pleased to announce the following funding opportunities:

  • Community Health Award
  • Professional Development Award
  • Technology Improvement Award

Read the blog post for more information and to apply

Consumer Health Minute: Men’s Health
June is Men’s Health Month and is a great time to highlight the importance of health and wellness of the men in your community. our library or organization can promote men’s health for all ages with simple social media messages, highlighting web resources, wearing blue, and more…read the blog post for tools to highlight men’s health

Professional Development:

NNLM CE Opportunities:
NNLM offers training on a variety of topics related to health information. A complete listing of NNLM educational opportunities is available. Please note you need to create an NNLM account prior to registration if you don’t already have one. This is not the same as being a member of NNLM.  Learn how to register for classes and create a free account

Serving Diverse Communities: Serving Diverse Communities is a three-part series of online trainings focused on accessing health information resources related to working with diverse communities. Each training session is offered individually, and attendees can choose to participate in one or all sessions. The trainings are offered on-demand and can be completed in one sitting or over several sessions. Each training session will offer 1 hour of MLA CE upon completion. Register by clicking on each individual session title.

Using County Health Rankings and Roadmaps in Grant Writing for CHES CECH: This is a registration page for Certified Health Education Specialists to receive continuing education credit for viewing the recording of this session of the NNLM webinar, Boost Box, which took place on February 19, 2020. This recording will be available for CHES CECH through August 19, 2020. After registering, you will receive an enrollment code via e-mail and a link to the recording. After viewing the course recording, you will be asked to complete a quiz based on the course content. Learn more about this class and register

Health Statistics on the Web for CHES CECH: This is a registration page for Certified Health Education Specialists to receive continuing education credit for viewing the recording of the NNLM class Health Statistics on the Web, which took place on March 5, 2020. This recording will be available for CHES CECH through September 5, 2020. After registering, you will receive an enrollment code via e-mail and a link to the recording. After viewing the course recording, you will be asked to complete a quiz based on the course content. Learn more about this course and register

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-based public health for CHES CECH: This is a registration page for Certified Health Education Specialists to receive continuing education credit for viewing the recording of the NNLM class From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-based public health, which took place on February 26, 2020. This recording will be available for CHES CECH through August 26, 2020. After registering, you will receive an enrollment code via e-mail and a link to the recording. After viewing the course recording, you will be asked to complete a quiz based on the course content. Learn more about this class and register

Additional Educational Opportunities:
These learning opportunities are provided by organizations beyond NNLM. All are free unless otherwise indicated.

Updated BLAST RefSeq rRNA databases for identification and phylogenetic analysis:  Learn about NCBI’s curated marker rRNA sequences (targeted loci) for Bacteria and Archaea (16S) and Fungi (18S, 28S and ITS) from type strains, which are now available as a distinct set of BLAST databases. You will learn how to access these data and use these databases and BLAST to help identify organisms and explore their diversity. June 17 from 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. PT. Register

Fatherhood: Building Self-Sufficient and Resilient Families: The Dibble Institute webinar will describe the roles of Responsible Fatherhood programming in state and nonprofit fatherhood organizations by highlighting two Ohio-based programs. June 10 at 1:00 p.m. PT. Register

*Healthy Moms, Strong Babies during the COVID-19 Pandemic: The March of Dimes Facebook Live webinar series features material and infant health experts who will provide information and answer questions on the latest COVID-19 information and its impact on the health of moms and babies. Learn more about these events on the March of Dimes Facebook page

*Tackling Child Poverty in the Wake of COVID-19: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine webinar will discuss policies and programs that address the threat that childhood poverty poses to children’s physical and mental health. June 18 at 11:00 a.m. PT. Learn more and register

News from the National Library of Medicine & National Institutes of Health:

*“Sustaining Commitment During Times of Challenge”, from the NLM Director’s blog

Using PubMed in Evidence-Based Practice: New Tutorial Available

New CORE Problem List Subset of SNOMED CT Available for Download

When People are Data: How Medical History Matters for Our Digital Age

*“Will Warm Weather Slow Spread of Novel Coronavirus?” from the NIH Director’s blog

*ACTIV Partnership: Stay up to date on research efforts of the Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines partnership.

Vision screening device improves detection of “lazy eye”

Curing sickle cell disease: A century-long journey (video)

Study highlights paid caregiving gaps and needs for community-dwelling adults with dementia

Employment opportunity for NNLM PSR (Pacific Southwest Region) Consumer Engagement Coordinator

*Resources from the Disaster Information Management Research Center:

FYI:

*Resources: COVID-19:

The CDC has compiled Sample Training Plans, Guidance, and Resources for COVID-19 contact tracers, case investigators and team leads. They have also developed guidance for Homeless Service Providers and Youth Experiencing Homelessness.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has created an interactive map of State-by-State Business Reopening Guidance, including links out to each state’s specific reopening plans.

The HHS Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has published data and resources on COVID-19 and Behavioral Health Disparities for Black and Latino Communities in the U.S. They have also released an updated version of the Training and Technical Assistance Related to COVID-19, which features several upcoming webinars.

The Public Health Institute’s Berkeley Media Studies Group has published a guide on Communicating about Racial Equity and COVID-19: Connecting Data to Context.

And the RWJF has published a brief on Health Equity Principles for State and Local Leaders in Responding to, Reopening and Recovering from COVID-19.

StrongHearts Native Helpline
The StrongHearts Native Helpline is a culturally-appropriate domestic violence and dating violence helpline for AI/ANs, available every day from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. PT. They provide peer support and advocacy, information and education about domestic violence and dating violence, personalized safety planning, crisis intervention and referrals to Native or Tribal-based domestic violence service providers. Please dial 1-844-762-8483 to access services.

*Thinking Outside: Libraries and Placemaking in Pandemic Times
As libraries begin to consider offering services and programming in new or reimagined ways, some are looking at how to use outdoor spaces as a way to connect and engage with their communities. From parking lots to baseball diamonds, there are public spaces in every community that can provide ways for people come together, while remaining safely distanced. Read the full WebJunction post

*Public Library Association Resources on COVID-19
The PLA Board of Directors and staff are committed to providing information on the rapidly-evolving situation with COVID-19 to PLA members. They have compiled some information to consider as your library, community, and family respond to the crisis.

*American Library Association Pandemic Preparedness: Resources for Libraries
This ALA webpage provides information about preparing for a pandemic, including library-specific policy suggestions and more universal resources on pandemic education, prevention and preparation. Some of the resources are specific to seasonal influenza outbreaks and the 2019/2020 COVID-19 pandemic, but can be used more universally to help educate and inform decisions on pandemic prevention and preparedness.

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Carolyn Martin is the Consumer Health Coordinator for the NNLM Pacific Northwest Region. She works with various libraries and community organizations to increase health literacy in their communities.

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