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Acting Health and Human Services Director Eric D. Hargan has declared a public health emergency in California due to wildfires. NLM’s Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) has compiled many resources to assist with response and recovery from the wildfires, including information guides with curated, reliable information from vetted federal, state, and local governments and organizations.
Terry Henner, Head of Outreach Services at Savitt Medical Library, University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno, NV, writes about activities resulting from the 2015-16 NN/LM PSR Express Outreach Award “Improving Response Capabilities of Northern Nevada Emergency Management Specialists through Critical Information Access.”
Dr. Barbara Rapp, Chief, Office of Planning and Analysis, summarizes the responses to the NIH RFI regarding the value of NLM products and services at NLM’s September 17, 2015, Board of Regents meeting.
The National Library of Medicine has announced funding for three new disaster health information outreach and collaboration projects in 2015-2016.
NN/LM PSR announces funding for four project proposals, submitted in response to the 2015/16 Request for Proposals: Express Outreach/Training/Technology Awards. These projects will be funded for approximately $9,000 each, for a period of 12 months, beginning May 1, 2015.