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Request for Information (RFI): Trans-NIH Strategic Plan for Research on Women’s Health

Posted by on October 18th, 2017

The Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) is updating the trans-NIH Strategic Plan for Women’s Health Research. NIH is soliciting input from basic, clinical and translational scientists, as well as advocacy and patient communities on topics under consideration for the next strategic plan. This Request for Information (RFI) seeks feedback on three cross-cutting themes… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Consumer Health, Public Health



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Search for Potential Environmental Health Hazards in your Community with Tox-App!

Posted by on October 4th, 2017

Use Tox-App, a free mobile app for iOS users from the National Library of Medicine, to search for industrial facilities that reported releasing certain chemicals into the environment (based on data from the US EPA TRI program). Tox-App includes a subset of about 100 TRI chemicals for the most current TRI year. You can download Tox-App from… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health and Toxicology, Mobile Devices, NLM Resources, Public Health, Search Tools



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October 2017 Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available!

Posted by on October 3rd, 2017

Check out the October issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. In this issue: Coping With Grief: Life After Loss Losing someone you love can change your world. There’s no right or wrong way to mourn. Finding healthy ways to… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Public Health



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HHS Posts Draft Strategic Plan for FY 2018 – 2022: Public Comments Accepted Through October 27

Posted by on September 29th, 2017

The HHS Draft Strategic Plan for FY 2018 – 2022 is provided as part of the strategic planning process under the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010 (GPRA-MA)(P.L. 111-352) to ensure that stakeholders are given an opportunity to comment on the plan. The strategic planning consultation process is an opportunity to refine and… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Communications Tools, Consumer Health, Public Health



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NLM and Publishers Launch Emergency Access Initiative for Libraries Impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Posted by on September 15th, 2017

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has activated the Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) in response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, which devastated Florida and several Caribbean islands, as well as parts of South Carolina, Texas, and Louisiana; and to those impacted by the earthquake in Mexico. The EAI is a collaborative partnership between NLM… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Consumer Health, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Events, MedlinePlus, NLM Resources, Public Health

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