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Getting the Most from NNLM: Public Health Part 3

Posted by on November 16th, 2020 Posted in: Public Health
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In November, 2019 and February, 2020, I wrote about NLM and NNLM resources that our public health partners often find particularly useful in their work. Since then, ongoing streamlining has moved, retired and reorganized some of the resources previously discussed in this series.

So what’s new for our public health partners?

HealthReach and Genetics Home Reference have been retired as stand alone resources and the information from these resources can now be found on MedlinePlus.  Find health information in multiple languages and genetics information on MedlinePlus.

Community Health Maps has a new home and is now solely run by Bird’s Eye View instead of being a joint project with NLM.

NLM’s AIDSSource and the NIH’s AIDSInfo have combined to form HIVInfo under the NIH’s Office of AIDS Research.

Stay up to date on changes to NLM products and resources by subscribing to the technical bulletin.

And don’t forget these great resources and services

Partners in Information Access for Public Health Workforce (PHPartners) is committed to helping the public health workforce find and use information effectively and includes listings for trainings, conferences, internships, jobs and more. PHPartners is a collaboration of government agencies, public health organizations and health science libraries.

Doing research and building searches that produce relevant results are skills that need to be learned and practiced.  Getting the most from PubMed and other databases can be learned.  Use the PubMed Search Builder Tutorial to learn more.

For more about using PubMed, check out the How PubMed Works on-demand class.

Webinars and Classes

All NNLM regions create and host webinars that are free and available nationally.  Webinars and classes cover a wide variety of health, information and data management topics including some that may be of interest to public health professionals.

Search the full NNLM class catalog or find NNLM webinars that are CHES eligible.

Upcoming CHES eligible classes:

11/19/20: Rural Health Resources

12/9/20: Understanding the Power Human Behavior Wields in Our Lives

12/15/20: The evolution of public health: Tackling tough questions and messy stuff

There are also on-demand CHES eligible classes available anytime.

NNLM now has a Public Health Webinar Series with sessions every other month on the second Wednesday from 2-2:45 (ET).

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This has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012347 with the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School.

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