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Health Literacy Universal Precautions Are Still a Distant Dream: Analysis of U.S. Data on Health Literate Practices
A new article inHealth Literacy Research and Practice outlines a study conducted by AHRQ on the whether health care providers used health literacy methods to teach universal precautions. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UC Davis gets $2M from AHRQ to test telemedicine program for children with physical disabilities
The University of California at Davis Health System has received a $2 million grant over five years to test a telemedicine program for children with  cerebral palsy, spina bifida, spinal cord injuries, and other disabilities. According to the AHRQ database, UC Davis will receive $396,557 for FY 2017. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Launches New Clinical Guideline Assessment Tool through Contract to ECRI Institute
The new tool, housed within theNational Guideline Clearinghouse, assesses the extent to which a guideline adheres to the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) standards for trustworthy evidence-based clinical guidelines. The resulting NEATS assessments give clinicians, educators, policymakers, payers, and patients a way to gauge their confidence in a specific clinical practice guideline. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

$2 million grant brings telemedicine to children with disabilities
(University of California - Davis Health System) The UC Davis Department of Pediatrics has received a $2 million, five-year grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to fund a new telemedicine program for children in remote communities. The School-Based Tele-Physiatry Assistance for Rehabilitative and Therapeutic Services (STARS) program will provide critical physiatry care for kids with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, spinal cord injuries and other disabilities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Funding available! The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is accepting applications for health information outreach, health literacy initiatives, emergency preparedness partnerships and health sciences library projects. Applications will be due by COB on December 1. See a recent blog post from Executive Director, Kate Flewelling for details, or review our funding opportunities and start your application today! Apply Today! Health science librarians are invited to participate in a rigorous onl...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 3, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Joining the Battle Against Opioid Addiction in Rural Communities
Blog post from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Director Gopal Khanna discussing the agency's efforts to combat the opioid epidemic, including expanding access to treatment through the work of five grantees in Colorado, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania. Details the work being done by these grantees as well as tools and resources collected by the AHRQ to help with the implementation of medication-assisted treatment in primary care settings. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 31, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight New funding available! The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is pleased to announce a new round of funding for health information outreach, health literacy initiatives, emergency preparedness partnerships and health sciences library projects. Applications will be due by COB on December 1. See a recent blog post from Executive Director, Kate Flewelling for details, or review our funding opportunities and start your application today! Apply Today! Health science librarians are invited to parti...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 27, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Implementing Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Primary Care: Environmental Scan
The purpose of this environmental scan was to build on AHRQ's previous work related to OUD by further exploring the unique factors associated with implementing MAT in rural primary care settings and the availability of tools needed to implement MAT. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - October 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight New funding available! The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is pleased to announce a new round of funding for health information outreach, health literacy initiatives, emergency preparedness partnerships and health sciences library projects. Applications will be due by COB on December 1. See a recent blog post from Executive Director, Kate Flewelling for details, or review our funding opportunities and start your application today! Apply Today! Health science librarians are invited to parti...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 20, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Health Literacy – A Universal Precautions Approach
Part 3 of our Health Literacy Month series — Universal Precautions is a concept in medicine aimed at preventing the transmission of bloodborne infections. The idea is to assume infection could be present and take the needed precautions at all times. These steps are incorporated into the objectives of a program and made a part of training and implementation of policies designed to prevent the inadvertent transmission of infection. Likewise, health literacy can be approached from a universal precautions standpoint. Experts recommend assuming that everyone may have difficulty understanding medical information and instr...
Source: Dragonfly - October 16, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Health Observances Source Type: news

AHRQ Safety Program Informational Webinar - October 17
October 17, 2017 3:00-4:00pm ET. Webinar will describe the AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Antibiotic Use, which works to develop and implement a bundle of interventions designed to improve antibiotic stewardship and antibiotic prescribing practices across acute care, long-term care, and ambulatory care facilities across the United States. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - October 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AHRQ Safety Program Informational Webinar - November 9
November 9, 2017 3:00-4:00pm ET. Webinar will describe the AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Antibiotic Use, which works to develop and implement a bundle of interventions designed to improve antibiotic stewardship and antibiotic prescribing practices across acute care, long-term care, and ambulatory care facilities across the United States. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - October 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AHRQ: Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
The National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality will hold an open meeting via webcast on Friday, November 3, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Eastern. A subcommittee meeting for the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report is also scheduled on the same day from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Eastern. Agenda items include an update on AHRQ's current research, programs, and initiatives, an update on AHRQ's work in learning healthcare systems, and an update on AHRQ's data platform. The final agenda will be posted on the AHRQ website no later than Friday, October 27, 2017. (Source: Federal Register updates...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 11, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: AHRQ: Meetings: National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
The National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality will hold an open meeting via webcast on Friday, November 3, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Eastern. A subcommittee meeting for the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report is also scheduled on the same day from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Eastern. Agenda items include an update on AHRQ's current research, programs, and initiatives, an update on AHRQ's work in learning healthcare systems, and an update on AHRQ's data platform. The final agenda will be posted on the AHRQ website no later than Friday, October 27, 2017, and final publication in the Fede...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 10, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the newly created position of All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM MAR). View the full posting for more information about the position. Renew your membership today! If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, see our recent blog post about the benefits of renewal and NNLM Membership. Are you having trouble...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 6, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Glasgow Coma Scale for Field Triage of Trauma: A Systematic Review
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 01/2017 This 12-page document assesses the predictive utility, reliability, and ease of use of the total Glasgow Coma Scale (tGCS) versus the motor component of the Glasgow Coma Scale (mGCS) for field triage of trauma, as well as comparative effects on clinical decision-making and clinical outcomes. The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS)11,12 is an instrument widely used to assess consciousness at the site of injury, in emergency departments, and in hospitals, and to monitor progress or deterioration during treatment. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the newly created position of All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM MAR). View the full posting for more information about the position. Check out the Summer 2017 edition of The MAReport! In this issue, Education & Health Literacy Coordinator Michelle Burda talks about NNLM MAR’s ongoing partnership with the Delaware Medical Rese...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 29, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Methods for Evaluating Natural Experiments in Obesity: A Systematic Evidence Review
AHRQ is requesting comments on their draft evidence report to characterize studies of programs and policies in obesity prevention and control. Comments are requested by October 25, 2017. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Open for Comment: Methods for Evaluating Natural Experiments in Obesity: A Systematic Evidence Review
This report is intended to help inform healthcare decision-makers in an effort to improve the quality of healthcare services. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - September 28, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight NNLM MAR has a new Health Professions Coordinator, Erin Seger! See our recent blog post to learn more about Erin. Check out the Summer 2017 issue of The MAReport! In this issue, Executive Director Kate Flewelling writes about MAR travel, including conferences where you can meet with our coordinators in-person! Read the article to learn more. Renew your membership today! If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, see our recent blog post about the benefits of renewal and NNLM ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)-sponsored National Research Service Award (NRSA)Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32)
The purpose of this individual postdoctoral research training fellowship is to enhance the research training of promising postdoctoral candidates who have the potential to become productive, independent investigators in health services research, with a research interest in areas and priorities relevant to the mission of AHRQ. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Learning Health Systems Mentored Career Development Program (K12)
AHRQ, in partnership with PCORI, invites applications for funding to support institutional career development awards designed to train clinician and research scientists to conduct PCOR research within learning health systems (LHS) focused on generation, adoption, and application of evidence in order to improve the quality and safety of care. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MEPS Data Users' Workshop - September 2017
September 19, 2017; Rockville, MD. AHRQ is conducting a full-day workshop to facilitate the use of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, Household Component (MEPS-HC) by the health services research community. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Surge Toolkit and Facility Checklist
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 08/2017 This Web page provides a toolkit and checklist for reopening a closed (shuttered) hospital to expand surge capacity in an emergency. It is a step-by-step guide to assist staff responsible for management, legal, facility, staffing, security, materials management, and transportation planning. It includes sections for each staff type/responsibility. The sections address planning; reopening a closed hospital within three to seven days; operating the facility; and closing the facility down again. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Hospital Evacuation Decision Guide
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 08/2017 This Web page provides a decision guide for post-event or post-disaster evacuations that have occurred either following Advanced Warning Events (i.e., if the decision was made to shelter-in-place during the event, but subsequent damage was sufficient to necessitate evacuation) or during No Advanced Warning Events. No Advanced Warning Events include earthquakes, building fires, tornadoes, and explosions (both accidental and terrorist acts). The guide provides examples of hospital evacuations during the Three Mile Island nuclear incident and Hurricane Katrina. (Text) (Sourc...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Disaster Alternate Care Facilities: Report and Interactive Tools
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 08/2017 This Web page provides information and related computer tools that will help institutions and communities select alternate care facilities and determine which patients to send to them. The two new interactive tools are the Disaster Alternate Care Facility Selection Tool and an ancillary tool, Alternate Care Facility Patient Selection Tool. They provide help for community planners in developing a concept of operations manual for a specific iteration of an alternate care facility, determining staffing, and selecting hospital inpatients that might be eligible for transfer to...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Hospital Evacuation Decision Guide: August 2017
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 08/2017 This Web page provides a decision guide for post-event or post-disaster evacuations that have occurred either following Advanced Warning Events (i.e., if the decision was made to shelter-in-place during the event, but subsequent damage was sufficient to necessitate evacuation) or during No Advanced Warning Events. No Advanced Warning Events include earthquakes, building fires, tornadoes, and explosions (both accidental and terrorist acts). The guide provides examples of hospital evacuations during the Three Mile Island nuclear incident and Hurricane Katrina. (Text) (Sourc...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Disaster Alternate Care Facilities: Report and Interactive Tools; August 2017
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 08/2017 This Web page provides information and related computer tools that will help institutions and communities select alternate care facilities and determine which patients to send to them. The two new interactive tools are the Disaster Alternate Care Facility Selection Tool and an ancillary tool, Alternate Care Facility Patient Selection Tool. They provide help for community planners in developing a concept of operations manual for a specific iteration of an alternate care facility, determining staffing, and selecting hospital inpatients that might be eligible for transfer to...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Grants On-Line Database: View all HHS Recovery Act Projects
A display of AHRQ project that fund work in support of the Recovery Act (ARRA) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Update your membership record today! If you complete the renewal process by Friday, September 8, you can expect to receive your certificate by the end of the month. If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, check out our Membership renewal flyer for more information. National Preparedness Month begins today! Visit the Ready Campaign web page to learn about this year’s theme, “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can” and check out the 2017 promotional toolkit which ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 1, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

AHRQ Provides Resources To Aid Hurricane Recovery Efforts
In support of federal efforts to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey, AHRQ has reissued a pair of resources to help public health officials and clinicians ensure that patients receive medical services under challenging circumstances. The Surge Toolkit and Facility Checklist provides practical tools for opening shuttered hospitals when an emergency is underway and additional facilities are needed for treating patients. In addition, AHRQ has reissued Hospital Evacuation Decision Guide, a resource to help officials confirm when it’s necessary to evacuate a medical facility regardless of its usefulness in providing patien...
Source: MCR News - August 30, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Health Sciences Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Update your membership record today! If you have completed the renewal process before Friday, July 21, you can expect to receive your membership certificate by the end of August. If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, check out our Membership renewal flyer for more information. National Preparedness Month begins September 1! Visit the Ready Campaign web page to learn about this year’s theme, “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can” and check out the 2017 promot...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 25, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Providing a State-by-State Picture of the Nation's Opioids Crisis
Blog post from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) from AHRQ's Director, Gopal Khanna. Highlights a newinteractive map of the United States that provides state-specific data on the opioid epidemic, including hospitalization rates and how those rates vary by demographic. This online tool includes data for 44 states and the District of Columbia. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - August 23, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Take a Number: Hospitals Are Clogged With Patients Struggling With Opioids
As President Trump declares a national emergency, new data indicates hospitalizations for problems linked to prescription and illicit opioid abuse have risen sharply. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: STEPH YIN Tags: Drug Abuse and Traffic Hospitals Pain-Relieving Drugs Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Emergency Medical Treatment Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Source Type: news

Few women with history of breast cancer and ovarian cancer take a recommended genetic test
UCLA HealthDr. Christopher ChildersOf the nearly 4 million women in the United States who have had either breast cancer or ovarian cancer, at least 1.5 million have a high risk of carrying certain types of genetic mutations that could increase their risk for additional cancers in the future.And although the mutations, including those that affect the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, can be identified through a simple blood or saliva test, more than 80 percent of those women have not taken the test or even discussed it with a health care provider, according to a new study from the  UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.The study ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 19, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

SPM in Real Life: Summer ‘17
NEW MEMBERS: Summer ‘17 Welcome new member, Geoffrey Milos! Geoffrey writes that he has a great interest in electronic health records (EHR) and how they enable individuals to more fully participate in the management of their own health care. Patient access to their respective, complete EHR is key to this empowerment. Individuals seem to be making progress on this front, slowly but surely. Geoffrey is interested in active innovators in the personal health care application space, specifically applications that can accept provider-sourced EHR inputs and other organizations that actively promote individual acce...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - August 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Newsletter Community Members New Members Summer '17 Source Type: news

The Data Are In: Health Care Quality Continues to Improve, But Disparities Persist
AHRQ just released the 2016 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report, an annual report which provides an annual report card on the status of the Nation's health care. Its findings are based on more than 250 measures of quality and disparities, covering a broad array of health care services and settings. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

$1.6 million grant to help African-Americans with glaucoma
(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a grant worth nearly $1.6 million over four years from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to help reduce vision problems in African-Americans caused by glaucoma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight New Membership certificates have arrived! If you have completed the renewal process before Friday, July 21, you can expect to receive your certificate by the end of August. If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, check out our Membership renewal flyer for more information. Jerry Sheehan has been named the new NLM Deputy Director, effective July 31, 2017. Details. An updated, revised version of the self-paced training class “Using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) in Cataloging&r...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 3, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight New Membership certificates have arrived! If you have completed the renewal process before Friday, July 21, you can expect to receive your certificate by the end of August. If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, check out our Membership renewal flyer for more information. The Summer 2017 edition of NIH MedlinePlus Magazine is now available! In this issue, Access Hollywood host Liz Hernandez talks about her hopes to make Alzheimer’s a thing of the past. Other features include ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - July 28, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: AHRQ App Aims to Enhance Physician Communication
(MedPage Today) -- Digital'pocket guide'makes TeamSTEPPS program more accessible (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 28, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Collaboration between Pathologists, Medical Laboratories, and Hospital Staff Substantially Reduced Hospital-Acquired Infections, AHRQ Reports
Decline in hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) overall since 2010 attributed to increased attention to safety protocols and practices by hospital staff in cooperation with clinical laboratory services It’s now been almost nine years since the Medicare Program stopped paying hospitals and other providers for certain hospital-acquired conditions (HACs). Included in this list are hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 26, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology adverse drug events agency for healthcare research and quality AHRQ AJCP American Journal of Clinical Path Source Type: news

National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality: Request for Nominations for Public Members
AHRQ is seeking seven individuals to serve on the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality, a 21-member panel that provides advice and recommendations to the AHRQ Director and Secretary of HHS on national priorities for health services research. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Antibiotic Use Informational Webinar - Aug 29
August 29, 2017 1:00-2:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Antibiotic Use Informational Webinar - Aug 15
August 15, 2017 12:00-1:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

EvidenceNOW: Advancing Heart Health in Primary Care
Join the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) for a webinar to explore how practice facilitators can help primary care practices become learning health care systems—organizations that systematically collect, analyze, and use evidence to improve care. Join speaker Lyndee Knox, PhD, and practice facilitation leaders from EvidenceNOW as they share experiences and insights about how to foster a culture of learning and quality improvement in small- and medium-sized primary care practices. Creating a Learning Health Care System: The Role of Practice Facilitators in Primary Care Wednesday, August 2, 12:00-1:00 ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - July 17, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Education Health Professionals Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight New Membership certificates are arriving soon! To receive a new certificate, you must verify that your organization’s record is up-to-date. Check out our Membership renewal flyer for more information about NNLM Membership, and instructions on how to complete the renewal process. NIHSeniorHealth is retiring on August 1. Looking for quality alternatives? Check out our recent posting on the MARquee to learn about other NLM and NIH health resources for older adults. National Network of Libraries of Medicine News Ongoing: ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - July 14, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

AHRQ: Requests for Nominations: National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
Request for nominations from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) for public members of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality. Members generally serve three-year terms, come from a variety of healthcare backgrounds, and as part of the Council, work in an advisory capacity to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Director of the AHRQ. At least one member should be a specialist in the rural aspects of their profession or field. Nominations should be submitted within 60 days of June 27, 2017. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - June 27, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

AHRQ: Meetings: National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
The National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality will hold an open meeting on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Eastern. Agenda items include an update on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) work in learning healthcare systems, the EvidenceNOW initiative, and a discussion on how AHRQ data and analytics can help solve emerging policy issues. A full agenda will be available on the AHRQ website no later than July 19, 2017. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - June 27, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: AHRQ: Requests for Nominations: National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
Pre-publication request for nominations from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) for public members of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality. Members generally serve three-year terms, come from a variety of healthcare backgrounds, and as part of the Council, work in an advisory capacity to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Director of the AHRQ. At least one member should be a specialist in the rural aspects of their profession or field. Nominations should be submitted within 60 days of publication in the Federal Register, which is scheduled for June 27, 2017....
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - June 26, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news