Severe Complications Rise Sharply Among Women Giving Birth in Hospitals
According to a report just released by AHRQ, the proportion of women who experienced serious complications while giving birth in U.S. hospitals rose 45% between 2006 and 2015. And the data are even worse for low-income and minority women, especially black women and those on Medicaid. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nicole Fisher, Contributor Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Funding Available: NNLM MAR has funding available for two grants of $19,000. Libraries, community-based organizations, schools, health care providers, and other organizations that provide health programming or services within PA, NY, NJ or DE are eligible to apply. Applications are due October 5, 2018, and award funds must be spent by April 30, 2019. Details. September is National Preparedness Month. Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. This week: Make and Practice Your Plan. National Network of Libraries of Medicine N...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

AHRQ: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is extending the comment period through October 4, 2018 on a change to a currently approved information collection titled "Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Household Component and MEPS Medical Provider Component." The survey is used to analyze healthcare use, expenses, and health policy. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 4, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

AHRQ: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is seeking comment by October 4, 2018 on the nursing home survey on patient safety culture database. The survey is used by nursing homes to assess provider and staff perspectives about patient safety issues, medical error, and error reporting. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 4, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Funding Available: NNLM MAR has funding available for two grants of $19,000. Libraries, community-based organizations, schools, health care providers, and other organizations that provide health programming or services within PA, NY, NJ or DE are eligible to apply. Applications are due October 5, 2018, and award funds must be spent by April 30, 2019. Details. National Network of Libraries of Medicine News MAR offices will be closed on Monday, September 3 for Labor Day. New MAR Staff: As of August 27, Michael Balkenhol is MA...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 31, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Decline in Hospital-Acquired Conditions Continues
FRIDAY, Aug. 24, 2018 -- The rate of hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) continued its decline from 2014 to 2016, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) National Scorecard on Hospital-Acquired Conditions. For the 2014 to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AHRQ Step Up App Challenge
In the AHRQ Step Up App Challenge: Advancing Care Through Patient Assessments, AHRQ is looking for teams to design, develop, and pilot a user-friendly application that simplifies the process of collecting, interpreting, aggregating, and sharing patient-reported outcomes (PRO) data related to physical function outcomes in the ambulatory care setting. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AHRQ, Social Security Administration aim to attract FHIR developers
WASHINGTON, DC — The Agency for Health Research and Quality and the Social Security Administration here on Monday announced plans for kicking off challenges to identify technologies that solve specific problems. SSA Executive Director of Health IT Jude Soundararajan said here at the White House Blue Button 2.0 D eveloper Conference that in September SSA will launch a GitHub site with its use case for disabilities. And he said that developer contests will follow. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Special Emphasis Notice (SEN): AHRQ Announces Interest in Health Services Research to Address the Opioids Crisis
The purpose of this Notice is to inform the research community that the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is interested in receiving health services research grant applications to advance our nation's understanding of the opioids crisis and provide solutions for addressing it. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AHRQ Shutters Guideline Site, But ECRI to Carry the Torch
(MedPage Today) -- New site will charge a'reasonable'subscription fee (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 20, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

National Guideline Clearinghouse to live on despite feds bowing out
The nonprofit that has run the recently shuttered National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) for 20 years plans to replace the website and run it privately. Funding to support the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) clinical practice guideline website ended on July 16. ECRI Institute, which developed and maintained NGC since its inception in 1998, announced it plans to launch an interim, subscription-based website in September, with “many additional features planned for the near future.” The initial site will enable users to search and retrieve ECRI’s summarizations of clini...
Source: Mass Device - July 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog News Well ECRI Institute National Guidelines Clearinghouse NGC Source Type: news

Board Meeting Minutes, May 22, 2018
  Participants:  Geri Baumblatt, Judy Danielson, Dave DeBronkart, Peter Elias, Nancy Finn, Sarah Krüg, Janice McCallum, Jan Oldenburg, Burt Rosen, Danny Sands, Joe Ternullo, Sue Woods, Michael Millenson, Vera Rulon Welcome                                                               Danny Sands Danny announced th...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - July 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Janice McCallum Tags: Board Minutes Board Meeting Meeting Minutes 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 on July 18, 2018. Agenda items include an update on AHRQ's current research, programs, and initiatives, as well as updates on AHRQ data, analytics, and insights; making health services research relevant to the C-Suite; and AHRQ's opioids efforts. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 16, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

AHRQ: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is seeking comment by September 14, 2018 on an information collection related to the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Clinician and Group Survey Database. The Database contains data from AHRQ's standardized surveys which measure patient experiences with physicians and staff in healthcare practices. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 16, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

OHSU expert: Feds' decision to cut research database could hamper medical advances
Trump officials' decision to jettison a guidelines database has troubled many — including a Portland expert — who believe it could hinder providers' ability to administer the best treatment regimens. The National Guideline Clearinghouse includes an online database that collects information on, and provides access to, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. The Clear inghouse, created by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, is considered a "go to place" to find guidelines, according… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Andy Giegerich Source Type: news

The AHRQ National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC, guideline.gov) Web site will not be available after July 16, 2018
Federal funding through AHRQ will no longer be available to support the NGC as of that date. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Use a Blood Thinner Safely
-- More than 2 million people take a blood thinner regularly, the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality says. The medication is prescribed to help prevent blood clots. They put you at greater risk of heart attack and stroke. The agency... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Collaboration Is the Best Medicine
Teamwork in long-term care has been studied extensively for more than 3 decades, and in health care there has been significant progress in defining team requirements. A 1999 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report led to the development of the TeamSTEPPS program, developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) (Team STEPPS 2.0 for Long-Term Care, http://bit.ly/2LGAzAM). (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - July 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Jeanne Manzi Tags: LTC PHARMACY Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: the Spring 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter is now available! This quarter, Veronica Leigh Milliner talked about the importance of public libraries in providing quality health information in her article about the the Public Libraries Symposium at MLA. National Network of Libraries of Medicine News NNLM Outreach Highlight: Escape the Unit, Pittsburgh, PA – take a few minutes to check out this video on an NNLM funded project, an escape room developed as part of the nurse residency program for newly hi...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - June 29, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Webcast Featuring New AHRQ SOPS ™ Health IT Patient Safety Supplemental Items for Hospitals
July 25, 2018 2:00-2:50pm ET. Join AHRQ for this Webcast to learn about the new Surveys on Patient Safety Culture (SOPSTM) Health Information Technology (IT) Patient Safety Supplemental Items. The Webcast will discuss the importance of health IT in patient safety, provide an overview of the development of the items, and provide results from an initial pilot. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Patient Safety Primers. Surgical Site Infections
This overview states that “Efforts to prevent surgical site infections have been effective. Data from AHRQ's Partnership for Patients initiative indicates that the national rate of SSI decreased by 16% between 2010 and 2015, translating into significant benefits for patients (including many lives saved), as well as significant cost savings. ” (American). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHRQ: National Guideline Clearinghouse to Shut Down July 16
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has announced that, because of federal budget cuts, its National Guideline Clearinghouse website will no longer be updated with new content as of July 2, 2018, and will not be available at all after July 16. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - June 27, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

What Is the Scope of Practice for Pediatric Care for Chiropractic Doctors?
Discussion “Chiropractic is a health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health.” Some people look at chiropractic care solely as spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) or manipulation. Chiropractic physicians also offer a variety of other treatments including nutritional advice, dietary or herbal supplements, therapeutic exercise, posture correction and behavioral counseling. Spinal muscle therapy or spinal manipulation is one of the most common complementary, integrative, and alternati...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 18, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Member Highlights: Adams County Library System, Gettysburg, PA – Learn about this library’s Sensory Storytime initiative to provide meaningful early literacy experiences for children who may have sensory processing or autism spectrum disorders. Has your library developed a similar program? Share your story with us to receive a Member Highlight on the MARquee! NNLM Outreach Highlight: Escape the Unit, Pittsburgh, PA – take a few minutes to check out this video on an NNLM funded project, an escape room devel...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - June 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

AHRQ: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality: Request for Nominations for Public Members
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is seeking nominations for public members to serve on the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality, particularly those with experience in the following areas: 1) conducting research, demonstration projects, and evaluations with respect to healthcare; 2) the fields of healthcare quality research or healthcare improvement; 3) the practice of medicine; 4) other health professions; 5) the private healthcare sector (including health plans, providers, and purchasers) or administrators of healthcare delivery systems; 6) the fields of healthcare economics, informa...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - June 8, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Telehealth for Acute and Chronic Care Consultations
AHRQ has opened up comments for its draft report on Telehealth for Acute and Chronic Care Consultations. The public can comment until June 26, 2018. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - June 1, 2018 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 MedlinePlus Magazine: the Spring 2018 issue of MedlinePlus Magazine is now available! This quarter, TV host Leeza Gibbons talks about her experience as a caregiver for both her mother and her father. Other features include cancer imaging, traumatic stress, and new advances in research from the National Institutes of Health. Subscribe or order a bulk subscription for your library today! Member Highlights: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Poughkeepsie, NY – Learn how this library brought health and wellness to thei...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - June 1, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Despite risk of breast cancer, few men undergo genetic tests, study finds
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death among Americans. At least 10 percent of cancers are caused by inherited mutations in genes such as BRCA1 and BRCA2. Parents with the cancer gene mutation have a 50 percent chance of passing it on to a son or daughter. It ’s well-known that women with BRCA are at a very high risk for breast and ovarian cancer. Less known is the fact that men with these mutations also are at risk of breast cancer and other cancers.Astudy published in April in JAMA Oncology finds that few men are screened for these genetic mutations — and the researchers strongly suggest that they be sc...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 31, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

AHRQ: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is seeking comment by July 30, 2018 on the nursing home survey on patient safety culture database. The survey is used by nursing homes to assess provider and staff perspectives about patient safety issues, medical error, and error reporting. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 31, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

PHC4 revises flawed preventable hospital admissions reports
The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) has revised its April research report on preventable hospital admissions after learning of inaccuracies  in the data provided to the independent state agency for its report. According to PHC4, population data files provided by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality – including county rates – were incorrect.   The council has received corrected data files from AHRQ and updated the figu res in the research brief available here.  “PHC4… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight NLM @ MLA 2018: Did you miss a National Library of Medicine presentation at MLA? Recordings of the NLM theater presentations are now available! The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the position of Health Programming Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM MAR). Review of applications begins June 27, 2018, and will continue until filled. The MAR offices will be closed on Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day. National N...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - May 25, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Board Meeting Minutes, February 27, 2018
Participants:  Geri Baumblatt, Dave DeBronkart, Judy Danielson, Dave Dolton, Peter Elias, John Grohol, Matthew Holt, Sarah Krüg, Janice McCallum, Jan Oldenburg, Burt Rosen, Danny Sands, Linda Stotsky, Joe Ternullo, Sue Woods and Vera Rulon. Approve minutes from last full board meeting—Janice McCallum Minutes from January 23, 2018 approved. Janice pointed out that with change to procedure in posting meeting minutes, we will need to move finalized minutes to a folder that is viewable by anyone.  Also need to change the link in Where to Find What at S4PM and tell Danny v Leeuwen to change link in newslet...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - May 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: janicemc Tags: Board Minutes Board Meeting Meeting Minutes Source Type: news

Safety program for surgical patients sharply drops surgical site infections
(American College of Surgeons) Surgical site infections (SSIs) in patients undergoing colorectal operations were reduced by 61 percent in less than two years in Hawaiian hospitals participating in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Safety Program for Surgery, according to new study findings published as an 'article in press' on the website of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons ahead of print. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 18, 2018 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 NLM @ MLA 2018: attending the Medical Library Association conference in Atlanta, GA? Stop by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) exhibit booth 145 to meet NLM staff and see NLM Web products and services. The NLM Theater at the booth will feature demonstrations and tutorials on a wide variety of topics. You can also talk to MAR staff at the booth about funding, training, and current initiatives! Sunday, May 20 from 1:00-2:00 PM: Executive Director Kate Flewelling Monday, May 21 from 10:00-10:30 AM and 1:30-2:00 PM: Acade...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - May 17, 2018 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 All of Us: Did you miss the NNLM All of Us webinar on April 30? Watch the recording on YouTube to learn more about getting involved with the All of Us Research Program. Connect with MAR: MAR coordinators would love the chance to speak with you in person about your projects, and opportunities for potential partnership! Check out the schedule of upcoming conferences where you can meet and greet with our staff. National Network of Libraries of Medicine News Big Data in Healthcare – Opportunities for Librarians – SE...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - May 11, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Report: Data on diabetes apps' clinical impact scarce, inconsistent
Of the hundreds of diabetes self-management apps currently available, very few have been evaluated with health outcome-focused studies, according to a recent report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 10, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

AHRQ: Common Formats for Patient Safety Data Collection
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality announces the availability ofCommon Formats for Surveillance —Hospital Version 0.2 Beta to allow Patient Safety Organizations to collect data that has comparable clinical meaning. Comments on the Common Formats will be accepted ongoing in order to guide future improvements. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 9, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

AHRQ Health Services Research Dissertation Program (R36)
The continuation of a program that provides support to individuals who are conducting research undertaken as part of an accredited academic program to qualify for a research doctorate degree. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - May 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight All of Us Launch: The All of Us Research Program is ready to launch nationally on May 6! The official launch will be held in seven communities throughout the United States. Join MAR for the launch event in NYC or watch the broadcast live. HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative: The deadline to participate in the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ) Spring 2018 Group Licensing Offer has been extended to May 10. NNLM MAR members are eligible for this cost-saving opportunity! National Network of Libraries of M...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - May 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Take Notice: The AHRQ National Quality Measures Clearinghouse website will not be available after July 16, 2018
Federal funding through AHRQ will no longer be available to support the NQMC as of that date. AHRQ is receiving expressions of interest from stakeholders interested in carrying on NQMC's work. It is not clear at this time, however, when or if NQMC (or something like NQMC) will be online again. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Management of Suspected Opioid Overdose with Naloxone by Emergency Medical Services Personnel: Comparative Effectiveness Review Number 193
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 11/2017 This 106-page report summarizes a review to determine optimal doses, routes of administration, and dosing strategies of naloxone for suspected opioid overdose in out-of-hospital settings, and whether transport to a hospital following successful opioid overdose reversal with naloxone is necessary. It found that more research is needed to determine optimal doses of naloxone, appropriate timing of repeat dosing, and whether it is necessary to dose patients to full consciousness. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Management of Suspected Opioid Overdose with Naloxone by Emergency Medical Services Personnel
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 11/2017 This 106-page report summarizes a review to determine optimal doses, routes of administration, and dosing strategies of naloxone for suspected opioid overdose in out-of-hospital settings, and whether transport to a hospital following successful opioid overdose reversal with naloxone is necessary. It found that more research is needed to determine optimal doses of naloxone, appropriate timing of repeat dosing, and whether it is necessary to dose patients to full consciousness. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Highlighted Communities: Spring ’ 18
Discussion about Advocacy Committee evaluations of AHRQ Funding, FDA CDS Guidelines, Rural Medical Record Legislation, TEFCA and the potential sale of patient data; an RFP by the NY State Health Foundation. Contains outlines of the committee’s process (useful templates for potential use throughout the society). Post in the space to surface additional topics or to inquire about joining the committee! Education and Participatory Medicine: Creating a tool for providers to assist their patients in discerning fact from fiction online; an open thread calls for ongoing feedback on a participatory medicine syllabus and even...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - April 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Danny van Leeuwen Tags: General Newsletter Source Type: news

AHRQ Data Competencies to Support Decision Makers: What do you need to make decisions on the state and local level?
April 25, 2018 1:00-5:00pm ET; Washington, DC. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - April 19, 2018 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 applications are due today! Applications for our upcoming round of health information outreach funding are due by 11pm this evening – don’t forget our last funding tip – follow directions for submission. Please note, late applications will not be accepted. We look forward to funding some great projects! NNLM Edit-a-thon: don’t forget to use #citeNLM2018 next week during NNLM’s first Wikipedia Edit-a-thon – we’re adding citations to existing articles on rare diseases! Not sur...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - April 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality releases early findings from EvidenceNOW
(American Academy of Family Physicians) The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality today released early findings from EvidenceNOW, a multi-million dollar initiative to help primary care practices across the country more rapidly improve the heart health of Americans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 9, 2018 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 Member Highlights: Laurel Public Library, Laurel, DE – learn how this library took the initiative to engage and inspire their community in the quest for health information, and the pursuit of healthy living through cooking. Is your organization working on a similar project? Tell us about it! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning about health outreach activities that are happening in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. National Minority Health Month begins next week! The theme for 2018 is Partnering fo...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - March 30, 2018 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 Funding Available Now! NNLM MAR Members can apply by 11:00 PM ET on April 13 for projects starting May 15, 2018. Need more information? Review our new Requests for Proposals Keep up with Weekly Funding Tips – this week: Funding Tip 6 – Review the Criteria Contact us to set up a consultation! Check out the Winter 2018 edition of The MAReport! This quarter, Erin Seger is highlighting the natural connection between libraries and public health education in her article, “Libraries as Health Equity Partners.&r...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - March 23, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

AHRQ Is in Trouble
(MedPage Today) -- And why you should care (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 20, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Funding Available Now! NNLM MAR Members can apply by 11:00 PM ET on April 13 for projects starting May 15, 2018. Need more information? Review our new Requests for Proposals Register for MAR Funding Office Hours to ask specific questions about your proposal Keep up with Weekly Funding Tips – this week: Funding Tip 5- check out previously funded projects Contact us to set up a consultation! Check out the Winter 2018 edition of The MAReport! This quarter, Elaina Vitale is highlighting “Citizen Science and the Na...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - March 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news