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NIH Budget Remains Flat Under Trump Budget
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) would see roughly flat funding if the President’s fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget request were enacted as proposed. The White House has requested $34.8 billion for NIH, approximately $2 billion below the 2018 enacted appropriation. Late adjustments to the budget reversed an originally proposed 27 percent cut to NIH. The FY 2019 budget for NIH is slated to increase only slightly by $538 million over 2017 levels because it would absorb three agencies under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that fund research on healthcare quality, occupational health, and disabiliti...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Member Highlights: North Pocono Public Library, Moscow, PA – learn about this library’s community education series designed to address difficult life planning decisions. 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. Weekly Funding Tips: Funding Tip 1- Talk it through – through mid-April, NNLM MAR will offer weekly tips for members who inten...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - February 16, 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 seeking comments through March 8, 2018, regarding quality improvement initiatives that may help AHRQ improve clinical practice, improve patient safety or reduce harm, address healthcare disparities, improve prevention practices, and/or collaborate with community groups to improve healthcare. AHRQ is also seeking comments on ways to tailor and improve the use of AHRQ quality improvement measures. Specifically, AHRQ is requesting comments from hospitals and other healthcare organizations, clinicians, quality improvement experts, researchers, quality measure developers,...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 16, 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 NNLM is offering stipends of up to $500 to support travel and lodging for the Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium at the MLA Annual meeting in Atlanta, GA. First come, first serve! Learn more about eligibility and instructions on how to apply. Member Highlights: Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, Rochester, NY – Learn about the ongoing outreach efforts of Central Library as they strive to eliminate resource barriers in their community. Is your organization working on a similar project? Te...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - February 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

UMass Amherst research aims to improve health care for those with mental illness
(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) Diagnostic errors are very common in medicine and often come from failures of 'clinical reasoning,' some of which may be related to a medical professional's emotions, says social psychologist Linda Isbell at UMass Amherst. She has received a five-year, $1.71 million grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to study the influence of emotions on medical decision-making and diagnosis among emergency medicine staff. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 29, 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 NNLM MAR funding opportunities are currently closed. In February, we will announce opportunities to apply for projects starting May 15, 2018. Now is the perfect time to start meeting with potential partners and consulting with NNLM MAR staff on health information outreach ideas. Contact us to set up a consultation. National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® begins on Monday! If your organization is getting involved with busting myths about drug use or addiction, tell us about it! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 19, 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 NNLM MAR funding opportunities are currently closed. In February, we will announce opportunities to apply for projects starting May 15, 2018. Now is the perfect time to start meeting with potential partners and consulting with NNLM MAR staff on health information outreach ideas. Contact us to set up a consultation. It’s Not Too Late to Participate in National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week 2018! Learn more about free materials, activities, and opportunities for your school, public library, or community organization t...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 12, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

HHS agency announces patient-reported outcome-focused competition
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) at HHS announced that will be conducting a challenge competition this fall focused on developing new tools focused on patient-reported outcome (PRO) data. Specifically, the agency hopes to find user-friendly tools that will better enable collection of the data, as well as its integration into EHRs or other health IT products. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 3, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Notice of an Upcoming Challenge Competition
This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to conduct a Challenge Competition in Fall 2018 to develop user-friendly technical tools to collect and integrate patient-reported outcome data in electronic health records or other health information technology products. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - January 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Framework for Conceptualizing Evidence Needs of Health Systems
Report seeks to develop a framework for understanding the evidence needs of health systems to inform the AHRQ EPC Program future efforts. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AHRQ National Web Conference on Reducing Provider Burden through Better Health IT Design
January 25, 2018 2:30-5:40pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Advancing the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Methods: Important Considerations in Making Evidence-Based Guidelines
Supplementary open-access issue ofAJPM includes 11 articles authored by current and former members of the USPSTF, AHRQ Evidence-Based Practice Centers, and others, focused on: recent methodological updates adopted by the USPSTF; methodological challenges experienced by the USPSTF, and strategies for implementing and disseminating USPSTF recommendations. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - December 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New AHRQ SOPS Value and Efficiency Supplemental Items for Hospitals and Medical Offices (Webcast)
January 9, 2018 2:00-3:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nursing homes can prevent infections through performance improvement collaboratives
(Elsevier) A new assessment, published in the December issue of the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), the journal of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), reviewed the benefits and challenges of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)'s Safety Program for Long-Term Care, a national preventive program that was implemented from 2013 to 2016 and aimed at reducing CAUTI across U.S. nursing homes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 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 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! Check out the Fall 2017 issue of the MAReport! This quarter, Elaina Vitale is &ldqu...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

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

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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