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

Weekly Postings
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

Weekly Postings
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

Costs for hip and knee replacements could be reduced, saving billions every year
The U.S. could save billions of dollars per year by controlling costs related to elective hip and knee replacements,according to an article by members of theCenter for Health Advancement at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. The analysis was  published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association.According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, in 2014, approximately 505,000 hip replacements and 723,000 knee replacements were performed in the U.S.“With the U.S. currently spending nearly 18 percent of its gross domestic product on medical care, almost twice as much as oth...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Request for Information Regarding Patient-Reported Outcome Measures
AHRQ is seeking information submissions from the public to inform their work on patient-reported outcomes (PROs). Access to information regarding physical function PRO measure use will assist the selection of measures for AHRQ's efforts to develop and implement user-friendly technical tools to collect and integrate PRO data in electronic health records or other health information technology products. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - March 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
AHRQ is seeking information from the public, hospitals and other health care organizations, clinicians, quality improvement experts, researchers, and quality measure developers about current use of the AHRQ Quality Indicators (AHRQ QIs) for quality improvement efforts. Comments are requested by March 8, 2018. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - March 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AHRQ Data Show Impact of Opioid Crisis at County Level
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) released anonline statistical resource that provides county-level comparisons of hospitalization rates for substance use, including opioids, alcohol, stimulants, and other drugs. They've also updated theirinteractive online map to provide county-specific data on opioid-related hospitalizations for 32 states. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - March 1, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

AHRQ 2018 Summer Intramural Fellowship Program
Fellowship Program provides opportunities for individuals to work with leading health services researchers in the conduct and support of research on " real life " issues that support the Agency's mission and contributes to improvements in health care. Applications are due by March 5, 2018. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AHRQ: Solicitation for Nominations for Members of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is seeking nominations to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). Specific areas of expertise being sought include public health, health equity and the reduction of health disparities, application of science to health policy, behavioral medicine, and communication of scientific findings to diverse audiences. Nominations of women, members of minority populations, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. Nominations are due by May 15th. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 28, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

AHRQ: Request for Information Regarding Patient-Reported Outcome Measures
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is seeking feedback by April 1, 2018 on patient-reported outcomes (PRO). The feedback will be used to inform a planned Challenge Competition to be released in the fall of 2018 seeking the development of technical tools that can be used to collect PRO data in electronic health records. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 28, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

AHRQ: Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
Discussion will include, among other things, an update on the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project's (HCUP) release of county-level statistics on hospital stays for alcohol, opioids, and other drugs. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 27, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

AHRQ: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Correction
Corrects the deadline to March 20, 2018 for comments on aFebruary 16, 2018 AHRQ quality measures. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 27, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

AHRQ: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) request for comments 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 by researchers to analyze healthcare use, expenses, and health policy. The change will update the Adult Self- Administered Questionnaire portion of the survey. Comments are due by March 28, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 26, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

AHRQ: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Comment request from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality on an information collection for the certification of new and continued Patient Safety Organizations, relinquishment of certification, and the complaint form used by individuals filing patient safety confidentiality complaints. Comments on the information collection are due by April 27, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 26, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

MEPS Data Users' Workshop
April 10, 2018; Rockville, MD. The purpose of this workshop is to facilitate the use of the Medical MEPS-HC public use data files by the health services research community by providing both practical information about MEPS files and an opportunity to construct analytic files with the assistance of AHRQ staff. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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

Weekly Postings
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