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Help us think about data!
Greetings! (with apologies to those who have already seen this information by email) Have you heard that two data coordinators have just started working at the Regional Medical Library? We are Annie Madhavan and Ann Glusker (AKA “The Anns”) and we are librarians who happen to have backgrounds in epidemiology, data indexing, public health, allied health, and public librarianship. Mostly we are passionate about data—learning about it, sharing it, teaching others to use it, gathering it, you name it! We want to direct our programs and services to what you need and want, and so we’re writing to ask you ...
Source: Dragonfly - April 17, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Glusker Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

PNR Rendezvous webinar, " Data Education Resources for Anyone, Anywhere "
Nicole Vasilevsky, Research Assistant Professor in the Ontology Development Group in the Oregon Health & Science University Library in Portland, Oregon, will be presenting about the development of online Open Educational Resources (OERs) that cover various topics in data science. These OERs can be used as ‘out of the box’ courses for students, or materials for educators to use in courses, training programs, or seminars. Join us for this 1 hour webinar which is also eligible for 1 MLA (Medical Library Association) CE for either attending the live session or watching the recording. When: Wednes...
Source: Dragonfly - April 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Data Technology Training & Education Source Type: news

PNR Rendezvous webinar, “ Data Education Resources for Anyone, Anywhere ”
Nicole Vasilevsky, Research Assistant Professor in the Ontology Development Group in the Oregon Health & Science University Library in Portland, Oregon, will be presenting about the development of online Open Educational Resources (OERs) that cover various topics in data science. These OERs can be used as ‘out of the box’ courses for students, or materials for educators to use in courses, training programs, or seminars. Join us for this 1 hour webinar which is also eligible for 1 MLA (Medical Library Association) CE for either attending the live session or watching the recording. When: Wednes...
Source: Dragonfly - April 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Data Technology Training & Education Source Type: news

PNR Partners Webinar Coming Up!
When: Thursday, April 13 starting at 1:00pm PT, Noon Alaska, 2:00pm MT Join us on Thursday to hear two NNLM PNR members speak about their wonderful work in the region with PNR funded support. Ginger Kwan, Executive Director for Open Doors for Multicultural Families will present about the demonstration videos created to assist immigrant families of children with special health care needs find quality health information using NLM resources. Carol Cahill, Research Associate at Group Health, will present about her work to expand the content in the Neighborhood Health Link resource, a searchable web portal to health-p...
Source: Dragonfly - April 10, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from Network Members Training & Education Source Type: news

The Best Books on Data for the Curious Librarian
Data is a hot topic these days and it’s a challenge to keep up with all the new titles being released. Here are eight books that are definitely worth a look if you’d like to learn more about the world of data and its influence on librarianship… Big Data: A revolution that will transform how we live, work, and think, by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier (2013)  A great overview of “big data” and it’s impact on the way we do science. Data Management for Libraries: A LITA guide, by Laura Krier and Carly A. Strasser (2013) A quick introduction to data management. Data M...
Source: Dragonfly - March 21, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Madhavan Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

NNLM PNR Twitter Chat
Edited: 4/12/17 Here is a link to the transcript of the #nnlmpnrchat about data on 4/11/17: https://www.symplur.com/healthcare-hashtags/nnlmpnrchat/ Please join us for the first NNLM PNR Twitter chat, on Tuesday, April 11, from 12:00 – 1:00 pm, PST. The subject will be data, and the hashtag is #nnlmpnrchat. A twitter chat is a prearranged time to meet on Twitter and discuss a particular topic. To find the tweets in our conversation, search #nnlmpnrchat in the search box. To learn more about Twitter chats, see Twitter Chat 101. From the the Symplur Project: “A Twitter chat affords Twitter users the opportunity ...
Source: Dragonfly - March 18, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Data News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

NNLM PNR Twitter Chat
Please join us for the first NNLM PNR Twitter chat, on Tuesday, April 11, from 12:00 – 1:00 pm, PST. The subject will be data, and the hashtag is #nnlmpnrchat. A twitter chat is a prearranged time to meet on Twitter and discuss a particular topic. To find the tweets in our conversation, search #nnlmpnrchat in the search box. To learn more about Twitter chats, see Twitter Chat 101. From the the Symplur Project: “A Twitter chat affords Twitter users the opportunity to engage in conversation with each other. A chat can either emerge from a new community that coalesces around a particular subject or keyword, or ser...
Source: Dragonfly - March 18, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Data News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Announcing New Funding Opportunities
The NN/LM PNR is pleased to request applications for a new round of funding opportunities to support projects from May 1, 2017 through April 30, 2018. Applications submitted by April 14, 2017 will receive fullest consideration and will be reviewed on a first come first serve basis. New funding opportunities include: Community Health Outreach Award, two awards up to $9,500 each. This award is to support outreach projects with aims to improve access and use of quality online health information for informed decisions about health in underserved communities. Possible activities include: 1) Promotional activities, including hea...
Source: Dragonfly - March 14, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Funding News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

National Nutrition Month ®
March is National Nutrition Month and your libraries or organizations might wish to incorporate programs and services and links to information in the communities you serve. Here are some resources which provide not only nutritional information but but tip sheets, videos, lesson plans and more to help encourage healthier communities. National Nutrition Month® Put Your Best Fork Forward National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “Put Your Best Fork Forward” is this year’s theme which remin...
Source: Dragonfly - March 9, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: nwsoadmin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Health Observances Source Type: news

PNR Rendezvous webinar March 15
When: Wednesday March 15, 1:00pm PT, Noon Alaska, 2:00pm Mountain How to connect: https://nnlm.gov/class/retracted-articles-pubmed/6689 (no registration required) A lot can happen after work is published. Work can progress, leaving findings supported, out-of-date, or refuted. Others can have questions for the authors, or identify problems. The records of a range of these post-publication activities find their way into PubMed. Join us next Wednesday to hear Hilda Bastian, from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), discuss the changing visibility and accessibility of post-publication a...
Source: Dragonfly - March 8, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: nwsoadmin Tags: News from NLM Training & Education Source Type: news

Fair Use Myths and Facts
In conjunction with Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2017, the Association of Research Libraries is releasing an infographic that refutes 10 popular misperceptions about fair use. Fair use and fair dealing are vitally important rights for everybody, everywhere — students, faculty, librarians, journalists, and all users of copyrighted material. These doctrines provide balance to the copyright system by allowing the use of copyrighted resources without permission from the rightsholder under certain circumstances, thereby promoting creative progress and accommodating freedom of expression. See: “Fair Use Myths & Fac...
Source: Dragonfly - February 24, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Resource Sharing & Document Delivery Training & Education Source Type: news

Rare Disease Day is February 28
More than 6,500 rare diseases exists at this time and less than 5 percent have a treatment. In the United States a rare disease is one that affects less than 200,000 people. However, roughly 25 to 30 million Americans are affected by a rare disease. Many of these diseases: May involve chronic illness, disability, and often premature death Often have no treatment or not very effective treatment Are frequently not diagnosed correctly Are often very complex Are often caused by changes in genes The theme for this year’s Rare Disease Day is “Research” with the slogan, “With research, possibilities are ...
Source: Dragonfly - February 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Health Observances Source Type: news

Love Your Data Week, Day 5: Rescuing Unloved Data
How do data become unloved?  We data users don’t love data that are messy, poorly documented, incomplete, or unwieldy, to name just a few frustrations.  However, one important way that data become unloved is that they are just plain old.  Older data tend not to be machine-readable, which can pretty much be the kiss of death.  Digitization, while it’s improving, is still somewhat labor-intensive and costly, and so unless a data set is obviously worth the trouble, it may languish. However, researchers are starting to explore whether there may be some hidden gems worth rescuing.  One area ...
Source: Dragonfly - February 17, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Glusker Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Announcing New Funding Opportunities
The NN/LM PNR will announce new funding opportunities in the Spring of 2017, for projects to begin after May 1, 2017. Applications submitted by April 14, 2017  will receive fullest consideration and will be reviewed on a first come first serve basis. Pending budget availability, new funding opportunities will include: Community Health Outreach Award, two awards up to $9,500 each. This award is to support outreach projects with aims to improve access and use of quality online health information for informed decisions about health in underserved communities. Possible activities include: 1) Promotional activities, includ...
Source: Dragonfly - February 16, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Funding News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Love Your Data Week, Day 4: DataLumos
The theme for Day 4 of “Love Your Data Week” is “Finding the Right Data”. There’s a lot of open national health data out there– Data.gov’s health portal, and the “Data and Tools” tab on the main page of the National Center for Health Statistics are good sources (also this list of open access data repositories has a good section on medicine). But, any open data on the internet can be vulnerable if there isn’t a commitment to preserve it or if organizational priorities change, and government data are no exception. Enter DataLumos! This service, launched (not coincid...
Source: Dragonfly - February 16, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Glusker Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Love Your Data Week, Day 3: All ’s FAIR in Love and Data Management
Welcome to day three of Love Your Data Week 2017! Today’s topic is Good Data Examples. What makes data “good” or “well managed?”  The Fair Data Principles: Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reusability are a good place to start.  Published by Mark Wilkinson and his colleagues in 2016, these principles “put specific emphasis on enhancing the ability of machines to automatically find and use the data, in addition to supporting its reuse by individuals.” 1A brief description of the principles, excerpted from Wilkinson’s article, explains: To be Findable...
Source: Dragonfly - February 15, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Madhavan Tags: Data News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Love Your Data Week!
Welcome to Love Your Data Week 2017!  This “5-day international event to help researchers take better care of their data” has participants from all over the United States and also abroad, with everyone posting and tweeting about data (best practices, resources, etc.).  The PNR will be posting on our Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as here on the Dragonfly blog, about data issues and trends you may want to know about, whether or not you work directly with researchers. Today’s topic is “Documenting, Describing and Defining Data” and we are pleased to re-post a behind-the-scenes loo...
Source: Dragonfly - February 14, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Glusker Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Next PNR Rendezvous is February 15 (this session is cancelled)
We apologize, but this webinar session is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances for speaker. When: Wednesday February 15, 1:00pm PT, Noon Alaska Time, 2:00pm Mountain Time Session Title: “Library, Family, Primary Care and Community Collaboration for Young Children” Learn how to join the webinar at  https://nnlm.gov/classes/pnr-rendezvous Join us for the next PNR Rendezvous webinar session where Kate Orville who is the Co-director of the Washington State Medical Home Partnerships Project for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (MHPP) housed at the University of Washington&rs...
Source: Dragonfly - February 9, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Health Public Libraries Training & Education Source Type: news

Next PNR Rendezvous is February 15
When: Wednesday February 15, 1:00pm PT, Noon Alaska Time, 2:00pm Mountain Time Session Title: “Library, Family, Primary Care and Community Collaboration for Young Children” Learn how to join the webinar at  https://nnlm.gov/classes/pnr-rendezvous Join us for the next PNR Rendezvous webinar session where Kate Orville who is the Co-director of the Washington State Medical Home Partnerships Project for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (MHPP) housed at the University of Washington’s Center on Human Development and Disability. Learn how primary health care providers and cli...
Source: Dragonfly - February 9, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Health Public Libraries Training & Education Source Type: news

American Heart Month and Black History Month
Currently the Seattle Art Museum is hosting the exhibition, Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series. This celebrated exhibit, which brings all 60 of Lawrence’s paintings from this series together, is collectively owned by both The Phillips Collection and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. It marks Lawrence’s 100th birthday who also held a tenured professor position at the University of Washington in 1971 and retired in 1986. Lawrence’s iconic collection, utilizes both images and words to chronicle the exodus from the rural South to the industrialized North between the first and second World Wars. Man...
Source: Dragonfly - February 8, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Health Observances Source Type: news

All of Us Research Program Announces Funding Opportunity for Community Partners
An announcement regarding the Precision Medicine Initiative All of Us Research Program which may be of interest to public and medical libraries who could be eligible partners. Please note scheduled informational webinar on February 10, 9:00 – 10:00am PT. Register The National Institutes of Health has announced a new opportunity for organizations interested in helping engage volunteers in the All of Us Research Program, part of the Precision Medicine Initiative. This funding opportunity, open to national and regional organizations, as well as local community groups, will support activities to promote enrollment and r...
Source: Dragonfly - February 6, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from NIH News from NLM Public Health Public Libraries Source Type: news

New Moodle Class Regarding Genetics and Health
Were you unable to make it to the in-person classes of, “We’re Way Past Peas: Uses of Genetic Information to Understand Human Health and Guide Health Care Decision Making”? Now it is available as a Moodle class where attendees can work asynchronously during the month of March. The class consist of four topics such as learning some of the principles of genetics and how it is used in health care and consumer information which includes direct-to-consumer testing, the Precision Medicine Initiative and more. The class also includes a webinar portion where the instructors will demonstrate resourc...
Source: Dragonfly - February 2, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

Women ’ s Health and Health for All
What an amazing day January 21, 2017 was with a Women’s March in every state in the country and to even have other countries join in solidarity with their own marches! Having a day to remember women and men as well as those who are disenfranchised, under-represented and under-served and to recognize the importance of the voices of many is one of the reasons that made this march significant. The health inequities and health disparities experienced by many in this country call us to constantly work toward what is right. The National Library of Medicine resources are authoritative and freely available. MedlinePlus ...
Source: Dragonfly - January 23, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Health Public Libraries Source Type: news

Professional development opportunity- “ Building Your Research Data Management Toolkit: Integrating RDM into Your Liaison Work ”
The Inland Northwest Health Science Libraries group, in collaboration with libraries at Washington State University, Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University and area hospitals is bringing the Association of College and Research Libraries workshop, Building Your Research Data Management Toolkit to Gonzaga University in Spokane on Monday, April 10th, 2017. Research data management (RDM) has emerged as a need among academic researchers and liaisons are building skills in response. This one-day workshop will assist liaisons to identify their existing skills and mindsets that transfer to research data management servi...
Source: Dragonfly - January 18, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Data News from Network Members News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

NLM Announces Two New Appointments in Library Operations!
National Library of Medicine Associate Director for Library Operations Joyce Backus has announced the appointment of Amanda J. Wilson as Head of the National Network Coordinating Office (NNCO); and the appointment of Mark Ziomek as Chief, Public Services Division, both in NLM Library Operations. Ms. Wilson will lead the office responsible for coordinating NLM’s nationwide program designed to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by providing access to biomedical and health information for both health professionals and the public. Eight Regional Medical Libraries and five National Offices lead...
Source: Dragonfly - January 12, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Maddie Romansic Tags: News from NLM News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

PNR Update is the next PNR Rendezvous webinar
The next PNR Rendezvous session is a chance for those who may not be familiar with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) to be introduced to their regional office, the Pacific Northwest Region or more commonly referred to as the PNR. It can be a bit confusing especially because we promote and feature the resources of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) which is one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). For those of you familiar with the NN/LM PNR we will be updating you about some of the changes that have been occurring at the NN/LM and NLM as well as our own regional office.     In this ...
Source: Dragonfly - January 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

2017 Comics and Medicine Conference
The 2017 Comics & Medicine Conference, to be held in Seattle June 15-17, is accepting proposals, due January 30. The conference is free to attend and will take place at the Seattle Public Library in downtown Seattle. The conference theme is Access Points. Participants are invited to consider accessibility as a crucial aspect linking comics and health. Comics — a medium broadly characterized as “accessible” because of its ability to reach diverse audiences and to provide a platform for marginalized voices — can make visible and reflect upon the urgent subject of health access. Comics&nb...
Source: Dragonfly - January 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Libraries Source Type: news

Data Science for Social Good Summer Program ­
­ The University of Washington eScience Institute, in collaboration with Urban@UW and Microsoft, is excited to announce the 2017 Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) summer program. The program brings together data and domain scientists to work on focused, collaborative projects that are designed to impact public policy for social benefit. Modeled after similar programs at the University of Chicago and Georgia Tech, with elements from our own Data Science Incubator, sixteen DSSG Student Fellows will be selected to work with academic researchers, data scientists, and public stakeholder groups on data-intensive research p...
Source: Dragonfly - December 30, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Data Training & Education Source Type: news

NN/LM National Evaluation Center ’ s Favorite Things
This is reposted from the National Evaluation Center (NEO)’s blog, NEO Shop Talk: https://nnlm.gov/evaluation/blog/2016/12/21/my-favorite-things-2016-spoiler-alert-includes-cats/ My Favorite Things 2016 (Spoiler Alert: Includes Cats) by Cindy Olney During gift-giving season every year, Oprah publishes a list of her favorite things. Well, move over, Oprah, because I also have a list. This is my bag of holiday gifts for our NEO Shop Talk readers. Art Exhibits There are two websites with galleries of data visualizations that are really fun to visit. The first,  Information is Beautiful , has wonderful e...
Source: Dragonfly - December 30, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Data Technology Training & Education Source Type: news

Translational Research and Information Lab (TRAIL)
This is a guest post from Emily Patridge, Assistant Director of Clinical Research and Data Services, TRAIL Program Manager, University of Washington Health Sciences Library. We welcome guest posts in Dragonfly. Please contact Patricia Devine if interested. In early December 2016, the University of Washington’s Health Sciences Library, in partnership with the Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS), UW Medicine Research Information Technology (RIT), and the Pacific Northwest Region of the National Network of National Libraries of Medicine (PNR), launched an exciting new initiative, the Translational Researc...
Source: Dragonfly - December 20, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Madhavan Tags: Data News from Network Members News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

The Importance of Flexibility
This is a guest post from Kathryn Kane, Health Sciences Outreach Librarian. It originally appeared in her blog, Adventures in Library Land: My Travels Through the World of Professional Librarianship. We welcome guest posts in Dragonfly. Please contact Patricia Devine if interested. My position as a Health Sciences Outreach Librarian is entirely new, so I am able to design my work approach as I go along. I love that freedom, but as I’ve said before, it can also be challenging because I am essentially making things up as I go along. Sometimes my initial approach is successful, and sometimes it misses the mark. Over the...
Source: Dragonfly - December 8, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News from Network Members Source Type: news

New website for the NN/LM PNR
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine website has a new look! Check out the newly redesigned  PNR web site here. The new site has an updated look and responsive design. For an overview of key feature changes and updates, visit this site. Please note that one major change is a new class registration system which requires obtaining an NN/LM account prior to registration. Tutorials for these new procedures are included on the overview page. More information is available on the NN/LM National Training Office blog. Future NN/LM PNR classes and webinars will be utilizing this new registration system, and we will sen...
Source: Dragonfly - December 8, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

PNR Rendezvous webinar December 14
When: Wednesday, December 14, 1:00 – 2:00pm Pacific Time, Noon –  1:00pm Alaska Time, 2:00 – 3:00pm Mountain Time “Full Circle: Update on an Integrated EBM Instructional Model for First and Second Year Medical Students” This webinar will be an update regarding the progress finalizing the EBM module created for 1st and 2nd year Integrated Case Studies classes of Bastyr’s Naturopathic Medicine program. Discussed will be the “healing effects” of standardized assignments and grading rubrics, improvements to the quarter-to-quarter flow and consequent reductions in workload (t...
Source: Dragonfly - December 7, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

Updated Online CE ’s Now Available for the Disaster Information Specialization
From the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC): Do you have some down time as 2016 comes to a close? Or maybe you made a resolution way back in January that you would learn something new this year?  We have a suggestion for how to end 2016 with a flourish! The NLM Basic Level Courses for the Medical Library Association Disaster Information Specialization have all been updated to a new online web-based tutorial format. The courses are self-paced, interactive, and offered at no cost. When you complete all 15 hours of the courses, you are eligible to earn a Basic Level certificate in Disaster Informatio...
Source: Dragonfly - December 6, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Emergency Preparedness News from NLM Training & Education Source Type: news

National Influenza Vaccination Week
What is the best way to reduce the risk of the flu? That’s right, getting the flu vaccine is the easiest and best way to prevent the flu and its complications. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) everyone 6 months and older should receive an annual flu shot. Some people are at greater risk of flu related complications than others. This includes children younger than age 5 and adults 65 and older. Those who have certain medical conditions such as heart disease, liver disease, and blood disorders. Go to the CDC to see the full list of ages and health issues of those who are at increas...
Source: Dragonfly - December 1, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Health Observances Public Health Source Type: news

Aim for Excellence!
Remember, Dec. 31 is the deadline for MLA’s Medical Librarian’s Month contest! October is National Medical Librarians Month Library services and quality health information can reduce hospital costs, length of stay, changes in diagnosis and clinical decision making, and improve patient outcomes. Find out how librarians can improve your organization’s standard of care. This year’s theme for Medical Librarians Month is “Aim for Excellence.” Medical librarians add skill and value to have a positive impact on their institutions. Members of the Medical Library Association (MLA) may reques...
Source: Dragonfly - November 28, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Research Data Management Best Practices and REDCap
Join us in the new Translational Research and Information Lab (TRAIL) Idea Incubator Space on the second floor of the University of Washington Health Sciences Library to watch the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) online Webinar, “Research Data Management Best Practices and REDCap.” The one hour webinar starts at 11:00 am Pacific Time on December 7, 2016. “This webinar will begin with a short description of best practices for consideration in any research data collection/management plan. Once this information is covered, the webinar will transition to a demonstration and...
Source: Dragonfly - November 21, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Data News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

My Family Health Portrait
Do you know your family’s health history? Did you know that gathering information about your family health history is an important screening tool to evaluate genetic risks? Knowing your family’s health history can help you become more engaged in your health and the health of your family. It can also be a way for you to increase your knowledge regarding genetics which is starting to enter mainstream healthcare. Every year since 2004 the Surgeon General has declared National Family Health History Day on Thanksgiving which is November 24th this year. It is a time when many families gather and a perfect chance...
Source: Dragonfly - November 17, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Health Observances Source Type: news

MedlinePlus Text Messaging Campaign on Holiday Mental Health
Anxiety, depression, and stress can be experienced at any time of the year but the holiday season can be especially taxing with added expectations and demands. How to cope with these emotional challenges? The National Library of Medicine has launched a MedlinePlus text messaging campaign on holiday mental health. Users that sign-up for the campaign will receive 3 text messages per week through the holidays on mental health support, such as managing anxiety, coping with depression, and preventing stress during the holiday season. Subscribe now by texting MP Health to 468311 or by signing-up online: http://bit.ly/2...
Source: Dragonfly - November 15, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health News from NLM Source Type: news

There is Still Time to Apply for 2016 Funding Opportunities from the PNR
“connect“”(CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) by katypang If you have an idea about improving health equity in your community or enhancing information services in your organization, the NN/LM PNR wants to help! We now have four funding opportunities, including a NEW Community Health Outreach award, the Health Sciences Library Partnership award and the Technology Improvement award.  Applications for these types of projects will be funded on a first come, first serve basis, until December 9, 2016. However, please let us know you intend to apply at least 2 weeks before you submit, so we can get r...
Source: Dragonfly - November 10, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

LGBT Elder Health is next PNR Rendezvous topic
The next PNR Rendezvous webinar will be on the topic of LGBT elder health. LGBT individuals encompass all races and ethnicities, religions, and social classes. It is difficult to estimate the number of LGBT individuals and their health needs. [Healthy People 2020] While much of the media is focused on LGBT youth or transgender populations, LGBT elders also experience health disparities arising largely from societal stigma and institutional discrimination. This webinar is an overview of the health disparities experienced by LGBT elder populations. The webinar will look at the unique challenges related to accessing high-qual...
Source: Dragonfly - November 10, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Training & Education Source Type: news

Open Enrollment for Health Insurance is Here!
News from the Partnership Center of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The fourth Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace has begun. Americans are able to visit HealthCare.gov to shop for and enroll in an affordable health plan for 2017.  In launching open enrollment, HHS Secretary Burwell commented, “This Open Enrollment, we’re encouraging every American who might need coverage to visit HealthCare.gov, where they’ll find options for affordable health insurance. This year, the vast majority of consumers will qualify for tax credits that help keep coverage affordable, and it&rs...
Source: Dragonfly - November 6, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Libraries Source Type: news

National Family Caregivers Month
November is National Family Caregivers Month. Caregivers provide a much needed service. According to a report by Indiana University, these informal caregivers provide a service that saves Medicare $375 billion dollars a year. The statistics are staggering regarding caregivers in the last few years. The following statistics are from the  National Alliance for Caregiving website: Approximately 43.5 million caregivers have provided unpaid care to an adult or child in the last 12 months. [National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP. (2015). Caregiving in the U.S.] About 34.2 million Americans have provided unpaid care to a...
Source: Dragonfly - November 3, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Health Observances Source Type: news

Upcoming PNR Partners, November 1
When: Tuesday, November 1 at 1:00 PM Pacific Time, Noon Alaska Time, 2:00 PM Mountain Time How: Connection is through WebEx at  https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=t8c88e862681e7156650006944dc7e5a6 Andrea Ball and Joanne Rich, librarians at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library, will present about recording interviews and lectures and creating interactive modules to expand the reach of the library’s instruction to more patrons. Noel Nicolai, Library Resource/Research Coordinator for Education for Pullman Regional Hospital  and Becky Highfill, Grants Manager with P...
Source: Dragonfly - October 27, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Funding Health Literacy/Consumer Health News from Network Members Technology Training & Education Source Type: news