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New PNR Moodle Class – Health Issues in the Headlines: Learning to Read Between the Lines
Dark chocolate, red wine, and stem cells – what do these have in common?  All have been reported in the news as having health benefits.  Often the first place your patrons will hear about health issues is in the media.  This interactive, hands-on CE course will introduce participants to the environment of health reporting.  Participants will learn about how health is reported in the news as well as how to evaluate the accuracy and validity of science and health stories.  The impact of celebrity illness will also be discussed.  By the end of this course, participants will be better equipp...
Source: Dragonfly - July 21, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Training & Education Source Type: news

Upcoming WebJunction webinar for public libraries regarding advocacy tools
WebJunction is offering a free webinar August 13 from 11:00am – 12:30pm Pacific Time (10:00am -11:30am Alaska, Noon-1:30 Mountain). This webinar will feature several library leaders who will speak about what they have done using advocacy materials to increase awareness of the library and to engage more with their communities.  The freely available resources featured include an updated Turning the Page and a new online guide that was modeled after Geek the Library.  The webinar is a great opportunity to learn more about how to start your own library advocacy campaign and become an even gr...
Source: Dragonfly - July 16, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Training & Education Source Type: news

Upcoming PNR Partners webinar
This Thursday, July 16 at 1pm Pacific Time (noon Alaska, 2pm Mountain), please join us in our new webinar series, PNR Partners.  This hour long program will be focused on those in our region who have received funding from the PNR and have developed services or programs to better serve those in their communities.  At this first session we will hear about two programs both located in Alaska.  We will hear from Jeni Rogers who will speak about The Anchorage Health Literacy Collaborative (TAHLC) which promotes health literacy to limited English proficient students at the Alaska Literacy Program (ALP) and to immi...
Source: Dragonfly - July 13, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Next week’s PNR Rendezvous: Lessons Learned from a 3D Printing Pilot in a Health Sciences Library
3D printing has done some pretty amazing things such as create bone replacements and skull implants.  However, most 3D printers in libraries do not make items quite of this caliber but it is still no less amazing.  Just think about what computers and the Internet and cell phones were like a few years ago and where they are now.  3D printing is much the same.  Just a few short years ago most people couldn’t imagine having one at their public or academic library and now many institutions offer this service in some form or other.  It’s not unusual to find a 3D printer and ot...
Source: Dragonfly - July 9, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Technology Source Type: news

New Professional Development Resources
Did you know that a benefit of your membership in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific NW Region is use of our professional  development library? We have resources in the categories of  Administration/Management, Advocacy/Marketing, Consumer Health,  Copyright/Licensing/Resource Sharing, Data Management, Disaster Response, Evidence-based Medicine, Library Instruction, Scholarly Communication/Open Access, and Solo/Small Libraries. Recent additions to the collection are: Burns, Elizabeth. Being a Solo Librarian in Healthcare: Pivoting for 21st Century Healthcare Information Delivery. Waltham,...
Source: Dragonfly - July 7, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

2015 Sewell Stipends for the APHA Annual Meeting
The Sewell Travel Award for Public Health (STAPH) Committee is accepting applications for 2015 Sewell Stipends. The deadline for submission is July 15, 2015. This year’s APHA meeting will take place in Chicago, IL from October 31 through November 4, 2015. The theme this year is Health in All Policies. For more information on the meeting see APHA’s website (https://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual). The late Dr. Winifred Sewell worked with several professional associations during her long career in medical and pharmacy librarianship/information technology. This led to her appreciation of the key role that...
Source: Dragonfly - July 1, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Funding Public Health Training & Education Source Type: news

Community Colleges: Making your Campus Smoke Free
Legacy, an organization established in 1999 as part of the settlement agreement between major tobacco companies and 46 U.S. states, funds the “Kick Start Your Smoke-Free Campus Initiative.” With enrollment of 13 million students, community colleges educate many people of color, low-come, and first generation college students. These populations suffer disproportionately from tobacco use and secondhand smoke consequences. Legacy is offering grants of up to $5,000 each to public community colleges to support their efforts to implement a smoke-free campus. See details at: http://www.legacyforhealth.org/CCIgrant. (Source: Dragonfly)
Source: Dragonfly - July 1, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Funding Source Type: news

Upcoming Institute of Medicine (IOM) Roundtable on Health Literacy workshop on palliative care
What: Health Literacy and Palliative Care Where: Keck Building, Room 100, 500 5th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 and online via free webcast When: July 9, 2015, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM Eastern Time  (4:30am – 1:30pm Alaska Time, 5:30am – 2:30pm Pacific Time, 6:30am – 3:30pm Mountain Time) More Information and to register for online or in person: http://www.iom.edu/Activities/PublicHealth/HealthLiteracy/2015-JUL-09.aspx On July 9, 2015, the Roundtable on Health Literacy will hold a workshop featuring invited presentations and discussions of the effect of low health literacy on all aspects o...
Source: Dragonfly - July 1, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health News from NLM Source Type: news

HOSA-National Library of Medicine Health Information Ambassador program to begin in August 2015
News from the National Library of Medicine: The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and HOSA announce the HOSA-NLM Health Information Ambassador pilot program will begin in Utah at the start of the fall academic year. The HOSA-NLM Health Information Ambassador pilot encourages high school students (within HOSA chapters) to be familiar with – and teach peers how to use – MedlinePlus.gov and evidence-based health information resources on the Internet. The pilot encourages the development of Health Information Ambassadors among high school students within HOSA chapters. Health Information Ambassadors are ...
Source: Dragonfly - June 24, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from NLM Source Type: news

Technology Improvement Award Brings Portable Health Literacy Training Lab to Legacy Health
Submitted by Cindy Ramzy, MSLS, Senior Medical Librarian/CME Coordinator, Legacy Health System, Portland, OR, cramzy@lhs.org As a recipient of a 2014 NNLM/PNR Technology Improvement Award, Legacy Health System’s Library Services was able to create a portable computer lab to bring hands-on training of clinical electronic resources to a Legacy campus for the first time. One of the key tenets of information literacy, as it relates to healthcare professionals, is the ability to identify appropriate information sources and use them to retrieve relevant information. Legacy Library Services provides access to numerous high-...
Source: Dragonfly - June 23, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Funding News from Network Members Training & Education Source Type: news

PubMed for Trainers in Seattle
Would you like to gain new search skills and brush up on existing PubMed skills?  Consider applying for a PNR Professional Development Award for travel costs. Then join the National Library of Medicine Training Center for PubMed for Trainers in Seattle. PubMed for Trainers offers an in-depth behind the scenes look at PubMed. You will: Fill any gaps in general knowledge you might have about MEDLINE and PubMed. Enhance your knowledge of the MEDLINE database Identify what the National Library of Medicine considers good background information. Improve your PubMed search technique. Improve your ability to analyze and impl...
Source: Dragonfly - June 16, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Funding Training & Education Source Type: news

Member Profile: Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE)
This member organization profile was contributed by Elise Miller, MEd, Director of the Collaborative on Health and the Environment. Please tell us about CHE’s work. The Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE) works to strengthen the science dialogue on environmental factors impacting human health. CHE does this by bringing attention to emerging environmental health research and catalyzing collaborative, prevention-oriented initiatives towards upstream solutions and interventions. Founded in 2002 as a program of Commonweal, CHE is an international partnership of almost 5,000 individuals and organizations in ...
Source: Dragonfly - June 15, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: News from Network Members Source Type: news

Upcoming PNR Rendezvous June 17 – PubMed Update
Join us this Wednesday, June 17th, to hear about recent changes in PubMed. Rebecca Brown, a trainer with the National Library of Medicine Training Center, will demonstrate PubMed features and interface changes from the last six months, such as the removal of the Citation Status Tag in the Summary view and database “rescues”. Bring your questions!, NN/LM PNR June 17, 2015 at 1 PM Pacific (noon Alaska 2 PM Mountain). To attend go to http://webmeeting.nih.gov/rendezvous and login as a Guest, using your own name.  Once logged into the web meeting, a pop-up box allows you to put in your phone number and th...
Source: Dragonfly - June 15, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from NLM Training & Education Source Type: news

NCBI Training Opportunities
Want to know more about the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) resources, for yourself or your researchers? Please see the  task-specific online tutorials about NCBI databases. In addition, the NN/LM’s National Training Center offers online training for TOXNET, in a 4-week asynchonous class. Dates for the next class are: Monday October 5, 2015 – November 2, 2015. NCBI also provides online webinars on genome and genetics research. Archived content for past webinars is available. A in-person workshop will be held June 30 – July 2, 2015 at the City of Hope National Medical Center &ndas...
Source: Dragonfly - June 12, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Funding News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects 2015
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects for improving HIV/AIDS information access for patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers and the general public. Patients and the affected community need access to the most up-to-date and accurate health information to effectively manage and make informed decisions about their health. Health care providers and health educators also need access to the most current information to provide the highest quality of care. NLM is committed to assisting orga...
Source: Dragonfly - June 3, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Funding News from NLM News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Report of the NLM Working Group of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director, June 11 at 11:15 am ET
Announcement from Betsy L. Humphreys, Acting Director, National Library of Medicine The NLM Working Group of the Advisory Committee to the Director of NIH (ACD) will present its vision and recommendations for an expansive and exciting future for NLM to the full ACD on June 11, 2015. The presentation is scheduled to begin at 11:15 am Eastern Time. You will find the full agenda for the ACD meeting at http://acd.od.nih.gov/meetings.htm The meeting will be broadcast live and also archived so you will be able to watch it at http://videocast.nih.gov/ The text of the report will be posted on the ACD website soon after the meeti...
Source: Dragonfly - June 2, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: News from NLM News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

June is National Safety Month
Injuries are a leading cause of disability for people of all ages – and they are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44. But there are many things people can do to stay safe and prevent injuries. Make a difference: Spread the word about ways to reduce the risk of injuries. Encourage communities, workplaces, families, and individuals to identify and report safety hazards. How can National Safety Month make a difference? We can all use this month to raise awareness about important safety issues like: Prescription painkiller abuse – 1 in 20 people have used prescription painkillers for nonmedical ...
Source: Dragonfly - June 1, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Institute of Medicine (IOM) meeting: Care Culture and Decision-making Innovation Collaborative
Announcing the inaugural meeting of the Care Culture and Decision-making Innovation Collaborative (CCDmIC) of the IOM Roundtable on Value & Science-Driven Health Care taking place June 5, 2015, from  5:00am-11:30am Alaskan Time, 6:00am – 12:30pm Pacific Time, and 7:00am-1:30pm Mountain Time. At this meeting of the Care Culture and Decision-making Innovation Collaborative (CCDmIC), participants will: 1. Identify cultural factors and decision tools that inform and facilitate patient and family involvement in decision-making; 2. Review experience with the use of measurement to facilitate improved and share...
Source: Dragonfly - May 27, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from NLM News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Neighborhood Health Link connects consumers in King and Pierce counties to health-promoting resources in their communities
Carol Cahill and Michelle Chapdelaine demonstrate Neighborhood Health Link at the October 2014 HealthFest at Seattle Center Submitted by Carol Cahill, Research Associate, Center for Community Health and Evaluation, Group Health Research Institute There is increasing recognition of the role that community resources play in helping people be healthy and the need for stronger linkages between those resources and primary care practices. Neighborhood Health Link (NHLink) is a web-based portal of affordable and high-quality community resources that support people in eating healthy diets, being physically active, and managing chr...
Source: Dragonfly - May 22, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Funding News from Network Members News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Celebrate Older Americans Month this month of May
In 1963, after a meeting between President Kennedy and the National Council of Senior Citizens, May was designated as Senior Citizens Month which eventually came to be called Older Americans Month.  Originally it was a time to acknowledge the contributions of older Americans especially those who had defended the United States.  Older Americans month is a time to pay tribute the invaluable services and contributions of past and present senior citizens to our communities.  It is also a time to be aware of the unique health issues older Americans face as well as realizing the strides that have been made.  ...
Source: Dragonfly - May 13, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Source Type: news

Low Cost Mapping Tools on NLM Community Health Maps Blog
This is a guest post by Karen Vargas, Evaluation Specialist, Outreach Evaluation Resource Center, National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Have you ever wanted to be able to use mapping for your outreach needs, but thought that making maps would be too expensive, time-consuming, or just too difficult?   The National Library of Medicine has a blog called Community Health Maps: Information on Low Cost Mapping Tools for Community-based Organizations, with the goal of facilitating the use of geographic information system (GIS) mapping by providing information about low cost mapping tools, software reviews, best pra...
Source: Dragonfly - May 11, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: Public Health Technology Source Type: news

Announcing the NN/LM PNR 2015-2016 Award Recipients
In response to our December post announcing NN/LM PNR funding opportunities, the following 13 Network members submitted excellent applications for various awards. Here are brief summaries of their funded projects, to be carried out between May 1, 2015 and April 30, 2016 during the final year of the 2011-2016 NN/LM PNR program. Congratulations to all! Technology Improvement Award Project Title: Instructional Technology Upgrade Project Lead: Basia Delawska-Elliott, Medical Library Specialist, Providence St.Vincent Medical Center, Portland, OR Summary: Providence Health & Services and Swedish Health libraries reorganized...
Source: Dragonfly - May 7, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Funding News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

MedlinePlus Releases New Responsive Web Design
Today, MedlinePlus (http://medlineplus.gov/) and MedlinePlus en español (http://medlineplus.gov/spanish) released a completely redesigned site with a fresh look and feel. The new version of MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español uses responsive design for ease of use on any device, whether that is a desktop monitor or mobile touchscreen.  Responsive pages automatically change their layout to fit your screen.  See our announcement page for more details.  Because this latest release enables all users to access a layout of MedlinePlus.gov optimized for their device, there is no longer a need for ...
Source: Dragonfly - April 28, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health News from NLM Source Type: news

NLM Funding Opportunity: Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2015
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces a funding opportunity for small projects to improve access to disaster medicine and public health information for health care professionals, first responders and others that play a role in health-related disaster preparedness, response and recovery. NLM is soliciting proposals from partnerships in the U.S. that include at least one library and at least one organization that has disaster-related responsibilities, such as health departments, public safety departments, emergency management departments, pre-hospital and emergency medical services, fire/rescue, or other...
Source: Dragonfly - April 24, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Maddie Romansic Tags: Emergency Preparedness Funding News from NLM Public Health disaster preparedness Source Type: news

Save the date! April 30 Open House for NLM exhibit Native Voices: Native Peoples Concepts of Health and Illness
The University of Washington Health Sciences Library invites you to come join in celebrating the Native Voices exhibit on Thursday, April 30, 2015 for an open house from 2 – 4 pm in the Red Area (2nd floor). Activities include a traditional opening blessing performed by Annette Anquoe, and a presentation by Ralph Forquera, both of the Seattle Indian Health Board.  Mr. Forquera is featured in several of the interviews in the exhibit. Mark your calendars and plan to join us for the open house! Friends of the UW Libraries and family are also welcome to this special event and exhibit. See the Health Sciences L...
Source: Dragonfly - April 23, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from Network Members News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Professional Development Funding Opportunity – Translational Health Disparities Course
The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) will again host a course on the science of health disparities this summer. The course will take place on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, from August 3, 2015 to August 14, 2015. While the course is free, students who are accepted will be responsible for transportation, room and board. If you are interested, consider applying for an NN/LM PNR Professional Development Award to help with the cost: http://nnlm.gov/pnr/funding/ProfDev.html 2015 NIMHD Translational Health Disparities Course Integrating Principles of Sci...
Source: Dragonfly - April 21, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Funding News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

April is National Minority Health Month
Typically most people think of minorities in regards to race or ethnicity.  However, minorities can also include sexual identity, age, geographic location, disability, gender and socioeconomics.  For many, being part of one or more of these categories often contributes to health disparities. According to Healthy People 2020, “To better understand the context of disparities, it is important to understand more about the U.S. population. ” In 2008, the U.S. population was estimated at 304 million. In 2008, approximately 33 percent, or more than 100 million persons, identified themselves as belonging to ...
Source: Dragonfly - April 15, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Health Source Type: news

Betsy L. Humphreys named Acting Director of the National Library of Medicine
Betsy L. Humphreys was appointed the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) Acting Director effective April 1, 2015, following the retirement of Dr. Donald A.B. Lindberg. NLM is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health. Humphreys has served as NLM’s deputy director since 2005, sharing responsibility with the Director for overall program development, program evaluation, policy formulation, direction and coordination of all Library activities. As Deputy Director of the Library, Humphreys also coordinated NLM’s extensive activities related to health data standards, s...
Source: Dragonfly - April 13, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: News from NLM News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Upcoming PNR Rendezvous April 15 on 508 Compliance
“508 Compliance: Creating Accessible Documents” will be presented by Patricia Devine, NN/LM PNR Network Outreach Coordinator; and Madelena Romansic, NN/LM PNR Program Assistant. April 15, 2015 at 1 PM Pacific (noon Alaska 2 PM Mountain) What is Section 508? For federally funded websites and other electronic resources, including the NN/LM PNR and its funded projects, Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act was enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology for people with disabilities. This session will focus on ways to make PowerPoint and Word documents 508 compliant so they can be accessed equally....
Source: Dragonfly - April 9, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Training & Education Source Type: news

Upcoming data webinars: April 14, 22, and 23
Make Data Count: Measuring Data Use and Reach (NSF), April 14, 9:00 AM Pacific Registration is now open for the third event in the DataONE Webinar Series (www.dataone.org/webinars) focused on open science, the role of the data lifecycle, and achieving innovative science through shared data and ground-breaking tools. There will be a panel presentation by Jennifer Lin, Martin Fenner, Matt Jones & John Kratz from the Public Library of Science, DataONE and the California Digital Library.  The webinar is focused on the outcome of a recent collaborative NSF grant and is titled: “Make...
Source: Dragonfly - April 8, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: Training & Education Source Type: news

Upcoming Moodle class: Combatting Information Fatigue: Health Information Resources for Veterans
Are you working in the public library or a community organization with a health information aspect?  Do you feel you lack the knowledge to run a health reference service?  Do you offer a patient education service in your hospital library?  The PNR office if offering a series of Moodle classes in the next twelve months on consumer health information.  Starting April 13, Combatting Information Fatigue: Health Information Resources for Veterans – PNR, is the first class offered.  This Moodle class is self-directed with online discussion as well as readings and exercises. This class starts soon a...
Source: Dragonfly - April 3, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

Recording Available: NCBI and the NIH Public Access Policy
On March 5, NCBI hosted a full-to-capacity webinar outlining the NIH Public Access Policy, NIHMS and PubMed Central (PMC) submissions, creating My NCBI accounts, use of My Bibliography to report compliance to eRA Commons, and using SciENcv to create biosketches.  The slides and Q & A are available on the NCBI FTP site (http://1.usa.gov/1BUTIHM). The March 5 recording is available on the NCBI You Tube channel. A live re-broadcast of the webinar will be held on April 21, 2015. (Source: Dragonfly)
Source: Dragonfly - April 2, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: News from NLM Training & Education Source Type: news

National Public Heath Week is April 6-12, 2015: Pacific Northwest Region Focus
During the first full week of April each year, the American Public Health Association brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week by recognizing the contributions of public health professionals and organizations and highlighting issues that are important to improving the health of our nation.  Today’s post includes recognition for efforts and successes in the Pacific Northwest Region states, plus a sampling of events. Join an event or pledge to support public health in your community by focusing on themes presented in our earlier post, National Public Heath Week is...
Source: Dragonfly - April 2, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

April is School Library Month
The division of the American Library Association (ALA), the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) encourages us all to celebrate School Library Month. This year is the 30th anniversary of School Library Month and actress Julianne Moore is the spokesperson for 2015. “School libraries make a difference,” said Moore. “… school libraries foster creativity, innovation, play, and experimentation and offer a nurturing, and safe place for children to learn. I have a lot of love for librarians.” Her love of school libraries and librarians is a reminder how much they influence our liv...
Source: Dragonfly - March 31, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Resource Sharing & Document Delivery Source Type: news

National Public Heath Week is April 6-12, 2015: National Themes
This report discusses consumption and the change for this particular study over a period of five years (2007 to 2012). Connect with others around public health, virtually, during APHA’s fifth annual NPHW Twitter Chat on April 8 at 11:00-12:00 pm Pacific. Follow  @NPHW to learn more. Thursday, April 9: Building Broader Connections. A network of partners and connections is needed in their areas to make the U.S. the Healthiest Nation in One Generation. For example, reducing death and injury attributable to motor vehicles has required an all-hands-on-deck approach. Check out the National Highway Safety Traffic Admin...
Source: Dragonfly - March 31, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

NLM Releases TOXinvaders, a Mobile Game about Chemistry, the Environment and Health
The Division of Specialized Information Services of the National Library of Medicine launches TOXinvaders, an environmental health and toxicology game for iPhone and iPad, available from the Apple Store (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/toxinvaders/id971776185?mt=8). TOXinvaders supports middle school science concepts pertaining to chemistry, environment and health. It can serve as an engaging classroom or homework activity for middle and high school students, as well as an entertaining learning activity for gaming aficionados of all ages. In the classroom environment, TOXinvaders works best as a supplement to NLM Tox Town...
Source: Dragonfly - March 26, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from NLM Technology Source Type: news

Today: IOM Health Literacy and Consumer Facing Technology Workshop
The Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Health Literacy is providing online access to view the workshop as it is being broadcast live regarding Health Literacy and Health Information Technology, today March 24, 2015 at The National Academy of Sciences. The topics include health literacy and the use of technology to inform health decision making, to share health information via technology, and giving examples of health literacy best practices as they apply to the use of technology for health decisions. The meeting will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m (Eastern time). Below is the link to watch live: http://www.iom.edu/Activit...
Source: Dragonfly - March 24, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Technology Source Type: news

CDC and NLM to Co-Host Webinars (3/24 and 3/26) on Newly-Released Community Health Status Indicators
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Library of Medicine will co-host webinars on March 24 and March 26 on the newly-released Community Health Status Indicators 2015 Web Application. Learn first-hand from experts who developed CHSI 2015 about how best to use this redesigned and newly released web application. Registration information is below. Agenda Brief History of CHSI Summary of the Redesign Project Overview of New Features Web Site Demonstration Q/A What is New for CHSI 2015? The new features include: Updated peer county groups Summary comparison page Indicators benchmarked against those...
Source: Dragonfly - March 24, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Public Health Source Type: news

Re-forming Health Care: Changes that Impact Patients, Health Systems, and Librarians
Discussion / Question and Answer Period: Eric S. Swirsky, Brenda Delgado, Dr. Robert Furno, Craig A. Umscheid •Begins at 2:10:08 on the timeline. (Source: Dragonfly)
Source: Dragonfly - March 20, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Upcoming PNR Rendezvous March 18 on Translational Research
“Translational Research in the Pacific Northwest” will be presented by Diana Louden, is the Biomedical and Translational Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library. March 18, 2015 at 1 PM Pacific (noon Alaska 2 PM Mountain) Diana Louden will provide an overview of translational research – particularly as it relates to research conducted in the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho) region.  Diana will describe the work of the Institute of Translational Health Sciences and her role as a translational sciences librarian.  She’ll also gi...
Source: Dragonfly - March 11, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Training & Education Source Type: news

Health Literacy Resources Refresher
This article was originally published in a slightly different version in the February 2015 issue of QuickNotes, the newsletter of the Northwest Regional Primary Care Association. (Source: Dragonfly)
Source: Dragonfly - February 19, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

RFI on the National Library of Medicine
Announcing a very important opportunity to contribute feedback of the value of the National Library of Medicine, and to directly influence the future of this organization. Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, has convened a Working Group to Chart the Course for the NIH National Library of Medicine. In particular, comments are being sought regarding the current value of and future need for NLM resources, research and training efforts, and services (e.g., databases, software, collections). The working group has issued a Request for Information Please submit your comments here. Responses will b...
Source: Dragonfly - February 13, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: News from NLM News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Upcoming PNR Rendezvous February 19 with NLM Associate Fellow, Ariel Deardorff
“Identifying and Developing New Roles for Librarians: the National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship” is the title of current National Library of Medicine Associate Fellow, Ariel Deardorff. Please note that this month’s PNR Rendezvous is on a Thursday. February 19, 2015 at 1 PM Pacific (noon Alaska 2 PM Mountain) Ariel Deardorff, Associate Fellow at the National Library of Medicine, will present an inside look at the Associate Fellowship program and discuss recent projects that showcase new areas of interest at NLM and new roles for librarians. Featured projects areas include data visualization, da...
Source: Dragonfly - February 12, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

National Wear Red Day is February 6
In the United States, 1 in 4 women dies from heart disease. On National Wear Red Day tomorrow, thousands of people, men and women, raise their voices in support of heart disease awareness and prevention, in efforts to help women learn their risk for heart disease. Show your support by wearing something red and encourage your neighbors, coworkers, friends and loved ones to do the same. The first step toward heart health is knowing about your own risks. Some risk factors, such as history of preeclampsia during pregnancy or family history of early heart disease, cannot be changed.  Smoking cigarettes, being overweight, h...
Source: Dragonfly - February 5, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Measles and Vaccinations
Fifteen years ago, measles was considered eliminated from the United States. However, in recent weeks the number of people infected with measles has gone up to 78 since an outbreak in California’s Disneyland.  In 2014 alone there were 644 reported cases in the United States. Many of those infected were never vaccinated for various reasons.  One of the primary reasons is parent’s fear or concerns regarding the measles vaccine.  Many people may not realize the devastating effects measles can have and therefore do not fear the disease but tend to fear the vaccine due to hearing about possible side e...
Source: Dragonfly - January 28, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Health Source Type: news

Mobile Data Solutions Course
This is a guest post written by Nikki Dettmar, Evaluation Librarian, Outreach Evaluation Resource Center Are you curious about the use of smart phones, tablets, or other mobile data resources to collect data for your assessment project, but are seeking more information on how to determine if this is the right approach for your project or program and how to process the data you collect using this method? Check out http://techchange.org/media/mobile-data-solutions/, which was created as part of the Mobile Solutions Technical Assistance and Research (mSTAR) project, with expertise provided by U.S. Agency for International De...
Source: Dragonfly - January 14, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

National Agriculture Library Unveils New Search Engine for Published USDA Research
The National Agricultural Library (NAL) has unveiled PubAg, a user-friendly search engine that gives the public enhanced access to research published by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists. NAL is part of USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS). PubAg, which can be found at PubAg.nal.usda.gov, is a new portal for literature searches and full-text access of more than 40,000 scientific journal articles by USDA researchers, mostly from 1997 to 2014. New articles by USDA researchers will be added almost daily, and older articles may be added if possible. There is no access fee for PubAg. Phase I of PubAg ...
Source: Dragonfly - January 14, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: News from NLM Source Type: news

Upcoming PNR Rendezvous January 21 on Evidence-Based Management
Attitudes, beliefs and barriers in healthcare organizations about evidence-based management: Results from a Study of Idaho Hospitals presented by Ruiling Guo, associate professor and health sciences librarian at Idaho State University (ISU) Idaho Health Sciences Library January 21, 2015 at 1 PM Pacific (noon Alaska 2 PM Mountain) Funded by the NN/LM PNR, Ruiling has collaboratively worked with her partners, Idaho State University teaching faculty in health care administration, on a needs assessment project. The purpose of the project was to conduct a needs assessment survey to identify hospital leaders’ beliefs and a...
Source: Dragonfly - January 14, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Training & Education Source Type: news

Health Insurance Marketplace: Insurance Jargon and Upcoming Dates
The Health Insurance Marketplace is going strong.  Recently, Health & Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said, “Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, so far nearly 6.4 million consumers, including about 1.9 million new consumers, have access to quality, affordable health coverage for 2015 through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace. This law is working, and families are better off as a result.” However, insurance jargon is often confusing and may be a factor in the reluctance of individuals applying through the Marketplace.  If your library or organization is providing assistance regar...
Source: Dragonfly - January 7, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

New Year, New Healthy Habits
Need some ideas for healthier habits in 2015? Make your resolutions stick with these tips for fun and practical real life changes. Lose Weight Volunteer to Help Others Quit Smoking Get a Better Education Get a Better Job Save Money Get Fit Eat Healthy Food Manage Stress Manage Debt Take a Trip Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Drink Less Alcohol Wishing a happy and healthy new year to all! (Source: Dragonfly)
Source: Dragonfly - December 31, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Source Type: news