Thanksgiving is National Family Health History Day
A generic direct-to-consumer test box With Black Friday advertised low prices, are you purchasing Ancestry.com or 23andMe for all your relatives? If so, you soon may be one of the estimated 100 million consumers who will have direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing by 2021.1 With improved technology and increased profits, consumer-directed companies promote easy and affordable tests for both ancestry and health information. However, both the general public and the health care provider community need to be aware of the potential utility and limitations of such tests. According to the Centers for Disease Cont...
Source: The Cornflower - November 21, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Darlene Kaskie Tags: Blog Consumer Health From the GMR Source Type: news

GMR to Help Support Health Literacy Summit
The GMR is excited to announce that Wisconsin Health Literacy has received a Professional Development Award to help support costs related to bringing two plenary speakers for the 2019 Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit! The Summit is held every two years and brings together more than 350 professionals who are focused on how improved health literacy can help individuals become more engaged with their health and healthcare. Funding from the GMR will support the travel of both Dr. Dean Schillinger, MD, Professor, UC-San Francisco and Founding Director, Center for Vulnerable Populations Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital,...
Source: The Cornflower - November 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Conferences and Meetings Consumer Health Funding Success Stories Source Type: news

Mobility for All, Bring Chair Yoga to Your Library
Effingham Public Library, a catalyst for positive change, is excited to partner with the Greater Midwest Region of the National Library of Medicine to bring a series of chair yoga classes to our small, rural community. The “Mobility for All” project responds to the latest Community Health Profile Report for Effingham, Illinois, that found a prevalence of overweight adults in Effingham County – 41.7%- as opposed to 35.8% nationally. Even more troubling was the continued increase of respondents who shared that over the past week they’d had no leisure time for activity.   Only 20.7% of Effing...
Source: The Cornflower - November 12, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Public Libraries chair yoga libs4health Success Stories Source Type: news

National Family Health History Day
Written by Erika Johnson. Erika is a health sciences librarian at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences and a GMR Partner Outreach Librarian. Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner – a day when families gather to enjoy time together. Did you know that Thanksgiving Day is also National Family Health History Day? Chances are you will be seeing grandparents, aunts and uncles, and other family members who have important memories to share. What a great opportunity to start a conversation about your family’s health! Documenting medical and health information is an important...
Source: The Cornflower - November 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Blog Partner Outreach Libraries Partner Outreach Library Source Type: news

Reading is Healthy Introducing the NNLM Reading Club
Book Clubs or reading groups are a staple of library outreach and literacy efforts. People gather to discuss Oprah’s picks or the New York Times’ Best Sellers to socially engage with literature and current events. To help grow health literacy, the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network announces the launch of the NNLM Reading Club. The goal is to support libraries’ health literacy efforts and address local communities’ health information needs by celebrating important National Health Observances through the fun and intimacy of a book club. The NNLM Reading Club offers a selection of three diffe...
Source: The Cornflower - October 31, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Darlene Kaskie Tags: All of Us Blog Consumer Health From the GMR News from the Region Outreach Public Libraries Source Type: news

Rocking Midwest Chapter MLA!
Fall is a busy season for staff in the Greater Midwest Region office, this season took our team to exciting locations such as Traverse City, MI (cherry pies!), Springfield, IL (Lincoln!), St. Cloud, MN (Eh…Juno?), and Cleveland, OH (rock and roll!). In particular, our team worked hard to debut two new courses at the Midwest Chapter MLA meeting in Cleveland from October 5-8. Precision Medicine One of these courses was Open Science for Health Sciences Librarians, which was developed by content expert, Erin Foster from Indiana University (not the University of Indiana, I get it, I get it) in partnership with Sam Watson...
Source: The Cornflower - October 31, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Elizabeth Kiscaden Tags: Conferences and Meetings General Source Type: news

So you want to be an outreach librarian? Spotlight on Erika Johnson
Once again we return to the farthest northwest corner of the GMR to great state of North Dakota, where not one but four partner outreach librarians make up the outreach team. Today we spotlight Erika Johnson, Southeast Clinical Campus Librarian, University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences. 1. How long have you been in the role of an outreach librarian? I joined the University of North Dakota outreach team three years ago (2015). 2. How did you get involved in outreach? Outreach has been assigned to the position I hold for some time. Within two months of beginning my duties as a clinical campus libr...
Source: The Cornflower - October 24, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Jacqueline Leskovec Tags: From the GMR Outreach Partner Outreach Libraries Source Type: news

Health Sciences Librarians of Illinois Annual Conference – Rivers of Data, Streams of Knowledge
The Health Sciences Librarians of Illinois received a GMR Professional Development award for 3 CE courses at the annual conference, held September 26-28 at the Cliffbreakers Riverside Hotel and Conference Center in Rockford, Illinois. Attendees learned how to plan and develop working relationships in Building Partnerships with Faculty, Clinicians, and Other Stakeholders, with Gwen Wilson, the Health Informatics Coordinator/Librarian at Washburn University in Topeka, KS. Erin Foster, Data Services Librarian at the Indiana University School of Medicine provided information on Data Management in the Wild. A trio from the Univ...
Source: The Cornflower - October 23, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Blog Conferences and Meetings Data Science Funding Source Type: news

Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC) – Chelsea Misquith, Ruth Lilly Medical Library
Thanks to the NNLM/GMR, I was able to attend the 3rd National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC) this year in Albuquerque, New Mexico from September 26 – 30. JCLC is a joint initiative organized by the ethnic caucuses of the American Library Association (ALA): American Indian Library Association (AILA), the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA), and REFORMA: The National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-spe...
Source: The Cornflower - October 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Blog Conferences and Meetings Funding Source Type: news

Upcoming Webinar: Addressing Latino Health and Wellness Disparities
Addressing Latino Health and Wellness Disparities Through Virtual Community Health and Wellness Workshops 10/24/2018 – 1:00 – 2:00 PM This session will provide attendees with background information about the Latino community both in the United States and in Minnesota. An overview of current demographics and health issues will be covered. The presenters will then describe how they designed, implemented, and evaluated the virtual health and wellness workshop series*, covering mental health and wellness topics, targeting the Latino community in rural Minnesota towns. The session will wrap up with consideration...
Source: The Cornflower - October 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Consumer Health From the GMR Funding News from the Region Outreach Public Health Public Libraries Source Type: news

Now accepting applications for Quarter Three Professional Development Award
Background/Purpose: The purpose of this award is to assist individuals working in GMR Network member organizations to enhance their ability to use NLM resources or keep current on topics related to NIH initiatives. Eligibility:  Individuals working at organizations that are Network members within the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) are eligible to apply. For information on membership and to apply, visit our Members page. Membership is free! Potential Projects:  Attend a professional meeting and enroll in continuing education sessions on health information Attend a workshop on searching for systematic re...
Source: The Cornflower - October 8, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Funding Source Type: news

GMR Welcomes Back UIC as an Outreach Library
The GMR is pleased to announce that the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Library of the Health Sciences (LHS) is once again active in our Network outreach. UIC becomes the second Partner Outreach Library (POL) in Illinois, joining Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield. Congratulations, UIC LHS! UIC librarians, as do our other Partner Outreach Librarians, will help the GMR identify potential outreach opportunities in the state; train consumers, public librarians, unaffiliated health care providers, and other Illinoisans in health information access; exhibit and promote NLM and NIH resources, ...
Source: The Cornflower - October 1, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Jacqueline Leskovec Tags: From the GMR Funding Outreach Partner Outreach Libraries Success Stories Source Type: news

Self-paced Online Health Information Searching Resource for the Public
DigitalLearn.org, the Public Library Association’s collection of short self-directed tutorials for the public to increase their digital literacy, now features a course all about researching health topics on the Internet. Developed in partnership with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), the new course was designed to help learners understand and evaluate health information while avoiding potentially harmful or misleading sources. Consider linking this course on your library or organization’s website and social media. View the course here. (Source: The Cornflower)
Source: The Cornflower - September 26, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: General News from the Region Public Health Public Libraries Resource Sharing digitallearn health information search Source Type: news

Stand Up for Health, successful preconference at the Association of Rural and Small Libraries
On September 12 over 70 library staff members from across the US, including as far as Hawaii gathered for a full day preconference of Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness for Your Community at the Association of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) in Springfield, IL. The day is divided into four sections: introduction to consumer health health reference health resources, health and wellness programming and outreach with break-out sessions and role-playing. The in-person version of Stand Up for Health meets for a full-day session and uses a Moodle companion site to assist with introductions, and 2 hours of preconference...
Source: The Cornflower - September 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Public Libraries ARSL Association of Rural and Small Libraries Consumer Health stand up for health Source Type: news

Public Library Spotlight: Erin Lewis, Acquisitions and Interlibrary Loan, McCracken County Public Library
Name: Erin Lewis Title: Acquisitions and Interlibrary loan Education: Nearing the end of my MSLS degree How did you become interested in focusing on Health and Wellness? Exercise and being active plays a vital role in my life. I feel so much better when I exercise and I want to help others realize the benefits of an active lifestyle. What’s the impact that you hope to make in your community? I hope to help my community find ways to incorporate exercise into everyday life. What is your favorite health related program or outreach that you’ve done?  Pedal in Paducah. I love to ride my bicycle and was so ex...
Source: The Cornflower - September 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Public Libraries Public Libraries Spotlight Source Type: news

Big Data in Healthcare: Finding Your Niche
In the NNLM Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles course, we asked participants, as they progressed through the course, to consider the following questions: Do you think health sciences librarians should get involved with big data in healthcare? Where should librarians get involved, if you think they should? If you think they should not, explain why. You may also combine a “should/should not” approach if you would like to argue both sides. NNLM will feature responses from different participants over the coming weeks. Written by: Brenda Fay, Library Specialist, Aurora Libraries – Aurora St. Luk...
Source: The Cornflower - September 17, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Data Science Big Data Source Type: news

Apply Today! Biomedical and Health Research Data Management Training for Librarians
Health sciences librarians are invited to apply for the online course, Biomedical and Health Research Data Management Training for Librarians, offered by the NNLM Training Office (NTO). The course is a free, 7-week online class with engaging lessons,  practical activities and a final project. The course runs October 15 – December 14, 2018. The goal of this course is to provide an introduction to data issues and policies in support of developing and implementing or enhancing research data management training and services at your institution. This material is essential for decision-making and implementation of the...
Source: The Cornflower - September 12, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Blog Source Type: news

Public Library Spotlight: Tina Viglucci, Hispanic Services Director, Gail Borden Public Library
Name: Tina Viglucci Title: Hispanic Services Director Education: MSIS University at Albany, SUNY How did you become interested in focusing on Health and Wellness? Through collaborations with partners in our community including the two major hospitals in the area, Presence St. Joseph and Advocate Sherman. They are leading efforts to bring together organizations to actively engage our Latino community in being aware of health related issues including nutrition information and diabetes prevention and treatment. Why is health literacy important in your community? We all lead incredibly busy lives and focus our attention on job...
Source: The Cornflower - September 11, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Public Libraries Public Libraries Spotlight Gail Borden Public Library health4libs public libraries and health Source Type: news

Native Voices: An Exercise in History; Collaboration and Fun
Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness is a traveling exhibition that explores the interconnectedness of wellness, illness and cultural life for Native Americans, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians.  This past summer, The University of Cincinnati had the opportunity to host the exhibit while collaborating with a series of speakers.  Here is an overview of the success of the exhibit and their programming, from Associate Director of Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library & Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions, Lori Harris: The University of Cin...
Source: The Cornflower - September 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Sam Watson Tags: Partner Outreach Libraries Success Stories Traveling Exhibit Source Type: news

Public Library Spotlight: Susan Kroll, Charlevoix Public Library
Name: Susan Kroll Education: MLS University of Buffalo How did you become interested in focusing on Health and Wellness? Received my BS degree in education for physically handicapped children which sparked my interest in health issues.  My previous job was at the Health Sciences Library Ohio State University. Why is health literacy important in your community? Our small rural community faced serious health challenges. The more the Library can educate patrons with health information the greater the chances of patient compliance. This is especially important in the winter months when the cold, snowy weather isolate...
Source: The Cornflower - September 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Public Libraries Public Libraries Spotlight libs4health public libraries and health Source Type: news

New On-Demand Courses Focus on Serving Diverse Communities
Three new on-demand courses are now open for registration! The one-hour courses can be taken in one sitting or over the course of several sessions and each offers 1 MLA CE credit upon completion. The courses are part of a series that focus on working with diverse populations. Content may be of interest to health sciences librarians, but also to faculty and students working in areas such as public health, social work, and nursing, as well as public librarians and other health professionals. Please consider taking the courses yourself, and then encouraging others who you think would benefit from the content and resources. Le...
Source: The Cornflower - August 31, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Consumer Health Outreach Public Health Public Libraries Training Source Type: news

Public Library Spotlight: Juanita Harrell, Health & Wellness Librarian, Oak Park Public Library
Name: Juanita Harrell Title: Health & Wellness Librarian Education: MLIS Dominican University How did you become interested in focusing on Health and Wellness? I’ve always been interested in Health & Wellness & was given the opportunity to make it my area of concentration. Why is health literacy important in your community? Making information available and accessible to the general public about health and wellness is beneficial to both the providers of services and the members of the community. What’s different with a health reference interview? In a health reference interview you have to take int...
Source: The Cornflower - August 28, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Public Libraries Public Libraries Spotlight libs4health oak park public library public libraries and health Source Type: news

Wash and Learn Promotes Health Literacy
Wash and Learn started from an exploratory program with Libraries Without Borders to create pop-up literacy spaces. Laundromats proved to be incredibly popular places to host the program. Photo attribution: Libraries Without Borders U.S. and Michigan Radio The Greater Midwest Region of the National Library of Medicine awarded a health information outreach award to Libraries Without Borders (LWB), a non-profit organization “striving to invent the 21st century library so that regardless of circumstances, people throughout the world can live with dignity and have the opportunity to thrive through access t...
Source: The Cornflower - August 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Darlene Kaskie Tags: All of Us Consumer Health Funding Public Libraries Anoka County Library Libraries Without Borders public library funding Scott County Library St. Paul Public Library Success Stories Source Type: news

Margaret Hoogland – MLA-RTI Review
  As a participant of the Medical Library Association-Research Training Institute (MLA-RTI), I found my knowledge of research improved and the MLA-RTI was a fantastic way to explore different ways of making an impact on my community and my profession. Along the way, I also learned a great deal about myself. Our Dean of University Libraries at the University of Toledo completely backed my attendance of the MLA-RTI. I was fortunate enough to receive two scholarships. One scholarship was from the National Networks of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region Professional Development Award and a second scholars...
Source: The Cornflower - August 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Blog Funding Success Stories Source Type: news

Public Health Department Funded to Make Data FAIR
The GMR office is excited to announce that Richland Public Health has been granted a Research Data Award to make county-level health data FAIR. Background: Health assessments at the county-level are resources health professionals and librarians rely on heavily to inform the development of community health programming, interventions, and grant applications to fund efforts that improve the health, well-being, and quality of life of their constituents. These health assessments include, but are not limited to, Community Health Assessments (CHA), Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIP), and Community Health Needs Assessments ...
Source: The Cornflower - August 2, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Data Science Funding Public Health Success Stories Data Management Source Type: news

GMR to Fund UC ’ s 4th Annual Data Day
The GMR office is excited to announce that the University of Cincinnati (UC) has been granted a Research Data Award to host its 2019 Data Day Event! Background: UC Data Day is the only event on the University of Cincinnati campus that connects the libraries with researchers and community partners in a collaborative and informative medium. Data Day provides an opportunity to openly discuss opportunities and challenges related to data, and educates the research community on methods for driving discovery through data, a key area of interest for the National Library of Medicine. Project Description UC Data Day 2019 will build ...
Source: The Cornflower - July 30, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Data Science Funding Success Stories Data Management Source Type: news

Congratulations to Sandi Htut, Professional Development Awardee!
The GMR is excited to announce that Sandi Htut has been funded to attend the 2018 CityMatch Leadership and Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Conference. Sandi is the Data Analyst and Evaluation Coordinator at Franklin County Public Health. Franklin County’s infant mortality rate is higher than both state and national averages. By attending this conference, Sandi will come away with actionable insight that will have a direct impact on her work and, in turn, the residents of Franklin County, Ohio. For example, Franklin County is experiencing an increase in opioid overdoses. Sandi plans to attend a session on ...
Source: The Cornflower - July 27, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Funding Public Health Success Stories Source Type: news

Funding Awarded to Charlevoix Public Library
I am happy to announce that the GMR has awarded funding to the Charlevoix Public Library! Congratulations to Susan Kroll and the staff at Charlevoix Public Library. Project Summary: This request seeks to fund the purchase and support of 20 iPads loaded with NLM consumer health information for adults and children. This proposed project is a partnership between the Charlevoix Public Library and the Munson Charlevoix Hospital Education Department. The iPads will be placed in the Library, the Hospital Wellness Workshop facility, in selected physicians’ and school nurse offices and used in health clinics for America...
Source: The Cornflower - July 27, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Funding Public Libraries Success Stories Source Type: news

Congratulations to the Health Science Librarians of Illinois 2018 Conference, Professional Development Awardee!
The Health Science Librarians of Illinois has been awarded the Professional Development Award through the GMR office.  The award goes towards supporting three separate classes at their annual conference: Building Partnerships with Faculty, Clinicians, and Other Stakeholders Data Management in the Wild: Why It Matters and What You Can Do About It Managing Your Online Scholarly Identity The HSLI 2018 Conference will be held this fall, September 26-28 in Rockford, Illinois. Looking to bring in speakers for your own conference or association meeting?  While interest has surpassed our supply for the professional dev...
Source: The Cornflower - July 26, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Sam Watson Tags: Blog Source Type: news

Funding Awarded to The Association of Rural and Small Libraries for a preconference on health reference, resources, and programming
I am pleased to announce that the GMR has awarded funding to The Association of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) for a pre-conference focused health information services and programming. ARSL will host the Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community as pre-conference sessions at their 2018 annual conference in Springfield Illinois. The preconference consists of 2 hours of pre-conference work, an eight-hour in-person preconference session, and 2 hours of post-conference work to provide 12 CE credits from the Medical Library Association (MLA). Participants who complete all the requirements will quali...
Source: The Cornflower - July 26, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Funding Public Libraries ARSL stand up for health Success Stories Source Type: news

Dementia and Alzheimer ’s Services @ Your Library
  On May 4, 2018, I was honored to lead a session entitled “Dementia and Alzheimer’s Services @ Your Library” for approximately 40 front line library staff members attending the annual Reaching Forward Conference sponsored by the Illinois Library Association.  In addition to demonstrating how NLM databases such as Medline Plus can provide much needed medical information for those living with dementia and their care partners, I was also able to share some of the knowledge about dementia that I learned during the decade that I cared for my late husband who had been diagnosed with a young onset dem...
Source: The Cornflower - July 17, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Outreach Source Type: news

SUSPECT Before You Download that Health or Wellness App
While developing content for our public library course Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community on health and wellness related apps I decided we need a clever evaluation tool similar to CRAAP for websites.  Using the criteria I came up with SUSPECT. I hope you find it helpful for all app evaluations! Seeking – Why are you searching for an app? Does this app do something you want or need? Usability – How is the app designed? Is it easy to use? Do the menus or icons make sense? Security – Do you need to make an account? Does the app share your data with friends? Does the dev...
Source: The Cornflower - July 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: From the GMR General app evaluation health apps wellness apps Source Type: news

GMR Funds Innovative Pilot Program to Teach Graduate Students Research Data Management
  The GMR office is excited to announce that Tina Griffin at the University of Illinois at Chicago has been granted a Research Data Award to develop the Research Data Management Best Practice Implementation Program for Graduate Students in STEM and Health Sciences! Background: Today, data management practices by students are largely learned by conforming to the laboratory culture and adopting habits from the environment in which they work. There is no known national mandatory data management training for students. The recent NLM strategic plan (PDF) recognizes the importance of the role of libraries in advancing open ...
Source: The Cornflower - June 26, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Data Science Funding Success Stories Training Data Management Source Type: news

GMR Funds a Womens Health Education Series at Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library
Jamie Paicely, Library Director Jamie Paicely, Director of Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library in Steger, Illinois, received funding for Women’s Health Wednesdays, a series of one-hour community health sessions for women. Background: Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library is located in a racially diverse community: 45% White, 25% Black or African American, and 25% Hispanic or Latino. “Our library users tend to be mostly black and Hispanic.” The community also is low-income. “Our school district is 76.82% free or reduced lunch students.” Jamie wants to increase her patrons&rsq...
Source: The Cornflower - June 25, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Darlene Kaskie Tags: Blog Consumer Health Funding News from the Region Outreach Public Libraries Success Stories public libraries and health Source Type: news

HOPE Recuperative Care Center offers exactly that – hope and care
At the end of a quiet and unassuming neighborhood street in Pontiac, Michigan, a red-brick church stands forlorn. No sign indicates whether the tired building continues to hold Sunday-morning services; however, it respectfully stands erect. It’s here that I met Misa Mi on a warm October morning last fall. As the Director of Curriculum Evaluation and Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, as well as the school’s health information specialist, she received a GMR grant in 2016 to fund a health literacy project for the HOPE Recuperative Care Center, a n...
Source: The Cornflower - June 21, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Darlene Kaskie Tags: Blog Consumer Health Funding News from the Region Outreach Success Stories Source Type: news

Funding Awarded to Teaching Health Literacy to Underserved Youth in Milwaukee County
The GMR office is thrilled to announce funding for the creation of a youth health literacy curriculum through the Medical College of Wisconsin via our Health Information Outreach award. Project: Description:  This project will Implement a sustainable youth health literacy curriculum in a health education course at Vel R. Phillips Juvenile Justice Center in Wauwatosa School District in Milwaukee County Wisconsin.  The proposed youth health literacy curriculum, which has a focus on self-efficacy and social interactions, will become a sustainable component of an existing health education course. The project wil...
Source: The Cornflower - June 21, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Sam Watson Tags: Blog Funding Success Stories Source Type: news

GMR Funds Community Health Engagement Partnership in Cincinnati
Tiffany Grant, PhD, Assistant Director for Research and Informatics at the University of Cincinnati Health Sciences Library, applied and received a GMR award for a community partnership to improve health literacy and address health disparities. Project Background: Racial and ethnic minorities, those in rural and/or urban areas, and those living in medically underserved areas are at high risk for health-related disparities. Low-income wages, reduced government services, and low educational attainment are a few reasons why these population groups have significant barriers overcoming food insecurity, obesity, mental health is...
Source: The Cornflower - June 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Darlene Kaskie Tags: Blog Consumer Health Funding News from the Region Outreach Success Stories awards Source Type: news

Funding Awarded to Effingham Public Library
I’m thrilled to announce that the GMR has funded the Effingham Public Library‘s Mobility for All program! Effingham Public Library Description:  Effingham Public Library will partner with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine to provide “Mobility for All” a monthly chair yoga training that will provide strengthening exercises that anyone can do as well. During these sessions the Library will offer instruction and free resources from the National Library of Medicine such as Exercise & Physical Activity:  Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging, Getting...
Source: The Cornflower - June 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Funding Public Libraries libs4health public libraries and health Success Stories Source Type: news

Funding Awarded to the University of North Dakota ’ s Information Needs Assessment Project
The GMR office is happy to announce the funding of the Information Needs Assessment of Unaffiliated North Dakota Rural Health Professionals & Biomedical Researchers project at the University of North Dakota via our Health Information Outreach award. Project: Description:  This is the last phase of a multi part effort to provide North Dakota unaffiliated health professionals and biomedical researchers with access to a variety of information resources, including those not freely available.  Evidence-based workshops and train-the-trainer sessions will be implemented to meet the information needs of tar...
Source: The Cornflower - June 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Sam Watson Tags: Funding Success Stories Source Type: news

GMR Funds Consumer Health and Community Outreach in Rockford
Cynthia Reynolds, Regional Health Sciences Librarian for the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Crawford Library of the Health Sciences, applied for and received a GMR award to reinvigorate consumer health outreach in Rockford, Illinois. Background: Crawford Library for the Health Sciences  UIC-Rockford Illinois UIC’s Crawford Library serves the UIC medical school in Rockford, Illinois. As an academic library, its primary users are pharmacy, nursing, and medicine students and faculty. However, the Crawford Library also has a mission to serve Rockford and the surrounding communities in Winnebago County wit...
Source: The Cornflower - June 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Darlene Kaskie Tags: Blog Consumer Health Funding News from the Region Success Stories UIC Source Type: news

DBSA Continues Its Outreach Efforts with GMR Funding
 The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) has received additional funding from the GMR to continue efforts to support youth living in medically underserved areas with a mental health condition. The How to Maximize Your Health Insurance Benefits program is designed to reach out to professional youth influencers, such as social workers, librarians and school personnel through a 4-hour workshop that provides continuing education credits. This program builds upon last year’s award, Improving Health Information Literacy and Access to Mental Health Care.  (Source: The Cornflower)
Source: The Cornflower - June 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Jacqueline Leskovec Tags: Consumer Health Funding News from the Region Success Stories Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Source Type: news

The Iowa Family Leadership Training Institute
The Division of Child and Community Health, part of the University of Iowa Stead Family Department of Pediatrics, partnered with the Greater Midwest Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine to offer family leadership training to parents or primary caregivers of children or youth with special health care needs between September 2017 and May 2018.  The Iowa Family Leadership Training was delivered in fall 2017 in four in-person sessions organized around the Maternal and Child Health Leadership Competencies (https://leadership.mchtraining.net/). These trainees developed a cohort of 15 trainees who created ...
Source: The Cornflower - June 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Consumer Health Funding News from the Region Success Stories Source Type: news

Funding Awarded to Continue Workshop Series for MN ’ s Latino Community
  The GMR office is excited to announce that Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES) has been granted a Heath Information Outreach Award for the continued development and implementation of a Health and Wellbeing Workshop Series for Minnesota’s Latino community. Background: Last year, the GMR funded CLUES to design and pilot a health and wellbeing workshop series for Minnesota’s Latino community. The workshop series covers topics across well-being, including healthy behaviors (healthy eating, active living, tobacco cessation), communication, and dealing with difficult emotions (regulation of feelings...
Source: The Cornflower - June 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Funding Outreach Success Stories Source Type: news

GMR Funds the Iowa Public Health Research Center at Allen College
  The GMR office is excited to announce that Allen College in Waterloo, IA has been granted a Health Information Outreach Award for its project, Iowa Public Health Research Center (IPHRC) at Allen College. Background: Due to the prevalence of underserved health communities, medically underserved areas, and remote rural conditions, Northeast Iowa has an especially intense need for programming that provides area health departments with research assistance and access. When we examine Northeastern Iowa as a whole, 40% or 10 of 25 corresponding counties are ranked 60+ out of 99 counties in terms of underserved health comm...
Source: The Cornflower - June 11, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Funding Public Health Resource Sharing Success Stories Source Type: news

NNLM Professional Development Awardee, Rachael Lebo attends Adapting | Transforming | Leading, the 2018 MLA Conference
The theme to this year’s MLA conference was Adapting. Transforming. Leading.  These three words make up many of the definitions of librarianship.  I saw this theme time and again throughout the conference and I took away knowledge and ideas which will guide me in adapting, transforming, and leading at my own institution. Thanks to the support from the NNLM/GMR’s Professional Development Award, I attended the Medical Library Association (MLA) Conference for the first time this past May 18th – 23rd.  Due to this funding, I was able to attend one of the many CE courses offered at this year&rsq...
Source: The Cornflower - June 8, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Sam Watson Tags: Blog Conferences and Meetings Funding Success Stories Source Type: news

Funding Awarded to the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Library
We at the GMR office are happy to announce that the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Library (SIUSML) has been granted a Health Information Outreach award in support of their 3D printing program. Project Description – The 3D printing program will create anatomical models for physicians and surgeons in Southern Illinois University’s 9 clinical science departments in Springfield, IL.  The models can be used prior to a procedure to train residents working in the clinics, to educate current medical school students about basic anatomy or particular health conditions, and to educate patients ...
Source: The Cornflower - June 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Sam Watson Tags: Funding News from the Region Success Stories Technology Source Type: news

Funding Awarded for Interactive Health Information Kiosks
The GMR office is excited to announce that Richland Public Health in Mansfield, Ohio has been granted a Health Information Outreach Award for its project, Interactive Health Information Kiosks in Richland County Libraries. Background: Richland County (RC) is comprised of an urban center surrounded by a number of rural villages and townships. Both of these areas are comprised of RC’s impoverished and underserved populations. Access to relevant and appropriate health information has been a long standing issue within RC. Many residents do not have personal access to Internet services and have low education levels. In a...
Source: The Cornflower - June 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Funding News from the Region Outreach Public Health Public Libraries Success Stories Source Type: news

NNLM Participates in All of Us Research Program National Launch
The All of Us Research Program, a nationwide research initiative from the National Institutes of Health, launched nationally on May 6, 2018! The program’s goal is to speed up health research breakthroughs by asking one million people to share health information. In the future, researchers can use this to conduct thousands of health studies. Several All of Us partners, including the National Library of Medicine, hosted launch parties at seven different cities across the United States and the staff from the NNLM All of Us National Program exhibited at each location! The National Library of Medicine cosponsore...
Source: The Cornflower - June 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: blthomas Tags: All of Us Consumer Health Outreach Success Stories Source Type: news

UMN Now Accepting Applications for Data Management Training Session
  Data Management for Librarians CE Course Monday, August 6, 2018 Health science librarians from states represented by the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) are invited to participate in a data management for health sciences librarians CE course, hosted by the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries in Minneapolis, MN. The overall objective of this session is to introduce librarians to research data management and allow them to develop practical strategies for incorporating data into their existing roles. Course Components This 4-hour workshop will introduce participants to key elements of research data managemen...
Source: The Cornflower - May 30, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Data Science Funding Source Type: news