CQC draft plan open for consultation
The CQC's draft strategic plan for the next five years is open for public consultation. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 14, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Ghana Develops an Integrated Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent Health and Nutrition (Rmncahn) Strategic Plan
[WHO] Ghana has launched a comprehensive Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Nutrition (RMNCAHN) Strategic Plan aimed at ensuring increased and equitable access to high quality RMNCAHN services for all by 2030. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

DOE Fusion Panel Approves Long-Range Plan
The Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee has unanimously approved a strategic plan to guide the Department of Energy ’s efforts in fusion energy and plasma physics research over the next decade. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - January 7, 2021 Category: Physics Authors: apeterson Source Type: news

Updates from the International Society of Endocrinology
Society for Endocrinology members are also members of the International Society of Endocrinology (ISE).ISE is committed to federating the endocrine community across the world as the“united nations of endocrinology”. They represent many large and smaller endocrine societies around the world with very different interests and levels of development.  They implement the initiatives outlined in the general assembly:   - to promote endocrine science and education internationally- to be a global advocate for endocrine prevention, diagnosis and management aro...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 6, 2021 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Council greets launch of new NIEHS strategic planning project
NIEHS kicked off a new strategic planning process at the June 6 National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council meeting. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Northern Cape Forgotten in South Africa's Strategic Plans to Fight HIV & Aids
[Democracy Works] Life Line Northern Cape (Life Line NC) is a community organisation based in the Sol Plaatje local municipality in Kimberly. Life Line NC is registered non-profit public benefit organisation with focus on four pillars: HIV&AIDS, sexual assault and gender-based violence; emotional wellness; and training. Life Line NC has a specific focus on key and vulnerable populations. The Kimberly-based organisation, which started operation in 2009, extends its services beyond Sol Plaatje local municipality and has b (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HHS Releases First National Strategic Plan to Address Sexually Transmitted Infections
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the STI National Strategic Plan 2021-2025 (STI Plan) to address the public health crisis caused by increases in rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The goals of the plan include: preventing new STIs; reducing adverse outcomes of STIs; accelerating progress in STI research, technology, and innovation; reducing STI-related health disparities and health inequities; and achieving integrated, coordinated efforts that address the STI epidemic. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - December 17, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CDC: Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Health Statistics (BSC, NCHS)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will hold a virtual public meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors National Center for Health Statistics (BSC, NCHS) on January 27, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Eastern. Agenda items include an update by NCHS leadership, a presentation on National Center for Health Statistics Strategic Planning, a presentation on integrating Pulse and RANDS Surveys into the National Health Interview Survey, the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey update, and an update on the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey workgroup. (Source: Federal Register updates via th...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - December 11, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Celebrating Vanuatu ’s Path to Sustainable Development
By Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaBANGKOK, Thailand, Dec 10 2020 (IPS) The Pacific Island Developing State of Vanuatu has emerged as one of the region’s great success stories. Vanuatu has joined the ranks of Samoa and the Maldives as one of only six countries to graduate from being a least developed country, since the category was introduced by the United Nations in 1971. Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaThis historic achievement is the result of major development gains and strategic planning. It shows that the country has successfully raised levels of income and improved social development indicators, with marked declines in m...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Names Dr. Nadja West, retired United States Army lieutenant general and former United States Army Surgeon General to its Board of Directors
New Brunswick, NJ (December 3, 2020) – Johnson & Johnson announced today that Dr. Nadja West, retired United States Army lieutenant general and former United States Army Surgeon General has been appointed to its Board of Directors.“I am pleased to welcome Dr. Nadja West to Johnson & Johnson’s Board of Directors,” said Alex Gorsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Nadja is an accomplished healthcare leader with a strong commitment to public service and she brings an impressive and unique combination of business and leadership expertise to Johnson & Johnson. I look forward to N...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - December 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

HHS: Request for Information: HIV National Strategic Plan 2021-2025 Available for Public Comment
Notice from the Department of Health and Human Services seeking comment on the draft HIV National Strategic Plan: A Roadmap to End the HIV Epidemic (2021-2025) (HIV Plan). The HIV Plan articulates goals, objectives, and strategies to prevent new infections, treat people with HIV to improve health outcomes, reduce HIV-related disparities, and better integrate and coordinate the efforts of all partners to end the HIV epidemic in the United States. Comments are due by December 14, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - December 2, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

South Africa: When Civil Society Can't Do Its Work, Adherence to HIV Treatment Dips
[spotlight] On World AIDS Day, it is important to take stock of where South Africa is in its efforts to ensure the health and dignity of people living with HIV, prevent the spread of the virus and fulfil the goals of the National Strategic Plan for HIV, TB and STIs (NSP) 2017-2022. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HHS: Request for Information (RFI): Vaccines National Strategic Plan Available for Public Comment
Notice from the Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP) at the Department of Health and Human Services announcing the draft Vaccines National Strategic Plan 2021-2025 is available for public comment. OIDP is seeking feedback on the following questions: 1) Do the draft Vaccine Plan's goals, objectives, and strategies appropriately address the vaccine landscape; 2) A re there any critical gaps in the Vaccine Plan's goals, objectives, and strategies? If so, please specify the gaps; and 3) Do any of the Vaccine Plan's goals, objectives and strategies cause concern? If so, please specify the goal, objective or s...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 23, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson to Address Racial and Social Injustice Through Platform that Aims to Eliminate Health Inequities for People of Color
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., November 17, 2020 – Johnson & Johnson announced today $100 million in commitments and collaborations over the next five years to invest in and promote health equity solutions for Black people and other communities of color in the United States. Society has been significantly impacted by systemic racism, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the economic decline throughout this year, which have all spotlighted healthcare inequities. “There is an urgent need to take on the inequities rooted in systemic racism that threaten health in communities of color across the United States,” said Alex Gor...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - November 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson to Host Virtual Medical Devices Update
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – November 6, 2020 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) will hold a virtual Medical Devices Update for the investment community on Thursday, November 19, 2020, in which leadership will focus on the Company’s differentiated and competitive platforms across digital surgery and provide franchise and innovation highlights across the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies.“We look forward to providing an update on the strength of our Medical Devices business and how we are positioning ourselves for long-term success through meaningful innovation that will continue to make a diff...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - November 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

What your business can do about Covid-19 ’s impact on your health insurance
It ’s evident the Covid-19 pandemic has created countless direct challenges for businesses in Massachusetts. What’s not so evident are the underlying issues – particularly for companies in the 50 to 500 employee range. These direct and indirect challenges must be part of strategic planning con versations that help guide businesses forward without taking financial steps backwards. We examine some of the talking points below. Operational challenges to address in strategic planning Office… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 5, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Jeff Bastien Source Type: news

NIH: Request for Information (RFI): Inviting Comments and Suggestions on the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for COVID-19 Research
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued a request for information to gather broad public input on the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for COVID-19 Research. The Strategic Plan provides a framework to improve basic understanding of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 and to develop the necessary tools and approaches to better prevent, diagnose, and treat this disease. Comments are due by December 7, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 2, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Africa: Let's Stay Vigilant, Covid-19 Is Still Here
[Africa Renewal] My name is Saria Osman El-Amin, I am 24 years old and I am a medical doctor. I live in Khartoum, Sudan. I work at the Corona Call Centre as part of the Ministry of Health's strategic plan to help control the spread of COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Report Urges Increased Investments in U.S. R & D
A new report from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, The Perils of Complacency: America at a Tipping Point in Science & Engineering, urges significant action and research funding to ensure that the United States does not lose its leadership position in innovation. The report offers a five-year update to the Academy’s 2014 report, Restoring the Foundation: The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream, which called for annual U.S. investments in research and development (R&D) to equal 3.3 percent of gross domestic product (GDP). “China is projected to become the world’s lar...
Source: Public Policy Reports - October 26, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Deadline Extended: NSF's Request for Information on STEM Education
In coordination with the National Science and Technology Council’s (NSTC’s) Committee on STEM Education (CoSTEM) and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the National Science Foundation (NSF) is soliciting input on the implementation of the Federal STEM Education Strategic Plan, Charting a Course for Success: America’s Strategy for STEM Education. This Request for Information (RFI) addresses changes in education systems that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Information collected from this solicitation may be used to guide future Federal STEM education resource devel...
Source: Public Policy Reports - October 26, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

AHRQ: Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
The National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) will hold a virtual public meeting on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern. Agenda items include an AHRQ COVID-19 update, a discussion on Quality Measurement Enterprise, and feedback on the Strategic Plan for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Trust Fund. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 26, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Building an effective sustainable organization: Goal 4 of Strategy to 2020
Cochrane is in the final year of its multi-year strategic plan,Strategy to 2020.  Strategy to 2020 has set in motion transformational change in the way Cochrane works at all levels of the organization with the aim of giving us the best chance to achieve our mission.Goal 4 ofStrategy to 2020 challenged us to be a diverse, inclusive, and transparent international organization that effectively harnesses the enthusiasm and skills of our contributors, is guided by our principles, governed accountably, managed efficiently, and makes optimal use of its resources.Watch the video below to learn about Cochrane ’s initiati...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 15, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Reports 2020 Third-Quarter Results
New Brunswick, N.J. (October 13, 2020) – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced results for third-quarter 2020. “Our third-quarter results reflect solid performance and positive trends across Johnson & Johnson, powered by better-than-expected procedure recovery in Medical Devices, growth in Consumer Health, and continued strength in Pharmaceuticals,” said Alex Gorsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “I am proud of the relentless passion and Credo-led commitment to patients and customers that our colleagues around the world continue to demonstrate as we boldly fight the COVID-19 ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Statement on Opioid Resolution
October 13, 2020 – Johnson & Johnson and its U.S.-based Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies disclosed that the Company will contribute up to an additional $1 billion to an all-in settlement amount that would resolve opioid lawsuits filed and future claims by states, cities, counties and tribal governments. This amount represents an increase to the $4 billion agreement in principle announced by a committee of State Attorneys General on October 21, 2019, for a total of $5 billion. Additional terms and conditions are still being finalized. This additional amount results from continued negotiations and is intended to ma...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Board Meeting Minutes, May 26, 2020
Board Members Present:  Danny Sands, Debra Cobb, Eric Bersh, Joe Ternullo, Mary Hennings, Jan Oldenburg, Lynda Mitchell, Judy Danielson, Peter Elias, John Grohol, Burt Rosen, Brian Mack, Matthew Holt, Geri Lynn Baumblatt, Lisa Thompson; Sue Woods, Lynda Mitchell, Matthew Holt, Helene   Full attendance record available here. Welcome and Level-setting                                                S...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - October 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Eric Bersh Tags: Board Minutes Source Type: news

Advocating for evidence: Goal 3 of Strategy to 2020
Cochrane is in the final year of its multi-year strategic plan,Strategy to 2020.  Strategy to 2020 has set in motion transformational change in the way Cochrane works at all levels of the organization with the aim of giving us the best chance to achieve our mission.Goal 3 ofStrategy to 2020 challenged us to make Cochrane the ‘home of evidence'to inform health decision making, build greater recognition of our work, and become the leading advocate for evidence-informed health care.Watch the video below to learn about Cochrane ’s partnership and advocacy activities during the past several years:We are now dev...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 1, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

NASEM: Biological Collections Need National Strategy, Increased Investment
According to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), biological collections - living and natural history specimens, biological materials, and data in museums, stock centers, research centers, and universities - are in need of long-term financial sustainability, digitization, recruitment and support of a diverse workforce, and infrastructure upgrades. The report, Biological Collections: Ensuring Critical Research and Education for the 21st Century, which was sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), argues that biological collections are an “invaluable, and ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 28, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

HHS: Request for Information: Viral Hepatitis National Strategic Plan 2021-2025 Available for Public Comment
The Department of Health and Human Services is seeking comments on thedraft Viral Hepatitis National Strategic Plan: A Roadmap to Elimination (2021-2025). The Hepatitis Plan is intended to serve as a roadmap for all stakeholders at all levels to eliminate viral hepatitis as a public health threat in the United States by 2030. Comments are due by October 8, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 28, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Innovative Mental Health Services Research Not Involving Clinical Trials (R01)
This initiative is a reissue of the Innovative Mental Health Services Research Not Involving Clinical Trials (R01) program announcement, PAR-17-264. This initiative is intended to foster R01-level non-clinical trial mental health services research that aligns with Goal 4 of the NIMH Strategic Plan for Research: Strengthen the Public Health Impact of NIMH-Supported Research. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Making evidence accessible: Goal 2 of Strategy 2020
Cochrane is in the final year of its multi-year strategic plan,Strategy to 2020.  Strategy to 2020 has set in motion transformational change in the way Cochrane works at all levels of the organization with the aim of giving us the best chance to achieve our mission.Goal 2 ofStrategy to 2020 challenged us to make Cochrane evidence accessible and useful to everybody, everywhere in the world.  Watch the video below to learn about Cochrane ’sknowledge translation activities and the progress we have made toward Goal 2:We are now developing a new strategy for 2021 onwards, and we want to hear from you! The draft ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 21, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

HHS: Request for Information: STI National Strategic Plan 2021-2025 Available for Public Comment
Notice from the Department of Health and Human Services seeking comment on the draft Sexually Transmitted Infections National Strategic Plan 2021-2025 (STI Plan). The STI Plan is intended to serve as a roadmap for all stakeholders at all levels to guide the development of policies, initiatives, and actions for STI prevention and control. Comments are due by October 1, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 21, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

NSF Requests Information on STEM Education
In coordination with the National Science and Technology Council’s (NSTC’s) Committee on STEM Education (CoSTEM) and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the National Science Foundation (NSF) is soliciting input on the implementation of the Federal STEM Education Strategic Plan, Charting a Course For Success: America’s Strategy for STEM Education. This Request for Information (RFI) addresses changes in education systems that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Information collected from this solicitation may be used to guide future Federal STEM education resource devel...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 14, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Producing Evidence: Goal 1 of Strategy to 2020
Cochrane is in the final year of its multi-year strategic plan,Strategy to 2020.  Strategy to 2020 has set in motion transformational change in the way Cochrane works at all levels of the organization with the aim of giving us the best chance to achieve our mission.Goal 1 ofStrategy to 2020 gets to the heart of Cochrane ’s work: To produce high-quality, relevant, up-to-date systematic reviews, and other synthesized research evidence to inform health decision making.Watch the video below to learn about how Cochrane has innovated and progressed toward Goal 1 during the past seven years:We are now developing a new ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 10, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

NIDCR's Fall 2020 E-Newsletter
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Fall 2020 E-Newsletter In this issue: NIDCR News Funding Opportunities NIH/HHS News Funding Notices Science Advances Subscribe to NICDR News Grantee News   NIDCR News NIDCR Announces Availability of COVID-19 Research Funding On May 5, NIDCR issued two Notices of Special Interest highlighting the urgent need for research on coronavirus disease 2019. This research may be conducted either via the National Dental PBRN infrastructu...
Source: NIDCR Science News - September 1, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Meeting
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will hold a virtual public meeting of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) National Advisory Council (NAC) on September 22, 2020. The agenda will include discussions on SAMHSA's Strategic Plan, SAMHSA's response to prevent suicide due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and the latest findings from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).Registration is required to participate. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 19, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

PPE Shortage Could Last Years Without Strategic Plan PPE Shortage Could Last Years Without Strategic Plan
' A few weeks ago, we were having a very difficult time getting the sanitary wipes. You just couldn't get them,'said Dr. Bernard Klein.'We actually had to manufacture our own. 'Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - August 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Highmark Health unveils 'bold mission' to change health care system
While some hospitals and health care systems are navigating the rough waters surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, Highmark Health is doing all that and planning to help reinvent the health care industry with a strategic planning initiative stretching to 2025. Highmark Health provided a sneak peek Thursday of what CEO David Holmberg called a reinvention of the health care system that will focus on the customer and clinician needs and use technology and best practices to improve health. “We’re… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 13, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Highmark Health unveils 'bold mission' to change health care system
While some hospitals and health care systems are navigating the rough waters surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, Highmark Health is doing all that and planning to help reinvent the health care industry with a strategic planning initiative stretching to 2025. Highmark Health provided a sneak peek Thursday of what CEO David Holmberg called a reinvention of the health care system that will focus on the customer and clinician needs and use technology and best practices to improve health. “We’re… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Strategy to 2020: Years of transformation
Cochrane is in the final year of its multi-year strategic plan,Strategy to 2020.  Strategy to 2020 has set in motion transformational change in the way Cochrane works at all levels of the organization with the aim of giving us the best chance to achieve our mission.  Watch the video below to see howStrategy to 2020 was developed and change it has ushered in for Cochrane:  We are now developing a new strategy for the period 2021 to 2025, and we want to hear from you!Let ’s collaborate to define Cochrane ’s strategy for the next five years. Wednesday, August 12, 2020 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Cochrane ’s next strategy: Let’s collaborate
Cochrane is in the final year of its seven-year strategic plan, Strategy to 2020.  Strategy to 2020 set in motion transformational change in the way Cochrane works at all levels of the organization with the aim of giving us the best chance of achieving our mission.Watch the first in a new video series looking back over the last seven years and forward to the challenges and opportunities that remain for Cochrane on theCommunity website.We are now developing a new strategy for the period 2021 to 2025, and we want to hear from you. We intend that this new strategy, which will shape the organization ’s prioriti...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

NLM seeks comment on strategic opportunities and changes
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) invites the public to provide input and help shape the continuing implementation of its strategic plan through 2027 by responding to this Request for Information (RFI). (Source: NLM General Announcements)
Source: NLM General Announcements - August 11, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

NLM seeks comment on strategic opportunities and challenges
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) invites the public to provide input and help shape the continuing implementation of its strategic plan through 2027 by responding to this Request for Information (RFI). (Source: NLM General Announcements)
Source: NLM General Announcements - August 11, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Cochrane Acute and Emergency Care Network seeks Network Support Fellow
Contract: Fixed-term, 12 monthsHours: Full time, 37.5 per week (part time considered)Salary:  £31,365 - £37,890 per annum pro rata (dependent on experience)Position Closing: 20 August 2020Cochrane Acute and Emergency Care Network is seeking a Network Support Fellow. Cochrane is a global, independent network of health practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others, responding to the challenge of making vast amounts of research evidence useful for informing decisions about health. We do this by synthesizing research findings to produce the best available evidence on what can work, what might harm a...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 6, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Better HHS planning needed for national disaster medical system - Rubin R.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) needs better strategic planning to ensure it has enough physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals enrolled in the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS), according to a recent report from ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

The potential impacts of urban and transit planning scenarios for 2031 on car use and active transportation in a metropolitan area - Morency P, Plante C, Dube AS, Goudreau S, Morency C, Bourbonnais PL, Eluru N, T étreault LF, Hatzopoulou M, Iraganaboina NC, Bhowmik T, Smargiassi A.
Land use and transportation scenarios can help evaluate the potential impacts of urban compact or transit-oriented development (TOD). Future scenarios have been based on hypothetical developments or strategic planning but both have rarely been compared. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Reports 2020 Second-Quarter Results
New Brunswick, N.J. (July 16, 2020) – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced results for second-quarter 2020. “Our second quarter results reflect the impact of COVID-19 and the enduring strength of our Pharmaceutical business, where we saw continued growth even in this environment,” said Alex Gorsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Thanks to the tireless work of our colleagues around the world and our broad range of capabilities, we continue to successfully navigate the external landscape, and we remain focused on advancing the development of a vaccine to help address this pandemic...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Shannan Epps normalizes diversity by being her authentic self
Considered a thought leader and subject matter expert in health care IT and strategic planning, Shannan Epps shares where she thinks that field will go in the Covid-19 era. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Natalie Guevara Source Type: news

Shannan Epps normalizes diversity by being her authentic self
Considered a thought leader and subject matter expert in health care IT and strategic planning, Shannan Epps shares where she thinks that field will go in the Covid-19 era. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 24, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Natalie Guevara Source Type: news

A data-driven approach to exploring future land use and transport scenarios: the online What If? Tool - Pettit C, Biermann S, Pelizaro C, Bakelmun A.
In an era of rapid urbanization, there is a need for data-driven tools to guide long-term strategic planning. Online What If? (OWI) is a planning support system (PSS) that helps inform strategic planners about the impact of population growth and other soci... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Covid-19 has increased children ’s exposure to traffickers
By Tasneem TayebJun 11 2020 (IPS-Partners) With Covid-19 bringing economic activities across nations to a halt, more and more people are being pushed into poverty. Job losses, business losses and farming losses, leading to economic stress, are pushing many to the fringes of poverty. And as families are being rendered helpless, the worst sufferers are invariably the children. “46 percent children suffer from multidimensional poverty,” suggests a report shared recently by Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). And in the face of the growing economic hardships of the people, triggered by Covid-19, the number is likel...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tasneem Tayeb Tags: Crime & Justice Health Human Rights Human Trafficking 2020 Source Type: news