NNLM All of Us CEN Newsletter - May 2019

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May 2019

Pacific Northwest Region Member Meridian Library District Awarded 2019 National Medal for Museum & Library Service

We are so honored to be named a WINNER of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for community service. This prestigious award honors institutions for their extraordinary public service and remarkable community contributions. 

As a winning institution, Meridian Library District will receive $5,000 to enhance programming. Additionally, this summer, MLD will receive a visit from​ ​StoryCorps​, a nonprofit that will capture stories from the community and preserve them at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Congratulations to all of the 2019 finalists and winners.

Meridian Library District Group

All of Us Research Program Launches Data Browser, Offering Preview of Landmark Health Database

NIH’s All of Us Research Program has announced the beta release of its interactive Data Browser to provide a first look at the data that participants are sharing for health research. Participants, researchers, and other members of the public may use the online tool to learn more about the All of Us participant community and explore summary data. Later, researchers will be able to request access to the data for use in a wide range of studies that may lead to more customized ways to prevent and treat disease. Learn more here!

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Measuring the Success of Health
Programs & Services

May 29, 2019 | 1:00 - 2:00 CST

Public libraries are critical to their community’s health, serving as a go-to resource for individuals to access current and reliable health information. Public library staff have a deep understanding of the unique needs of their communities and the value of serving their patrons’ health needs. Now all they need is the data to prove just how valuable those services are. In this webinar, participants will learn how Project Outcome’s new health survey will help public libraries measure the success of health programs and services. Participants will also discover helpful resources and training tools to enhance their health services. REGISTER NOW!

Integrating Cultural Humility into Practice
June 6, 2019   I   2:00 - 3:00 CST

In order to provide the best service possible and to stay true to the profession's code of ethics we must understand the influence that culture has on our ability to “work without prejudice” according to MLA Code of Ethics (2010) and “providing the highest level of service to all library users .......... equitable service policies; equitable access; and accurate, unbiased, and courteous responses to all requests” found in ALA Professional Ethics (2017). Cultural humility urges us to engage in critical, consistent self-reflection and critique with the understanding that being patron-centered is important to moving through an equitable profession. This webinar will provide an overview of cultural humility, the similarities and differences between cultural humility and cultural competency, understanding the importance of cultural humility in healthcare and health sciences librarianship, and how to adopt a cultural humility framework. Learn more and register here.

Panels as Windows: Graphic Medicine & Empathy, a Tool to Understanding Patients, Caregivers, & Healthcare Professionals
June 12, 2019  I  10:00 - 11:00 CST

Graphic medicine is comics about health. This communication medium has received an increase in attention over the last decade. A major reason for this is due to findings that it is well suited to increase empathy in healthcare students, healthcare professionals and caregivers. This webinar will deepen the discussion on graphic medicine and medical humanities by diving into implications of emotional understanding and recognition of humanity in health. Participants of this webinar will examine the use of comics to communicate various perspectives in the healthcare process. Learn more here.

PNR Rendezvous: Libraries Connecting You to Coverage
June 19, 2019  I  3:00 - 4:00 CST

Libraries all over are taking steps to increase consumer education around health insurance and information. How can your library help? This webinar will help public library staff better understand the importance of health insurance literacy, how to promote accurate health information and resources, and how to develop partnerships to advocate for a healthy community. The Public Library Association's (PLA) health insurance education initiative, Libraries Connecting You to Coverage, was part of a national partnership made possible by funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Community Catalyst. Learn more and register here. 


May Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available

Check out the May 2019 issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. Download a PDF version for printing.

Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Grants

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is accepting applications for fiscal year 2019 Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Grants. The purpose of this program is to develop and disseminate training and technical assistance for rural communities on addressing opioid issues affecting these communities. Grant recipients will be expected to facilitate the identification of model programs, develop and update materials related to the prevention, treatment and recovery activities for opioid use disorder, and ensure that high-quality training is provided. Applications are due by Friday, June 7, 2019. Click here for more information.