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July 31, 2013

New issue of Liblog: Newsletter of the Mayo Clinic Libraries

Wondering what's going on down in Rochester? Check out the latest issue of Liblog: Newsletter of the Mayo Clinic Libraries!

From the GMR: Resource about ACA for public libraries

Network Members,
Here are some resources from the IOM Health Literacy Roundtable to help the public with understanding the new Affordable Care Act (ACA). Ruth

IOM discussion paper on health insurance: http://iom.edu/Global/Perspectives/2013/LetsAsk4.aspx
Includes a video and links to other materials.

You are probably aware of a couple of recent IOM publications related to consumers and the ACA:
Patel, K.K., West, M.L., Hernandez, L.M., Wu, V.Y., Wong, W.F., Parker, R.M. 2013a. Helping Consumers Understanding and Use Health Insurance in 2014. Discussion Paper. Institute of Medicine: Washington, D.C. http://iom.edu/Global/Perspectives/2013/HelpingConsumersUnderstandandUseHealthInsurance.aspx.

Patel, K, Parker, R., Villarruel, A. and Wong, W. 2013b. Amplifying the Voice of the Underserved in the Implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Discussion Paper. Institute of Medicine: Washington, D.C. http://www.iom.edu/~/media/Files/Perspectives-Files/2013/Discussion-Papers/BPH-AmplifyingtheVoice.pdf


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Ruth Holst, MSLS, AHIP, FMLA
Associate Director
NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region
University of Illinois at Chicago
Library of the Health Sciences
1750 W. Polk Street, MC763
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-996-6872
Email: rholst@uic.edu

July 29, 2013

From the GMR: More on the ACA from HHS: ACA 101

The HHS Partnership Center continues to host a series of webinars for faith and community leaders. All webinars are open to the public and include a question and answer session where you can ask HHS staff any questions you may have. We also encourage you to submit questions you would like to have answered on the webinars to ACA101@hhs.gov.

The Health Care Law - Health Insurance Marketplace 101 (In Spanish)
Monday, July 29 at 4:00 pm ET

A presentation, in Spanish, on the main provisions in the health care law (the Affordable Care Act) and how to access care in your community. Topics include the Health Insurance Marketplace, how to enroll in health insurance and how to receive updates on implementation of the law. A brief question and answer session will provide answers to commonly asked questions.


Tour of the Newly Re-Launched HealthCare.gov and Q & A on the ACA
Wednesday, July 31 at 4:00 pm ET

HealthCare.gov was recently re-launched to include new information on the Health Insurance Marketplace. Join us for a brief tour of the website, of other key websites on the Health Insurance Marketplace and a question and answer session. Please send any questions to ACA101@hhs.gov prior to July 31 at Noon ET.


The Health Care Law - Health Insurance Marketplace 101
Wednesday, August 7 at 3:00 p.m. ET

A presentation on the main provisions in the health care law (the Affordable Care Act) and how to access care in your community. Topics include the Health Insurance Marketplace, how to enroll in health insurance and how to receive updates on implementation of the law. A brief question and answer session will provide answers to commonly asked questions.

Tour of the Newly Re-Launched HealthCare.gov and Q & A on the ACA
Tuesday, August 20 at 2:00 pm ET

HealthCare.gov was recently re-launched to include new information on the Health Insurance Marketplace. Join us for a brief tour of the website, of other key websites on the Health Insurance Marketplace and a question and answer session. Please send any questions to ACA101@hhs.gov prior to August 20 at Noon ET.

Tour of the Newly Re-Launched CuidadoDeSalud.gov and Q & A on the ACA (In Spanish)
Thursday, August 22 at 1:00 pm ET

CuidadoDeSalud.gov was recently re-launched to include new information on the Health Insurance Marketplace. Join us for a brief tour of the website, in Spanish, of other key websites on the Health Insurance Marketplace and a question and answer session. Please send any questions to ACA101@hhs.gov prior to close of business on August 21.

http://www.hhs.gov/partnerships/resources/aca_101-invite.html


Jacqueline

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Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, MA, RN
Outreach, Planning and Evaluation Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330

312.996-2464 Phone
312.996-2226 FAX
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/

July 18, 2013

From the GMR: Affordable Care Act - ALA Panel Presentation Webinar

Hi all,
This is an interesting/important topic for most of you. Ruth Holst is one of the presenters. Please register to attend the webinar.
Thanks,
Samanthi

WebJunction.org will host a webinar on Friday, July 26 from 12 - 1 EDT, regarding plans to provide library staff with resources to respond to increased patron information needs related to the Affordable Care Act. This webinar will present similar information to what was covered during a session at the American Library Association annual conference in June, as well as newly available details.

To find out more and to register, please visit the following link. The session will be archived for future viewing if you are unable to attend the live session.
http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/Libraries_and_Health_Insurance_Preparing_for_October_1.html

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Samanthi Hewakapuge, MA, MLS
Consumer Health Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
Library of the Health Sciences - UIC
1750 W. Polk St. (M/C 763)
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
(312) 996-7791
(312) 996-2226 Fax
samanthi@uic.edu

July 12, 2013

From the GMR: GMR Lake Effects - Information for Pets and Owners - July 18th

Pass the word!

The GMR Lake Effects this month will be:
Information Petting Zoo: Consumer Health Resources About Animals
Presenter: Heather K. Moberly, MSLS, AHIP, Professor, Coordinator of Veterinary Services, Texas A&M University Medical Sciences Library

This time our "consumer" is an animal and the information seeker is the owner. Join us for a brief overview of veterinary education and specialties. Next, focusing on companion animals, we will identify and discuss authoritative resources covering topics such as pet care, pets and emergencies/disasters, zoonoses (diseases you can catch from animals), and toxic foods and plants. We will also include educational and multilingual resources. If you love, live and/or work with animals, this session is for you.

Registration is limited, so register today at:
http://go.usa.gov/bBzC
Cost: Free!
Date: July 18, 2013
Time: 1:00 pm CDT (2 pm EDT)
MLA CE Credits: 1

This session will be online using Adobe Connect.
To see if your system will support Adobe Connect, please visit this site:
https://webmeeting.nih.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm.
If your system fails the test, please contact your IT department for support.
Please contact us if you have any questions.

PS: Additional upcoming online classes include:
Keeping Up with PubMed (4 weeks): July 15, 2013 - August 15, 2013
For more information, visit: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/online.html

Have a great summer, everyone

July 10, 2013

From the GMR: More free PubMed training options

The National Training Center (NTC) is offering PubMed webinars on five different topics. This "PubMed for Librarians" series fills up quickly, so check your calendar for the dates you can attend! http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/schedule.html

Holly.

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Hi everyone,

FYI - we've added three additional "PubMed for Librarians" series of classes (5 independent sessions lasting 90 minutes each, online synchronous using Adobe Connect) for the winter and spring: December, January, and March. See http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/schedule.html for the schedule and class information.

Please feel free to let your region know about the classes. I've set the enrollment limits very high so I'm hoping we can accommodate all who want to take the classes!

Also, recordings of the most recent classes are here: http://nnlm.gov/ntc/tutorials-recordings/

Thanks,

Sharon
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Sharon Dennis
Assistant Director
National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC)
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
University of Utah
10 North 1900 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

800-338-7657, press 2
801-585-3928
Fax: 801-581-3632

From the GMR: New Keeping Up with PubMed Class Starting July 15th

Join us online in Moodle for Keeping Up with PubMed.

This four-week course is designed for the experienced PubMed searcher and builds on the information covered in the online Making PubMed Work for You course. This class will focus on the effective use of advanced PubMed features including MeSH headings and subheadings, subset and filter options including My NCBI Filters,saving search strategies, creating journal searches, and linking to libraries and full text sources.

There is no cost to take this asynchronous course. Take it at your pace, spending about and hour a week at the time of your convenience.

Join us from July 15 - August 9, 2013 for 5 MLA CE.
Register online with the GMR registration system at: http://go.usa.gov/bBzC

See you online and feel free to email me directly with any questions.

P.S. More online PubMed courses coming soon.

Holly.

Holly Ann Burt, MLIS
Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator
NN/LM-Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
phone: 800-338-7657 (in the Region) or
312-996-2464
fax: 312-996-2226
haburt@uic.edu
nnlm.gov/gmr

July 8, 2013

From the GMR: What's New on The Cornflower through June 2013

Hello, Network Members!

Check to see what's been happening on the GMR blog, The Cornflower!

Encouraging Kids to Consider a Future in the Health Sciences

Summer Fun, ding!

Do you have something of interest to share with our Network members? Let us know!

Jacqueline
Editor, The Cornflower

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Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, MA, RN
Outreach, Planning and Evaluation Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330

312.996-2464 Phone
312.996-2226 FAX

July 3, 2013

From the GMR: RFI for Biomedical Informatics course

Hello, Network Members,

This just in from NLM:

NLM is planning for a potential solicitation for proposals to select a host institution for the NLM Biomedical Informatics Training Course. Please see the Request for Information (RFI) for details; and share with any institution or organization you think might be interested.

Please contact directly: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/HHS/NIH/OAM/NIHLM2013772-5/listing.html

Thanks.
Jacqueline

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Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, MA, RN
Outreach, Planning and Evaluation Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330

312.996-2464 Phone
312.996-2226 FAX
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/