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1 National Library of Medicine NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH ◊ U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Projects Eatontown, NJ April 8, 2013 Disaster Information Management Research Center Specialized Information Services National Library of Medicine

2 NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH ◊ U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Outreach Projects 2 Goal: improve access to disaster medicine and public health information for the disaster health workforce Partnerships between a library and an organization with disaster-related responsibilities. Seven projects each year: , Based on success of pilot projects:

3 National Library of Medicine NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH ◊ U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Partnerships Partnerships are across the United States and in rural, urban, and suburban settings. They include: Public, university, and hospital libraries Health departments Professional associations University disaster and emergency research centers Hospital alliances 3

4 National Library of Medicine NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH ◊ U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Projects 7 proposals awarded in Summer 2011 One year; $15,000 – 30,000 4

5 National Library of Medicine NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH ◊ U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Projects 5 American Academy of Pediatrics with Univ. of Illinois /Chicago Lib. of the Health Sciences Health Sciences Library, University of Alabama with Institute for Rural Health Research Inova Fairfax Hospital Health Sciences Library with Northern Virginia Hospital Alliance Kanawha-Charleston Health Department with WV School of Osteopathic Medicine Marshall County Health Department with Marshall County Public Library Monroe County Department of Public Health with Rochester Public Library, Arnett Branch University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library with Center for Disaster Medicine

6 National Library of Medicine NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH ◊ U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Projects 7 proposals awarded in Summer 2012 One year; $15,000 – 30,000 6

7 National Library of Medicine NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH ◊ U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Projects Arkansas Dept. of Health in partnership with the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Library University of Miami, Louis Calder Memorial Library with University of Miami, William Lehman Research Center for the Department of Surgery Southeastern Regional Medical Center (Lumberton, NC) with the Robeson County Dept. of Public Health, Robeson County Emergency Management, and Lumberton Emergency Management Western Maryland Area Health Education Center Learning Resource Center (Cumberland) with the health departments of three counties (Allegany, Garrett and Washington), numerous community organizations, and local colleges MESH – Managed Emergency Surge for Healthcare, Inc. (Indianapolis) with the Central Indiana Health Sciences Libraries Consortium Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (San Diego) with the Public Health Services, Health and Human Services, County of San Diego Georgia Health Sciences University, Robert B. Greenblatt, MD Library (Augusta) with the Georgia East Central Health District

8 National Library of Medicine NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH ◊ U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library with Center for Disaster Medicine 8 Brian Bunnett, Univ. of New Mexico Health Sciences librarian, working with Medical Reserve Corps at Bataan Memorial Death March Marathon held March day-in-the-desert-librarians.html

9 National Library of Medicine NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH ◊ U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Monroe County Department of Public Health with Rochester Public Library, Arnett Branch 9 Collection of disaster-related books at Arnett Branch Library in Rochester, NY

10 National Library of Medicine NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH ◊ U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Sciences Library, University of Alabama with Institute for Rural Health Research 10 Web page for “West Alabama Disaster Health Information Outreach Project” du/content.php?pid=354339

11 National Library of Medicine NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH ◊ U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES University of Miami, Louis Calder Memorial Library with University of Miami, William Lehman Research Center for the Department of Surgery 11 Kim Loper, University of Miami librarian, teaching WISER at Miami-Dade County Emergency Management Center

12 National Library of Medicine NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH ◊ U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Observations… 12 Libraries can play a critical role in planning for emergencies: Knowledge of neighborhood Skill in connecting people with reliable information Are viewed as a trusted source of information May have meeting rooms and other resources to meet with residents Informatics/research/demographic studies, etc. Grantsmanship resources Willingness to partner Source: Vickie Souve, Monroe County NY Dept. of Public Health, 2013

13 National Library of Medicine NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH ◊ U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Lunch with the Middle Atlantic Region RML Emergency Preparedness Projects and Activities / February 2013 Recording https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p /https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p / Transcript Presentation Vickie Souve, Monroe County Department of Public Health, Office of Public Health Preparedness, Rochester, NY Description: Vickie gave a brief report on the NLM demonstration project she completed in partnership with the Rochester Public Library’s Arnett Branch. She then discussed the importance of not just teaching people about preparedness, but about moving the community towards a state of readiness and how local libraries and response organizations might work together to do this. 13

14 National Library of Medicine NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH ◊ U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES About Applying Funding for 2013 will be announced on the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB listserv. To subscribe: Link to funding solicitation 14

15 National Library of Medicine NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH ◊ U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Siobhan Champ-Blackwell


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