AIDSinfo is your one-stop shop for information from the U.S. federal government on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and research. The site features federally approved practice guidelines, health education materials, FDA-approved and investigational drugs, and a clinical trial search tool.
A new web design was launched on April 15th. The major enhancements to the site include:
- Patient education materials are reorganized: They are now all located in a new “Understanding HIV/AIDS” section of the website. The resources include fact sheets, infographics, an HIV/AIDS glossary, and webpages highlighting the National HIV/AIDS Awareness Days.
- More prominent display of mobile apps: the AIDSinfo HIV/AIDS Guidelines, Drug Database, and Glossary apps are now prominently featured in each section of the website.
- Enhanced search functionality: an updated search feature allows users to quickly find relevant resources.
- Increased linking between AIDSinfo resources: Resources are now linked to each other across the website. For example, patient fact sheets are now linked directly from the guidelines pages, so health care providers can easily access materials for their patients.
You can visit AIDSinfo at https://aidsinfo.nih.gov/
AIDSinfo is a project of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a collaboration between the following agencies:
- National Library of Medicine
- NIH Office of AIDS Research
- National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
- Health Resources and Services Administration
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Community Health Maps Blog provides information about affordable Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping tools for use in collecting and visualizing public health trends through maps and spatial data. The blog is geared towards community-based organizations engaged in collecting information about the health of their communities. Since many community organizations may not have the resources for expensive GIS software or a fulltime GIS specialist, the blog focuses on tools that are low cost or open source.
The blog posts feature reviews of mapping apps and software; best practices for using the tools during data collection, analysis, and visualization; and experiences of groups who have implemented a mapping workflow into their projects. The blog also includes lab exercises to take a user through the Community Health Mapping workflow with step-by-step instructions for each of the tools involved. The labs are currently being updated to reflect recent changes in some of the software, and the new labs will be available this spring.
You can visit the Community Health Maps Blog at https://communityhealthmaps.nlm.nih.gov/. The blog is a collaboration between the National Library of Medicine, Center for Public Service Communications and Bird’s Eye View.
Want to learn more about the Community Health Maps blog and resources? Attend an upcoming webinar!
NNLM Resource Picks: Community Health Mapping
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | 2:00 pm CT
To register and for more information: https://nnlm.gov/class/community-health-mapping/278
The McGoogan Library of Medicine is looking for volunteers from UNMC and Nebraska Medicine to participate in 30-minute interviews. We are interested in learning about your information needs, how you look for information, and how the library fits into your work and life. Your stories and comments will be used in the development of our new strategic plan, and decisions on future goals and priorities. Each interview participant will receive a $10 gift card.
If you are interested, and have 30 minutes to talk with us, please fill out this form so that we can schedule a time to meet with you: http://unmc.libwizard.com/interview2017.
We look forward to hearing your story!
The National Library of Medicine creates online exhibitions and education resources to enhance awareness of its history of medicine collection. Two new exhibitions were recently released.
Physician Assistants: Collaboration and Care describes how the physician assistant profession developed and continues to evolve today. It features stories of PAs in communities around the world, as well as those who have been involved in government service. You can learn more about the exhibit by visiting https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/pa-collaborationandcare/index.html
Fire and Freedom: Food and Enslavement in Early America examines the labor of slaves and food practices during the colonial era, and explores the exchange of power among different people, races, genders, and classes at that time. The online exhibition features 18th-century materials on food, botany, health, and housekeeping. You can learn more by visiting https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/fireandfreedom/index.html
Both exhibitions also feature K-12 lesson plans, a higher education module, online activities, suggested readings, and links to other resources. The Exhibition Program is managed by the National Library of Medicine History of Medicine Division.
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