NEW! Disaster Information Specialist course

We are excited to announce the latest online Disaster Information Specialist course:

Packing Your Digital Go-Bag: Essential Disaster Health Information on Your Mobile Device

This one-hour, self-paced, online course discusses key resources that responders and disaster/emergency preparedness professionals should consider installing on their mobile devices as part of their preparedness activities. This course fulfills one of the requirements of the Medical Library Association Disaster Information Specialization, Advanced Level. (1 MLA CE credit)

Next week: Disaster Information Specialist webinar

Humanitarian Evidence Week: Improving the availability of reliable health information
Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. EST / 3:00 p.m. GMT (UTC) (note different start time)

Speakers will provide an overview of two powerful platforms that promote access to health information for those involved in humanitarian action. Ms. Robin Taylor will describe the scope of the Disaster Lit® database and the process used by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to select high-quality resources, freely available on the internet, about the medical and public health aspects of disaster and public health emergency preparedness and response. Dr. Neil Pakenham-Walsh will discuss how his organization, Healthcare Information For All (HIFA), promotes communication among stakeholders to realize a vision of a world where every person will have access to the healthcare information they need to protect their own health and the health of others.

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Audio conference information:
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Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-479-3208
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Access code: 626 289 718
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