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Public Health and Toxicology: Using National Library of Medicine Resources to Learn and Inform

June 29, 2010. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Gail Kouame, MLIS demonstrates some of the National Library of Medicine’s toxicology and environmental health resources that are relevant to public health responders.

Quick Facts

Topics: Emergency Preparedness & Disasters, Environmental Health, Tools and Resources

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

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Description

In this one hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Gail Kouame, MLIS, demonstrates some of the National Library of Medicine’s toxicology and environmental health resources that are relevant to public health responders. The Hazardous Substances Data Bank, the Radiation Event Medical Management site, and ToxMap are just a few examples of sites that will be covered. She also describes librarians’ possible roles in disaster preparation and response.

Air date: June 29, 2010

Learning Objectives

  • List at least three online resources available from the National Library of Medicine for Public Health Responders
  • Recognize the National Library of Medicine's Disaster Information Management Research Center as a resource
  • Describe possible roles for librarians in disaster preparation and response

Intended Audience

Local and state public health practitioners; Local and state emergency management staff

Slides

Quick Facts

Topics: Emergency Preparedness & Disasters, Environmental Health, Tools and Resources

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

Presenter

Gail Kouame, MLIS, is the Consumer Health Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR). Their office, located at the University of Washington in Seattle, represents the National Library of Medicine to five states: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Washington. Ms. Kouame's niche is working with other professionals who are interested in serving the general public, especially surrounding issues of access to quality health information in order to equip people to make appropriate health care decisions. She is also the regional coordinator for Emergency Preparedness and Response for the medical libraries in the Pacific Northwest.

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