Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Location: Street Level Conference Room
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Provider: Health Sciences Library, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington
Descriptions: EthnoMed was first designed as a quick resource to be used by healthcare professionals in the few minutes before seeing a patient. The website currently provides a multi-faceted service with well-rounded ethnic information for those who serve diverse communities. Links and full text of multilingual patient education materials constitute one reason for accessing this website. There are also sections on various cultures' customs and mores, religious and health beliefs and practices-- all of which may be helpful to providers who want insights into culturally-competent approaches to immigrant and refugee patients.
Keywords: clinics, Creative Commons, culture, free, hospitals, patient education, physician, psychology, society, special populations
Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Descriptions: The CDC's home page is a well-organized portal to the wealth of resources it provides for the public, practitioners and first responders. Along the top of the page is a very complete index of the information CDC provides, with cross-referenced terms. Links to the Diseases and Conditions index and Emergency Preparedness, along with other frequently-sought resources, including MMWR, are posted prominently here on the CDC home page.
Keywords: disease, emergency preparedness, environmental, epidemiology, general medical reference, health statistics, infectious disease, special populations, statistical, toxins, travel medicine, trend, wellness
Provider: New South Wales Ministry of Health
Descriptions: The chief resources of interest here that are applicable for healthcare professionals in any country are the multilingual translations available (from Albanian to Urdu) for communicating to patients about a large number of healthcare topics (from domestic violence to yellow fever.) Cue cards in various languages can also be downloaded. Browsing under Publications may yield more useful material.
Keywords: continuing education, free, full text, health services, healthcare, healthcare professional, nursing, patient education, physician, special populations
Provider: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services/National Library of Medicine
Contents: directory, index, links, mobile access, multiple databases
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: A useful toll-free number directory of government and private organizations, from the federal to the local level, that support research on and/or provide assistance to individuals and special populations; it also includes links to disaster resources. Health Hotlines is a community service to help the public locate health-related information. The toll-free telephone numbers in Health Hotlines were provided by the organizations and verified. The National Library of Medicine has not reviewed or evaluated the services of the organizations listed. The inclusion of an organization in this publication does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement by the Federal Government of the organization's services or views.
Keywords: disaster management, disaster preparedness, federal agencies, organizations, special populations
Provider: Smart + Strong
Descriptions: AIDSMeds.com provides news, treatment and side effects information, fact sheets, and many other resources, including links to blogs and forums, conference schedules, a health services directory searchable by ZIP code, and the ezine, POZ: Health, Life & HIV.
Keywords: AIDS, consumer health, full text, health services, immune system, infectious disease, organizations, social services, societies, special populations