Improving the availability of reliable health information: A webinar

Do you use disaster related health information in your work? Would you like to learn more about it? If so, then you might want to attend this webinar by the US National Library of Medicine (NLM)’s Disaster Information Research Center. In it, Robin Taylor, MLIS and Dr. Neil Pakenham-Walsh will provide an overview of two powerful platforms that promote access to health information for those involved in disaster, public health emergency, and humanitarian situations.

Ms. Taylor will describe the scope of the Disaster Lit database maintained by the US National Library of Medicine (NLM). She will talk about the process used to select high-quality resources which are freely available on the internet, as well as the medical and public health aspects of disaster and public health emergency preparedness and response.

Dr. Pakenham-Walsh will discuss how his organization, Healthcare Information For All (HIFA), promotes communication among stakeholders to move toward a world where every person will have access to the healthcare information they need to stay healthy.

When: Thursday, November 9, 2017
Time: 7:00 a.m. PT

Ms. Taylor, MLIS, selects electronic resources about disaster health for inclusion in the Disaster Lit database and provides communications support.

Dr. Pakenham-Walsh is the coordinator of the HIFA campaign and co-director of the Global Healthcare Information Network. For the last 20 years he has worked to improve the availability and use of relevant, reliable healthcare information for health workers and citizens in low- and middle-income countries.

This webinar is a part of Humanitarian Evidence Week, observed from November 6-12, 2017.