HSR Information Sciences Community

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The HSR Information Sciences Community shares information about current activities and services of the National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM). This community offers discussion on timely topics, links to relevant articles, and webinars on library-specific topics. Members are encouraged to engage in ongoing discussion on current topics and trends, and post thoughts and knowledge of their own on topics related to HSR resources. This online community was developed under the auspices of the HSRProj program. Funded by the NLM, HSRProj is a free online resource that provides access to health services research projects in progress. HSRProj is a joint effort of AcademyHealth and the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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New Report Provides Key Analysis on Disparities in Health Equity Research

A new report published jointly by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and AcademyHealth, The State of Health Equity Research: Closing Knowledge Gaps to Address Inequities, presents results of an analysis of disparities-focused health services research (HSR) jointly conducted by AAMC and AcademyHealth. Based on data from the Health Services Research Projects-in-Progress (HSRProj) database from the National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine, the report describes the funders and funding recipients of health disparities-focused HSR and gaps in the populations and outcomes studied. Five-year trends in the evolution of disparities research, from documenting inequities, to investigating casual mechanisms, to identifying solutions, are examined.

HSRProj is funded by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, and Department of Health and Human Services.

2014 Video Contest - Calling All Librarians and Information Professionals!

Do you have best practices or essential advice to share when it comes to rolling out Evidence-Based Practice resources at your institution? We want to learn from you.

We are looking for amateur videos that educate your peers and the general public about the essential role that health science librarians in hospitals, medical/nursing schools, in government, or information specialists at pharmaceutical or medical device companies play when successfully rolling out products.