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Be sure to listen to the ICS program if you missed it in person!

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If you missed it in person, be sure to check out ICS’s programs on M-Health and Information Innovations.  Gupreet Rana, the incoming chair of ICS, moderated some amazing talks on a variety of projects.  Dana Abbey from the Health Sciences Library at the University of Colorado and NN/LM MidContinental region presented her work with her colleagues on providing internet access to members of the community without or with limited access.  She and her team demonstrated how providing a more mobile access to the internet had an impact health in the community and for public health initiatives.  Elizabeth Norton from the Disaster Information Management Research Center at the NLM showcased their work in mobile apps and support in terms of disaster health information.  In particular she highlighted the work they have done in Central and South America.  Finally, the talks ended with Julia Royall’s presentation on her and her colleagues work in Africa.  In particular she demonstrated how empowering it can be to provide the tools to local community members so that they can carry out their own projects with mobile technology.  She emphasized the importance of sustainability, practicality, involvement, and demonstrable results in m-health projects.  Her efforts with communities on taking on the challenge of malaria made for an excellent discussion on how to make a lasting impact on global health.  A wonderful program with wonderful presentations, it was a pleasure to attend!

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Don’t forget to attend the ICS Section Programming!

M-Health and Information Innovations: Making an Impact in Global Health (#16)
By Gurpreet Rana


We are delighted to have such an engaging section program for MLA 2014 to enhance celebrations of our section’s 25th anniversary.  The program is co-sponsored by the Public Health/Health Administration Section and the Educational Media and Technologies Section.


See below for program information.  For details (i.e. program theme, presentation abstracts and additional information) please see the attached PDF document.

1.  Contributed paper presentation
Title: Unfettered and Untethered: Internet access in the hands of under connected community based organizations
Presenter: Dana Abbey, Health Information Literacy Coordinator, Anschutz Medical Library, University of Colorado

2.  Invited presentation
Title: Capacity Building and Sustainability: The Role of Mobile Apps
Presenter: Elizabeth Norton, Disaster Information Management Research Center, National Library of Medicine

3.  Invited presentation 
Title: From one small satellite to gadgets galore:  what’s health got to do with it?
Presenter: Julia Royall, Global Health Consultant

4.  ”Mini” Open Forum: mHealth and Innovation
A discussion with presenter panel and participants
This will provide a time for the presenter panel members and participants to share further experiences on the use of mHealth and technology in improving health outcomes and empowerment in low-resource communities.  This will also provide an opportunity for participants to discuss mHealth, ask questions, share personal experiences and consider opportunities for future involvement.

Download the program here for more details:

MLA 2014-ICS section program


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