NLM: Improving access to disaster health information: November 15 webinar recording and slides available online

28 November, 2018

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Disaster Information Management Research Center

National Library of Medicine | National Institutes of Health

The recording and slides are now available from the November 15, 2018 Disaster Information Specialist webinar “Accessing the Evidence During Times of Crisis.”

Humanitarian Evidence Week (HEW) is an initiative led by Evidence Aid, in collaboration with the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at University of Oxford and other organizations, to promote a more evidence-based approach to humanitarian aid. During HEW, organizations present webinars, write blog posts, and participate in debates to highlight topics related to generation, use and dissemination of evidence in the humanitarian sector.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) hosted a webinar that highlighted the work of several international organizations as part of HEW 2018. Ben Heaven Taylor, CEO, Evidence Aid, introduced their work in providing access to evidence-based information on interventions during disasters. Caroline de Brun, Knowledge and Evidence Specialist, Public Health England (PHE), discussed the PHE collaboration with Evidence Aid and Healthcare Information For All to investigate the role of libraries in supporting teams working in disaster zones, by helping them find and use evidence. Her presentation looked at the outputs from that collaboration, and described the work that has followed on, leading to the launch of an International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Evidence For Global and Disaster Health Special Interest Group.

Webinar recording (MP4)

Webinar slides - Ben Heaven Taylor, Evidence Aid (MS Powerpoint)

Webinar slides - Caroline de Brun, Public Health England (MS Powerpoint)

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