Health Disparities: Big Data to the Rescue?

Guest post by Dr. Fred Wood, Outreach and Evaluation Scientist in the Office of Health Information Programs Development. Socially disadvantaged populations have fewer opportunities to achieve optimal health. They also experience preventable differences when facing disease or injury. These inequities, known collectively as health disparities, significantly impact personal and public health. Despite decades of research … Continue reading “Health Disparities: Big Data to the Rescue?”

Building a 21st Century Archival Collection at the National Library of Medicine

Guest post by Rebecca Warlow and Christie Moffatt, both of the Library’s History of Medicine Division. Across NLM, strategic planning is underway and many of our colleagues are thinking about what the next century will bring for the Library. Among the many questions in mind is “what is a 21st-century collection?” In the Images and … Continue reading “Building a 21st Century Archival Collection at the National Library of Medicine”