New York State Department of Health: State Department of Health Launches New Website and Audio Resources to Support New Yorkers With Long COVID

New York State Department of Health: State Department of Health Launches New Website and Audio Resources to Support New Yorkers With Long COVID. “As long COVID response efforts continue – in partnership with national and global health experts – the State’s new webpage offers information on what long COVID is, the symptoms, and how New Yorkers can prepare or seek treatment from healthcare providers…. To support New Yorkers currently struggling with long COVID, the website is also available in an audio format.”

United Nations Development Programme: New inclusive website provides Ukrainians with critical information on surviving the war

United Nations Development Programme: New inclusive website provides Ukrainians with critical information on surviving the war. “A new website for Ukrainians affected by the war provides information on the legal rules for crossing the border, the procedure for obtaining the status of an internally displaced person (IDP), opportunities for receiving humanitarian aid and psychological support during wartime, advice on finding educational opportunities and work, and much more. The information is useful for refugees, the internally displaced and citizens in their home oblasts.”

Argonne National Laboratory: Mapping Tools to Identify Underserved Communities

Argonne National Laboratory: Mapping Tools to Identify Underserved Communities. “For those planning projects with an energy and environmental justice (EEJ) component, identifying disadvantaged communities and working with them on the intended project’s outcomes is critical. With so many mapping tools available, deciding which to use for what purpose can be confusing. Some mapping tools simply identify which areas are disadvantaged according to certain datasets, while others have more features, such as the ability to identify underserved communities with particular characteristics or run project suitability analyses.”

WUSF: An online tool to find addiction treatment launches in Florida

WUSF: An online tool to find addiction treatment launches in Florida. “The online assessment and treatment locator is called ATLAS, and it’s designed to serve individuals struggling with addiction or concerned friends and family who are searching on their behalf. Users can fill out a questionnaire to get recommendations about the types of treatments that may benefit them, depending on their situation. Those could involve outpatient or residential programs, as well as additional services like mental health care or medication-assisted treatment.”

University of Stirling: Historic children’s home archive opens with donation from former resident

University of Stirling: Historic children’s home archive opens with donation from former resident. “The archive is the result of a year-long project led by a team of University experts, who carefully restored, preserved and recorded hundreds of historic documents from Aberlour, including administrative records, case files, annual reports, photographs and issues of the charity’s magazine. Now fully searchable and open to those who have personal or family connections to Aberlour and to researchers, the archive provides a detailed record of the organisation’s work caring for children across Scotland since the establishment of its first orphanage in 1875.”

The Scotsman: How Ukraine’s librarians mobilised to fight the Russian culture war

The Scotsman: How Ukraine’s librarians mobilised to fight the Russian culture war. “When war broke out in Ukraine, it was not only the troops who mobilised – but the librarians too. Within days, libraries across the country had set up initiatives to supply books to citizens sheltering in underground Metro stations, had created centres for refugees displaced within Ukraine in library buildings and diversified to set up to act as hubs to supply military equipment and essentials to the hastily-formed army.”

Human Services Department of New Mexico: Human Services Department launches first phase of the one-stop shop for New Mexicans to access the state’s health and human services programs

Human Services Department of New Mexico: Human Services Department launches first phase of the one-stop shop for New Mexicans to access the state’s health and human services programs. “New Mexicans will have access to a simplified, accessible, and inclusive website to apply for or renew services such as Medicaid, behavioral health, child support, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Customers will be able to access their benefit enrollment information, application assistance, and tailored referrals across New Mexico’s health and human services agencies without having to navigate multiple systems.”

KRDO: State launches new online directory to find behavioral health specialists in Colorado

KRDO: State launches new online directory to find behavioral health specialists in Colorado. “This online directory helps people to find behavioral health providers licensed by the [Colorado Behavioral Health Administration] and to search for specific services or use a guided search to identify providers or resources that best meet their needs. Searches can be specific and narrowed down by criteria such as location, days of operation, language support, payment types accepted, and more.”

KSAL: Statewide Website Launched For Food Insecure Households

KSAL: Statewide Website Launched For Food Insecure Households. “According to the Kansas Food Bank, a new website… is designed to help people in need of food assistance find pantry locations in their areas. The website also features a link for help applying for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) or food stamps, along with a link for upcoming summer food sites for children.”

KPIX: San Francisco Library Receives $2M To Expand Services For Incarcerated

KPIX: San Francisco Library Receives $2M To Expand Services For Incarcerated. “The San Francisco Public Library received a $2 million grant to expand services for people incarcerated locally and nationally from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation last week. The grant will support a collaboration between the library and the American Library Association, according to a news release shared Thursday by the office of San Francisco Mayor London Breed.”

Texas State Library and Archives Commission: Texas State Library And Archives Commission Announces $750,000 In Community Advancement Grants For Texas Libraries

Texas State Library and Archives Commission: Texas State Library And Archives Commission Announces $750,000 In Community Advancement Grants For Texas Libraries . “The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) this week announced that it will soon begin accepting grant applications for the Community Advancement Packages (CAP) Grant Program, designed to help libraries serving populations of 60,000 or less respond directly to identified community needs in 2022. The application window opens Jan. 26, with a deadline of April 1.”

Mashable: Digital map of Rio’s biggest favela is reintegrating vital public services

Mashable: Digital map of Rio’s biggest favela is reintegrating vital public services. “From infrastructure to healthcare, Rio de Janeiro’s favelas have remained largely excluded from vital public services. Starting in Rocinha, Rio’s biggest favela, a new digital map hopes to change that. Ran by MIT Senseable City Lab, ‘Favelas 4D’ uses 3D laser scanning technology to digital map the maze-like area.”