Thanks to funding from the SECU Foundation, Library Services has added a new, current collection of 200 eBooks to the AHEC Digital Library that will be accessible by all ADL members.

These eBooks provide clinical and research support along with evidence-based recommendations to equip providers with what they need to deliver care and successfully navigate changes in healthcare environments. The new resources include:

  • Clinical specialties, including nursing, healthcare management, trauma, and vaccine safety.
  • Health Equity topics such as cultural responsiveness, research equity, health justice, and community engagement.
  • COVID-19 titles related to infection control, epidemiology, public health preparedness, and pandemics.
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    As the health care workforce responds to COVID-19, they face challenges to both coping in the moment and ongoing mental health.

    To support this process, the AHEC Digital Library presents a collection of resources geared towards health care worker mental health during COVID-19.

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    While children's mental health has become a very pressing issue in a post-pandemic world, the significant shortage of pediatric behavioral health providers in North Carolina makes this challenge greater.

    A recent article in the NC Medical Journal discusses these problems, showing data on the issue and highlighting some health systems' attempted solutions.

    To learn more, check out the ADL's September 15 Highlighted Article: Impact of the Youth Behavioral Health Crisis in North Carolina

    For further reading on pediatric mental health, the NCMJ has an additional article: Reflecting on Infant/Toddler Mental Health and the Early Care and Education Workforce in North Carolina

    A recent CDC release highlights a little-known condition spread by tick bites called alpha-gal syndrome, which causes a serious allergic reaction to meat.

    While evidence on this condition is still limited, many cases are in the south and midwest, including North Carolina.

    To learn more, check out the ADL's September 1 Highlighted Resource:
    Emerging Tick Bite-Associated Meat Allergy Potentially Affects Thousands

    You can also review the CDC's guidance on preventing tick bites here:
    Preventing tick bites

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