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Here is the link to the Save AHRQ Fiscal Year 2018 Advocacy Toolkit, which
includes an overview of key congressional players:
http://www.academyhealth.org/saveahrqfy18toolkit

On Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 2:53 PM, Truex, Eleanor <
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> This may well be true, and I share Julie's disaffection at times. But we
> must try. If we don't try, we have already said we're ok with this
> happening, and none of us are (I hope). I am just not sure who to write TO.
> I'll call my Senators and Congresscritter, but this is a nation-wide
> effort. My elected officials already support things like the guidelines,
> but it's important for them to know that we are aware and concerned. The
> number to call the Congressional switchboard is (202) 224-3121. Calls take
> less than 5 minutes. You can also call their state offices for faster
> service.
>
>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
> Behalf Of Julie Stielstra
> Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 11:30 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Guidelines.gov
>
> Not to be a cynic or anything (oh, what the heck, I'll just go ahead an be
> a cynic), but if murdered children and tens of thousands of people in the
> streets cannot budge gun safety laws in this country, I am doubtful that
> polite letters from librarians are going to have any effect whatosever.   I
> believe the project was funded under a contract which has ended and no one
> wants to put up the money to continue to support it. It is definitely a
> loss.
>
> On Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 10:09 AM, Coghill, Jeff <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > TAKE NOTICE: This Web site, AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse,
> > will not be available after July 16, 2018.
> > Federal funding through AHRQ will no longer be available to support
> > the NGC as of that date. For additional information, read our full
> announcement.
> >
> > We will continue to post summaries of new and updated evidence-based
> > clinical practice guidelines until July 2, 2018. For any questions,
> > please contact Mary Nix, [log in to unmask]<mailto:m
> [log in to unmask]>.
> >
> > The shutdown of Guidelines.gov, aka the National Guidelines
> > Clearinghouse, was announced in the past few days. Needless to say,
> > this valuable resource will go away if we do not voice our opinions on
> the loss of this resource.
> > The reason for shutting the website is "lack of funding." Sounds
> > rather murky to me.
> >
> > I have already contacted Mary Nix at AHRQ to register my thoughts. My
> > thinking is that if we use our collective voices to save this
> > resource, we could have an effect.
> > Jeff
> >
> > Jeffrey G. Coghill, CAS-HSL, AHIP, MLS, MA Head of Outreach Director,
> > Eastern AHEC Library Services Laupus Library, East Carolina Univ.
> > 600 Moye Blvd.
> > Greenville, NC  27834
> > 252-744-2066 (Office)
> > [log in to unmask]
> > orcid.org/0000-0001-9817-0320
> >
>
>
>
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> Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital
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> my religion." - Thomas Paine
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