The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) office for Region 6 is located at Hardin Library for the Health Sciences at the University of Iowa. By collaborating, training, and funding over 1,100 health centers, health departments, community organizations, as well as medical, public, and school libraries in a seven state region, the office supports the mission of NNLM: to provide U.S. researchers, health professionals, public health workforce, educators, and the public with equal access to biomedical and health information resources and data.
Region 6 serves the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
Looking for assistance? Browse our staff directory to find contact information, and get to know the RML staff by reading their personal bios.
Member organizations are eligible for benefits and services, including: NNLM funding, access to training, partnership opportunities, free educational and printed materials, NLM Traveling Exhibitions, and institutional recognition as a Network Member.
Region 6 Highlight
Pride Month is celebrated each year in the month of June to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Uprising.
People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) are members of every community. Students, patrons, staff, health care providers, parents, and more identify as LGBTQIA+. With today’s Midwest Matters blog post, we share some general resources to help improve the health and wellness of LGBTQIA+ people in our communities.
This is the first of several posts for Pride Month highlighting LGBTQIA+ health resources that will be posted to Midwest Matters.
For week two of Pride Month, we provide a link to resources for Providing Quality Care in a Welcoming Environment.
Welcome to week three of Pride Month! People who identify as LGBTQIA+ may experience health disparities due social stigma and care givers unfamiliar with their needs. Health care needs change throughout the life cycle of all people no matter where on the gender or sexuality spectrum they fall. Here are some free resources specifically for Sexual and Gender Minorities (SGM) (MeSH term): Resources Throughout the Life Cycle.
In week four of Pride Month, we present Searching for Quality Resources for Sexual and Gender Minority Health. These resources and strategies are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to finding search terms, whether in PubMed/MeSH, MedlinePlus, or other quality resources. Language is fluid and ever-changing. The evolution of MeSH terms related to LGBTQIA+ health are a testament to that. Keep abreast of these changes by bookmarking a few resources and make sure you stay current with MeSH by subscribing to the NLM Technical Bulletin.
In the News
Environmental Health and Justice: a brief primer
Registration is now open for this self-paced online class provides an introduction to environmental health and environmental justice and presents three environmental justice resources you can use to find data and statistics about environmental health disparities in your community.
This class will be delivered entirely online through the Moodle course management system. The class is broken up into 5 topics that are presented through a tutorial (SCORM), with narrated demonstrations and knowledge checks. All the topics are open and available for you to work through at your own pace.
This class qualifies for Medical Library Association (MLA) Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) Level 1 and one MLA continuing education credit.
Keep In Touch!
Email: Contact Region 6 staff via email at Region6-RML@uiowa.edu
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Membership: If your organization is interested in becoming a member of the NNLM, you can sign up here. It's free!
DOCLINE questions: Region6-RML@uiowa.edu
Community Guide to Advance Health Information Equity is an interactive resource of evidence-based information for the 623 counties in our seven-state region. For questions about this resource, please contact Darlene Kaskie, Region 6 Community Engagement Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meaningful EngagementOur Four-Pronged Approach
The purpose of Region 6 State Advisory Groups (SAG) is to provide leadership guidance for each state’s outreach and engagement activities.
The purpose of the Partner Outreach Program (POP) is to support health equity by providing health information access throughout Region 6.
Read about projects and programs that have been funded by NNLM Region 6.
Region 6 has developed partnerships with a variety of organizations and associations to synergize our mutual work.