Nora Barnett, MSLIS, AHIP

Health Professionals Outreach Specialist, Region 6

Nora Barnett is the Health Professions Outreach Specialist at Network of the National Library of Medicine, Region 6. She helps unaffiliated health professionals, public health departments, and community based organizations increase organizational health literacy and meet the health information needs of their communities.

Nora developed and teaches the courses teaches Environmental Health and Justice: a Brief Primer, Health Literacy On-Demand, Prescription & Over the Counter Drugs, and Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection.

Classes I Teach

Event Title Summary
Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection This 1 hour webinar introduces the concepts of health literacy and health communication.
Endocrine Disruptors in Environmental Health Learn about the phenomenon of endocrine disruption, the inference of normal hormonal processes in the human endocrine system by chemicals and pollutants in our environment. Participants will learn about historical discoveries and recent scientific findings. Approaches to address the issue, including chemical avoidance and political advocacy, will be discussed.
Environmental Health and Justice: a brief primer This self-paced online class provides an introduction to environmental health and environmental justice and presents 3 resources you can use to find data and statistics about environmental health disparities in your community.
Health Literacy On Demand Learn about health literacy definitions, best practices and tools for communicating health information clearly in in this 1-hour narrated tutorial with activities.
NNLM Book Discussion, Feb 1- April 30, 2023, Bad Advice Join us for our fourth NNLM Book Discussion. February 1 - April 30, 2023 we will read "Bad Advice: Or Why Celebrities, Politicians, and Activists Aren't Your Best Source of Health Information" by Paul A. Offit, M.D.
Prescription and Over the Counter Drugs: Supporting Patients with Evidence-Based Information This 1 credit hour on-demand course provides an introduction to three free resources from the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health: the NIDA website, DailyMed and LactMed.
Region 6: NNLM Day at MLA 2022 Meet the NNLM Region 6 during NNLM Day at MLA 2022! At this session, we will highlight our activities in the first year of the new Region 6 program. Additionally, we will share upcoming activities and programs NNLM members can look forward to in the coming year. Come share your ideas of relevant programming that interests you, and the other members of the region.

The online event is free and available to all.
Sources of Airborne PCBs in Schools This talk will summarize the latest research on PCBs, especially PCBs in air of schools where they remain present in caulking, adhesives, and electrical equipment.
Guest speaker: Keri Hornbuckle

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