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 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.
From Words to Wellness: Exploring the Impact of Expressive Writing Expressive writing has been shown to have many benefits for those facing chronic and serious illness. The speaker will discuss the how expressive writing can be helpful in healing and share her experience translating the science about expressive writing into a writing program for young people with breast cancer. Participants will learn about the history of expressive writing in healing, expressive writing's role in physical healing, and how expressive writing interventions lead to improved outcomes.
Health literacy of people living with mental health or substance use disorders This presentation will shed light on the health literacy of individuals living with mental health and substance use disorders. The webinar will provide an overview of a program of research examining the multidimensional health literacy levels of this population and how it affects their health outcomes. Practical tools and next steps to address the health literacy of this population will be discussed.
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.
Region 6: NNLM Day at MLA 2023 Meet the NNLM Region 6 during NNLM Day at MLA 2023!
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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