Faith Steele

Librarian, Region 1

Classes I Teach

Event Title Summary
Bridging the Digital Divide: Telehealth's Double-edged Sword In order to achieve more equitable telehealth, leaders in health care and communities must address a person's: (1) digital fluency, the ability to use digital tools efficiently and effectively, and (2) the capacity for health advocacy or a person's ability to advocate for their own health needs. Community leaders have the capacity to work towards solving these divides.
Building Recovery Ecosystems for Substance Use Treatment This webinar will discuss building recover ecosystems for the Appalachian Region based on a recent research study conducted by the Appalachian Regional Commission.
Dignity in personal care, addressing hygiene insecurity: The Discoveries Community Pantry This webinar discusses the library program for community hygiene insecurity.
Exploring the Maternal Experience Survey: Addressing Racism and Informing New Models of Maternal Care to Promote Health Equity This webinar discusses the Maternal Experience Survey and the Black maternal health crisis.
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.
Identifying and Providing Health Education Materials for Migrant Farmworkers Migrant farmworkers often face health disparities, limited access to health care and health information. Creating reliable health information can help support health literacy needs of this population.
NNLM Book Discussion, Aug 1 - Oct 31: The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down Join us for our second NNLM Book Discussion of the year. From August 1 until October 31, join your fellow librarians and read The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman! 
NNLM Book Discussion, May 1-Jul 31: High Risk: A Doctor's Notes on Pregnancy, Birth, and the Unexpected Join us for our first quarter NNLM Book Discussion of the year. From May 1 until July 31, join your fellow librarians and read High Risk: A Doctor's Notes on Pregnancy, Birth and the Unexpected by Chavi Eve Karkowsky, MD
Region 1: NNLM Day at MLA 2023 Meet the NNLM Region 1 during NNLM Day at MLA 2023!
Region One Insights. Climate Change, Health and Equity Among Minority and Vulnerable Populations The environment plays a major role in our health and well-being. Health disparities exist when communities are exposed to the effects of climate change and environmental hazards and experience socioeconomic inequities. These factors increase the risk of illness and disease. Historically marginalized communities are impacted by these disparities at far greater rates than other communities. Therefore, public health approaches to address climate, health, and equity are warranted.

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