Health Discussion Resources

The NNLM offers two resources utilizing books for discussions on health topics. Each resource strives to incorporate diversity and inclusion in their resources. You are invited to use the community programming toolkits, participate in the professional development discussion group, or both!

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Learn more about each Health Topic Resource here:

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Are you looking for quality, engaging books from different genres for your library book club?

The NNLM Reading Club recommends three health related books and complementary resources each month that can be used for a reading club event in your library.

They also provide marketing materials and discussion guides for each recommended book which can be downloaded from the NNLM web site. Your next book discussion toolkit is ready to go!

  • Complementary resources
  • Available monthly concerning different topics 
  • Includes ready-made marketing materials and discussion guides to download
  • Includes links to relevant NLM, NIH, and other health agency resources

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Are you a librarian, health professionals, and public health workers interested in participating in a virtual discussion on health issues impacting diverse communities? 

The NNLM Book Discussion participants read one book over the span of three months. Then, they engage in an online discussion about the health topic with a focus on the challenges facing diverse communities trying to manage the health care system. MLA Continuing education credits are provided for participants.

  • Complementary professional development opportunity
  • Discussions take place over three months
  • Continuing education credits available
  • Includes links to relevant NLM, NIH, and other health agency resources

Terms of use: Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) staff offer these health discussion resources for educational use. The materials included do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the author, publisher, or the sponsoring agencies of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).