NNLM Discovery Podcast
This podcast series explores how the Network of the National Library of Medicine - part of the National Library of Medicine - is engaging with communities to provide access to trusted information for the purpose of improving the public's health.
Accompanying videos can be found on the NLM YouTube Channel
You can learn more about the NLM health information resources mentioned in this series by visiting the National Library of Medicine.
The mission of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving the public's access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. The Program is coordinated by the National Library of Medicine and carried out through a nationwide network of health science libraries and information centers.
Introducing NNLM Discovery
Launching in February 2022, this podcast series explores how the Network of the National Library of Medicine - part of the National Institutes of Health - is engaging with communities to provide access to trusted information for the purpose of improving the public's health. In our first season of NNLM Discovery, join outreach librarian librarian Yamila El-Khayat as she travels the country exploring the engagement efforts of the Network of the National Library of Medicine.
Virtual Health: A Story from Region 3
When COVID-19 struck, one rural library in Texas made a bold move to help their community. They reached out to NNLM about funding opportunities for a virtual health room in Pottsboro, Texas. This had NEVER been done before, having an established room in a library dedicated to tele-health appointments. On this episode of the NNLM Discovery podcast, Region Three Executive Director Brian Leaf shares his story with host Yamila El-Khayat about how he and Jessica Rangel, Executive VP of Health Systems University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, helped Pottsboro County Librarian Dianne Connery use an NNLM grant to establish a nationwide model to harness the power of telemedicine to overcome the lack of access to healthcare in much of rural America.
Healthy Garden, Healthy You: A Story from Region 1
When is a vegetable more than just a vegetable? When the act of growing one helps combat stress and is a commitment to environmental health and justice. On this episode of the NNLM Discovery podcast, Region One outreach librarian April Wright shares her story with host Yamila El-Khayat about how she helped Dr. Rachel Goldstein at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Health use an NNLM Health Information Outreach Award to expand the reach of her Healthy Garden, Healthy Youth project. This project helps address two of the most significant public health challenges facing our nation: mental health challenges and food insecurity. Dr. Goldstein’s team worked with underserved communities in Maryland with limited access to fresh food to understand the mental health, physical health, and cost benefits of growing their own food.
The Moby Bookmobile: A Story from Region 4
When you live in a community where Internet access is not a given, you sometimes approach health literacy a little differently. On this episode of the NNLM Discovery podcast Fort Washakie School Community Librarian Robin Levin literally takes health information on the road in the form of a bookmobile that travels the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming delivering culturally relevant books that address mental health and native identity among other topics. This is a project that started when the Covid pandemic shut down Wyoming's Fort Washakie School and its Community Library and continues to grow.
Collection Equity: A Story from Region 5
On this episode of the NNLM Discovery podcast, Region 5 Outreach & Engagement Coordinator Michele Spatz shares how three libraries in Region 5 used Collection Equity Outreach Awards to enhance collection equity and support health literacy in their libraries by acquiring more materials by diverse voices.