Health Bytes with Region 3 Webinar Series

Health Bytes with Region 3 monthly webinar series from the NNLM Region 3 features expert guest speakers presenting on topics of interest to all our users, from librarians to public health practitioners, educators, clinicians, and the public. Topics will be scheduled according to audience interest, seasonal applicability, and speaker availability. For more information, contact: NNLM Region 3,


Learning Objectives

  • Understand the general concept and apply new topic information as appropriate to their work;

  • Identify NLM resources and other databases to use to find additional information on the topic;

  • Identify new strategies and technologies and how to apply them to their institution.

Class Length

1 hour

Class Owner(s)

Contact the NNLM Training Office for more information.


Contact the NNLM Training Office for more information.

Continuing Education

Each webinar has been approved for 1 hour of Medical Library Association (MLA) continuing education credit.

Some offerings may carry CHES for individual live sessions.


Event Title Event Start Date Summary Continuing Education Credits CE Categories Is Online Registration
Introduction to the Piecing Together Systematic Reviews Series This special edition of Health Bytes with Region 3 will introduce the upcoming 5-part Piecing Together Systematic Reviews Series. The five-part series will cover each piece of conducting a systematic review. 1.00 MLA On
Event Title Event Start Date Summary Continuing Education Credits CE Categories Is Online Registration
How Community Health Workers fit in Team Base Care Community Health Workers (CHWs) have been around for many decades. CHWs are vital to our healthcare and are essential in helping communities have better health outcomes. This webinar will explore how to best utilize CHWs in your organization. 1.00 CHES, CHIS Level 1 On
2-1-1 Texas Overview 211 Texas is a free information and resource line that is answered 24/7. With access to a language line they can help people in over 150 languages. This training will cover what 211 Texas is and explain its various features. 1.00 CHIS Level 1 On
Generative AI in Health Sciences Libraries: What to Do Now This webinar will explore the current state of generative AI. Participants will discuss how this technology is impacting health sciences libraries and how it may impact health sciences libraries in the future. The session will be interactive. 1.00 MLA On
NaNDA: An Open Data Resource for Health Science Researchers Health disparities are a function of access to and control over the multiple determinants of health, including the environments where people are born, live, learn, work, play, and age. This webinar will provide an overview of the National Neighborhood Data Archive (NaNDA) and discuss how neighborhoods operate as a social determinant of health. 1.00 MLA, CHIS Level 1 On
Expanding Claire's Community Y2 Project: Creating a Partner Violence Prevention Education Program Claire’s Community is comprehensive relationship violence prevention program created to teach safe and healthy relationship skills; engage and equip influential adults and peers; disrupt pathways to relationship violence; and create proactive, protective, and safe communities. This project was made possible from funding by NNLM Region 3 in Year 2. 1.00 CHES, MLA, CHIS Level 1 On
Health Insurance Literacy in Libraries ​​​​​​Many people have difficulty knowing how to find a physician, fill a prescription, use and pay for medications, and use health information to make informed decisions about their health. Libraries are prominent places in communities, making libraries and librarians excellent resources for advancing health information literacy. 1.00 CHES, CHIS Level 2 On
The Future Will See You Now: AI for Healthcare, A Library’s Perspective Newly released AI tools are poised to dramatically disrupt multiple industries, including healthcare and libraries. We’ll explore numerous healthcare applications that use AI, both current and in-development - from a new industry-saving “bot workforce” to self-driving microscopes. 1.00 CHES, CHIS Level 2 On
Making the link between structural inequities and health disparities: Implications for community based helping professionals The capacity of underserved populations to effectively engage in health care and gain empowerment in their health (health activation) can significantly reduce health disparities yet may be hindered by continued experiences with discrimination and mistrust. For communities, health, and human service providers to begin effectively addressing health disparities, it is critical to understand the complex systems, current and historical structural inequities, and sociocultural factors that influence residents’ access and engagement with care. 1.00 CHES, CHIS Level 1, CHIS Level 2 On
Prime Time Nourish: Discussing Food and the Human Experience through the Lens of Children’s Books Prime Time Nourish was developed in 2021 as the culmination of a multi-year project exploring food as both fuel for our bodies and fodder for rich, intergenerational discussions among the audiences that attend Prime Time Family Reading programs. Launched in 1991 by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, Prime Time Family Reading has since reached more than 50,000 families in over 40 partner states. Families who engage in the story-sharing, discussion, and center-based play sparked by Prime Time Nourish are able to articulate the significance of food in their lives and communities, and to make informed and thoughtful decisions about how they put themselves in relationship with food. 1.00 CHIS Level 1 On
Participatory Community Building with Myanmar Refugee Women in Dallas, Texas Myanmar refugees in Dallas experience multiple challenges to their successful resettlement and consequent social integration. The researcher will present the process and findings of 5 stages of the community participatory research project with Myanmar refugee women resettling in Dallas, Texas. 1.00 CHES, CHIS Level 1 On
On-farm health screening needs of immigrant dairy workers The objective of this pilot study was to determine the health needs of dairy workers and the feasibility of on-farm health risk screenings in the Texas Panhandle and South Plains. Findings suggest there is a need and interest for on-farm health risk screenings and education among immigrant dairy workers. 1.00 CHES, CHIS Level 1 On
Conducting a Systematic Review: An Overview of the Process A high-quality systematic review is the most reliable source of evidence to help clinical decision making. This presentation will briefly discuss the steps, best practices, and strategies for conducting a systematic review in a smaller library setting or for a solo librarian with multiple job roles in an academic medical center. 1.00 CHIS Level 1 On
Improving Health Outcomes: Utilizing Integrated Behavioral Health and Value- Based Payment Modeling to Transform Healthcare with Older Adults Learn how utilizing an integrated approach to primary care funded by Value-based Care, a newer payment model which financially incentivizes effective and quality treatment, can improve health outcomes, patient and staff satisfaction, and reduce overall cost of care in senior health clinics. 1.00 CHIS Level 1 On
Role of Rural Libraries in Promoting Digital Health Literacy Learn how a rural library partnered with healthcare providers to launch a telehealth program, utilize a Community Health Worker, lead disaster response efforts, and provide digital health literacy training. 1.00 On
Celebrating Moon Times: Flipping the Script on Period Poverty and Standard Puberty Education Indigenous students in the United States regularly missed school while on their “moon times” because they did not have period supplies. Informed by her work with schools and community-based organizations across North America, Eva Marie Carney will discuss the reach and impact of “period poverty” -- or inadequate access to menstrual hygiene products. 1.00 CHIS Level 1 On