Social Determinants of Environmental Health Webinar Series

The webinar series will be held weekly on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 5 - April 2, 2024 and features guest speakers discussing a variety of topics surrounding the social determinants of environmental health.

This webinar series explores research-based aspects of environmental health, which may include topics such as: health effects of climate change, indoor/outdoor air quality, natural- and human-caused disasters, toxins in consumer products, and occupational health. The series includes information on environmental health disparities and populations disproportionately burdened by environmental hazards. Each webinar session features expert guest speaker(s), a Q&A period, and may include additional activities and discussions. 

This webinar series addresses health information resources and data and/or increasing health equity through information and the NNLM initiative of Environmental Determinants of Health by exploring research-based aspects of environmental determinants of health. The series presentations will include information on populations experiencing the greatest impact of these health disparities.

Objectives

By the end of this webinar series, attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize emerging research about environmental determinants of health.
  • Discuss interventions to reduce environmental health disparities.
  • Identify resources related to environmental health information.
     
Class Length

90 minutes

Class Owner(s)

Carolyn Martin, Outreach and Education Coordinator, Region 5

Instructor(s)

Contact the NNLM Training Office for more information.

Continuing Education

Sponsored by the Network of the National Library of Medicine, a designated provider of contact hours (CECH) in health education credentialing by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., this program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) to receive Category I continuing education contact hours.

This class qualifies for Medical Library Association (MLA) Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) Level 1.

This class qualifies for Medical Library Association (MLA) Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) Level 2.

This class has been approved for Medical Library Association (MLA) continuing education credits.

Classes

Event Title Event Start Date Summary Continuing Education Credits CE Categories Is Online Registration
Environmental Health Literacy: An Engaged Framework for Understanding and Action Dr. Anna Goodman Hoover, a public health researcher and participatory communication scientist, discusses environmental health literacy research. This presentation addresses improving health literacy and the NNLM initiative of environmental determinants of health through research and using an ethical lens to better effectively advance environmental justice for all populations. 1.50 CHES, CHIS Level 1 On
Counting Every Death When Every Death Counts: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of Hurricane Michael Excess Mortality Dr. Blake Scott, a researcher at the College of Public Health at the University of South Florida, discusses the impact of 2018 Hurricane Michael on vulnerable communities. This webinar meets the NLM/NIH strategic plan goal of accelerating discovery and advancing health through data driven research in order to increase health information access and use. This webinar fits within the mission of NNLM to improve the public's access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. This class is for educational and informational purposes in alignment with NNLM goals and does not offer medical advice. 1.50 CHES On
Blue Marble Librarians: Libraries Helping Their Communities Prepare for Extreme Weather and Foster Socially and Ecologically Conscious Culture Join us for a talk with four leading members of the Blue Marble Librarians, a Massachusetts based group of librarians focused on sustainability, environmental education, and extreme weather preparedness. This presentation addresses the NNLM initiative of environmental determinants of health and library workforce development by providing information on partnerships, resources and services to support climate change literate and adaptive communities and libraries. This class is for educational and informational purposes in alignment with NNLM goals and does not offer medical advice. 1.50 CHIS Level 1 On
Understanding Environmental Health: A Social-Ecological Model Dr. Laundette Jones, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine discusses environmental health and health equity. This presentation addresses increasing health equity through information. 1.50 CHES, CHIS Level 1 On
Climate Change and Health in Alaska: Addressing Inequities and Building Resilience Join us for a talk with Sarah Yoder, Center for Climate and Health at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC), about climate change and health in Alaska, particularly how some communities are disproportionately affected. This presentation addresses increasing health equity through information and the NNLM initiative of environmental determinants of health by providing information for a greater understanding of the interconnectedness between climate change and health and how it affects some communities disproportionately in Alaska. 1.50 CHES On
Social and Economic Determinants and Environmental Health Dr. Sandro Galea, Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at the Boston University School of Public Health, discusses the intersecting and ineluctable role of a range of social, economic, and environmental factors in shaping the health of populations. This presentation addresses increasing health equity through information and the NNLM initiative of environmental determinants of health by considering the various social, economic, and environmental factors that affect the health of populations. 1.50 CHES, CHIS Level 1 On
PFAS and Environmental Health: Information and Tools for Public Health Practitioners and Information Specialists Join us for a talk PFAS Project Lab, a multi-disciplinary research group, about resources and databases they offer and how public health practitioners and information specialists can use them to inform diverse stakeholders. This webinar fits with the mission of the NNLM to provide public health professionals and the public at large equal access to environmental health resources to enable them to make informed decisions about population and their own health.  This class is for education and informational purposes in alignment with NNLM goals, the NNSC approved national initiative on Environmental Determinants of Health, and does not offer medical advice. 1.50 CHES On
Advancing Climate Resilience, Sustainability, and Environmental Justice: A Public and Academic Libraries Partnership in San Diego County Learn how the San Diego Circuit Libraries built programming for public and academic libraries about climate resilience, sustainability, and environmental justice. This webinar fits within the mission of NNLM to provide awareness of and access to health information resources and data.
This webinar addresses the NNLM initiative of environmental determinants of health and library workforce development by providing information on partnerships, resources and services to support climate resilience and sustainability. This class is for educational and informational purposes in alignment with NNLM goals and does not offer medical advice.
1.50 CHIS Level 1 On
Citizen Science Empowers Environmental Understanding through Libraries, Community-Based Organizations, and More Join SciStarter.org to discuss positive impacts of citizen science on environmental health. This webinar fits within the mission of NNLM to provide awareness of and access to health information resources and data. This webinar intends to accelerate discovery and advance health by providing tools for data-driven research and reach more people in more ways through enhanced dissemination and engagement pathways. This class is for educational and informational purposes in alignment with NNLM goals and does not offer medical advice. 1.50 CHIS Level 1 On
Event Title Event Start Date Summary Continuing Education Credits CE Categories Is Online Registration

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