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Beyond the Binary: Understanding LGBTQIA+ Health

The class aims to provide culturally appropriate health information and resources for LGBTQIA+ populations and the librarians and health care practitioners who support them. We have done our best to use culturally sensitive language and examples recognizing that language on this topic, like gender and sexuality, can be fluid.  Providing access to health information for and about these populations is extremely important.

Disaster Planning & Preparation Forum (September 2023)

This free virtual forum on disaster planning and preparedness will feature expert speakers presenting on data tools and resources, disaster planning communication, and institutional preparedness with a focus on greater inclusiveness and community resilience. Disasters may include weather events, pandemic, violence (mass shooter, violent protests), accidents (train derailment, building collapse, etc.), earthquake, explosion or any other event that may be sudden, unexpected and poses dangers to life and property. The webinar series will take place between September 12 - 28, 2023.

Disaster Planning Recorded Webinars

This Moodle class supports the provision of information to institutions and communities during disaster situations. 

We've gathered several of our past webinars in one place. Each webinar features one or more guest speakers. Each recording is worth 1 MLA CE credit. 

Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection

How are health communication and health literacy connected? How can you be more effective in providing health information to consumers, patients, clients, library patrons and your community?  This 1 hour webinar introduces the concepts of health literacy and health communication, outlines components of clear health communication, and identifies online resources from NLM, government agencies and other recognized resources for health literacy and health communication.

Environmental Determinants of Health Journal Discussion

This quarterly series of discussions will address environmental health and justice as they relate to technology, sustainability and public health and the role of librarians in addressing these issues.

This journal series relates to the NNLM initiative addressing Environmental Determinants of Health.

Finding and Using Health Statistics

This online, self-paced course for librarians and students in health sciences describes different types of health statistics, how they are collected, and where they can be found.

How many Americans are affected by cardiovascular disease each year? Are there geographic gaps in access to health care? How do the leading causes of death in the United States differ from those worldwide? Do mRNA vaccines, like the COVID-19, cause cardiovascular events? Does the use of oral contraceptives (birth control pills) increase the risk of breast cancer?

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health

Curious about evidence-based public health (EBPH) but not sure where to start? This 1 hour webinar explains the basics of evidence-based public health (EBPH) and highlight essentials of the EBPH process such as identifying the problem, forming a question, searching the literature, and evaluating the intervention.  The purpose of this class is to provide an introduction to the world of evidence based public health and to give those already familiar with EBPH useful information that can be applied in their practices.

Health Statistics on the Web

In this 90 minute webinar you will learn the difference between data and statistics, key features and use of health statistics, steps to finding health statistics, and sources of health statistics at the local, state and national level. The importance and relevance of health statistics in various contexts will be discussed. You will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several statistics resources through the use of examples.

NNLM Information Access Webinar Series

This webinar series supports the provision of information to institutions and communities, public access to biomedical literature and research results and access to information in disaster situations. 

Each webinar will focus on a different topic with a guest speaker.

NNLM Region 6 Speaker Spotlight Series

NNLM Region 6 Speaker Series is an irregularly scheduled webinar series from NNLM Region 6, featuring expert guest speakers presenting on topics of interest to all our users, from librarians to public health practitioners, educators, clinicians, and others who work with health information. Topics will be scheduled according to audience interest, seasonal applicability, and speaker availability.

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Public Health Webinar Series

In this series of webinars, guest speakers will discuss a health information topic relevant to the public health workforce. Sessions aim to provide the public health workforce with new resources, skills to locate high quality health information or knowledge of health information topics. Programs will be featured on the national calendar and will be open to all, but the series will explicitly focus on meeting the health information needs of the public health.

Rural Health Resources

Evidence shows that there are marked health disparities between those living in rural areas versus their urban counterparts.

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