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This event is hosted by NNLM in collaboration with the NIH Office of Disease Prevention (ODP), the HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).
Join NNLM and our guest speakers for an event hosted by NNLM in collaboration with the NIH Office of Disease Prevention (ODP), the HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).
We'll hear from Dr. Paul Reed, MD of the U.S. Public Health Service, who will provide an overview of Healthy People 2030. Dr. Reed joins us as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health; Director, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health. Department of Health and Human Services.
We'll also hear from Dr. Sasha Fleary who will describe her research on the role of public libraries in the promotion of health and health equity. Dr. Fleary is an associate professor and founder of the Child Health Equity Research Lab in the Department of Community Health and Social Sciences at City University of New York School of Public Health.
Dr. Fleary is an Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health and Social Sciences at CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. She received her B.A. in Psychology from The City College of New York (CUNY) and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Texas A&M University. Dr. Fleary is a licensed psychologist (Massachusetts). She is the treasurer of the International Health Literacy Association and co-founder and chair of the Child and Family Health Literacy Interest Group of the International Health Literacy Association. She was an NIH-funded Building Interdisciplinary Research Collaborations in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Scholar.
Dr. Fleary’s program of research focuses on building social and cultural health capital in underrepresented children, adolescents, and families and their communities through individual and community-level interventions. She leverages health literacy as an empowerment tool for personal and community advocacy. Among her currently funded research are an NIH-NIDDK funded digital health literacy and obesity prevention intervention for adolescents and an USDHHS-funded (in collaboration with NYCDOHMH) community organization-level health literacy intervention that addresses the Healthy People 2030 health literacy goals. Acknowledging that these types of interventions work best if systemic inequities are addressed, Dr. Fleary’s most recent work has zoomed in on the role of the library as a transformative system critical for improving public health. Dr. Fleary’s work has been published in Annals of Behavioral Medicine, American Journal of Health Behavior, Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, Health Literacy Research and Practice, and Appetite.
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By the end of this two-part webinar series, participants will be able to:
1) Discuss how Healthy People 2030 objectives are used to establish benchmarks and monitor progress in improving the health of all Americans.
2) Identify how Healthy People data resources can be used by libraires for health promotion (especially in underserved communities).
3). Explain how libraries impact health outcomes in their communities and how this work aligns with the mission of Healthy People 2030.