Partners in Public Health: Healthy People 2030 and the Role of Public Libraries in Promoting Health and Health Equity Part 2
Class Experience Level
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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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).

We'll hear from Carter Blakey
Deputy 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 NNLM members from the Akron-Summit County Public Library, Ohio; the Catawba County Library System, North Carolina and the Sacramento Public Library in California.

Katie Ball is the Special Projects Associate at the Sacramento Public Library in Sacramento, California. In her role, she oversees Health Literacy programs for the 28 Library locations and mobile services unit that serves Sacramento County. Since 2019, Ball has introduced exercise, mindfulness, health education and health kits to Library offerings. A native of Sacramento, Ball is committed to providing the community with quality, accessible health programs and services. The Sacramento Public Library developed a partnership with Samuel Merritt University, to provide registered nurses at libraries and mobile stops. Katie Ball will share how the partnership was established, services offered by the nurses, successes, and plans for the future.

Erica Derr is the Collaborative Services Librarian since 2017 for Catawba County Library System located in the foothills of North Carolina. Prior to her tenure with Catawba County, she spent more than ten years as the Librarian at a college prep boarding school in southwest Virginia. Her passion for health and wellness programming has its roots in her early 2000s stint as a food writer for the magazine Our State: North Carolina as well as her own health turnaround which started in 2014 and is a work in progress. She believes that public libraries are underutilized partners in delivering health literacy education and that the key to seeing large scale improvements is to make the healthier choice the easier one to make. Erica will talk about the successes of including fitness classes and nutrition workshops at Catawba County libraries, and making health and wellness programming a required, measurable outcome for Library employees and for the Library as a whole.

Monique Mason, AHIP, is manager of the Business, Government, & Science Division at the Akron (Ohio)-Summit County Public Library.  The Akron-Summit County Public Library hosts a consumer health collection and requires all public service staff working with this collection to attain the Consumer Health Information Specialization from the Medical Library Association. This presentation will demonstrate how support for this service contributes to the Library’s mission and to the goals of HealthyPeople2030 and drives the Library’s collection and programming initiatives.  An example of the Library’s Dementia Friendly initiative and memory kits for loan will be presented.

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).


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.

Class Recording

Class Details

Date(s): October 13, 2022
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Platform: Zoom
CE Credits: 1.00
Class Experience Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
This is a National NNLM class.

Class Contacts

Technical Assistance: Rebecca Brown