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Browse recordings of past NNLM webinars from Jan 1, 2020 - current. To see curated playlists by topic, audience, or region, visit the NNLM YouTube channel.

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Making the link between structural inequities and health disparities: Implications for community based helping professionals

Nationwide, Black Americans show persistent health inequities, including higher rates of infant mortality, cancer mortality, high blood pressure, asthma, diabetes, and stroke. These health disparities can be traced back centuries, and are strongly influenced by social determinants of health, and inextricably linked to historical inequities in US laws, housing discrimination, redlining, ethical violations in medical research, education, environment, and employment. The capacity of underserved populations to effectively engage in health care and gain empowerment in their…
Date: October 11, 2023

Approaches to Centering Equity in Health Communication Research and Practice

October is Health Literacy Month! In celebration of health literacy month, please join us in bringing awareness to health literacy. 

The hard truths of the pandemic — along with years of injustice and inequity experienced by historically marginalized and underrepresented communities — has positioned health communication at a crossroads. We have relied on traditional communication and marketing "best practices" that do not offer much opportunity for advocacy and are insufficient to move the needle on health disparities. To make progress, we must view…
Date: October 4, 2023

How to Apply for NNLM Funding

How to Apply for NNLM Funding is a 1-hour live webinar worth 1 MLA Continuing Education credit.

Designed for those who are specifically interested in applying for NNLM funding.

This class will look at all the components of an NNLM funding application, as well as the level of detail required for a successful proposal.

Each component of the NNLM grant writing process will be addressed, including:

  • Documenting the need
  • Identifying the target population
  • Writing measurable objectives
  • Developing a work plan…
    Date: September 28, 2023

Informal Weather Education Outreach

This one hour webinar explores best practices in informal weather education outreach and share successful examples from the Extreme Events Institute (EEI) and International Hurricane Research Center (IHRC) at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, Florida (  Attendees will learn about the NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador Program and ways to make your community Ready, Responsive and Resilient. This includes weather science, safety, mitigation, and preparedness and engages public-private-corporate partnerships,…
Date: September 28, 2023

From Contraception to Menopause: Identifying and Addressing Reproductive Health Misinformation

Description: Reliable information about reproductive health has never been more important. However, taboos, legal restrictions, and a dearth of women's health research have enabled misinformation to flourish, with dire implications for health outcomes. This talk will provide an overview of the prevalence, characteristics, and impacts of reproductive health misinformation. It will reveal why myths about reproductive health are so compelling and what dynamics allow them to propagate. Reproductive health misinformation will be contextualized within health misinformation more…
Date: September 27, 2023

Building Resilience in Harm Reduction

September is Nation Recovery Month! In celebration of recovery month we want to celebrate and support recovery and bring awareness to substance use and harm reduction.  

Building Resilience in Harm Reduction is a facilitated discussion focusing on navigating the effects of harm reduction workplace stressors and other trying situations. We will acknowledge the ups and downs of the work, then identify ways to cultivate and utilize existing resilience techniques, both individuals and organizations.

Join our guest speaker Miera Corey. Miera is a Maryland Harm…
Date: September 26, 2023

Why Comics Work for Risk Communication

When a disaster strikes—whether that’s a hurricane or a coronavirus outbreak—people need to quickly understand the actual risk and what they can do to keep themselves safe. However, helping people to comprehend that information is difficult when the situation is complex and your audience is under stress. The comics medium, with its unique visual and narrative characteristics, can be an effective tool for risk communication. Comics can make the unfamiliar more concrete, adding clarity to information in uncertain situations. Comics also have the potential to humanize…
Date: September 20, 2023

Creating a One-Page Disaster Plan

Learn about creating a one-page disaster plan for your library or organization from guest speaker Dan Wilson, Deputy Director at the University of Virginia Claude Moore Health Sciences Library and author of the book, Library as Safe Haven, Disaster Planning, Recovery, and Response.


Dan Wilson is the Deputy Director at the University of Virginia Claude Moore Health Sciences Library. From 2006 until 2014, he was the coordinator for the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) National Emergency Preparedness & Response Initiative. In that role, he…
Date: September 14, 2023

R4 Connections: The health information landscape for Mullerian Anomalies: highs and lows for women with a complex reproductive diagnosis

Our team of guest speakers - with clinical, medical library, research and education expertise - will present the results of their work identifying the availability and suitability of online health information for women with Mullerian anomalies (congenital anomalies of the uterus prevalent in approximately 7% of the female population). This will include an overview of the condition, findings from an extensive audit of online information, and an analysis of the patient suitability of that information. The team will also describe health information insights revealed throughout their…
Date: September 14, 2023

ASPR TRACIE: A Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Information Gateway

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE) provides stakeholders easy access to healthcare emergency preparedness information, promising practices, and relevant new knowledge. ASPR TRACIE is designed to identify and remedy knowledge gaps and provide unique and complex technical assistance to a variety of stakeholders working to meet healthcare system and public health preparedness objectives. During this…
Date: September 13, 2023

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