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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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Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection - April 25, 2024

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. This presentation addresses improving health literacy, by including information about the NLM/NIH resource…
Date: April 25, 2024

From Wallflowers to Power Players: Mastering the Art of Networking

Networking is a crucial skill for career advancement. In this presentation, Dr. Shannon Jones will share insights and strategies to help you own any room and build relationships that foster professional growth and success. Discussion topics will include identifying networking opportunities, initiating conversations, working a room, following up after an interaction, and building genuine connections. Whether you are an introvert or extrovert, a seasoned professional, or a new graduate, this presentation will equip you with the necessary tools to make the most out of networking…
Date: April 25, 2024

Environmental Chemicals and Breast Cancer: What Do We Know? What Can We Do?, a Region 6 Spotlight Speaker Webinar

Two thirds of Americans think that cancers – including breast cancers -- are mostly due to inherited genes. The truth is that less than a third of breast cancer risk is due to inherited genes, according to research estimates. Misconceptions stand in the way of actions to prevent the disease. This webinar will: 

(1) review the science on how everyday chemical exposures can influence breast cancer risk.

(2) identify resources to help people reduce their exposures by taking simple actions as individuals and community members.

(3) show how misleading information,…
Date: April 17, 2024

Life After 2 Losses: Support Advocacy and Health Literacy for a Healthy Pregnancy

The U.S. is facing a maternal health crisis with maternal mortality rates at record levels and New Jersey has one of the widest racial disparities for both maternal and infant mortality. (Nurture New Jersey Initiative).

Life After 2 Losses is a non-profit organization with the mission to prevent reproductive & health injustices through the support and empowerment of women & families in the community. The organization received a grant from the Region 1 Medical Library to continue their mission of 1) changing the narrative surrounding pregnancy loss 2) education and raising…
Date: April 17, 2024

Unveiling the Power of Community Partnerships: Transforming Black Maternal Health Outreach

How does a public library reach its community with Black Maternal Health information? In this webinar, Sarah A. Montrichard-Ramón Cabrera from the Brooklyn Public Library will provide information about successful past and upcoming public programs on Black Maternal Health. She will be joined by Nuratu Otulana, who will share their experience collaborating with the library. This webinar will share best practices for community partnerships around health topics and provide examples of how attendees can implement similar partnerships in their community.  

This webinar will…
Date: April 11, 2024

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health

Curious about evidence-based public health (EBPH) but not sure where to start? This class will explain 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.

This presentation meets the NLM/NIH strategic plan goal of…
Date: April 10, 2024

How Community Health Workers fit in Team Base Care

Community Health Workers (CHWs) are non-medical public health workers who connect communities to health care and social service providers.  A CHW also builds individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support, and advocacy. Bryan Carcamo and Treva Smith will explain how CHWs are essential in helping communities have better health outcomes.  This webinar will also explore how to best utilize CHWs in your organization to improve team-based…
Date: April 10, 2024

Providing Mental Health Resources at Your Library

This 1-hour webinar will discuss how to effectively respond to requests for mental health information at your library.

Sites that we'll explore include: MedlinePlus, DailyMed, the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA),; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization resources and more.
During the webinar, we'll cover: 

  • A few mental health stats and…
    Date: April 9, 2024

Implementation of Telehealth Services in Rural Public Libraries


A lack of access to healthcare professionals is a key contributing factor to poor health outcomes in the United States. Telehealth services have the potential to improve those outcomes by removing geographic barriers and providing timely care with healthcare providers and specialists. However, gaps in accessing telehealth exist in rural areas: citizens may lack internet access, a private space, or the digital literacy skills necessary to benefit from telehealth. 

Public libraries are increasingly recognizing the importance of facilitating…
Date: April 3, 2024

Citizen Science Empowers Environmental Understanding through Libraries, Community-Based Organizations, and More

Today, Emma and Caroline join us to discuss the positive impacts of citizen science on human and environmental health, and how everyone and anyone can get involved.

Guest speakers: 

  • Emma Giles,
  • Caroline Nickerson,

About the Speakers

Emma Giles is a manager of outreach and programs at SciStarter. Emma coordinates team communication and tasks, plans events and manages programs, responds to client and customer questions and concerns, and promotes citizen science through community outreach…
Date: April 2, 2024

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