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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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Social and Economic Determinants and Environmental Health

Our health is shaped by the world around us, by our income, identities, education, and occupations, but also by the air we breathe, water we drink, food we eat. These social circumstances also interact to shape one another. This presentation will discuss the intersecting and ineluctable role of a range of social, economic, and environmental factors in shaping the health of populations.

This presentation addresses increasing health equity through information and the NNLM initiative of environmental determinants of health by considering the various social, economic, and…
Date: March 20, 2024

NCDS 2024 Internship Information Session

The National Center for Data Services (NCDS) of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) provides internships for people from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. These are paid opportunities to work in a guided environment on structured data-related projects as practical experiences outside of the classroom with mentoring. The goal of this program is to introduce students from historically excluded racial and ethnic groups to data librarianship within the health sciences and provide practical experiences that provide them with skills needed to enter data librarian…
Date: March 20, 2024

Climate Change and Health in Alaska: Addressing Inequities and Building Resilience

This presentation will focus on climate change and health in Alaska, particularly how some communities are disproportionately affected by climate change due to existing social and health inequities. Climate change can worsen these inequities, contributing to persistent disparities in the resources needed to prepare for, respond to, and recover from climate-driven impacts. We will also discuss the importance of considering existing disparities when developing climate adaptation strategies. Through this presentation, we aim to foster a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness…
Date: March 19, 2024

Snapshot on Health and Wellness Programs @PGCMLS

Prince George’s County Memorial System (PGCMLS) fosters the well-being of the community it serves by connecting customers to trusted health information resources, programs, and opportunities. The current strategic plan of the library system includes Healthy Living as one of the areas of focus.  PGCMLS seeks to have a tangible impact on the health and wellness of its customers by expanding the types of services and information throughout the county. In this webinar, Area Directors from PGCMLS will provide a snapshot on two programs that are aimed at improving the health and wellness…
Date: March 14, 2024

Empowering At-Risk Adolescents: Understanding Bullying Dynamics Through Rap Music

In this webinar Tai Chambers will discuss the initial learning phase of a music-guided program where students learned about non-bullying and conflict resolution utilizing rap and hip hop. Potential future uses and practical applications will be explored.

This presentation meets the NLM/NIH strategic plan goal of maximizing the NLM’s impact through enhanced engagement and the NIHs strategic plan goal of advancing biomedical and behavioral sciences. This presentation addresses health equity through information.

By registering for this class, you are agreeing to…
Date: March 14, 2024

Understanding Environmental Health: A Social-Ecological Model

Clean, safe, and stable natural and built environments are all prerequisites for good health. Yet, certain populations more susceptible to poorer environmental conditions and associated health disparities.  In this session, we will use a social-ecological model to understand how the quality and impacts of the environment are often affected by a complex interplay between individual, community, and societal factors. Dr. Laundette Jones, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine discusses environmental health and…
Date: March 13, 2024

2-1-1 Texas Overview

211 Texas is a free information and resource line that is answered 24/7. We have access to a language line and can help people in over 150 languages. This training will cover what 211 Texas is, how to reach 211 Texas, the resources listed with 211, how 211 provides information and resources for disaster events, The State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry, and how to use the 211texas.org website.

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Amy Callaway graduated from the University of Arizona in May of 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. She spent over a decade working in the child…
Date: March 13, 2024

Region 1 Funding Program Office Hours

Region 1 staff are available to answer your specific questions regarding the call for applications for the upcoming engagement and training project awards. We'd love to hear about your project ideas, answer questions about the application process, and discuss NNLM training and NLM resources available to enhance your application prior to submitting your application. 


Date: March 13, 2024

Blue Marble Librarians: Libraries Helping Their Communities Prepare for Extreme Weather and Foster Socially and Ecologically Conscious Culture

Join us for a talk with four leading members of the Blue Marble Librarians, a Massachusetts based group of librarians focused on sustainability, environmental education, and extreme weather preparedness. Learn about the history of the group, their involvement with the Boston-based nonprofit, Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW), CREW Climate Hubs, the annual Climate Prep Week, and how to get involved with these environmental initiatives. They will also cover the impacts that climate change has on mental health. Participants will come away with concrete examples of what they…
Date: March 12, 2024

Counting Every Death When Every Death Counts: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of Hurricane Michael Excess Mortality

Disasters disproportionately impact vulnerable populations, and vulnerable communities are likelier to experience secondary disasters such as economic downturns and excess mortality. Dr. Blake Scott, a researcher at the College of Public Health at the University of South Florida, discusses the impact of 2018 Hurricane Michael on vulnerable communities.  The purpose of this study was to determine if the area impacted by Hurricane Michael (2018) experienced excess mortality and what were the root causes of those changes in health.

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Blake Scott…
Date: March 6, 2024

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