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Exploring Complementary and Integrative Health: Information, Resources, and Evaluation March 5, 2024 - March 24, 2024 This class will explore the definitions of Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH), encompassing both Eastern and Western medicine perspectives. We will delve into various approaches to CIH, discussing their associated risks and benefits. We will also equip you with strategies to help your users discern trustworthy CIH information and avoid fraudulent claims.

Platform/Location: Moodle

Environmental Health Literacy: An Engaged Framework for Understanding and Action March 5, 2024 Dr. Anna Goodman Hoover, a public health researcher and participatory communication scientist, discusses environmental health literacy research. This presentation addresses improving health literacy and the NNLM initiative of environmental determinants of health through research and using an ethical lens to better effectively advance environmental justice for all populations.

Platform/Location: Zoom

Providing Multilingual Health Information March 6, 2024 This 1-hour session is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating health information. The resources presented are selected for their emphasis on providing information in the preferred language of the population.

Platform/Location: Webex

Counting Every Death When Every Death Counts: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of Hurricane Michael Excess Mortality March 6, 2024 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. This webinar meets the NLM/NIH strategic plan goal of accelerating discovery and advancing health through data driven research in order to increase health information access and use. This webinar fits within the mission of NNLM to improve the public's access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. This class is for educational and informational purposes in alignment with NNLM goals and does not offer medical advice.

Platform/Location: Zoom

Blue Marble Librarians: Libraries Helping Their Communities Prepare for Extreme Weather and Foster Socially and Ecologically Conscious Culture March 12, 2024 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. This presentation addresses the NNLM initiative of environmental determinants of health and library workforce development by providing information on partnerships, resources and services to support climate change literate and adaptive communities and libraries. This class is for educational and informational purposes in alignment with NNLM goals and does not offer medical advice.

Platform/Location: Zoom

2-1-1 Texas Overview March 13, 2024 211 Texas is a free information and resource line that is answered 24/7. With access to a language line they can help people in over 150 languages. This training will cover what 211 Texas is and explain its various features.

Platform/Location: Zoom

Understanding Environmental Health: A Social-Ecological Model March 13, 2024 Dr. Laundette Jones, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine discusses environmental health and health equity. This presentation addresses increasing health equity through information.

Platform/Location: Zoom

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On-Demand Classes

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Drug and Chemical Information 2. Finding Properties, Effects, and Interactions On-demand through May 1, 2025 Learn how to find drug and chemical information, adverse effects, molecular properties and more in this 2 hour on-demand class. Resources covered include PubChem, LactMed, LiverTox, NLM Bookshelf and PubMed.

Platform/Location: Moodle

Drug and Chemical Information 3. Exploring New Drug Research On-demand through May 1, 2025 Discover drug therapy clinical trials and learn how drugs, chemicals, and related topics are indexed in MeSH in order to hone a PubMed search strategy for systematic reviews and other complex research in this 2 hour on-demand class.

Platform/Location: Moodle

Drug Terminologies and RxNorm On-demand through August 21, 2025 Learn the basic concepts of medical terminologies, followed by a deep dive into NLM's RxNorm, an NLM-authored medical terminology specializing in drug information, in this 1 credit hour on-demand class.

Platform/Location: Moodle

Environmental Health and Justice: a brief primer On-demand through April 30, 2026 This self-paced online class provides an introduction to environmental health and environmental justice and presents 3 resources you can use to find data and statistics about environmental health disparities in your community.

Platform/Location: Moodle

Finding and Using Health Statistics On-demand through March 1, 2025 This online, self-paced course for librarians and students in health sciences describes different types of health statistics, how they are collected, and where they can be found.

Platform/Location: Moodle

Getting the Right Information to Patients Using MedlinePlus Connect On-demand through April 13, 2025 This 1 hour on-demand class introduces MedlinePlus Connect, and points to resources for implementing MedlinePlus Connect at your institution. MedlinePlus Connect is a tool that enables the integration of MedlinePlus resources into external systems like electronic health record systems, patient portals, and other applications. Working knowledge of MedlinePlus is suggested pre-requisite.

Platform/Location: Moodle

Health Literacy On Demand On-demand through April 30, 2026 Learn about health literacy definitions, best practices and tools for communicating health information clearly in in this 1-hour narrated tutorial with activities.

Platform/Location: Moodle

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