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Webinar: Communicating the Library’s Value to Enrich and Engage

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Wednesday July 2, 2014

1pm – 2pm (EST)

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Communicating the value provided by a library’s staff, services and resources is key not only to ensuring understanding of what the library has to offer, but also to identifying and cultivating champions. Members of the Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah will discuss steps they are taking to identify the value provided by the organization, build programming and resources to support this value, and communicate it to users. Proposed strategies are scalable to a variety of needs and situations. Participants will have the opportunity to make additional suggestions, and identify practical ways to adapt proposed strategies to their institutions.


Erin Wimmer, Teaching & Learning Librarian

Jeanne Le Ber, Associate Director for Education & Research

Tallie Casucci, Innovation and Research Associate

Reminder: ACA Webinar

Monday, June 9th, 2014

From Coverage to Care: Connecting the Newly Insured to the Health Care System

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 2 – 3 PM EST

In April, President Obama announced that more than 8 million people have signed up for health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Many community organizations, including libraries, will play a role in helping the newly insured understand how to use their new health insurance coverage. This webinar will focus on the information and resources available to help consumers learn about the importance of health insurance and how to appropriately navigate the health care system. Topics will include key terms, how to select a health care provider, when and where to seek health services and why prevention and establishing a medical home with a primary care provider is important.

Presenter:  Jennifer Syria from the Region I External Affairs, Office of the Regional Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

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This webinar is organized by the NN/LM NER Healthy Communities COI.

Webinar recordings

Friday, May 30th, 2014

We received a couple inquires about recordings of the webinars we recently forwarded on behalf of SAMHSA and Maximus.

Here are the links to the webinar recordings:

SAMHSA webinar recordings:

Maximus Webinars Recordings from the “Communication Tune Up” Series:

  • This series of free webinars, a follow-up to the successful “Design That Delivers” series, will focus on strategies for clear and effective print, digital and mobile communication. Experts from the Center for Health Literacy will share tips to make complicated information easier to read and understand. Each one-hour webinar will include a discussion forum for questions and answers.

Also, please note that recordings of National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region webinars are available at:

Webinar: It Takes a Community

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Free Webinar
Today! Thursday, May 29, 2014
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  (2 p.m. CT; 12 p.m. PT)

It Takes a Community: Learning Together About Tools and Strategies to Support People Through Emotional Distress

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Registration will remain open through May 29th, the day of the event.

Please share with others who may be interested.


Leah Harris, M.A., Director, National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery and an Emotional CPR facilitator

Lisbeth Riis Cooper, Founder, Vice Chair, and visionary behind CooperRiis Healing Community and Founding Partner of “Families Healing Together”

Tom Murray, Ph.D., LMFT, LPC-S, Director of Counseling and Testing Services at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and a certified trainer and facilitator of the Partners in Change Outcome Management System and Emotional CPR

Teleconference Overview:

There are many ways that community members can be equipped to provide an informed and compassionate approach to assist individuals facing mental health issues and to prevent potential crises. While most people want to be helpful, they often don’t know how to offer effective assistance to others. We all struggle at times, whether due to depression, anxiety, other mental health challenges, or simply the stresses and challenges of daily life. In these situations, the support of others can make a significant and meaningful difference. Having a supportive community and people to turn to can prevent unnecessary tragedies.

The White House has recognized this important priority and launched a series of community dialogues about mental health, currently underway in cities across the nation. Participation in these dialogues has demonstrated the high level of community interest in learning more about mental health and addictions and how to foster a supportive and inclusive community. There are many successful programs and initiatives that help people feel that they belong and that they have a safe place in the community so when they need support or resources, they get them. Common sense tells us that when people have support and appropriate outlets for their distress or rage, they are less likely to act out in desperation–harming themselves or others.

Understandably, tragedies such as the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, the Washington Navy Yard shootings, and others have left many members of the community feeling vulnerable, fearful, and perhaps even a bit powerless to effect change as a community. This training teleconference is an effort to address these situations and share tools and resources that anyone can use at any time to support someone through an emotional crisis or to prevent an escalation to an emotional crisis. Individuals no longer need to struggle in isolation. This training offers help that helps.

Recognizing the importance of equipping all community members to assist and support someone who is experiencing emotional distress, people who have experienced mental health challenges have collaborated with leaders in behavioral health to develop innovative approaches to prepare friends, family members, teachers, administrators, and others to reach out to people they believe may be facing distress. The goal of this Webinar is to provide participants with information about these tools and available supports, both for themselves and to help others.

During this Webinar, the first in a two-part series focused on mental health promotion and early intervention, you will hear three speakers describe how each of us can work to better our community’s health and wellness through supportive actions. You’ll learn about Emotional CPR, a simple, yet powerful, community-building tool that teaches people how to support someone through emotional distress or crisis. You’ll learn about “Families Healing Together,” an organization that believes in “the healing power of community and [is] dedicated to helping families recover from mental health challenges” and works to support families through recovery-focused online educational tools and support programs. And finally, you’ll learn how one university is adopting new practices that encourage and equip teachers and students to support members of their community experiencing mental health challenges.

We invite you to join us in learning how all of us can make a difference.

Learning Objectives:

*   To provide participants with information about tools and supports available, both for themselves and to support others before they reach crisis mode. Use of these tools and supports is the most cost-effective approach, in both financial and human terms, for preventing crises.

*   To learn about recovery education and support for families and how these can help individuals and families to cope with distress and promote mutual support and family healing.

*   To learn how innovative practices on one university campus are promoting a more supportive campus community and how these practices can be adapted for use in other university settings.

Target Audiences:

*   Community members

*   Individuals in recovery, their family members, and their friends

*   People experiencing mental health, substance use, and trauma-related challenges

*   Leaders of community- and faith-based organizations

*   Mental health and substance use treatment service providers

*   Healthcare providers

*   Parent-teacher associations and school officials for grades K-12

*   Higher education administrators, faculty, members of student organizations, and service providers

*   Employers, employee assistance program staff, and human resource professionals

*   Federal, State, and local staff, policymakers, and community leaders


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