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About the NNLM Speakers Bureau

The NNLM Speakers Bureau is retiring for the time being. We hope to connect health professionals and health information experts with programming opportunities in the future.
Please direct any questions and feedback to:
Jen Giffin at lib-nnlmallofus@uiowa.edu.

How can I Sign Up to be a Speaker?

Are you a health information expert or health professional? Would you like to help promote health literacy to the public? The Speakers Bureau is seeking individuals of all skill sets. Lead public library/community based organization programming that fits your strengths and experience such as a facilitated discussion, lecture, panel discussion, or a Q & A. To sign up simply follow this link and complete the short form (5-10 min).

The NNLM Speakers Bureau will increase public library/community based organization staff’s capacity to offer health information programming and establish community partnerships by making health information experts and health professionals, including NNLM Members, All of Us Partners, genetic counselors, and more, available to meet the educational needs of community members on the All of Us priority health topics such as Precision Medicine. Applications for speakers are now being accepted.

Sign up to be in the NNLM Speakers Bureau!

How can I find a Speaker to bring to my public library or community based organization?

Once the database is populated with speakers and built by our design team, visit the NNLM Speakers Bureau website to view a directory of all health information experts and health professionals. Each directory entry provides information on the speaker, their presentation type and target audience, their willingness to travel, and, if applicable, their speaking fee.

Watch this space for updates over the next couple months for updates on the Speakers Bureau directory.

What is All of Us?

The All of Us Research Program is a historic effort to gather data from one million or more people living in the United States to accelerate research and improve health. By taking into account individual differences in lifestyle, environment, and biology, researchers will uncover paths toward delivering precision medicine. More information about the program can be found here.

What is Precision Medicine?

Precision medicine is an emerging approach for disease treatment that takes into account an individual’s genes, environment, and lifestyle to create a plan of care tailored to the unique needs of the individual. Learn more about precision medicine on Genetics Home Reference (link is external), a resource developed by the National Library of Medicine. 

How is the NNLM Speakers Bureau funded?

The NNLM Speakers Bureau will be made available with funds from the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the NIH All of Us Research Program.