Virtual Health Programming for Your Community
Offering ways to engage with your community online is no easy task, especially around the topic of health information. Instead of planning your own online programming, check out the following programs. Each program has downloadable marketing materials you can use to promote the activity to your audience!
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September 22 - October 14
Detroit Public Library is partnering with the All of Us Research Program at Wayne State University’s Shiffman Medical Library on a free virtual book club. We will be reading We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood by Dani McClain, who reports on race and reproductive health and is a contributing writer at The Nation and a fellow with Type Media Center.
September 30, 1-2pm EST
In this interactive series we will take an in-depth look at the truth surrounding vaccines, the myths and facts about safety and effectiveness. We would discuss different sides of the issue of vaccines, while separating facts from myths.
September 30, 2-3:30pm ET
This event will provide an introduction to citizen science, help you learn more about libraries as hubs for citizen science, and learn how to participate in the Stall Catchers citizen science project through a presentation and online Q&A. The Stall Catchers project is designed by researchers at Cornell University to advance Alzheimer’s solutions. This project focuses on one aspect of the disease: reduced blood flow in the brain. Learn more about Stall Catchers before the event.
All of Us is a research program from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It is seeking one million or more people from across the United States to help speed up medical research. People who join will share information about their health, habits, and what it’s like where they live. In times like this, health research is especially important. During these challenging times, we all want to do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19. Our efforts, along with many others, will help researchers learn more about COVID-19 and its impact on people from all walks of life – across the country and around the world. You have the power to drive health research. Without you, it won’t be All of Us.
Join us each Wednesday to learn about the program and how you can make a difference in the future of health.
October 8th, 1-2pm CST
Join Be Well at Nashville Public Library and FiftyForward All of Us Research Program for a casual, online meet-up group. Each month we will discuss a different health topic, based on recent news articles. What’s cookin’ this month? October is Health Literacy Month, where we bring attention to the fact that 9 out of 10 people struggle to understand health information. Join us to talk about spotting fake health news and finding good health information online.
Citizen Science & Libraries: Fighting Plastic Pollution Through Citizen Science, Presentation and Q&A
October 21st, 2-3:30pm ET
Register for this event for an introduction to citizen science, to learn more about libraries as hubs for citizen science, and to learn how to participate in citizen science projects that study the environment through a presentation and online Q&A. The Marine Debris Tracker (also known as Debris Tracker) project helps over 25+ organizations collect data about where litter is showing up across the country – not just near water. This data contributes to maps used by researchers working on managing pollution worldwide. Materials are available in a variety of languages to get you tracking.
¡Crea tu propio sensor de calidad del aire con CanAir.io!
November 18th, 4-5pm ET
Únete a nosotros para aprender sobre cómo contribuir al monitoreo de la calidad del aire usando la ciencia ciudadana y cómo hacer tu propio sensor de calidad del aire. Todos son bienvenidos.
CanAirIO es un proyecto de ciencia ciudadana que utiliza sensores de bajo costo para medir la calidad del aire (Material Particulado PM2.5) con teléfonos celulares (medición móvil) o la wifi (mediciones estáticas) con tecnología de bajo costo y código fuente abierto. Estamos buscando construir una red de ciudadanos y un mapa de calidad del aire que nos permita saber qué estamos respirando y cómo podemos mejorar nuestra calidad de vida.
Register for this event for an introduction to citizen science, to learn more about libraries as hubs for citizen science, and to learn how to monitor air quality with citizen science through a presentation and online Q&A. In this event, the CanAirIO team will help us learn about how to contribute to air quality monitoring through citizen science and provide a tutorial about how to make an air quality sensor.
Citizen Science & Libraries: Help Develop RNA-based Medicines Through Citizen Science, Presentation and Q&A
December 16th, 2-3:30pm ET
Register for this event for an introduction to citizen science, to learn more about libraries as hubs for citizen science, and to learn how to participate in citizen science projects that study genetics through a presentation and online Q&A. Eterna invites contributors to become RNA scientists. Contributors solve puzzles to design specialized RNA-based medicines and sensors, receive feedback after their designs are built and tested in a lab at Stanford, and work together to build knowledge about how RNA works.
Well-being for All of Us: Virtual Book Club
June 3 to July 8th 2020
Detroit Public Library is partnering with the All of Us Research Program at Wayne State University’s Shiffman Medical Library on a free virtual book club beginning on June 3. We will be reading I’m Telling the Truth, but I’m Lying by Bassey Ikpi. Bassey is a Nigerian American writer who details her experiences with bipolar II and the ways it has shaped her life and her experiences.
NNLM Reading Club Presents: The Digital Doctor in the Age of COVID-19
July 14, 2020 - Noon - 1:00PM PT
Join Dr. Robert Wachter, author of The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age, as he discusses how digital health and health technology have evolved since his book was published in 2015 and what patients need to know in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Chair of the Department of Medicine at University of California, San Francisco, and one of the nation’s most influential physician-executives, Dr. Wachter will give a short presentation, read briefly from his book and then answer your questions. Submit a question for him to answer during the live session!
The talk highlights a New York Times best-seller selected by the NNLM Reading Club for June as the club focuses on digital health literacy. The New York Journal of Books called it “quite simply an excellent book written with intelligence and balance for both the general public and health care practitioners.”
Part 1: All Health Is Not Created Equal
Sept 3rd, 2-3pm CT
In part one of the series, Dr. Danielle Broussard of Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and Dr. Lucio Miele of the Department of Genetics at Louisiana State University's School of Medicine, will look at the ways in which not everyone in every community is given a fair chance at a healthier life. We'll also discuss how these differences affect our communities in New Orleans.
Part 2: How Health Research Impacts You and Your Community
Sept 10th, 2-3pm CT
Medical research impacts all of us. In Part 2 of the series, Dr. Ayesha Umrigar, Engagement Lead for the All of Us Research Program at LSU's School of Medicine, will discuss why medical research is important in fighting diseases like COVID-19. She will also discuss some of the major challenges faced in health research.
Part 3: All of Us - The Future of Health Begins With You
Sept 17, 2-3pm CT
In parts 1 and 2 of this series, we talked about how not everyone has equal access to health care and how medical research can help change these inequities. Health research can only help people of all backgrounds if people of all backgrounds get involved--the All of Us Research Program aims to do just that by collecting health data from people, just like you, from all over the country. In Part 3 of the series, Ayesha Umrigar, Engagement Lead for the All of Us Research Program at LSU's School of Medicine, will discuss why your participation in All of Us is so important for the future of healthcare.
"Live your life! Get up Get Moving" is the annual fitness and healthy lifestyle event for the Hispanic community.This year, the Hispanic Federation event in Florida will be virtual so you can join the activities from anywhere! Join us from September 16-19, there are many prizes to win! Kids can win too! Sign up today for a drawing for a chance to win a $ 200 gift card. By registering, you will also receive a reminder of the event! Register here.
"Vive tu Vida! Get up Get Moving" es el evento anual de actividad física y estilo de vida saludable para la familia hispana en esta nación. Este año, el evento de Hispanic Federation en la Florida será virtual, ¡puedes unirte a las actividades desde cualquier lugar! Únete a nosotros del 16 al 19 de septiembre, ¡hay muchos premios para ganar! ¡Los niños también pueden ganar! Regístrate hoy para participar en un sorteo y tener la oportunidad de ganar una tarjeta de regalo por $200. ¡Al registrarte, también recibirás un recordatorio del evento! Regístrate aquí.
September 17, 12-1pm CT
For those with lower levels of health insurance literacy, the ability to procure appropriate levels of coverage may be limited, which can have dire effects on individuals’ health statuses. Addressing this critical information need, Emily Vardell, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Management at Emporia State University, will offer practical strategies that public librarians can use when answering questions about health insurance and the Affordable Care Act.
Sept 22, 3-4pm ET
Join authors Dani McClain and Andrea Collier as they discuss McClain’s book, We Live for the We: the Political Power of Black Motherhood.
Sept 23, 1-2pm CT
The coronavirus pandemic has had a widespread, profound effect on society as a whole, but certain population groups are specifically tasked with social isolation and loneliness. This presentation raises awareness about the mental and emotional effects during these unusual times and offers evidence-based health information to help older adults cope.
The presentation is being presented by the All of Us Research Team from the Rush University Medical Center Alzheimer's Disease Center.
September 29, 2pm ET
Join the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health on the practice and science of yoga.