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Virtual Health Programming for Your Community

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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!

Submit an event to be featured on this webpage!

Do you have a virtual health programming event that you want to have featured on our webpage? We invite you to submit your event using the form below. All events submitted for publication will be reviewed using our Virtual Event Evaluation Criteria to ensure relevancy to the community engagement goals of the NIH All of Us Research Program.

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Upcoming Events

Stall Catchers: Getting Started with Accelerating Alzheimer's Research By Playing a Game

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January 21st, 2pm ET

As part of continued programming with the Network of the National Library of Medicine and the All of Us Research Program, SciStarter is hosting an event series in January, February and March to help you get started with three different citizen science projects and ask leaders of these projects all of your burning citizen science questions. January's Featured Project is Stall Catchers. With Stall Catchers, you can accelerate
Alzheimer's research by playing an online game. 

RSVP here for an event on January 21 at 2 PM ET (United States Time Zone) where you can discuss the project’s goals and tasks with the Project Scientist.


COVID-19: Actualidades, Mitos y Vacunas

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January 21st, 7-8pm

Durante este programa virtual, el Dr. Olveen Carrasquillo de University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, les presentará información actual sobre el COVID-19 y desacreditará algunos de los principales mitos sobre el virus y sus futuras vacunas. El espacio para este evento en línea es limitado. Es necesario registrarse. Los asistentes registrados recibirán un correo electrónico con un enlace a la sesión de Zoom dentro de las 24 horas de la hora de inicio. Adultos (19+). Descubre más aquí.


 Getting Started with Creating NRA-based Medicines by Solving Puzzles

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February 18th, 6pm ET

As part of continued programming with the Network of the National Library of Medicine and the All of Us Research Program, SciStarter is hosting an event series in January, February and March to help you get started with three different citizen science projects and ask leaders of these projects all of your burning citizen science questions. February's Featured Project is Eterna. With Eterna, you can help scientists develop RNA-based medicines by solving puzzles.

RSVP here for an event on February 18 at 6 PM ET (United States Time Zone) where you can discuss the project’s goals and tasks with the Project Scientist.
 


NNLM Reading Club Presents...Resurrection Lily with author Amy Byer Shainman & Ellen Matloff, CGC

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March 11th, 3-4pm ET

Please join us as Amy Byer Shainman, also known as the BRCA Responder, discusses her book, Resurrection Lily: The BRCA Gene, Hereditary Cancer & Lifesaving Whispers from the Grandmother I Never Knew: A Memoir. Ms. Shainman is a patient advocate who provides support and education surrounding BRCA and other hereditary cancer syndromes. She is also the executive producer of the award-winning documentary Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer. She is a BRCA-1 gene mutation carrier and a “previvor,” the term for a survivor of a cancer predisposition. Amy Byer Shainman will be joined by Ellen Matloff, Certified Genetic Counselor, and President and CEO of My Gene Counsel, a digital health company that provides scalable, updated genetic counseling solutions. In this powerful program, these two genetic cancer experts will share their story, their knowledge and answer your questions.

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  Getting Started with Improving Mental Health and Dementia Research By Playing Games on Your Phone

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March 18th, 11am ET

As part of continued programming with the Network of the National Library of Medicine and the All of Us Research Program, SciStarter is hosting an event series in January, February and March to help you get started with three different citizen science projects and ask leaders of these projects all of your burning citizen science questions. March's Featured Project is Neureka. With Neureka, you can improve mental health and dementia research by playing games on your phone. 

RSVP here for an event on March 18 at 11 AM ET (United States Time Zone) where you can discuss the project’s goals and tasks with the Project Scientist.
 


Past Events

Well-being for All of Us: Virtual Book Club

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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.
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NNLM Reading Club Presents: The Digital Doctor in the Age of COVID-19

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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.” 

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Research Matters: How Health Research Impacts All of Us

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Register for the series here

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.
 


Vive Tu Vida Get up! Get Moving!

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Sept 16th-19th 

"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

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Health Insurance Literacy and How Librarians Can Help

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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.

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NNLM Reading Club Presents... We Live for the We with Dani McClain

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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.

Join the event here
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Well-being for All of Us: Virtual Book Club

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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.

Register for the event here


Kernel of Knowledge: Mental Health Awareness During COVID-19

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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.

Find out about the event here
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Session on the Practice and Science of Yoga

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September 29, 2pm ET

Join the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health on the practice and science of yoga.

Live streaming on Facebook and Twitter


Health & Wellness Book & Discussion Club Event: Immunizations: Seperating Facts From Fiction

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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.

Register for the event here


Citizen Science & Libraries: Advance Alzheimer's Research Online Presentation and Q&A

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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.

Register for the event here


"Is It Normal to Feel Your Age at 35?" Virtual Webinar

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  Vault Health is teaming up with EVRYMAN to launch a FREE webinar that discusses the science behind the impact of emotions on physical health and how that informs ways men can live happier, more gratified lives and to help men build better relationships with their minds and bodies. The webinar will be led by EVRYMAN Co-Founders and Executive Coaches Dan Doty and Owen Marcus along with Vault Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Myles Spar, MD. Some of the key takeaways for attendees will include what men can do to perform better sexually, physically, and cognitively; why males seem to be doing worse at healthy aging than women and what men can do about it; and the science behind managing stress to avoid its negative impacts.

Find out more about the event here.

Register for the event here.


Be Well Cafe: Food for Thought

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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. 

Register here.


 DNA Basics: The Impact of Genetic Testing

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October 13th, 6-7pm CT

 This hour-long interactive online class for the public is focused on DNA basics. Participants learn the benefits and limitations of genetic testing, what precision medicine is, about the All of Us program, and how DNA is impacting society.

Join the class here.


 MSM All of Us Virtual Event: Game Day Jeopardy

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October 14th, 1-2pm

Sharpen your mind with some downtime and come join us with a game of Jeopardy with the All of Us Research Program.

Register for the event here.


Sign of the times: How Research Can Lead to Improved Minority Health Outcomes

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October 17th, 10am

Join this event for a conversation about the importance on minority communities participation in research and to learn more about the work of the All of Us Research Program.

Join the event here.


Virtual Celebrating Research Week

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October 19th-October 23rd

October 19th

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Precision Medicine Research and Patient Care at Marshfield Clinic Health System

Learn more about precision medicine and the research that has brought us here. Dr. Sanjay K. Shukla, center director for our Center for Precision Medicine Research, will kick off Research Week with an introduction to precision medicine. 

Watch the session here.

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Precision Medicine Research and Patient Care at Marshfield Clinic Health System

Join us on Twitter as we connect with experts in precision medicine. Use #UnlockDNA to follow the Twitter Chat. 

October 20th, 12-1pm CT
Bringing Precision Medicine to Marshfield Clinic Health System Via the All of Us Research Program

Learn why the Research Institute was chosen to participate in the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program. All of Us is a nationwide precision medicine program that may improve health for everyone by creating a resource that allows researchers to conduct thousands of studies on health and disease.

Watch the session here.

October 21st, 12-1pm CT
The All of Us Research Program: Returning Value to Participants and Researchers

All of Us plans to enroll one million diverse participants who will contribute surveys, EHR and biospecimens. Notably, participants can receive research results from their data. The program’s data and tools will help researchers understand factors that contribute to health and disease and support the development of individualized health care.

Watch the session here.

October 22nd, 12-1pm CT
Precision Medicine: A Panel Discussion

DNA is the key to unlocking many medical mysteries. This panel discussion will explore different ways DNA and precision medicine are being used to change health care so that it works for everyone. Panel topics include pharmacogenetics, cancer and biogenomics.

Watch the session here.

October 23rd, 12-1pm CT
State of Research at Marshfield Clinic Health System

In the final Research Week session, we will start with brief messages from Dr. Susan Turney, chief executive office of the Health System and Dr. Jill Meilahn, MCRI Oversight Board Chair; and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physician, followed by Amit Acharya, B.D.S., Ph.D., M.S., executive director of the Research Institute to wrap up Research Week with the state of research at the Health System.

Watch the session here.


Citizen Science & Libraries: Fighting Plastic Pollution Through Citizen Science, Presentation and Q&A

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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.

Learn more about citizen science and The Marine Debris tracker.

Register for the event here. 
   


Latinx Health Webinar Series: Diversity and Inclusion for All of Us​

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October 22nd, 5:30-6:30pm CST

This is the eighth webinar in the free webinar series sponsored by Tanoma Consulting.

Click here to download more information. 

 


Introducing the Next Breakthrough in Health. You. 

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Wednesdays from September 30- November 4 at 2-2:30pm EST

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.

Register and learn more about this free webinar series here.


La Importancia de la Información De Salud de Calidad y El Programa All Of Us

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Fecha: Sábado, 14 de noviembre del 2020

Hora: 12pm (Hora estándar del centro)

Durante una pandemia, es primordial distinguir las características de la información que es de calidad. Así como también distinguir que información se debe evitar, por ejemplo, se debe evitar información que trata de influenciar los puntos de vista de los lectores.

Cuando la información es de calidad, existen las siguientes características:

  • Exactitud: : Información que se basa en metodología científica con referencias a fuentes informativas que se pueden verificar.
  • Autoridad: Información que proviene de profesionistas con experiencia y de organizaciones reconocidas.
  • Imarcialidad: Información que no trata de influenciar puntos de vista y de fuentes imparciales.
  • Actualidad: Información que fue actualizada recientemente, con enlaces activos y fechas de actualización recientes.
  • Cobertura: Información completa y con citas de fuentes adicionales para más detalles.

Es por esto que la Network of the National Library of Medicine South Central Region, el All of Us Program y la National Association of Hispanic Nurses, han creado una alianza para ofrecer una sesión informativa y gratuita acerca este tema. Acompáñenos a una sesión donde aprenderá acerca del programa All of Us y sobre la importancia de obtener información de salud confiable y de alta calidad. En esta sesión se darán a conocer fuentes de información en español, fáciles de entender y al alcance de sus manos. Además, se dará a conocer información detallada acerca del programa All of Us.

Inscripción (Gratuita): https://nnlm.gov/nahn2020

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 NNLM Reading Club Presents...Bill Sullivan author of Pleased to Meet Me

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 November 17th, 2-3pm ET

Join Bill Sullivan, author of Pleased to Meet Me, as he describes the hidden forces of genetics that shape personality and behavior.

Join the Youtube Live stream here.


¡Crea tu propio sensor de calidad del aire con CanAir.io!

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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.
   
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Citizen Science & Libraries: Create your own air quality sensor with CanAir.io

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November 18th, 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 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.

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Black Man in a White Coat Book Discussion

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December 9th, 7-8pm EST

 Please join Morehouse School of Medicine All of Us Research Program, NNLM , and the Atlanta Black Nurses Association for a discussion of the book, Black Man in a White Coat by Damon Tweedy, M.D.

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Citizen Science & Libraries: Help Develop RNA-based Medicines Through Citizen Science, Presentation and Q&A
 

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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.

Learn more about citizen science and Eterna here.
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NNLM Reading Club and the National Alliance for Hispanic Health Presents... Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, M.D. author of Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon

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January 14th, 3-4pm EST

Join the NNLM Reading Club and the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (NAHH) as we present an afternoon with Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, M.D.. He’ll join our host, Edgar Gil Rico, NAHH, to discuss his book, Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon.

Dr. Q, as he is known, shares his journey from a child in a Mexican village to migrant farm worker in California to world-renown brain surgeon and researcher. Dr. Q will also answer audience questions.

Find out more about the event here.