About the All of Us Speakers Bureau
The All of Us Speakers Bureau will increase public library 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 library patrons on the All of Us priority health topics such as Precision Medicine.
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 can I find a Speaker to bring to my public library?
Follow this link. 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.
How can I apply 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 programming that fits your strengths and experience such as a facilitated discussion, lecture, panel discussion, or a Q & A. To apply simply follow this link and complete the short form (5-10 min).
How is the All of Us Speakers Bureau funded?
The All of Us Speakers Bureau is made available with funds from the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the NIH All of Us Research Program.