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Connecting Graphic Medicine to Your Community with Programming

Class Details

Join Alice Stokes and Tori Rossetti as they give short presentations on the graphic medicine programs they’ve run at their institutions and take attendees’ questions. Learn about starting and running a graphic medicine book club, incorporating participatory art to engage your audience, best practices and lessons learned.

Alice Stokes, MLIS, Library Assistant Professor, Dana Medical Library, University of Vermont

Alice is the liaison to nursing at the University of Vermont Medical Center and to Medical Student Education at the Larner College of Medicine. In 2017, she began a Graphic Medicine collection at Dana Medical Library. To date, she has facilitated two Graphic Medicine Book Clubs and is planning a third for Spring 2019. She is also collaborating with Larner College of Medicine faculty to create a 1-month elective on Graphic Medicine and Psychiatry for medical students.

Tori Rossetti, MLIS, Education and Clinical Services Librarian, Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School

The Lamar Soutter Library recently hosted the NLM’s exhibition, Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well-Drawn. To publicize the exhibition and the library’s graphic medicine collection, Tori and her team invited speakers, held weekly Coffee and Comic coloring sessions, and engaged different student groups.

After this webinar, attendees will be able to:
• Identify examples of graphic medicine programs.
• Employ strategies for setting-up graphic medicine programs.
• Recognize issues that might arise while planning a graphic medicine program.

Class Date:
Region/Office: National
Jan 9, 2019
2:00PM - 3:00PM ET
Sarah Levin-Lederer, MPH, Education and Outreach Coordinator
Continuing Education Credits: 

Graphic Medicine, comic books and graphic novels that tell personal stories of health and wellness, is an up and coming area of interest in medical education and health outreach. 

But how can graphic medicine be used to improve health literacy?  How can programs be built around graphic medicine?  What graphic medicine resources and supports are available for librarians, public health professionals, community organizations and others?  What are the strengths and weaknesses of using these resources for outreach and education?  What are the best practices for including graphic medicine?

Hear from librarians, creators, community organizations and others who are creating and using graphic medicine to teach students, staff and the general public about health, wellness and disease.

For a refresher on the field of Graphic Medicine, check out Matthew Noe's 2017 webinar, Introduction to Graphic Medicine


Each webinar will have its own learning objectives.