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SCR CONNECTions: Regional Medical Library Educational Webinar

SCR CONNECTions is a monthly web conference presented by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region on various topics of interest to health sciences librarians and others. The webinar highlights topics such as NLM databases, subject specific resources, and technology topics.

Next webinar

Title: Using Public Health Data to Foster Collaboration

Guest Speaker: Matthew Martin

Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am CT / 9:00am – 10:00am MT

Description: There is a growing need for health and health information professionals to collaborate with policy makers, community development corporations, legal aid attorneys, municipal code enforcement staff, and others in order to address mounting place-based public health concerns. Although the social determinants of health have been informing the public health world for years, much less is known about how the history of public policy and urban development have shaped the built environment in ways that produce disproportionately healthy and safe places to live. The Flint water crisis, Toledo’s recently-passed lead paint ordinance, and the mapping of infant mortality hot spots are examples of how the fields of city planning, law making, engineering, and public health have been intersecting like never before.

This webinar is designed to inform participants about how the history of how cities developed set the stage for a variety of public health disparities, as well as to provide some examples of how collaborative partnerships are beginning to address public health concerns in new and innovative ways. Participants will gain insight about who to partner with, and how to use data more effectively to change policy and direct resources to address the health needs of communities.

Speaker Bio: Matt's work at the Kirwan Institute focuses on housing and transportation policy, neighborhood revitalization, and the history behind regional inequality. He produced the Institute’s award-winning documentary, Free To Ride, and has conducted community assessments with partners around the country to help them understand spatial patterns of vulnerability and how to make their communities more sustainable by improving access to opportunity for their most marginalized members. Prior to joining the Kirwan Institute, Matt was a regional planner with the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission in Dayton, where he worked on land use policy, transportation planning, and regional development. He has also worked in local planning departments in Kettering and Piqua, where he assisted with development planning and zoning code enforcement. Matt holds a B.S. in Urban Affairs and a minor in African and African American Studies from Wright State University, as well as a master’s in City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University.

This webinar will be eligible for one hour of Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education credit and will be archived for future viewing.

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