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ABCs of DNA: Unraveling the Mystery of Genetics Information for Consumers Genetics is increasingly becoming a factor in diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases as well as frequently seen in headline news.
Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community An overview of ideas to conduct health outreach and create health programs for libraries and community/faith based organizations. Eligible for 1, 2 or 3 MLA CE.
Are You Ready? Essential Disaster Health Information Resources for Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe This class covers NLM disaster health information and other emergency preparedness resources for community educators, families, friends and caregivers. Registrants are eligible for 1 MLA CE.
Astronaut Health: Health Information Resources to Support Science Education This presentation will introduce school librarians, public librarians, science educators, and other participants to health science education resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), t
Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library This hands-on class will cover the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public.
Beyond the Binary: Health Resources for Sexual and Gender Minorities The purpose of this course is to provide culturally sensitive health information resources for Sexual and Gender Minorities (SGM) populations and the librarians, health care practitioners, and othe
Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library Responding to questions involving topics on mental health is challenging even for the most experienced librarian. In Caring for the Mind, participants will learn how to effectively provide mental health information at their libraries. This course is approved for 1, 2, 3, or 4 MLA CE credits, dependent on the session.
ClinicalTrials.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence, and the Role of Medical Librarians This online course explains what a clinical trial is and why ClinicalTrials.gov is a significant resource; demonstrates ways to search and interpret studies with results on ClinicalTrials.gov; and discusses the unique position of health science and consumer health librarians to provide education and to advocate for the results database and submission requirements.
COVID-19 and Substance Use Disorder Webinar Series COVID-19 has presented uncertainty and unique challenges in how to maintain sobriety and mental health wellness. Join us for a webinar about topics related to the prevention and treatment of  subst
Dietary Supplement Label Database: Advanced Search and Data Download The Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD) is a joint project of the National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements and the National Library of Medicine.
Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection (Previously titled Health Literacy Its Importance to You) Are you curious as to why health communication and health literacy are connected? Do you want to be more effective in providing health information to consumers, patients, clients, library patrons or your community?  This introductory class to health literacy and health communication will help you understand and raise your awareness of the complexity of these concepts.
Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources This class is designed to assist librarians, public health workers, health professionals, and the general public in locating authoritative information on nutrition and topics relating to nutrition.
From A(ddiction) to Z(its): Supporting Teens with Health Information Body image, experimentation, identity, depression, sexuality, and stress are just some of the issues important to teens as they experience many changes physically and mentally.
From Beyond Our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information This class is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating health information. The resources presented are selected for their emphasis on providing culturally relevant information in the preferred language of the population. Background information on refugees and immigrants in the U.S. and their unique health issues will be presented. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several Internet resources. The class will be taught via Moodle and includes short readings, videos, and activities.
Getting Started with Information Outreach in Your Community This interactive class will provide a background in cultural competence and outreach skills as librarians make outreach efforts to underserved, underrepresented minority populations in their community. The goal of this course is to offer concrete ideas to enable librarians to initiate outreach programs with these populations. Topics to be covered include locating community demographics, the importance of developing relationships, the basics of building and developing community-based partnerships, recognition and acceptance of cultural differences, and the importance of cultural competency.

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