Class Recordings

Browse recordings of past NNLM webinars from Jan 1, 2020 - current. To see curated playlists by topic, audience, or region, visit the NNLM YouTube channel.

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Rural Health Resources

Evidence shows that there are marked health disparities between those living in rural areas versus their urban counterparts. Not only do rural residents suffer from higher incidence of chronic illness, they also have limited access to primary care services and are more likely to be uninsured or under-insured. This webinar will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to service the health information needs of those living in rural communities. We will explore websites from the…
Date: November 18, 2021

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence Based Public Health

Curious about evidence-based public health (EBPH) but not sure where to start? This class will explain the basics of evidence-based public health (EBPH) and highlight essentials of the EBPH process such as identifying the problem, forming a question, searching the literature, and evaluating the intervention.  The purpose of this class is to provide an introduction to the world of evidence based public health and to give those already familiar with EBPH useful information that can be applied in their practices.


Date: November 10, 2021

Employing Community Wellness Liaisons to Create More Inclusive Public Libraries

Lack of access to reliable health information contributes to pervasive racial and ethnic health disparities.  Public library resources and programs are one way for communities to gain access to health information.  Our previous research found that individuals from diverse communities are unaware of library services and/or do not feel welcome in their local libraries, resulting in underuse.  Consequently, there is a need for libraries to learn and implement methods that successfully connect them to diverse communities in order to increase…
Date: November 10, 2021

Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library

Participants will learn about the best electronic resources to consult as well as ways to improve their print collections. Best approaches for handling interactions with emotional patrons will also be discussed. In Caring for the Mind, participants will learn how to effectively provide mental health information at their libraries as well as about resources for self-care.

NLM resources covered in this class include MedlinePlus, Drug Information Portal, and as well as other NIH and freely available authoritative resources. 


Date: November 9, 2021

One Page, One Mind: Creating a One Page Plan to Promote a Coordinated Response to a Disaster

It's well known that a coordinated response is critical in a disaster situation. Without coordination, imbalances will occur in actions and communications, thereby hampering your response and recovery.

The purpose of the webinar is to introduce attendees to the benefits of having a one page disaster plan, which contains information such as the duties of an emergency response coordinator, critical contact information, communications and continuity of operations plans, a succinct list of response procedures, and a relocation strategy.

Our guest speaker, Dan Wilson…
Date: November 9, 2021

Health Statistics on the Web


Date: November 3, 2021

Increasing Environmental Health Literacy in a Native American Community (or "Guardians of the Living Water")

Dr. Vanessa Simonds will share her community-based participatory research, education, and outreach with Apsáalooke (Crow) tribal youth in order to increase their health literacy. Her project, developed in collaboration with Apsáalooke community members, developed and piloted an intervention to increase children's water-related environmental health literacy skills and to transfer that knowledge to others in their schools, families, and communities. This project was unique because existing and past interventions for mitigating environmental risks on tribal lands have…
Date: October 28, 2021

Health Literacy! It Just Got Graphic

Health Literacy! It Just Got Graphic! 
Presented by Jamie Stanfield, Business & Health Librarian, University of Southern Mississippi 

Poor health literacy affects healthcare decision making. Medical jargon can be frightening and some carry stigmas. Lengthy texts can confuse more than help someone looking to understand their healthcare journey. Graphic Medicine can provide a bridge to more difficult texts. Join us for an interactive workshop where we will discuss graphic medicine for all ages and learn tips to help others become more health literate. You…
Date: October 20, 2021

Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection

How are health communication and health literacy connected? How can you be more effective in providing health information to consumers, patients, clients, library patrons and your community? This 1 hour webinar introduces the concepts of health literacy and health communication, outlines components of clear health communication, and identifies online resources from NLM, government agencies and other recognized resources for health literacy and health communication.


Date: October 19, 2021

New Media, New Advocacy: How Racial Bias Is Being Tackled In Medicine

Webinar Description

The COVID-19 pandemic has helped highlight numerous healthcare inequities that exist. Data from early in the pandemic showed that African Americans were dying from COVID-19 at higher rates, highlighting health inequities that have existed for years. And unfortunately, statistics like this about health disparities are numerous. 

Black mothers are consistently more likely to die from complications surrounding pregnancy and childbirth. “Racial-corrections” in spirometry algorithms assume that Black, Asian, and…
Date: October 13, 2021

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