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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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PNR Rendezvous: Better On The Outside After Being Inside - Improving Health Literacy and Self-Care For Incarcerated Persons

This presentation describes findings from an Information Resource Grant to Reduce Health Disparities project, funded by the National Library of Medicine. The project aims to engage justice-involved individuals with health education to enhance their knowledge and use of health services and resources. The consent materials, needs assessment, health-related educational modules, as well as pre-and post-intervention questionnaires were made available to justice-involved individuals in ten participating correctional facilities using an existing, secure tablet-based system. Project leaders…
Date: December 9, 2020

NNLM Resource Picks: Public Programming and NLM Traveling Exhibitions


Date: December 2, 2020

DNA to Z: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing

This webinar class provides an overview of the history and current state of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing, which has become extremely popular in recent years. The differences between ancestry and health testing are explored. The veracity of claims commonly made by testing companies are assessed, and concerns and challenges surrounding these tests are examined. Attendees learn where to go to find essential background information about genetics needed to understand DTC tests and how to locate more advanced professional assistance. This class can also provide a template for…
Date: November 20, 2020

Rural Health Resources, November 19, 2020

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 National Library of…
Date: November 19, 2020

¡Crea tu propio sensor de calidad del aire con CanAir.io!


Date: November 18, 2020

Citizen Science & Libraries: Create your own air quality sensor with CanAir.io (Nov 18, 2020)


Date: November 18, 2020

Partnering for Improved Communication: A Health Literacy Program-in-a-Box

Are you interested in health literacy? Are you unsure of what types of health literacy programs exist or what resources are available to you? This session discusses the NNLM program Engage for Health, a community health education “program in a box” that you can offer. Engage for Health teaches community members how to effectively communicate with their health care providers. Program materials are freely available for use by libraries, community and faith based agencies, public health organizations or others who promote health literacy in their community. Available materials include…
Date: November 18, 2020

Partnering for Improved Communication: A Health Literacy Program-in-a-Box

Are you interested in health literacy? Are you unsure of what types of health literacy programs exist or what resources are available to you? This session discusses the NNLM program Engage for Health, a community health education “program in a box” that you can offer. Engage for Health teaches community members how to effectively communicate with their health care providers. Program materials are freely available for use by libraries, community and faith based agencies, public health organizations or others who promote health literacy in their community. Available materials include…
Date: November 18, 2020

Evaluating Information during COVID-19: Preprints, retractions, rumors and more


Date: November 16, 2020

Libraries Build Healthy Communities: Going Virtual @ Brooklyn Public Library

Health programming is a staple offering at many public libraries. With the onset of COVID-19, staff at Brooklyn Public Library took their health programming virtual. During this one hour webinar, staff and community partners from Brooklyn Public Library share how they adapted health programming into a virtual environment.


Date: November 10, 2020
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