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(via Rebecca Brown, Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Please join the National Library of Medicine in a free one-hour webinar on Tuesday, December 6, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT, to learn about NLM’s APIs (application programming interfaces). Titled “Drive Thru Data: Using NLM APIs to Access Information Fast”, this webinar is worth 1.00 CE credit.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) provides millions of people access to health information via its portfolio of products and services. Some people may need to access NLM’s resources in special ways to help support new and innovative projects. Application programming interfaces (APIs) can help you access NLM’s data more quickly and efficiently, especially when integrated into a program or script.

This webinar is aimed at librarians and other information professionals who are familiar with NLM’s products and services, but want to explore NLM data in new ways. Students with all levels of technical expertise are welcome, regardless of whether you’ve never heard of APIs before, you’re a new API user who needs a little help, or are an API expert looking for more information about NLM’s API offerings. As long as you’re interested in finding new and improved ways of interacting with NLM’s resources, this webinar is for you!

For more information, and to register, please go here. Registering requires having an NLM account. Create one here.

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(via the Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Registration is open for the NNLM webinar “Telehealth and Health Libraries: The Intersection of Digital Health Partnerships”. Sponsored by Region 2, this webinar will take place on Tuesday, December 6, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT. Please see below for more information, including the link to registration.

This course will provide an overview of the current state of telehealth education within academic and health information settings. The course will apply principles of community-based research to discussions about the support for additional clinical, research and educational services. Resources will be shared to spur the development of programs that leverage the expertise and resources associated with health libraries, academic health centers, and telehealth services.

The course is worth 1.00 CE credit.

For more information, and to register, please go here. Registering requires having an NNLM account. Create one here.

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(via Rebecca Brown, Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Please join NNLM’s Region 1 and guest speaker, Miera Corey, for the one-hour training on harm reduction. Titled “Harm Reduction: A Substance Use Disorder Overview”, the webinar will take place on Tuesday, November 15, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM CDT. See below for more details, including the link to registration.

This one-hour training provides an overview of the potential harms associated with drug use; underlying philosophies and principles central to a harm reduction approach to working with people who use drugs; and definitions and examples of harm reduction in direct service and policy contexts.

This training is for those interested in learning more about harm reduction, as well as practitioners, organizations, and outreach workers providing services to people who use drugs.

Objectives:

  1. Define harm reduction and understand harm reduction principles.
  2. Develop a working understanding of harm reduction interventions and interacting with people who use drugs.
  3. Understand how harm reduction principles can be applied to the workplace.

The class is worth 1.00 hour of CE credit.

For additional information, and to register, please go here. Registering requires having an NNLM account. Create one here.

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(via Rebecca Brown, Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Please join NNLM’s Region 1 on Wednesday, November 9, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT for the webinar “Identifying and Providing Health Educational Materials for Migrant Farmworkers”. Presenter Jamie Bloss (MLIS, AHIP) is an associate professor at Laupus Health Sciences Library and the liaison librarian to the College of Allied Health Sciences and the School of Dental Medicine at East Carolina University.

The webinar will cover the following topics.

  • The importance of community partnerships in supporting health information for migrant farmworkers
  • Ideas on how health science librarians and libraries can support migrant farmworkers
  • Future needs of the migrant and seasonal farmworker population

This class is worth 1.00 hour CE credit.

For more information and to register, please go here. Registering requires having an NNLM user account. Create one here.

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(via Rebecca Brown, Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Please join NNLM’s Region 1 on Thursday, October 20, from  12:00 to 1:30 PM CDT, for “Science-Self-Fandom: How to promote your science and your worth”.

Join us to learn tips for self-promotion, self-marketing, and self-branding for advancing your career.

Our guest speaker, Dr. Dione (Dee) Rossiter, is a science communication, engagement, and outreach expert who has previously worked with non-profits, universities, government offices, and for-profit businesses to improve their science engagement efforts.

Participants will learn how to organize their educational and professional experiences (in the lab, classroom, workplace, etc.) for use during interactions across professional landscapes (interviews, LinkedIn connections, informational interviews, career fairs, etc.).

This class is worth 1.50 CE credits.

For more information, and to register, please go here. Registering requires having an NNLM user account. Create one here.

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(via the Network of the National Library of Medicine)

The Network of the National Library of Medicine invites proposals for a virtual National Health Misinformation Symposium. It will take place online from Tuesday, April 4, to Friday, April 7, 2023.

This free, virtual Symposium will explore both the research behind health misinformation movements and provide practical and evidence-based solutions to support librarians, health educators, and direct care providers in combating the spread of all types of health misinformation. Topics may include the types of misinformation, history of health misinformation, tips to understand health research, combating social media spread, the effects of health misinformation on individuals and communities, and highlighting replicable programs that Network Members can implement to address health misinformation.

The Health Misinformation Symposium will offer a keynote each day along with hour presentations, and panels of 10-minute lightning talks from 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM CDT on each day of the conference.

Proposals are accepted through an online form. Please carefully review the rubric the review committee will use to access submissions when drafting your submission. The deadline to submit proposals is Monday, October 31, at 11:00 PM CDT.

For additional information, please check here.

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(via Rebecca Brown, Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Join NNLM Region 3 for the October edition of Health Bytes on Wednesday, October 12, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM CDT. The topic is “Farming for Public Health: Thinking Upstream”. Please see below for more information, including the link to registration.

Approximately 50 million pounds of pesticides are applied to corn and beans in Iowa annually. As troubles of escalating pesticide use in Iowa and the Midwest are becoming more visible (weed resistance, pesticide drift, crop damage, etc.), there is a paucity of easily accessible informational resources for Iowans about the environmental and public health impacts of pesticides in our state. Furthermore, the system of agriculture that relies so heavily on synthetic chemical inputs has many other implications on ecological sustainability that ultimately impact human health. This presentation will help attendees think critically about the downstream implications of current agricultural practices in the Midwest and their impacts on human and environmental health.

Speaker Information: Audrey Tran Lam

Audrey manages the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Energy & Environmental Education’s environmental health initiatives, working where human health and environmental sustainability meet. She oversees two statewide public health education initiatives; Good Neighbor Iowa (focused on elimination of cosmetic herbicide application in public spaces to protect child health, pollinator habitat, and urban water quality), and Farming for Public Health (a program that elevates organic regenerative agriculture as an upstream, land-based solution to the cascading environmental health issues stemming from industrial agriculture). In addition, Audrey also facilitates the Pesticides & Public Health Working Group. She holds a master’s degree in Public Health (concentrating in occupational and environmental health) from the University of Iowa, and a Food Systems, the Environment, and Public Health graduate certificate from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Audrey currently serves on the boards of the Heartland Health Research Alliance, the Pesticide Action Network, and the Iowa Rural Health Association.

For additional details, and to register, please go here. Registering requires having an NNLM account. Create one here.

This class is approved for 1 hour of CHES Continuing Education Credit and 1 hour of MLA CE Credit.

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(via Rebecca Brown, Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Please join the NNLM Center for Data Services on Thursday, September 22, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM CDT, for the webinar “Analyzing Health on the Local Level: Accessing State and Regional Substance Use Data”. The course is worth 1.50 credits for CHES and DSS.

September is National Recovery Month. National Recovery Month 2022 celebrates the gains made by those in recovery from substance use and mental health, just as we celebrate improvements made by individuals who are recovering from other health issues such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease are celebrated.

In this workshop, the presenter will provide information about how local and regional health departments share health data and how to make use of the data to see trends, inform practice, and develop or assess initiatives.

It is recommended that you make use of Microsoft Excel during the workshop; however, it is not required, and you can still participate without completing the hands-on activities.

For more information, and to register, please go here. To register, one must have an NNLM account. Create one here.

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(via Rebecca Brown, NNLM Region 1)

Please join the Network of the National Library of Medicine’s Region 1 for the webinar “The Art of Science Communication”. It will take place on Thursday, September 15, from 12:00 to 1:30 PM CDT.

Our guest speaker, Dr. Dione (Dee) Rossiter, is a science communication, engagement, and outreach expert who has previously worked with non-profits, universities, government offices, and for-profit businesses to improve their science engagement efforts; this includes creating new and/or improving existing science communication, marketing, education, diversity, and outreach initiatives.

The benefits of science communication are vast and include increased science literacy and better-informed science policy. In addition, exceptional science communication includes effective means of disseminating scientific content through lectures, publications, grants, outreach initiatives, and interactions with the mass media.

Please join us to learn about resources and tips for adopting better science communication techniques throughout your career.

This session is eligible for 1.5 MLA CE.

Registration is open here. To register, one must have an NNLM user account. Create one here.

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(via Rebecca Brown, Network of the National Library of Medicine)

November is Rural Health Month. Please join NNLM for a 60-minute webinar, “Rural Health Resources”. It will take place on Thursday, November 17, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT. This course is worth 1.00 MLA CE, CHIS Level 1, CHES. Please see below for more information, including the link to registration.

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 Medicine, U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service, Rural Health Information Hub and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The origins of each website will be explained. Each of the websites contain consumer-level information and offers an opportunity for data downloads. The downloads will be demonstrated. These resources are relevant to nurses, librarians, public health workers, allied healthcare professionals, educators, faith- and community-based organizations

For additional details, and to register, please go here. Registering requires having an NNLM account. Create one here.

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