Health Bytes with Region 3 monthly webinar series from the NNLM Region 3 features expert guest speakers presenting on topics of interest to all our users, from librarians to public health practitioners, educators, clinicians, and the public. Topics will be scheduled according to audience interest, seasonal applicability, and speaker availability. For more information, contact: NNLM Region 3, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Understand the general concept and apply new topic information as appropriate to their work;
Identify NLM resources and other databases to use to find additional information on the topic;
Identify new strategies and technologies and how to apply them to their institution.
Implicit bias is a natural survival instinct inherent in human beings. However, when implicit bias is not addressed in a healthcare setting, health disparities, gaps in care, and discrimination can occur in clinical settings. Algorithmic bias in healthcare still exists today, and as new technologies and digital innovations are introduced into the care continuum, leaders must acknowledge that many of the foundations the tools are built upon contain damaging bias that negatively impacts patient care. Taking deliberate steps to mitigate these biases can reduce health disparities and allow the promise of artificial intelligence to be fully realized in improving patient outcomes.
In 2009, San Francisco Public Library created the first dedicated, full-time position for a helping professional. Since then, library social work has spread to over four dozen systems around the United States. This session will introduce library social work, its history, and emerging best practices. We will consider the library as a protective factor in the lives of vulnerable populations. Special attention will be paid to the need for person-centered, trauma-informed lenses into the university education of future librarians.
There is a direct relationship between our environments and our health. Our knowledge about the role of indoor exposures and human health has grown exponentially in the past 50 years. Children, because of their developmental status, are uniquely susceptible to certain chemical exposures, many of which are anthropogenic. This presentation will provide a case example of a multidisciplinary approach designed to explore, identify, and address some of these exposures, particularly the ones known to have adverse health effects in order to improve child health in the Kansas City Metro Area.
The Navajo Nation is fraught with infrastructural inadequacies and health disparities that were a set-up for such spread and devastation at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The health inequities that exist on the Navajo Nation are plenty and posed many barriers to quick, safe and effective quarantining, isolation and recovery. However, throughout the pandemic, the Navajo Nation has kept its spirits up and worked together to overcome and move forward. Dr. Calderon will tell the Diné story of resilience through this pandemic.
In 2019, Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) was awarded a $2.5 million grant from the Department of Education to create 5 nursing open educational resources (OER) textbooks and 25 virtual reality scenarios. This session will provide a high-level overview of the Open RN grant project and will share the development and review processes used to create the five nursing OER textbooks. Information on how to access Open RN textbooks and a demonstration of the associated virtual simulations using H5P software will also be provided. Additionally, national usage data and the impact of these resources on student outcomes will be discussed. Please join us to learn more about these nursing OER or get involved in the project by serving as a peer reviewer.
Learn about a project funded by the All of Us Research Program and the National Library of Medicine showcasing the use of podcasts to promote health literacy and inform the Latinx community about relevant health topics, during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Join this fast-paced webinar to learn about the connection between NASA climate change science, citizen science observations, and mosquito-borne disease, including cutting edge research related to machine learning and artificial intelligence.
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. However, individuals from diverse communites are often unaware of services or feel unwelcome. Learn how Community Wellness Liasions as library employees can convey health information to medically underrepresented communities.
This talk will dive into the history of various health disparities that exist in medicine, discuss how they manifest in practice, and examine the new ways in which students, organizations, and hospitals are tackling racial bias in medicine.
Written and digital materials are a fundamental component of engaging the community in health education programming. Unfortunately, many adults lack the skills they need to understand and use these materials, many of which do not incorporate common health literacy and plain language best practices. The UAMS Center for Health Literacy has a suite of written and digital materials to engage patients and community members to better care for themselves and improve health literacy skills. These resources were designed to empower individuals to communicate more effectively with providers and to engage in better self-care.
Dr. Ibraheem Ali, Sciences Data Librarian at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), discusses ways researchers can engage with preprints in their field, and how that fosters a more inclusive scholarly community. We close by discussing challenges that come with the rise in preprint publishing and highlight the importance of creating a culture that fosters open scholarly dialogue to make research more transparent, accessible, and inclusive.
In the session, the presenter will discuss the intersection between cyberbullying, mental health issues, and library support. Cyberbullying has long lasting and devastating consequences on youth and adults alike. Through empathy and compassionate services, librarians and library workers could support and nurture those who are enduring cyberbullying in their everyday life.
Hear from community leaders about establishing partnerships between librarians and community health workers to promote LGBTQIA+ health, with a focus on programming from the University of South Carolina.