The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) office for Region 6 is located at Hardin Library for the Health Sciences at the University of Iowa. By collaborating, training, and funding over 1,100 health centers, health departments, community organizations, as well as medical, public, and school libraries in a seven state region, the office supports the mission of NNLM: to provide U.S. researchers, health professionals, public health workforce, educators, and the public with equal access to biomedical and health information resources and data.
Region 6 serves the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
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In the News
NNLM Region 6 Speaker Series – Fall/Winter Dates
NNLM Region 6 Speaker Series is a webinar series from NNLM Region 6, featuring expert guest speakers presenting on topics of interest to all our users--from librarians to public health practitioners, educators, clinicians, and others who work with health information. Topics will be scheduled according to audience interest, seasonal applicability, and speaker availability. Here are a few upcoming sessions through Winter 2024. Follow the links for more information on each topic.
Holding Space to Discuss a Complicated Past: Exploring Medical Libraries’ Role in Perpetuating Racial Science
November 17th, 10:00-11:00am
The Smart Tablet Education for Healthy Living Program, a Region 6 Speaker Spotlight Series Webinar
December 1st, 11:00am-12 noon CST
Health Literacy of People Living with Mental Health or Substance Use Disorders
February 7, 2024, 3:00-4:00 pm CST
Region 6 Highlight
NIEHS Makes its Mark on Environmental Justice in Region 6
The National Institue of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) has been busy in Region 6, specifically Chicago, IL, with a mobile app development that is helping to improve environmental public health. Research on this development was highlighted on a recent webinar hosted by NIEHS on the Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH) network.
EnviroReportTM is a user-friendly mobile app used by community members to report spcific GP-tagged places of environmental incidences in real time. These reports include descriptors, photos, and air monitor data uploads to the ChicAgo Center for Health and EnvironmenT (CACHET), where they are analysed and reported back to the communities, as well as Chicago's non-emergency resource (Chi311), and the Chicago Department of Public Health. A video, How to Use the EnviroReport App is available online.
More information about this project and others is in Environmental Factor, Your Online Source for NIEHS News, October 2023.
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