Region 6 Resources

The following resources were developed by and for Region 6 but may be useful throughout NNLM. Follow each link for more information.

Community Guide to Advance Health Information Equity

  • The Community Guide to Advance Health Information Equity is an interactive resource to facilitate awareness of evidence-based health needs throughout Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin to engage in health information outreach

Health Information Translations

  • This project provides plain language health education resources for health care professionals and others working in communities with limited English proficient populations. There are over 3,500 resources in 15+ languages

Multilingual Health Broadcast & Social Media Graphics

  • This resource provides over 260 culturally relevant infographics and videos in four languages to improve access to reliable, actionable health information that helps historically marginalized communities make informed decisions about their health. The graphics and videos are publicly available for you to use in your own community! 

NNLM Discovery

  • Addressing Period Poverty in Richland County, Ohio: Presented in podcast and videocast formats
    • Why do we expect to find toilet paper and paper towels in a public restroom, but feminine hygiene products are considered optional? This episode of the NNLM Discovery Podcast shares the story of Richland County Public Health director Dr. Julie Chaya’s initiative to combat period poverty in her community of Mansfield, Ohio. Find out more about project Free Flow.

Public Health and Public Libraries Toolkit

  • This toolkit was developed by the Midwestern Public Health Training Center in partnership with NNLM, the Public Library Association, and the Prevention Research Center for Rural Health. Topics covered include: Why Public Libraries and Public Health?, Public Libraries and Public Health in Action, and Keys to Successful Partnerships.

SAG Action Plans for Year 3

  • Each of the seven SAG group members spent year 2 discovering their state's health priorities and developing action plans, ranging from dental health to menstrual health and everything in between. Provided here are the action plans approved for each state. One funding opportunity, several tool kits, and a partnering with a physician/author regarding addiction and recovery were created.