April Wright, MLS

Outreach and Education Librarian, Region 1

April Wright is Outreach and Education Librarian with the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM). She joined NNLM in 2018 as an NNLM/All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator. April earned her BA in English from Morgan State University and MLS from The Catholic University of America. She has worked both in and on behalf of a variety of libraries during the course of her career. Her background includes public libraries management, programming and outreach, and grants management. She is interested in LGBTQIA+ health, environmental justice and addressing social determinants of health experienced by marginalized people and communities.

Classes I Teach

Event Title Summary
Beyond the Binary: Understanding LGBTQIA+ Health The topic of gender and LGBTQIA+ issues may be sensitive for some. Social stigma, fear, or rejection is real for many people. It is essential to bring awareness to these issues and create practices around addressing them. This class connects with NNLM initiatives addressing Environmental Determinants of Health and Confronting Health Misinformation.
Cancelled. Health Data Privacy in the Library  This webinar will explore the role libraries play in patron health journeys, which includes the layout of our physical spaces, the way we handle sensitive documents, which resources we share, and more.
Environmental Determinants of Health Journal Discussion This quarterly series of discussions will address environmental health and justice as they relate to technology, sustainability and public health and the role of librarians in addressing these issues. This journal series relates to the NNLM initiative addressing Environmental Determinants of Health.
Environmental Determinants of Health Journal Discussion This quarterly series of discussions will address environmental health and justice as they relate to technology, sustainability and public health and the role of librarians in addressing these issues. This journal series relates to the NNLM initiative addressing Environmental Determinants of Health.
Environmental Health and Justice: a brief primer This self-paced online class provides an introduction to environmental health and environmental justice and presents 3 resources you can use to find data and statistics about environmental health disparities in your community.
From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health Learn the basics of evidence-based public health (EBPH) and essential steps of the EBPH process through the lens of NLM resources in this 1 hour webinar.
Health Data Privacy in the Library This webinar will explore the role libraries play in patron health journeys, which includes the layout of our physical spaces, the way we handle sensitive documents, which resources we share, and more. Privacy advocate Tess Wilson will discuss practical approaches to patron support and ways we might teach patrons about their health data safety.
Region One Insights. Climate Change, Health and Equity Among Minority and Vulnerable Populations The environment plays a major role in our health and well-being. Health disparities exist when communities are exposed to the effects of climate change and environmental hazards and experience socioeconomic inequities. These factors increase the risk of illness and disease. Historically marginalized communities are impacted by these disparities at far greater rates than other communities. Therefore, public health approaches to address climate, health, and equity are warranted.
Understanding Environmental Health: A Social-Ecological Model Dr. Laundette Jones, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine discusses environmental health and health equity. This presentation addresses increasing health equity through information.

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