Health Bytes with Region 3 Webinar Series

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,


Learning Objectives

  • 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.

Class Length

1 hour

Class Owner(s)

Contact the NNLM Training Office for more information.


Contact the NNLM Training Office for more information.

Continuing Education

This class has been approved for 1 Medical Library Association (MLA) continuing education credits.

Some offerings may carry CHES for individual live sessions.


Event Title Event Start Date Summary Continuing Education Credits CE Categories Is Online Registration

No classes.

Event Title Event Start Date Summary Continuing Education Credits CE Categories Is Online Registration
Establishing Partnerships to Promote LGBTQIA+ Health (June 9, 2021) 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. 1.00 On
Youth perceptions of online harassment (July 14, 2021) 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. 1.00 On
Unpacking the Role of Preprints and Peer Review (Aug 11, 2021) 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. 1.00 On
Incorporating Health Literacy in Community Engagement (Sept 8, 2021) 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. 1.00 On
New Media, New Advocacy: How Racial Bias Is Being Tackled In Medicine 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. 1.00 CHES On
Employing Community Wellness Liaisons to Create More Inclusive Public Libraries 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. 1.00 CHIS Level 1 On
Connecting Climate Change, Mosquitoes, and Community Health 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. 1.00 CHES On
Use of podcasts to reduce misinformation in the time of COVID-19: A collaboration of librarians, healthcare providers, and community organizations 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. 1.00 On
The Development of the National Community Health Worker Survey to Advance Professional Identity, Policy Leadership, and Organizational Capacity A CHW leader in the development of the project will walk the audience through the strategy and implementation of this national survey. 1.00 CHES On
Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Food Sovereignty in the Chickasaw Nation A concise description of the class. This information appears on the "available now" section of the website 1.00 On
The Open RN Project: Transforming Nursing Education 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. 1.00 On
Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Navajo Nation and a story of Diné resilience 1.00 On