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Feb

09

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Henrietta Lacks’ Life and Contributions to Medical Research

Posted by on February 9th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Unlocking Life’s Code presents a new timeline highlighting the life of Henrietta Lacks and the medical science discoveries resulting from her cells known as HeLa cells. As you scroll through the timeline, you will learn more about who Henrietta Lacks was, how HeLa cells were discovered, and how medical science has benefitted. The timeline complements… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns, Websites

Dec

03

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Webinar: All Health Is Not Created Equal: Where You Live Matters

Posted by on December 3rd, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Speaker: Shannon N. Zenk, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N., F.A.A.N., Director, National Institute of Nursing Research, Bethesda, MD Date: December 9, 2020 – 12:00 p.m. ET to 1:00 p.m. ET Location: Videocast; Registration Required Maybe the saying shouldn’t be “you are what you eat,” but rather “you are where you eat.” Social and economic factors, such as where someone lives, have powerful… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Webinars

Oct

08

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Racial Equity Guide

Posted by on October 8th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

The American Public Health Association (APHA) now has a discussion guide to accompany the first three sessions of their Advancing Racial Equity webinar series to help use the webinars to initiate or deepen anti-racism efforts in your organizations, schools and communities. Advancing Racial Equity Webinar Series: Discussion Guide (Part I) includes: a summary of each webinar… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Webinars

Sep

01

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Virtual Symposium: Advancing the Response to COVID-19

Posted by on September 1st, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

Registration is now open for Advancing the Response to COVID-19: Sharing Promising Programs and Practices for Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities, a virtual symposium hosted by the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) on September 17 from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. ET. Register today to learn from national, state, Tribal and local experts leading these… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Webinars

Sep

01

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Recorded Sessions Available for DEI Webinar Series

Posted by on September 1st, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Though the “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Nine Conversations that Matter to Health Sciences Librarians with Jessica Pettitt” webinar series has finished, all 9 recorded sessions are available whether it is your first time to hear them or if you just want to review the content. Conversations that Matter is both a great introduction to DEI… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Webinars

Aug

31

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NNLM Reading Club Presents “We Live for the We” with Dani McClain

Posted by on August 31st, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

Join authors Dani McClain and Andrea Collier as they discuss McClain’s book, “We Live for the We: the Political Power of Black Motherhood” in September 22nd at 12-1pm PT. “A longtime reporter on race, reproductive health, and politics, Dani McClain is also the mother of a little girl. Like all first-time mothers, she has countless… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Webinars

Aug

31

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CEO of All of Us participates in Washington Post’s Live Event

Posted by on August 31st, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

Josh Denny, MD, Chief Executive Officer of the All of Us Research Program, recently participated in the Washington Post’s Live “America’s Health Future”, a series that highlights innovative ways healthcare is being provided. The latest conversation included the impact COVID-19 and data collection during a pandemic could have on the future of the healthcare system…. Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Public Health

Jul

14

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Clinical Conversations Training Program

Posted by on July 14th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Clinical Conversations is a program from the Network of the National Library of Medicine for training clinicians and other clinical staff who interact with patients about health literacy and related concepts. This program allows clinical trainers or managers to offer brief trainings embedded into regular staff meetings or trainings that they already facilitate as a… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns

Jun

22

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The NIH Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office Launches New Webinar Series

Posted by on June 22nd, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The NIH Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office (SGMRO) has launched a new webinar series. The first webinar, “What will it take to create health equity for sexual and gender minority young people?” is on Tuesday 6/30 from 1PM-2PM ET. Health disparities among young people based on sexual orientation and gender identity are not going… Read More »

Posted in: Webinars

Jun

04

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Webinar: Racism: The Ultimate Underlying Condition

Posted by on June 4th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The American Public Health Association is hosting a four-part webinar series to give an in-depth look at racism as a driving force of the social determinants of health and equity. The series will explore efforts to address systems, policies and practices designed to limit and shape opportunities for people of color. The presenters will highlight… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Webinars

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