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Upcoming Training for PHDL and NNLM Classes

Posted by on June 5th, 2024 Posted in: Blog


This month’s PHDL learning program focuses on Policy Map.

Join us on June 11, 2024, at 10-11 am ET/ 9-10 am CT/ 8-9 am MT/ 7-8 am PT.
To learn more and register go to “Getting Started with PolicyMap”   Dr. Jazmyne McNeese,  Senior Data Analyst at PolicyMap, will present.

Map of Massachusetts indicating median age throughout municipalitiesDuring this session, the following will be covered:

  • Navigating the user interface, search data indicators and create maps based on geographic areas
  • Creating maps with custom boundaries and/or regions
  • Finding and highlighting specific data sets
  • Creating multi-layer maps to overlay up to 5 layers of data
  • Accessing reports, tables
  • Seeing the data loader in action via a user story
  • Downloading data from PolicyMap that you have created
  • Pulling data sets from PolicyMap without looking at them

Attendees must register on the NNLM class registration system, a one-time registration.  While you are there, take a look at the Network of the National Library of Medicine training calendar.  Some NNLM programs are eligible for CHES contact hours.   Notable programs this month are…

Locks at the Library: Increasing Community Access to Safe Storage:  June 11, 2024 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT

Speakers from Anne Arundel County Department of Health and the County Public Library will describe their program designed to ncrease access to safe storage devices by providing free gun cable locks to resident adults through distribution at local library branches, community events and through home visits. The program launched in 2023 as a pilot at three county library locations. In the first ten months of distribution, community members have picked up a total of 4,871 gun locks.  Register for Locks at the Library.

Digital Literacy in a Rural Community: June 12: 11:00 am to Noon EDT

This programs explores ways public libraries are collaborating with key agencies to address community health:   East Carroll Parish Library is in one of the most rural areas in northeastern Louisiana. The entire parish of East Carroll is a resource desert, and Time Magazine once named Lake Providence the most impoverished city in America. This makes the library in Lake Providence, Louisiana one of the most important resources in the parish. They were awarded a Telehealth Outreach Pilot Program Grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana and a grant by the Louisiana Board of Regents to hire an individual to do all things digital (Digital Navigator). The library’s digital navigator and outreach coordinator will discuss coordinating events and programs at the library that engage and enrich its community of users.

Beyond the Binary: Understanding LGBTQIA+ Health: June 12, 2024, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT

The class aims to provide culturally appropriate health information and resources for LGBTQIA+ populations and the librarians and health care practitioners who support them.  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.  Providing access to health information for and about these populations is extremely important. Register for Beyond the Binary.

Providing Multilingual Health Information: June 20, 2024, Noon to 1:00 pm EDT

This 1-hour webinar is designed to assist providers who work with diverse populations, to locate health information in languages other than English. The resources presented are selected for their emphasis on providing information in the preferred language of the population.  The presentation addresses increasing health information access and use, along with increasing health equity through information by highlighting information from National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus health information resource.  Register for Providing Multilingual Health Information.

About NNLM

NNLM supports a trained workforce for access & use of biomedical & health information, improved health literacy and increased health equity. NNLM provides information resources and training for the public health workforce, health professionals, and the public seeking trusted information. How is the PHDL related to NNLM?

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