November 6-9, Boston welcomed 12,000 public health professionals and students from around the US and across the world for the American Public Health Association (APHA) annual conference.
Celebrating their 150th year, APHA Annual Conference 2022 hosted sessions on health topics such as COVID, maternal and child health, SUD, HIV/AIDS, on public health practice such as health communication, health education, nursing, and on public health issues such as climate change and health inequality.
Along with colleagues from NNLM’s Public Health Coordination Office (NPHCO), we staffed a table to let public health partners know what’s available from NNLM for them.
For a lot of people at the conference, NLM and NNLM was new to them, but many people were familiar with MedlinePlus and PubMed. A lot of the students we talked to use PubMed regularly for their studies.
Getting the chance to network with partners in the exhibit hall allowed us to bring it all together and help folks understand how NLM produces and maintains free products and how NNLM is the regionally responsive outreach arm. We also introduced other specific resources and services including trainings, free CHES CEs were popular, and funding.
Finally, I personally got the chance to meet up with existing and new partners including the Maine and Connecticut Public Health Associations and representatives from Boston University and SCSU. And did the rounds of other exhibitors to talk to eleven public health programs representing five of our seven states.
You can always find upcoming CHES eligible classes on NNLM’s site. Classes and CEs are always free.
Region 7’s funding RFP’s are now open until 12/15. NNLM membership is required to apply for funding, but membership is free. If you’re interested in applying for funding, become a member today.