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September 17, 2021

Welcome to Our New POP Ambassadors

Region 6 is proud to announce the launch of our Partner Outreach Program (POP). The purpose of the NNLM Region 6 Partner Outreach Program 2021 is to support health equity by providing health information access throughout Region 6 by the formation and practice of the Partner Outreach Program. See the list of our new Ambassadors and learn more about the POP program

Now Recruiting Health Centers for the Midwest Adolescent Health Project

The Adolescent Health Initiative (AHI) is recruiting health centers to participate in the Midwest Adolescent Health Project which seeks to build the capacity for adolescent-centered health care in rural and underserved communities. The goal of this project is to build capacity in pediatric and youth-serving practices in rural and underserved communities in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin to provide youth-friendly health care services for adolescents through engagement in the Adolescent-Centered Environment Assessment Process (ACE-AP). To learn more about the project, review current participating sites and meet our ACE-AP Coaches visit AHI’s website: Midwest Adolescent Health Project.

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Newly Revised MedlinePlus Tutorial for Librarians and Health Educators Now Available

The MedlinePlus Tutorial for Librarians and Health Educators explains how to locate information on health conditions, drugs, supplements, genetics, and medical tests at MedlinePlus. Educators can now deepen their knowledge of the selection criteria and sources of MedlinePlus through hands-on exercises and knowledge checks. Designed to take about an hour to complete, this narrated tutorial also highlights additional tools and the authoritative sources from which MedlinePlus draws its health information.

The tutorial is worth one hour of continuing education credit from the Medical Library Association (MLA) and qualifies for MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) Level 1. Register and access this free online tutorial here

Addressing the Social Determinants of Health Of Black Men

Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am CT

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA), Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs (IEA) Region 5-Chicago, will host a webinar to address the social determinants of health of Black men. Dr. Marino Bruce will present the most salient structural and individual level social factors impacting health outcomes among Black men over the life course and across generations. Learn more and register here!

All of Us Community Engagement Network’s Award Applications Open!

Applications are open for the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network’s Community Awards! We invite public libraries and community-based organizations to apply to fund projects for health programming (up to $15,000 each) and digital information access (up to $40,000 each). This is a great opportunity to support online events, community outreach, loanable technology, and more! More information about the award and application process can be found on our website.

Applications open for Community Awards. Due Oct 15

Upcoming Webinars and Events

September 22, 11:00am
Using NCBI Datasets command-line tools to access data and metadata for genomes

September 22, 12:00-1:00pm
Less Ostrich, more Owl. Five Steps to Quickly Improve Your Library's Ability to Respond to a Sudden Disaster

September 23, 10:00am
Addressing the Social Determinants of Health Of Black Men

September 29, 11:00am
Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information

September 30, 1:00pm for Librarians

September 30, 1:00-2:30pm
Working with Research Partners to Coordinate Domain-Specific Data Services

October 14, 1:00-2:30pm
Systematic Review Protocols: Collaborating to Develop the Foundation of a Review

October 20, 2:00-3:30pm
Better, Faster: An Introduction to Systematic Review Automation Tools

NNLM Classes Are Back!

Our growing list of training opportunities includes on-demand and self-paced classes to meet your professional development needs. New classes will be added weekly. Questions? Please contact

DOCLINE NEWS - System Downtime

DOCLINE will be UNAVAILABLE starting at 10:00am (CST), Wednesday, September 22, until approximately 11:00am (CST).

September is Health Aging Month

Each September we recognize Healthy Aging Month as a time to focus national attention on the health and well-being of older adults. Use our easy to understand MyHealthfinder resource to encourage adults to protect their health as they grow older. If you’re interested in national efforts to improve health for older adults, check out the Healthy People 2030 Older Adults objectives. Find resources and ways to celebrate Healthy Aging Month on the Region 6 blog

NIH Builds Nationwide Study to Support Research on Long-term Effects of COVID-19

The NIH has awarded $470 million to build a national study population of diverse volunteers & support large-scale studies on #LongCOVID. These awards pave the path to gain greater understanding of the long-term effects of #SARSCOV2. Learn more!

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