National Public Health Week is April 4-11, 2022 but the medical library is celebrating all month long! Please join us for two virtual lectures.
"Picturing Public Health” with Bert Hansen: Turning Points in Public Health History Conveyed through Prints"
By Bert Hansen, Professor Emeritus of History at CUNY Baruch College
April 5, 2022 at 4pm
The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library will welcome Bert Hansen, historian of medicine and public health, for an illustrated lecture drawing upon materials that he donated to the Medical Historical Library from 2015 to 2022.
This illustrated lecture will showcase the variety of historical insights that can be discovered in hard-to-find old prints and ephemera, with a spotlight on public health efforts starting in about 1850. Some are shocking, many are humorous, and all bring us closer to the attitudes and awareness of ordinary Americans in former times. This program will consist of a 40-minute PowerPoint presentation, followed by ample time for audience questions.
All are invited to attend this virtual lecture to gain a greater sense of the rich history of public health in America.
Infodemic Management in Black American Communities: Strategies for Creating Culturally Relevant Health Information Literacy Interventions
By Bethany McGowan, Associate Professor of Library Science and Health Sciences Information Specialist at Purdue University
April 25, 2022 at 4pm
- discuss how health information-seeking behavior in Black American communities can be modulated by social, cultural, environmental, and historical influences
- discuss strategies for raising one's consciousness of and sensitivity to authentic community health information needs
- illustrate strategies for creating culturally relevant interventions by reviewing how she created a community engagement campaign to deliver health information literacy interventions to local African American communities