Virtual Health Programs


Find virtual health programming that's right for your community.

Offering ways to engage with your community online is no easy task, especially around the topic of health information. Instead of planning your own online programming, check out the following programs. Each program comes with downloadable marketing materials you can use to get the word out. It’s as easy as that!

Upcoming Events

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Alive Inside: Free Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Alive Inside: Free Film Screening and Panel Discussion

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Panel Discussion

  • June 16, 2022, 4:00PM ET | 3:00PM CT | 2:00PM MT | 1:00PM PT
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Accessibility: English Closed Captioning, ASL Interpretation

Film Video on Demand

  • June 15-18, 2022
  • Duration: 78 mins
  • Accessibility: Spanish Closed Captioning


June is Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month! Join the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), FiftyForward, and the All of Us Research Program to watch the award-winning documentary, Alive Inside. Then, join us for a panel discussion about the intersection of Alzheimer's, music therapy, and precision medicine. The film and event are free to the general public.


Past Events

Miss an event, or just want to watch it again? Catch a few of our Virtual Health Programs below. For a complete list, view our playlist on YouTube. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified when new programs are added to our calendar.

Health in Focus: Black Birth Workers

Black people experience unacceptably poor maternal health outcomes, including disproportionately high rates of death related to pregnancy or childbirth. In honor of Black Maternal Health Week, a nationally-recognized observance week which happens April 11 - April 17, 2022, the National Network of the Libraries of Medicine, cosponsored by Regions 1, 2, 3, 7 and All of Us, with a Black Birth Worker and her client.

Join us to learn:

  • What is a Black Birth worker?
  • What are the experiences of Black Birth Workers and their clients?
  • How can working with a birth worker as a compliment to hospital medicine or care?
  • How is community medicine tied to social justice and equity?

Recommended audience:

  • Library Workers
  • Public Health Workers
  • Health Professionals (Nurses, Medical Students, Family Medicine, OBGYN)
  • People considering using a Birth Worker
  • Those interested in alternatives to traditional hospital services
  • Those interested in maternal health, especially Black Maternal Health

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Rare Diseases are Not Rare: A Training on Rare Disease Resources

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April 27, 2022 at 11a ET/8a PT

CHIS and CHES CE available

A rare disease is defined as any disease that affects fewer than 200,000 people in the United States. There are over 7,000 known rare diseases with new diseases being discovered every year. An estimated 30 million people in the U.S. are likely to have one or more rare diseases and individuals living with a rare disease often face collective challenges. It can take up to 15 years for a patient to be diagnosed and require seeing multiple medical specialists.

Join Dr. Eric W.K. Sid and Meera A. Shah from the NIH Office of Rare Diseases Research (ORDR) at the National Center for Translational Sciences (NCATS) to discuss the challenges rare disease patients and caregivers go through in finding a diagnosis and discover resources useful to the rare disease community.

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Author Talk: Genomics: A Revolution in Health and Disease Discovery

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April 25, 2022 at 3p ET/12p PT

Join us for a virtual conversation with Whitney Stewart and Hans C. Andersson, MD, authors of Genomics: A Revolution in Health and Disease Discovery (Genomics). They will be joined by genetic counselor Anya Revah-Politi, MS, CGC, and event host Edgar Gil Rico from the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (NAHH).

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Hearts of Glass: Virtual Film Screening and Panel Discussion Linking Health to Social Factors

Hearts of Glass Panel Discussion

Video on Demand: March 9 to 18, 2022

Panel Discussion: March 14, 2022 at 5pm ET I 2pm PT

Join us for a special screening of the award-winning documentary, Hearts of Glass, in partnership with the Association on Health and Disability and the NIH All of Us Research Program. In this film, you will meet several people with intellectual and developmental disabilities whose health and lives were improved through employment at Vertical Harvest (VH). VH is a state-of-the-art vertical greenhouse in the small town of Jackson, Wyoming.

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Be sure to tune in on March 14, 2022, for a dynamic panel discussion and Q&A with Vertical Harvest Employees, leaders in the disability community, and researchers specializing in social determinants of health (SDOH). The panel will be moderated by American Association on Health and Disability.

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Want to promote this event to your community? Sign up to be a promotional partner at the following link:

“From Dr. No to Dr. Know: The Importance of Community Scientists”

February 22, 2022 at 7:00 PM EST to 8:00 PM EST


“From Dr. No to Dr. Know: The Importance of Community Scientists” with All of Us Wisconsin, the Network of the National Library of Medicine and SciStarter

Join All of Us Wisconsin, the Network of the National Library of Medicine and SciStarter for a one-hour live, online event: “From Dr. No to Dr. Know: The Importance of Community Scientists”

Researchers need your help to change the future of medicine. The All of Us Research Program is inviting one million people across the U.S. to help build one of the most diverse health databases in history. They welcome participants from all backgrounds, and researchers will use the data to learn how our biology, lifestyle and environment affect health. This can help researchers find ways to treat and prevent disease.

This event will feature a panel convened by All of Us Wisconsin, so come ready with your questions about the future of health research!

Before the event, feel free to discover real science you can do via and learn more about the All of Us program via For background on All of Us, check out the SciStarter blog:

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FAUCI & the Importance of Representation in Research: A Film Screening and Discussion

January 27, 2022 at 6:00pm ET

Join us for a special screening of FAUCI (2021), the National Geographic Documentary Films' revealing portrait of one of our most dedicated public servants. After the film, hear from longtime AIDS activist and survivor Michael Manganiello in a discussion about the importance of participation in medical research.

To register for the live screening and discussion, or to watch the film on demand (1/27 to 1/31), go to the Eventbrite page for more information.

The film and discussion will both have closed captioning in English and Spanish. This special event was made possible by Picture Motion, NIH All of Us Research Program, Network of the National Library of Medicine, and Center on Halsted. Questions about the event? Contact us at

We invite public libraries and community-based organizations to share the event with their communities, who can watch in the comfort of their own home. Sign up to become a promotion partner and a promotional toolkit will be available for download once you submit.

Life Interrupted Watch Party and Panel Discussion

10/24/21 | 2-4 pm PT / 5-7 pm ET

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The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) in partnership with Black Women's Health Imperative, the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN), the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA), New Orleans Chapter, and Southern University at New Orleans are proud to present a virtual screening and panel discussion of LIFE INTERRUPTED, an intimate film, featuring empowering stories of breast cancer survivors told through unflinching graphic imagery from the survivor’s perspective. The film will be available to screen live immediately ahead of the panel discussion. Following the live screening, attendees can participate in a moderated expert panel discussion.

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Back to School: Let's Talk About Mental Health in Times of COVID-19

Life Interrupted: A Panel Discussion and Live Stream

Tips and Tools for Closing the Digital Divide: A Four-Part Series

Life Interrupted: Virtual Panel Discussions

NNLM All of Us National Program Spring Virtual Programming Series

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