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New NLM Funding Opportunity: Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2013

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces a funding opportunity for small projects to improve access to disaster medicine and public health information for health care professionals, first responders and others that play a role in health-related disaster preparedness, response and recovery.

NLM is soliciting proposals from partnerships that include at least one library and at least one non-library organization that has disaster-related responsibilities, such as health departments, public safety departments, emergency management departments, prehospital and emergency medical services, fire/rescue, or other local, regional, or state agencies with disaster health responsibilities; hospitals; faith-based and voluntary organizations active in disaster; and others.

NLM is looking for submission of innovative proposals that enhance mutually beneficial collaboration among libraries and disaster-related agencies. For example, projects may increase awareness of health information resources, demonstrate how libraries and librarians can assist planners and responders with disaster-related information needs, show ways in which disaster workers can educate librarians about disaster management, and/or include collaboration among partners in developing information resources that support planning and response to public health emergencies.  Summaries of the projects  funded in 2011 and 2012 can be viewed at http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/disasterinfofunding.html.

Contract awards will be offered for a minimum of $15,000 to a maximum of $30,000 each for a one-year project.

The deadline for responses is Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 2 pm ET. Responses are limited to six pages plus supplemental materials such as resumes, letters of support, and a budget.

The solicitation notice can be found on FedBizOpps: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=bce51d2baaeac33d108448c146128771&tab=core&_cview=0

For more information and instructions about the “Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2013”, please visit http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/2013disasteroutreachrfq.html.

The National Library of Medicine (http://www.nlm.nih.gov) is the world’s largest biomedical library and provides extensive online health information resources. Visit the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center site (http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov ) to learn more about disaster-related health information from WISER (hazardous materials information for emergency responders), REMM-Radiation Emergency Medical Management, CHEMM-Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management, and other resources.

Elizabeth Norton

Librarian

Disaster Information Management Research Center

Specialized Information Services

National Library of Medicine

6707 Democracy Blvd Suite 510

Bethesda, MD 20892

301-443-9420

nortone@nlm.nih.gov

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