Archive for the ‘Funding’ Category
Friday, July 26th, 2013
Listen to the recording and check out the slides from our recent Lunch with the RML session:
The Group Licensing Initiative: An Update and Why Your Library May Want to Join
Presenter: Robb Mackes, Group Licensing Initiative Project Manager
Robb provided an update on how the Group Licensing Initiative can help your hospital library. The presentation was followed by an open question and answer session for attendees.
Friday, July 5th, 2013
The USDA is accepting applications for grants to provide access to education, training and healthcare resources in rural areas. Funding is authorized through the Department’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program. The USDA remains focused on carrying out its mission, despite a time of significant budget uncertainty.
“With access to the latest technology, America’s rural citizens can compete in today’s global economy,” Vilsack said. ”These Distance Learning and Telemedicine grants will modernize equipment and improve healthcare services and educational opportunities for residents in remote areas. They will help generate jobs in small towns and revitalize rural economies.”
Under this notice, USDA may provide up to $17.5 million in grants. Funds can be used to buy equipment and provide technical assistance. To be eligible, applicants must serve a rural area, demonstrate economic need and provide at least 15% in matching funds. Awards range up to $500,000. In 2012, USDA Rural Development provided 58 DLT grants for projects in 36 states. Since the program began, 1,400 projects have been funded.
For example, in 2011, USDA Rural Development awarded the Kennett School District in extreme southeast Missouri funds for a results-oriented distance learning project. Using the connectivity that interactive video affords, their distance learning initiative offers community college programs during after school hours. Also, in 2010, the St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck, North Dakota, received a grant to expand access to state-of-the-art EKG (electrocardiogram) and ECG (echocardiogram) services. More than 24,000 rural residents in 25 communities have benefited by not having to drive great distances for their heart care services. The medical center used the USDA grant to purchase medical equipment and software that immediately transmits patients’ test results and other information to cardiac specialists in Bismarck.
Completed applications must be received by August 12, 2013. For further details about eligibility rules and application procedures, see the notice published on page 38915 of the June 28, 2013 Federal Register: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-06-28/html/2013-15597.htm.
President Obama’s plan for rural America has brought about historic investment and resulted in stronger rural communities. Under the President’s leadership, these investments in housing, community facilities, businesses and infrastructure have empowered rural America to continue leading the way – strengthening America’s economy, small towns and rural communities. USDA’s investments in rural communities support the rural way of life that stands as the backbone of our American values. President Obama and Agriculture Secretary Vilsack are committed to a smarter use of Federal resources to foster sustainable economic prosperity and ensure the government is a strong partner for businesses, entrepreneurs and working families in rural communities.
Sunday, June 30th, 2013
Librarians with an interest in public health, make this the year you attend the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Stipends funded by The Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund for this purpose will be awarded to at least 11 librarians in 2013. This year’s APHA meeting will take place in Boston, MA from November 2-6, 2013. Its theme is Think Global, Act Local: Best Practices Around the World.
Applications are now being accepted. The deadline for application is Friday July 26, 2013, 5pm EST. For the complete Call for Applicants, application forms, and FAQs, go to http://www.phha.mlanet.org/blog/activities/sewell-stipend/
The mission of the Fund is to increase librarians’ identification with medical and health care professionals. Stipends have been awarded annually since 2001. Past participants testify to the value of attending APHA:
“Connecting with my fellow library and information professionals and public health colleagues was energizing…The spirit of true collaboration shone through the programs.” (Feili Tu)
“Many of the things I learned were not specific, as in tangible facts, more of an understanding of what Public Health is. I learned it covers just about everything…for Public Health you need to be knowledgeable about the issues, the potential impact of legislation, and knowledgeable about the ‘agendas’ of the interested parties…” (Kristin Kroger)
“Overall the conference really helped me to better understand the scope of public health as well as the latest development in the areas of public health that I am most likely to have to deal with as a librarian….It was an incredible learning experience.” (Manju Tanwar)
“The fact that I’m working on a Masters in Public Health was very interesting to her (public health colleague) because she didn’t realize that some librarians also have another graduate degree. I think this helped solidify the idea that librarians could be peers to teaching faculty.” (Amber Burtis)
“As a result of the meeting I gained a deeper understanding of my patrons’ needs” (Peggy Gross)
“I feel like I now have a cohort of people to whom to turn when I have questions about what I am doing as I move into supporting my institution’s public health program.” (Laure Zeigen)
The committee is looking forward to reading your applications!
Barbara Folb, MM, MLS, MPH
Public Health Informationist
University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System
Chair, Client Relations Committee
Public Health/ Health Administration Section
Medical Library Association
Friday, June 14th, 2013
Presenter: Missy Harvey, Technology & Communication Coordinator, NN/LM MAR
Date: June 27, 2013
Time: Noon – 1 pm
No registration required.
Awardee: Lydia Witman, Clinical Librarian, Pennsylvania Hospital
Project: Mobilizing Knowledge Resources: iPad Use by Hospital Clinicians
Awardee: Annamore Matambanadzo, AIDS Coalition of Southwestern Pennsylvania (ACSWP)
Project: Targeted HIV/AIDS Outreach to Consumers
Awardee: Jeff Garvey, Hunter-Rice Library, Samaritan Medical Center
Project: Northern New York Critical Access Hospital Project
Friday, June 14th, 2013
The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) is pleased to announce the 2013-2014 year of the leadership program jointly sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and AAHSL. The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program is focused on preparing emerging leaders for the position of library director in academic health sciences libraries.
“NLM continues to be pleased with the success of this collaboration with AAHSL,” said NLM director Donald A.B. Lindberg, M.D. “Since 2002, this leadership program has been invaluable in preparing library managers who are rising stars to move into directorship positions.”
AAHSL president M.J. Tooey said, “AAHSL was one of the early organizations to recognize the importance of identifying and preparing future leaders. Our program, in partnership with NLM, has for more than a decade been a model for best practices in association leadership development programs. We are justifiably proud of the program and of the future leaders it has nurtured.”
Fellows will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in a variety of learning settings, including exposure to leadership in another environment. They will be paired with mentors who are academic health sciences library directors. In addition to the individual relationship with their mentors, fellows benefit from working collaboratively with other fellows and mentors. Experienced program faculty and mentors will provide content and facilitation for the cohort. The program takes advantage of flexible scheduling and an online learning community to minimize disruption to professional and personal schedules. The sponsors will provide financial support for a small cohort of fellows and will underwrite travel and meeting expenses.
Fifty-five fellows have participated in the program in the first eleven classes. To date, twenty-two fellows have been appointed to director positions.
“The program has been invaluable to me as I guide and develop a library at a new medical school,” said Nadine Dexter, fellow, class of 2006-2007, and director at University of Central Florida. “I am using many of the concepts and principles, as well as tapping into the network of colleagues. Even when the program is over, ideas and connections continue.”
Tania Bardyn, fellow, class of 2010-2011, and director, University of Washington, said, “The things taught in the program are not just about being a director, but about the means of leading, identifying the key issues we face today in health sciences libraries, and thinking of it as your ticket to change librarianship.”
Evelyn Morgen, mentor, class of 2011-2012, and director at University of Connecticut, stated, “I think both of us—my fellow and I—added to our leadership skills and to our understanding of current issues facing academic medical libraries. It was especially interesting to see all this from the perspective of multiple institutions and ranges of career development.”
The one-year program design is multi-faceted: three in-person leadership institutes; attendance at an Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) annual meeting; a yearlong fellow/mentor relationship; webinars and discussions on issues related to library leadership; and two weeks of site visit to the mentor’s home library.
The program is designed to:
- Introduce fellows to leadership theory and practical tools for implementing change at organizational and professional levels;
- Introduce fellows to critical issues facing academic health sciences libraries;
- Develop meaningful professional relationships between fellows and mentors that give fellows access to career guidance and support;
- Expose fellows to another academic health sciences library and its institutional leadership under the guidance of their mentors;
- Examine career development and provide models of directors to fellows;
- Create a cohort of leaders who will draw upon each other for support throughout their careers;
- Promote diversity in the leadership of the profession; and
- Offer recognition to emerging leaders and enhance the competitive standing of fellows as they pursue director positions.
The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program is currently accepting applications and nominations for the August 1, 2013, deadline for potential fellows for the 2013-2014 experience. Candidates for fellow should have a strong interest in pursuing a directorship in academic health sciences libraries, as well as significant management experience. Applications are welcomed from professionals working in academic health sciences libraries, hospital libraries, or other library-related settings. Applications from qualified minority candidates are encouraged.
Directors with at least five years’ experience as director of an academic health sciences library should indicate preliminary interest in being matched as a mentor by contacting the AAHSL Future Leadership Committee by August 1.
The program brochure, including information on program design, schedule, and application process, is available at http://www.aahsl.org/assets/documents/2013/2013-2014_nlm_aahsl_lfp.pdf. For more information about the program, please contact Carolyn Lipscomb, Program Manager, AAHSL Future Leadership Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, June 14th, 2013
OMHSAS is Accepting Scope of Work Proposals for Funding Mental Health Matters Initiatives for State Fiscal Year July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Public Welfare’s Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (“OMHSAS”) is providing funding opportunities for mental health programs. Funding requests will be evaluated based upon the proposed program’s overall benefit to the citizens of the Commonwealth as well as the program’s complement to OMHSAS’ current initiative, Mental Health Matters.
Mental Health Matters is an initiative of the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services focused on building public awareness and knowledge around mental health. This initiative emphasizes programs for community members that dispels stereotypes and myths about mental illness, enhances mental health literacy, and supports community training, as well as endeavors to expand current efforts that address the behavioral health needs of service members, veterans, and their families.
The Mental Health Matters Initiative Includes the Following Categories:
- Media Campaigns
- Community Services
- Mental Health First Aid (“MHFA”)
- Crisis Intervention Teams
- Suicide Prevention
- Veteran’s Programs
Please return your application, via email to Kathryn Jacobs at email@example.com by July 15, 2013. Proposal submitters will be notified by August 31, 2013 of the status of their application and any reporting requirements. If you need additional information, please call Kathryn Jacobs at 717-265-8941.
Friday, May 24th, 2013
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects that will improve access to HIV/AIDS related health information for patients, the affected community, and their caregivers.
Projects must involve one or more of the following information access categories:
- Information retrieval;
- Skills development;
- Resource development; and/or
- Equipment Acquisition.
Emphasis is placed upon the following types of organizations or arrangements for developing these programs:
- Community-based organizations (CBOs) or patient advocacy groups currently providing HIV/AIDS related serves to the affected community;
- Public libraries serving communities in the provision of HIV/AIDS-related information and resources;
- Health departments or other local, municipal, or state agencies working to improve public health;
- Faith-based organizations currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services; and/or
- Multi-type consortia of the above-listed organizations that may be in existence or formed specifically for this project.
Awards are offered for up to $40,000.
Quotations are due to NLM on Thursday, July 18, 2013.
The solicitation for the 2013 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site (www.fbo.gov).
Full and Open:
Solicitation #: NIHLM2013704(B)
Small Businesses Set-Aside:
Solicitation #: NIHLM2013704(A)
Primary Point of Contact:
Keturah D. Busey, Business Opportunity Specialist
Secondary Point of Contact:
Robin D. Hope, Contracting Officer
Please Note: Refer to the Federal Business Opportunities (www.fbo.gov) Web site for notices, updates, and modifications to the HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project 2013 RFQ.
Friday, May 17th, 2013
Presenter: Kate Flewelling, Outreach Ccordinator, NN/LM MAR
Location: Free, Online
Description: Designed for beginning grant proposal writers, this class presents a general overview of the grant and funding processes as well as the level of detail required in a successful proposal. Each component of the grant writing process will be addressed, including: documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; developing a work plan, an evaluation plan and dissemination plan.
The course will consist of three 1 hour Adobe Connect webinars and a planning assignment. Participants who complete all requirements will be eligible for 4 MLA CE.
Dates: June 13-27, 2013
Three required webinars:
Wednesday, 6/13/13: 10 – 11 am ET / Common Mistakes and Finding Funding
Wednesday, 6/20/13: 10 – 11 am ET / The Proposal
Wednesday, 6/27/13: 10 – 11 am ET / The Budget and Finishing Touches
To register: http://nnlm.gov/mar/training/register.html?schedule_id=2291
Friday, May 17th, 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.
Disaster Information Management Research Center
Specialized Information Services
National Library of Medicine
6707 Democracy Blvd Suite 510
Bethesda, MD 20892
Friday, May 17th, 2013
PhD studentship now available for research into Evidence Aid
More details available from: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/mdbs/pgd/PostgraduateResearch/PostgraduateStudentshipsandAwards/CentreforPublicHealthPhDStudentships201314/TheeffectsofEvidenceAidondecisionmakinginpublichealthdisastersituations/
Deadline: 31 May 2013
Evidence Aid was established following the tsunami in the Indian Ocean in December 2004. It uses knowledge from Cochrane Reviews and other systematic reviews to provide reliable, up-to-date evidence on interventions that might be considered in the context of natural disasters and other major healthcare emergencies. Evidence Aid seeks to highlight which interventions work, which don’t work, which need more research, and which, no matter how well meaning, might be harmful; and to provide this information to agencies and people planning for, or responding to, disasters.