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Funding Opportunity: Disaster Health Information Outreach

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

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 in the U.S. that include at least one library and at least one organization that has disaster-related responsibilities, such as health departments, public safety departments, emergency management departments, pre-hospital 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 encourages 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 previous years’ funded projects can be viewed athttp://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 proposals is Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 5 pm ET.

The solicitation notice can be found on FedBizOpps.gov:

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=8342e7f3a5ed717efa31cea5c8f4f879&tab=core&_cview=0

 

For more information and instructions about the “Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2014”, please visithttp://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/2014disasteroutreachrfq.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.

2014 Request for Proposals

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Believe it or not it’s time for us to start planning our budget for the next contract year. To facilitate this planning we have posted a Request for Proposals for funds covering the period of May 1, 2014-April 30, 2015. You can find the full announcement here: http://nnlm.gov/ner/funding/. The number of awarded projects and amount of funding available is contingent upon NLM funding for NER’s FY2014/15 budget year. Please look over the information carefully and if you are thinking of a project or have an idea and want someone to bounce the idea off of give us a call. We are happy to help.

IMPORTANT: Please let us know by December 11, 2013 if you will be applying. Proposals are due January 3, 2014.

There are three categories of funding:

Express Outreach Awards

  • Express Outreach is the broad category of awards for projects involving community outreach, professional development, and instructional design.
  • Library Services to Health Agencies Awards supports outreach to health related organizations based on the unit cost of services (document delivery, reference consultations, and training sessions) to be provided.
  • Member Program Awards is for development of a training program directed at health information professionals or healthcare providers in areas related to health information access.
  • Community Preparedness is for collaborative planning or promotion of community resources for emergency preparedness.
  • Community Engagement Awards support short-term outreach projects that involve advancing health information resources in collaboration with local community groups. These projects are smaller than extensive outreach subcontracts.
  • Exhibits Awards are for members’ participation at venues that promote health information resources. Funds support registration and fees, travel, and related expenses. Members can promote their local library resources while promoting the National Library of Medicine.
  • Health Information Research Awards supports the development and implementation of a      project investigating outcomes related to health information      interventions.
  • Library Digitization Awards enable libraries to increase accessibility within and without the institution of local collections that are not currently available for use.
  • Technology Improvement Awards is for supporting equipment purchases to broaden electronic access to health information.

Knowledge Management Projects

The primary purpose of the Knowledge Management Project funding is to stimulate innovations in biomedical knowledge management and information services at the health care institution or health system level. The intent of funding is to assist network members in the establishment of Healthcare Knowledge Service Centers within their healthcare institutions.

Sub-Contracts

The primary purpose of the Health Information Outreach Subcontract is to assist Network members and other health-related agencies in their efforts to provide information services and training to audiences not normally reached. Targeted health care workers and consumers should be engaged in one or more of the following:

  • Working with members of special populations who seek health information;
  • Practicing in medically underserved urban or rural areas; and/or
  • Serving in state, county or local public health offices or settings.

In addition, Health Information Outreach Subcontracts are offered to:

  • Identify areas or populations that are in need of better health information services.
  • Provide access to health information resources to health workers and consumers lacking convenient access to quality      information resources.
  • Increase the awareness and use of National Library of Medicine health information resources.
  • Expand the Network’s health information delivery to include the public health work force.
  • Strengthen the Network by developing the role of librarians as health information mediators.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Mary Piorun, MSLS, MBA
Associate Director,
NN/LM NER
University of Massachusetts Medical School
P) 508/856-2223

E) mary.piorun@umassmed.edu

HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects 2013

Friday, May 24th, 2013

HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects 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)

https://www.fbo.gov/index?mode=form&id=d28fc7304b80a5cebce5656aa6710733&tab=ntype

 

Small Businesses Set-Aside:

Solicitation #: NIHLM2013704(A)

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=01753a19b4150f0a9c763369fa08bce1&tab=core&_cview=1

 

Primary Point of Contact:
Keturah D. Busey, Business Opportunity Specialist
buseyk@mail.nlm.nih.gov
Phone: 301-496-6546
Fax: 301-402-8169

Secondary Point of Contact:
Robin D. Hope, Contracting Officer
rhwilli@mail.nih.gov
Phone: 301-435-4379
Fax: 301-402-8169

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.

2013 Request for Proposals

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Believe it or not it’s time for us to start planning our budget for the next contract year. To facilitate this planning we have posted a Request for Proposals for funds covering the period May 1, 2013-April 30, 2014. You can find the full announcement here: http://nnlm.gov/ner/funding/. The number of awarded projects and amount of funding available is contingent upon NLM funding for NER’s FY2013/14 budget year. Please look over the information carefully and if you are thinking of a project or have an idea and want someone to bounce the idea off of give us a call. We are happy to help.

IMPORTANT: Please let us know by November 9, 2012 if you will be applying. Proposals are due December 7, 2012.

There are three categories of funding:

Express Outreach Awards

Express Outreach is the broad category of awards for projects involving community outreach, professional development, and instructional design.

  • Library Services to Health Agencies Awards supports outreach to health related organizations based on the unit cost of services (document delivery, reference consultations, and training sessions) to be provided.
  • Member Program Awards is for development of a training program directed at health information professionals or healthcare providers in areas related to health information access.
  • Community Preparedness is for collaborative planning or promotion of community resources for emergency preparedness.
  • Community Engagement Awards support short-term outreach projects that involve advancing health information resources in collaboration with local community groups. These projects are smaller than extensive outreach subcontracts.
  • Exhibits Awards are for members’ participation at venues that promote health information resources. Funds support registration and fees, travel, and related expenses. Members can promote their local library resources while promoting the National Library of Medicine.
  • Health Information Research Awards supports the development and implementation of a project investigating outcomes related to health information interventions.
  • Technology Improvement Awards is for supporting equipment purchases to broaden electronic access to health information.

Knowledge Management Projects

The primary purpose of the Knowledge Management Project funding is to stimulate innovations in biomedical knowledge management and information services at the health care institution or health system level. The intent of funding is to assist network members in the establishment of Healthcare Knowledge Service Centers within their healthcare institutions.

Sub-Contracts

The primary purpose of the Health Information Outreach Subcontract is to assist Network members and other health-related agencies in their efforts to provide information services and training to audiences not normally reached. Targeted health care workers and consumers should be engaged in one or more of the following:

  • Working with members of special populations who seek health information;
  • Practicing in medically underserved urban or rural areas; and/or
  • Serving in state, county or local public health offices or settings.

In addition, Health Information Outreach Subcontracts are offered to:

  • Identify areas or populations that are in need of better health information services.
  • Provide access to health information resources to health workers and consumers lacking convenient access to quality information resources.
  • Increase the awareness and use of National Library of Medicine health information resources.
  • Expand the Network’s health information delivery to include the public health work force.
  • Strengthen the Network by developing the role of librarians as health information mediators.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Mary Piorun, MSLS, MBA
Interim  Associate Director,
NN/LM NER
University of Massachusetts Medical School
P) 508/856-2223
E) mary.piorun@umassmed.edu
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