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HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects for improving HIV/AIDS information access for patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers and the general public. Patients and the affected community need access to the most up-to-date and accurate health information to effectively manage and make informed decisions about their health.  Health care providers and health educators also need access to the most current information to provide the highest quality of care. NLM is committed to assisting organizations in accessing the spectrum of information resources and services that are currently available.  The NLM is particularly interested in proposals with creative and different approaches to disseminate information to populations that have a disproportionate prevalence of HIV/AIDS infections in the United States. Emphasis is on increasing the awareness and utilization of NLM online health and medical resources in the HIV/AIDS Community through the use of innovative and evidence-based projects.

Projects must involve two or more of the following information access categories:

  • Information retrieval;
  • Skills development;
  • Resource development and dissemination; and/or
  • Equipment Acquisition.

Significance 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 $50,000.

Quotations are due to NLM on June 13, 2016.

The solicitation for the 2016 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site:

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=7bd801a122e7294ac7dca13444056f1b&tab=core&_cview=0

Primary Point of Contact

Greg Benedict, Contract Specialist
Office of Acquisitions (OA)
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 105
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-5488
301-496-6546
Fax: 301-402-0642
E-mail: Gregory.benedict@nih.gov

Secondary Point of Contact 

Suet Vu, Contracting Officer
Office of Acquisitions (OA)
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
6707 Democracy Blvd. Suite 105
Bethesda, MD 20892-5488
Office Phone: 301-496-6546
Fax: 301-402-0642
E-mail: vus@mail.nlm.nih.gov

Health Happens in Libraries Update

[WebJunction announcement]

The Health Happens in Libraries team has posted the new article Just Another Day at the Desk: squirrels, professional ethics and consumer health informationwith resources to support public libraries as you provide ethical responses to consumer health information requests.

Resources such as the guide Understanding Ethics and Privacy in Health Information and Services. It includes guidance on how to provide ethical services when you aren’t a health expert; ethical communication practices for when you and your patron speak different languages; and how to maintain an ethical and reliable collection for health information consumers. The guide also includes individual and team reflection questions to help you consider these topics proactively. The PDF guide can be downloaded here.

Please-take a look! Print a copy, share with your colleagues and post your ideas for using these resources to social media, using the hashtag #libs4health.

We appreciate your engagement as we continue to spread the word about our program resources.

Best Practices of Biomedical Research

[From NLM]

Registration is open for the NLM, Friends of the NLM, and Research!America co-sponsored 2016 Conference, “Best Practices of Biomedical Research: Improving Reproducibility and Transparency of Preclinical Research

Be part of a discussion about challenges with non-reproducible research; highlight positive strategies to achieve significant quality improvement in preclinical research studies. The workshop will generate constructive and practical messages to benefit producers as well as users of biomedical research discoveries. For additional information and to register go to www.fnlm.org; discounted early registration ends March 31, 2016.

Date: June 9-10, 2016

Location:

Bethesda Marriott
5151 Pooks Hill Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814 USA

Please share this event with appropriate lists.

Dietary Supplement Research Practicum

[ODS Announcement]

Colleagues:

The Office of Dietary Supplements is now accepting applications for the Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum on June 7–9, 2016, to be held at the NIH main campus in Bethesda, MD.

This 3-day practicum will provide a thorough overview on the issues, concepts, unknowns, and controversies about dietary supplements and supplement ingredients. It will also emphasize the importance of scientific investigations to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and value of these products for health promotion and disease prevention as well as how to carry out this type of research.

ODS brings this practicum to your attention in the hope that you will share this information with colleagues who might be interested in attending—especially faculty, students, healthcare practitioners, and others with a serious interest in the subject. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 4, 2016. About 80 individuals will be selected to participate.

 Three members of our Federal Working Group on Dietary Supplements are part of the practicum faculty: Cara Welch of the Food and Drug Administration, Michelle Rusk of the Federal Trade Commission, and Patty Deuster of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. They will be talking about the work of their respective agencies/departments with dietary supplements.

Thanks for your time.

Paul

Paul R. Thomas, Ed.D., R.D.N.
Scientific Consultant (ICFI Contractor)
Office of Dietary Supplements
National Institutes of Health
6100 Executive Boulevard
Room 3B01, MSC 7517
Bethesda, MD  20892-7517
301-443-0503 (phone)
301-480-1845 (fax)
Email: ThomasPaul@od.nih.gov

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