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Funding Information Session-Disaster Health Info Outreach 2014

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

As previously announced on April 22, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) is offering 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 a health department, emergency management department, and responder organizations. Contract awards will be offered for a minimum of $15,000 to a maximum of $30,000 each for a one-year project.

An open information session will be held on Thursday, May 8 at 1:30 pm ET during the monthly Disaster Information Specialist webinar. Log in via Adobe Connect and/or dial in (see login information below) to learn about this opportunity and ask questions about the solicitation and its requirements. A member of the NLM Contracts and Acquisition team will be on the call to address questions. All questions and responses will be posted following the meeting on FedBizOpps.

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 about the “Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2014”, please visit http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/2014disasteroutreachrfq.html.

 

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FEMA Community Preparedness Awards

Friday, April 25th, 2014

**FEMA Calls for 2014 Individual and Community Preparedness Awards Applications***

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the application period for the 2014 Individual and Community Preparedness Awards is now open. These awards highlight innovative local practices and achievements by recognizing individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions toward making their communities safer, stronger, better prepared, and more resilient. To be considered for this year’s awards, all applications must be sent to citizencorps@fema.dhs.gov by May 30, 2014 at 11:59 P.M. E.T. and must feature program activities taking place between January 1, 2013 and May 30, 2014.

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.

Funded Projects Past and Present!

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Last year four projects were funded that advanced the Network through health information outreach or advancing health information practice through knowledge management.

In November we announced available funding opportunities for the 2011-2012 year. Proposals were submitted and reviewed by corresponding Communities of Interest. Three projects were approved for funding:

Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston
Standards for Care for Rehabilitation Services.
The Standards of Care for Rehabilitation Services project will research and investigate systems that would be appropriate to manage the creation and revision of the Department of Rehabilitation Standards of care and integrate them into clinical practice. Physical, occupational, and speech therapists author and review the standards and manage standards documents. The library will develop a knowledge management process that will allow for the creation, approval, and ongoing revision of the standards within an integrated system.

Healthy Acadia
Community Engagement Project
Healthy Acadia serves as the Healthy Maine Partnership for Hancock County and provides public health services for Hancock County, Maine’s second most rural district. The Community Engagement Project will enhance the awareness and use of National Library of Medicine health information resources among service providers as well as the general public. The project aims to conduct 15 training sessions and reach 170 participants.

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (Worcester Campus)
Improving Health Information Literacy in Middle School Children
This project uses community-based, interactive, and age-appropriate strategies to introduce 6th graders to the role of libraries in higher education, educate about lead poisoning, and improve students’ ability to use and apply health information. The program includes off-site components that bring students to public libraries, academic libraries, and art museums to explore the uses of lead and the effects of lead poisoning.

Rhode Island Welcome Back Center at Dorcas Place (RIWBC)
Health Information Literacy Outreach Project
RIWBC based at Dorcas Place adult education center is an initiative designed to help underemployed internationally educated medical practitioners re-enter their professions or alternative health careers in the state. . The project will partner with RI Community Health Workers Association and will use a train the trainer mode for workshops designed to inform RI’s health and adult education providers about how to effectively promote reliable health information to underserved minority populations. The project aims to reach 2,000 adult learners and community health workers.

Projects began on or after the start of our second fiscal year, May 2012. Projects will be completed by April 2013. In November, NER will announce its funding opportunities for the third (2013-2014) fiscal year.

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