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Funding: Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2015

Monday, May 4th, 2015

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. Beginning in 2011, the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center has funded 21 of these disaster outreach projects.

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 at

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 Monday, July 6, 2015 by 12 pm ET.

The solicitation notice can be found on

For more information and instructions about the “Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2015,” please visit:

Grants and Funding from the National Institutes of Health

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

The Specialized Information Services Outreach and Special Populations Branch (OSPB) manages and develops programs to eliminate disparities in health information access. OSPB achieves their mission by providing community outreach support, by training health professionals on NLM’s health information databases, and by designing websites that discuss the concerns of various racial and ethnic groups.

As OSPB reimagines our NLM-OSP-L Listserv, we will continue to share NLM/NIH funding opportunities of interest to health professionals and public health workers dedicated to health information outreach.

NLM supports a wide variety of research-related programs:

For example, the NIH’s Resource Grants include Education Projects (R25). R25 codes indicate programs that promote an appreciation for and interest in biomedical research, provide additional training in specific areas, and/or to develop ways to disseminate scientific discovery into public health and community applications.

Thank you.

Michael Honch

Outreach Intern

Specialized Information Services Division National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health

Desk: 301.443-7635

Creative Ideas in Health Information Outreach Webinar

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Time: 2 PM
Earn 1 MLA CE unit

Come learn creative ideas for health information outreach projects. Guest speakers include: Irena Bond from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Margot Malachowski from the Baystate Medical Center, Elsie Flemings from the Healthy Acadia Healthy Maine Partnership and Manuela Raposo from the Dorcas Place Welcome Back Center. Our guest speakers will share stories from their health information outreach projects. You will learn tips to plan your project, apply for funding, identify community partners, foster collaborations, integrate assessment and evaluation into your project, cope with barriers, increase community support and sustain your project.

Register on the NN/LM NER training calendar.

This program is sponsored by the Healthy Communities, Community of Interest.

Free online learning opportunity

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Health Information Outreach and Community Engagement: 

Lessons Learned from the Experts


Thursday, February 12, 2009 / 2 – 3:30 PM

Engaging your community with health information outreach projects is rewarding, meaningful work. Come learn from the experiences of experts in health information outreach and community engagement. Each speaker has led a successful health information outreach subcontract from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine/ New England Region. The program is intended for anyone interested in pursuing funding or interested in learning more about how to engage the local community in effective health information outreach.

*Earn 1.5 Medical Library Association CE units

The Experts:

Beth Schneider, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Project: Access to Resources for Community Health (ARCH) / Head Start CAPIC Collaboration

Marianne Burke, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Project: Connecting Patients, Providers, and the Community with Quality Health Information Outreach

Anne Conner, Littleton Regional Hospital, Littleton, NH
Project: Northern New Hampshire Health Information Outreach


Participants will:

a)      Learn about three successful health information outreach projects

b)      Learn how to plan and implement a successful health information outreach project

c)       Know about the process of applying for funding from the NN/LM

d)      Be aware of the rewards and challenges of conducting a health information outreach project

e)      Gain knowledge about project evaluation



Registration is free and on a first come, first serve basis.  Session will be limited to fifty participants.


To register, please contact Martha Pearson at


In your email please include: 

  • Name
  • Institution / address with zip code / phone / e-mail
  • Name of the program (Health Information Outreach and Community Engagement:  Lessons Learned from the Experts). 


Details of how to access the teleconference and Adobe Connect session will be forwarded at registration.

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