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PNR Go Local Award – Fall 2007

NN/LM PNR is pleased to announce funding to support implementation of Go Local in the Pacific Northwest. The MedlinePlus Go Local project links MedlinePlus users to health services in their local community related to the health topic they are researching. Conversely, the project also directs users of the Go Local site to MedlinePlus health topics. For example, users get medical information on diabetes from MedlinePlus and then visit a Go Local site for nearby health programs, services, and providers.

The end user experience for Go Local is that each MedlinePlus health topic links to relevant local services on the Go Local site. Go Local sites receive this user traffic from each MedlinePlus health topic and route it to a page listing matching Go Local records or to a page explaining that the site contains no matching local services. To see how these links work, choose a Go Local area from the pull-down list or map link on any MedlinePlus health topic page.

To see the full funding announcement and call for submissions, please visit - http://nnlm.gov/pnr/funding/golocal-2007.html

Here are some key questions to ask when considering a Go Local project. Do you have:

* An institutional commitment to create and maintain the site?
* At least a half-time salaried person to coordinate the project?
* Staff to do outreach and publicity?
* Staff to index and maintain the local records with the vocabulary and geographic mapping?
* An existing web site or database to serve as a starting point?

Contact Gail Kouame via email or by phone at 1-800-338-7657 (from within AK, ID, MT, OR, WA) if you have questions or would like to discuss your project ideas.

Submit proposals to Gail Kouame, Consumer Health Coordinator, NN/LM Pacific Northwest Region, University of Washington Box 357155, Seattle, WA, by September 14, 2007.

For other funding opportunities from NN/LM PNR, you can visit our funding page at: http://nnlm.gov/pnr/funding/

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