Archive for the ‘Funding’ Category
Friday, July 25th, 2014
It’s not too late for Network members in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington to consider submitting a proposal for an NN/LM PNR award! We have a new suite of funding opportunities to inspire outreach in your communities or new projects within your organizations. We’d love to see some more statements of intent to apply by the deadline of July 29th.
As you plan activities for the Fall, consider applying for the Health Disparities Information Outreach Award — for up to $5,000 to increase awareness of health disparities and the National Library of Medicine’s resources.
Or, maybe a Health Information Services Award is just the ticket, funded up to $5,000, to support projects that promote the value of health information services within an organization or for the community.
If you need support for purchase, installation, and/or upgrading of hardware and software, consider applying for a Technology Improvement Award for up to $10,000.
Or, you may want funding (up to $10,000) to plan and host an event sparking interest and participation by colleagues from around the region, via a Regional Symposium award.
For each award, proposals will be accepted until August 19, 2014. However, if you plan to submit an application, we need a brief statement of intent no later than July 29, 2014 to help our planning process. Please submit your statement of intent to apply to email@example.com.
We also offer ongoing funding (ranging from $500 to $2,000) to support costs for professional development, library student scholarship , assessment and planning, training, and exhibit activities. These ongoing awards are available until funds are expended.
Lastly, if you need funding to carryout a project, but you are not sure there is a ‘fit’ with these currently available award categories, please drop us a line (firstname.lastname@example.org) by July 29 and briefly describe your idea so we can discuss the possibilities with you.
Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
The NN/LM PNR congratulates the following Spring 2014 Medical Library Pilot Project award recipients, funded up to $15,000 for projects that explore or demonstrate innovation or emerging roles of the library:
Project Title: Neighborhood Health Link: Promoting Access to Healthy Community Resources
Project Manager: Carol Cahill, Research Associate, Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA
Summary: Increase content and geographic scope of Group Health’s website “Neighborhood Health Link” which links primary care patients to health-promoting community resources in King County. Evaluate website’s utility to clinical staff/patients/community at large.
Project Title: Clinical and Translational Activities Reporting Tool (CTAR)
Project Manager: Robin Champieux, Scholarly Communication Librarian, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
Summary: To build a research activity profiling tool that will synthesize and analyze data across a disparate set of internal and external data sources (e.g. IRB, grants and contracts, PubMed) to identify research activity topics and trends, and their classification as clinical or translational. OHSU’s Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute will use CTAR to increase its ability to strategically contribute to research outcomes and human health.
Project Title: RELM: Research and Evidence Literacy in Medicine CME Game for Physicians
Project Manager: Ann Gleason, Associate Director for Resources and Systems, UW Health Sciences Library, Seattle, WA
Summary: In phase 3 of a multi-part project, create a game that teaches physicians how to practice evidence-based medicine, especially geared towards physicians practicing in rural areas who have not been taught EBM and have not used electronic library resources in the last decade.
Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
The NN/LM PNR is pleased to announce the Library Student Scholarship Awards for students interested in attending an upcoming health science libraries meeting. The award covers expenses for students to attend meetings sponsored by state or regional health science library associations in the Pacific Northwest Region. Upcoming eligible meetings include the Oregon Health Science Libraries Association (OHSLA), the Washington Medical Librarians Association (WMLA), or the “Quint” meeting involving five chapters of the Medical Library Association.
Applying is easy but the deadlines for OHSLA and WMLA are coming up very soon, so please spread the word to library students you know!
Friday, June 13th, 2014
This is a guest post written by Jon Anscher on behalf of the Northwest Regional Primary Care Association. The NWRPCA received a Technology Improvement Award from the NN/LM PNR to purchase equipment for capturing sessions at the organization’s two annual conferences.
Community Health Centers (CHCs) need a comprehensive learning environment with modularized learning components that are current, interactive, and engaging and our goal was to deliver a higher quality and broader access through online resources. In an age where technology is changing too fast for our infrastructure to keep up, it is essential that CHC workers have access to the latest information without having to attend every retreat, workshop, or training that is offered. (more…)
Friday, June 13th, 2014
The NN/LM PNR congratulates the following Spring 2014 Express Outreach award recipients, funded up to $15,000 to improve use of quality online health information resources by priority populations and to promote awareness and use of the products and services of the NLM and the NN/LM:
Project Title: Alaska Health Education Library Project (AHELP)
Project Manager: Jayne Andreen, Alaska Division of Public Health, Juneau, AK
Summary: Increase Alaska’s prevention and health promotion capacity for evidence- and outcome-based programming and evaluation by increasing the prevention and promotion workforce’s awareness and utilization of NLM resources” through conferences and live and web-based trainings.
Project Title: Equipping Peer Language Navigators for Outreach in Anchorage, Alaska Communities
Project Manager: Polly Smith, The Anchorage Health Literacy Collaborative, Anchorage, AK
Summary: Train Peer Language Navigators to utilize NLM resources such as PubMed, Medline and Arctic health to identify relevant, credible health information to share with community members to promote health.
Project Title: Outreach Training Program on Evidence-based Management for Healthcare Administrators in Idaho
Project Manager: Ruiling Guo, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID
Summary: Provide a face-to-face training program on evidence-based management to the underserved hospital administrators in rural Idaho.
Project Title: Environmental Health Connection for Rural Oregon Schools
Project Manager: Shelley Dougherty, Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital, Lincoln City, OR
Summary: Build on the education program by providing twelve one hour classes to four schools and two tribal education programs in northwest rural Oregon using the ToxTown curriculum
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.