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Technology Improvement Project (TIP) Award Recipients Announced

The NN/LM SCR is pleased to announce the recipients of the Year 1 Technology Improvement Project (TIP) Awards.

The TIP award is intended to implement and increase access to high quality health information. Funded projects are designed to meet the health information needs of “under connected” communities and increase access to health information services within the community.

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Project: Partnering with Ville Ste. Marie Linking Seniors to NLM Consumer Health Information

Description: This project will provide technology improvement at Ville Ste. Marie, an assisted living community located in Jefferson Parish, Ville Ste. Marie offers both independent and assisted living arrangements for seniors. LSUHSC – New Orleans Libraries Reference staff will conduct at least two training sessions to staff and residents at Ville Ste. Marie. The toolkit, Helping Older Adults Search for Health Information Online will be used extensively throughout both sessions.

Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, LA
Project: Medical Education Mobile Outreach (MEMO) Initiative

Description: This project will expand the access of science, medical, and healthcare information for high school aged students in the students in the Summer Scholars STAR Program as well as for students particiapting in the Oschsner iLab by upgrading the current minimally available technology to cutting edge mobile technology. Projects involving mobile technology will be introduced in the curriculum.

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport, Shreveport, LA
Project: HealtheLearning for Girl Scouts: Making Reliable Electronic Health Information Accessible

Description: The LSUHSC-S Medical Library will purchase two laptop computers. These computers will be used in the field to instruct the Girl Scouts of Louisiana – Pines to the Gulf on using reliable online health information resources such as healthelinks, MedlinePlus, and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) databases. The LSUHSC-S Medical Library faculty will conduct educational outreach activities at the Shreveport center to teach the staff and volunteers there how to find trustworthy online health information resources.

Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, Dallas, TX
Project: Medical Research and Resource Library

Description: This project will provide for the creation of a web based medical resource center to assist families in understanding a diagnosis, research to compliment healthcare provider services, and education to fortify the decision making process. This award will allow RMHD to construct a Medical Research and Resource Library, providing critical and accurate information and resources. Equipment added to the library including a computer will provide access to online resources including NLM resources such as MedlinePlus.

For a full list of funded projects from the NN/LM SCR please visit: http://nnlm.gov/scr/funding/scrfunded.html

Please join us in congratulating all of the award recipients!

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