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2006-2011 NN/LM South Central Region Funded Projects

Award recipients for the contract period, 2006-2011, are listed below along with a description of the project/award.

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Access to Electronic Consumer Health Information Project Award

The purpose of this outreach initiative is to ensure that health professionals, their patients and the general public are connected to the health information resources they need to make informed health care decisions.

Year 04 (2009-2010)

Organization Project Description

Cancer Services of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Project: Cancer Services of New Mexico’s Legal, Insurance & Paperwork Assistance (LIPA) Website

Cancer Services of New Mexico will develop a website that facilitates access to information on cancer-related legal, insurance, and paperwork issues as well as increasing access to information on MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus Go Local. Major activities will include development of a website that facilitates access to information on these issues; training the program manager and volunteers on how to use the website to assist clients, and developing a plan for promoting the website to cancer services providers and cancer patients/survivors statewide.

Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, Wyandotte, OK

Project: Eastern Shawnee Consumer Health Information Project (CHIP)

The primary emphasis of this project is to provide a computer lab that has access to National Library of Medicine and other health websites, and to provide training to tribal members, especially elderly tribal members, to be knowledgeable about health information searching on the Internet. The computer lab will be placed in the Wellness Center and will provide valuable information to the Registered Nurse and all participants in the new Eastern Shawnee Diabetes Program.

Greater Houston Area Health Education Center, Bellaire, TX

Project: Operation CLICKS (Computer Literacy: Increasing Consumer Knowledge for Seniors)

Operation CLICKS (Computer Literacy: Increasing Consumer Knowledge for Seniors) is a computer literacy program that provides education on basic computer and Internet usage skills for senior citizens in the Harris County, Texas area. The program will allow this population to gain vital computer and Internet abilities which in turn will increase each participant’s independence and overall health. The program curriculum will incorporate modules covering usage of MedlinePlus and NIHSeniorHealth websites for electronic health information retrieval and education.

City of Houston, Department of Health and Human Services, Houston, TX

Project: Gulf Coast Aging and Disability Consumer Health Information Initiative

Computers with Internet access and assisted technologies software will be placed in a central location of three locations of the Gulf Coast Aging and Disability Resource Center for the purpose of searching for health information using the many user-friendly features of MedlinePlus and NIHSeniorHealth.  This yearlong initiative will feature quarterly training and educational workshops at the various multi-service centers in Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery Counties.


Year 03 (2008-2009)

Organization Project Description

The Center for Development and Disability, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, NM

Project: Access to Electronic Consumer Health Information: Consumer Health Information Project

This project seeks to increase the knowledge and use of currently available electronic health information and disability resources for health professionals, families and consumers through a series of hands on trainings focusing on specific databases provided by the National Library of Medicine, The Center for Development and Disability, the University of New Mexico and other specialized health related organizations. The project's target population includes family specialists, consumers and families that have children with developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder. Regional Family Specialists will identify local parent networks to participate in training sessions.

Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, Houston, TX

Project: The Vietnamese Civic Center – Consumer Health Collaborative.

Building on an earlier Consumer Health Information for Asians project, the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library will work in collaboration with the Vietnamese Civic Center (VNCC) to create a health library in the VNCC's new facility giving the Vietnamese population of Houston greater access to much needed health information. A computer with Internet access will be placed in the VNCC library specifically for the purpose of searching for health information in Vietnamese, using MedlinePlus’s Multiple Languages and NLM’s Asian-American Health website, among other online resources. Additionally, training will be provided to the staff and clients of the VNCC.

Edgewood Family Network, San Antonio, TX

Project: TECNO: Technology-Enhanced Community Neighborhood Organization

The TECNO project will use an existing cadre of youth to provide consultations on information technology and health information to families residing in a high-priority, predominantly Hispanic neighborhood in San Antonio, TX. The goal is to raise awareness among the neighborhood residents of low-cost and free options for computer hardware, Internet access, and health information; raise awareness among minority youth of career opportunities in the health professions; and raise awareness among members of San Antonio’s city council of the need to foster access to computers with Internet access for residents of high priority neighborhoods in San Antonio.


Year 02 (2007-2008)

Organization Project Description
Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, Houston, TX The project, South Central Houston Community Health Information Center, will facilitate access to electronic consumer health information at the South Central Houston Community Health Center’s Riverside Clinic facility, a location which provides preventive and primary care services to medically underserved communities in the southeast area of Houston. The goal of the program is to create an Internet-connected health information center at the Riverside Clinic facility and to provide training regarding use of electronic health information resources to both clinic staff members and clinic clientele.

Year 1 (2006-2007)

Organization Project Description
US Public Health Service Santa Fe Indian Hospital, Santa Fe, NM This project, Access to Electronic Consumer Health Information, will address access to Internet-based consumer health information for American Indian populations and awareness of evidence-based literature for paraprofessionals working with rural and urban American Indian populations. The principal investigators will provide practical training sessions through mobile laptop technology and Treo SmartPhones to health care paraprofessionals and urban American Indian consumers.
Cherokee Nation, Tahlequah, OK In their project, Cherokee Health Information Network for Clinics, the Cherokee Nation plans to place computers with Internet access to MedlinePlus, PubMed and other National Library of Medicine (NLM) products in the waiting room of clinics. They will work with their partner, the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Library, Tulsa, to train the clinic staff to assist patients wanting to use the computer to search for health information.

Community Preparedness Day Award back to Top

(Formerly Community Day Award)

The purpose of this award is to assist libraries in becoming active partners in their community's emergency preparedness, response and recovery planning.

Year 04 (2009-2010) - Spring Cycle

Organization Project Description
Vermilion Parish Library, Abbeville, LA Project: Emergency Awareness Week: Make a Plan, Take a Stand, Be Ready, Vermilion
Gila Regional Medical Center/Grant County Community Health Council, Silver City, NM Project: Ready, Set, Safe Grant County

 

Year 04 (2009-2010) - Fall Cycle

Organization Project Description
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Library, Oklahoma City, OK
and the Metropolitan Library System, Midwest City Library, Midwest City, OK
Project: From Band-Aids to Twisters: Enhancing Community and Personal Preparedness

DOCLINE Library Improvement Project Award back to Top

The purpose of this award is to provide an opportunity to DOCLINE libraries, or libraries that are interested in becoming full DOCLINE users, to expand and improve existing library services.

Year 5 (2010-2011)

Organization Project Description
Presbyterian Hospital, Robert Shafer Memorial Library, Albuquerque, NM Project: Purchase and Integration of an Integrated Library System

Year 4 (2009-2010)

Organization Project Description
St. Joseph's Mercy Health Center, Hot Springs, AR Project: Library Electronic Document Delivery Equipment and Software Upgrade

Year 3 (2008-2009)

Organization Project Description
McNeese State University Library, Lake Charles, LA Project: Enhancing McNeese Library Scanning

Year 2 (2007-2008)

Organization Project Description
University of North Texas Health Science Center, Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library, Fort Worth, TX Project: Acquisition and Implementation of a New Overhead Book Scanner for Document Delivery Use
St. Edward Mercy Medical Center Library, Fort Smith, AR Project: St. Edward Mercy Medical Library Electronic Document Delivery Equipment and Software Upgrade

EFTS Assistance Award back to Top

The purpose of this award is to promote participation in the Electronic Funds Transfer System (EFTS) (https://efts.uchc.edu/efts/Common/index.aspx) among libraries that are not currently EFTS members due to institutional barriers.

Year 5 (2010-2011)

VA Cooperative Studies Clinical Research Pharmacy Coordinating Center, Albuquerque, NM


Year 4 (2009-2010)

St. Joseph's Mercy Health Center, Hot Springs, AR

 

Express Consumer Health Outreach Award back to Top

Year 5 (2010-2011)

Organization Project Description
St. Edward Mercy Medical Center, Fort Smith, AR Project: Patient and Visitor Health Information Kiosk
Computer kiosks will be placed in 2 locations at the St. Edward Mercy Medical Center, an acute care hospital in northwest Arkansas. One kiosk will be placed in the cafeteria and the second will be placed in the main surgery family waiting room. The medical librarian will conduct a demonstration of the kiosk for key hospital staff followed by 3 bi-monthly presentations for the public about the health information kiosk service.
Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA Project: Senior CHAT (Consumer Health Awareness Training)
Senior CHAT is designed to provide basic computer training and instruction in accessing and evaluation online consumer health information to residents of Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. This project will involve working with the Tangipahoa Voluntary Council on Aging and will promote websites including NIHSeniorHealth and MedlinePlus.
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport, Shreveport, LA Project: HealtheLearning Curves: Making Quality Electronic Health Information Available to Fitness Center Participants
A computer will be placed in a Bossier City, LA, fitness center to be used by staff, clients and visitors. Once the equipment is in place, LSUHSC Library staff will conduct educational outreach activities at the center to teach staff and members how to find health information in MedlinePlus and other databases.
Boys and Girls Club of Valencia County, Belen, NM Project: Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Future
The Boys & Girls Club of Valencia County’s program staff will be trained on finding and using reliable online health resources such as MedlinePlus. Program staff will incorporate the information gained in the training to improve and adjust the Club’s Healthy Lifestyles and Sports & Fitness programs. Staff will then teach the children and their parents about healthy choices and activities.
University of North Texas Health Science Center, Gibson D. Lewis Library, Fort Worth, TX Project: Consumer Health and Diabetes Education Program for Low Income Communities within Central Fort Worth
The University of North Texas Health Science Center, Gibson D. Lewis Library will partner with United Community Centers, a United Way agency, to offer underserved individuals with diabetes in central Fort Worth access to authoritative consumer health resources. In addition to training by librarians, the community center will receive computers for visitors and class attendees to use MedlinePlus and other NLM consumer-targeted databases.
Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, Houston, TX Project: NLM by NLM: Nurturing Latina Mothers by the National Library of Medicine
The community-based organization De Madres a Madres (DMAM) will build a health information area so that the primarily Spanish-speaking clients, staff and visitors will have greater access to health information. The project will place a computer in the facility. Training will be provided by HAM-TMC Librarians on MedlinePlus en Español and Tox Town en Español.

 

Express Outreach Award back to Top

The purpose of this award is to support a wide range of outreach projects aimed at improving access to and use of the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) databases.

Year 5 (2010-2011)

Organization Project Description
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport in collaboration with Desoto Regional Health System, Mansfield, LA Project: Reaching Out to Desoto Regional Health System Using Electronic Health Resource Information from the National Library of Medicine
A computer workstation will be made available for medical center staff, patients and their families. Training will be provided on mobile devices since many medical personnel at this site have personal or institutionally supplied portable devices that allow them to use electronic medical records at remote sites. Training for staff will be conducted by librarians at the LSUHSC Library in Shreveport.
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport in collaboration with Sabine Medical Center, Many, LA Project: Reaching Out to Sabine Medical Center Using Electronic Health Resource Information from the National Library of Medicine
A computer will be placed in the Sabine Medical Center, an isolated medical facility 75 miles south of Shreveport, for staff to access NLM databases. Training will be provided by librarians from the LSUHSC-S Library. Medical personnel will learn about the latest resources available and their applications in new techniques such as evidence-based learning.
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport in collaboration with Winn Parish Medical Center, Winnfield, LA Project: Reaching Out to Winn Parish Medical Center Using Electronic Health Resource Information from the National Library of Medicine
A computer will be placed in the Winn Parish Medical Center, a rural medical facility 100 miles southeast of Shreveport, for staff to access NLM databases. Training will be provided on mobile devices since many medical personnel at this site have personal or institutionally supplied portable devices that allow them to use electronic medical records at remote sites. Training for staff will be conducted by librarians at the LSUHSC Library in Shreveport
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Library, Dallas, TX Project: Outreach and Promotion of MedlinePlus to Underserved and Underrepresented Minority High School Students and Families
The goal of this project is the promotion of MedlinePlus resources to minority high school students and their families from the Dallas Independent School District. These students and families will attend Health Fairs and Healthcare Career programs which focus on education and employment opportunities in healthcare fields.

Year 4 (2009-2010) - Spring Cycle

Organization Project Description
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Carroll Medical Library, El Dorado, AR Project: Information at Your Fingertips
The Principal Investigator plans to visit doctors' and dentists' offices, clinics, hospitals and schools in the seven county UAMS-AHEC South Arkansas area training health professionals on NLM databases.
St. Edward Mercy Medical Center, Fort Smith, AR Project: Hamilton House: Outreach Programs to Increase Awareness of Child Abuse Issues and Access to Services and Resources
Hamilton House: Child Safety Center, St. Edward Mercy Medical Center and Mercy Foundation will partner to provide healthcare education sessions for Hamilton House staff, community and affiliated and unaffiliated professionals. Information on sexual and physical abuse plus introduction to NLM database resources will be the primary focus of each healthcare education session.
Baton Rouge General Medical Center, Baton Rouge, LA Project: Satellite Reference Desk at Baton Rouge General Medical Center
This project will consist of a reference desk being set up at the BRGMC Bluebonnet campus, a campus that currently has no physical library presence. The Satellite Reference Desk will be staffed by a medical librarian for a minimum of 10 hours per week.  The librarian will promote the use of PubMed and document delivery.
Richland Parish Hospital, Delhi, LA Project: Reaching Out to Richland Parish Hospital Using Electronic Health Resource Information from the National Library of Medicine
The Richland Parish Hospital, a rural hospital, will receive a computer and training on accessing NLM databases. Training will be provided to hospital staff.
Union General Hospital, Farmerville, LA Project: Reaching Out to Union General Hospital Using Electronic Health Resource Information from the National Library of Medicine
The goal of this project is to train staff and patrons of Union General Hospital, a critical care facility, to access NLM databases.
Hardtner Medical Center, Olla, LA Project: Reaching Out to Hardtner Medical Center Using Electronic Health Resource Information from the National Library of Medicine
A computer will be placed in the Hardtner Medical Center for staff to access NLM databases. Training will be provided by librarians from the Louisiana State University Health Science Center-Shreveport Library. 
Southeast Louisiana Area Health Education Foundation, Slidell, LA Project: WISER & MORE
This project will build off of the successful WISER outreach project. Training on NLM’s WISER database and MedlinePlus will be provided to first responders, healthcare providers and consumers.
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa, OK Project: Prelude to Health Literacy: Preschool Children Encounter Information Access from MedlinePlus’ Children Health Resources
The goal of this project is to provide training sessions to teachers, students, parents and guardians affiliated with the John Knox Child Development Center on MedlinePlus’ Children Health Resources. 
Houston Department of Health and Human Services, Houston, TX Project: Conversation with Caregivers Health Information Project
This project seeks to improve Alzheimer’s disease caregivers’ access to health information and health information literacy through the utilization of NLM's databases. This year-long project will feature six health information training sessions on NIHSenior Health and MedlinePlus at the Southwest Multi-Service Center and other community-based sites across Houston.

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

Project: Information Technology Support for Mercy Ministries of Laredo Promotores
In partnership with the Mercy Ministries of Laredo, UTHSC Libraries will purchase computer hardware and accessories for the promotoras of the Mercy Ministries of Laredo’s cancer and diabetes outreach services. The promotoras will use the items during their health pláticas (talks) in the Laredo community and clinics.  Training from the UTHSC library staff will be provided to the promotoras on the use of the technologies and MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en espãnol.
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX Project: MedlinePlus Videos for Patient Education
A partnership between the UTHSC Libraries and University Health System (UHS), San Antonio’s publicly funded health system, this project will establish two patient education kiosks in different settings within UHS’s main ambulatory clinic in downtown San Antonio.

 

Year 4 (2009-2010) - Fall Cycle

Organization Project Description
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – New Orleans, New Orleans, LA Project: Outreach to LSUHSC-NO School of Dentistry Clinic: Providing Quality Consumer Health Information to Dental Patients
VA Medical Center, Alexandria, LA Project: TECHNOLOGY: Emerging Skills on the Cutting Edge of Healthcare – New to Our Libraries - Offered to satisfy Growing Yearnings
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa, OK Project: A World of Medical Information Access from the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus and the American Indian Health Web site to the Okmulgee Indian Heath Center in Okmulgee, Oklahoma
University of Texas Southwestern Area Health Education Center, Dallas, TX Project: Ventanilla de Salud Online Health Resources Training Project
TIRR Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation & Research, Houston, TX Project: Reaching out to People who have Suffered Catastrophic Injuries or Illness
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Libraries, San Antonio, TX Project: GetHIP – Preconference for Texas Library Association 2010

Year 3 (2008-2009)

Organization Project Description
St. Edward Mercy Medical Center Library, Fort Smith, AR Project: The Good Samaritan Clinic: Patient Centered Medical Home for the Uninsured
Bunkie General Hospital, Bunkie, LA Project: Reaching Out to Bunkie General Hospital Using Information from National Library of Medicine Electronic Health Resources
Homer Memorial Hospital, Homer, LA Project: Reaching Out to Homer Memorial Hospital Using Information from National Library of Medicine Electronic Health Resources
Southeastern Louisiana Area Health Education Center (SEL-AHEC), Slidell, LA Project: SEL-AHEC 2009-10 Outreach
North Caddo Medical Center, Vivian, LA Project: Reaching Out to North Caddo Medical Center Using Information from National Library of Medicine Electronic Health Resources
University of Oklahoma - Tulsa Library, Tulsa, OK Project: OU-Tulsa Health Information Kiosk
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Regional Academic Health Center Library, Harlingen, TX Project: 2009 4th Conference for Promotores de Salud Bi-national Health Week
Forest Lawn Missionary Baptist Church, Houston, TX Project: HEALTHWATCH: Medical Educational Databases for Informed Choices
Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, Houston, TX Project: The Chinese Community Center - Consumer Health Collaborative

Year 2 (2007-2008)

Organization Project Description
St. Edward Mercy Medical Center Library, Fort Smith, AR Project: Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine: The Continuum of Chronic Medical Illness Care
Baton Rouge General Hospital, Baton Rouge, LA Project: MedlinePlus and Louisiana Go Local to Public Health Workers in East Baton Rouge Parish
Cancer Service of Greater Baton Rouge Center/Library, Baton Rouge, LA Project: The Next Step: Finding Cancer Information with MedlinePlus
Ochsner Health System Library, New Orleans, LA Project: Health Reference & the Point of Care
Southeastern Louisiana Area Health Education Center Library at Slidell Memorial Hospital, Slidell, LA Project: WISER Responders II
University of North Texas Health Science Center, Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library, Fort Worth, TX Project: Advancing the Health Literacy of Underserved Seniors in Tarrant County
Houston Academy of Medicine - Texas Medical Center Library, Houston, TX Project: Providing Consumer Health Resources and "HOPE" to One Community
Laredo Public Library, Laredo, TX Project: Partners for Children's Health
San Antonio Public Library, San Antonio, TX Project: Promotoras and Libraries: Advancing Online Health Information in San Antonio's Underserved Communities

Year 1 (2006-2007)

Organization Project Description
St. Edward Mercy Medical Center, Fort Smith, AR The Parish Nurses Promoting Health Information Literacy to Non-English Speaking Hispanic Community project will improve access to health information for the Hispanic community of Fort Smith, AR by providing education related to healthy lifestyles taught by parish nurses and bilingual interpreters at the Immaculate Conception Church.
Southeastern Louisiana Area Health Education Center Learning Resource Center, Slidell, LA The WISER Responders project will use PDAs to introduce NLM’s WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) resources to first responders attending FARMEDIC classes.
Pawhuska Literacy Council, Pawhuska, OK The Health Access in Osage County project aims to make available understandable health information for the older adults in Osage County through educational sessions at area churches, nutrition sites and/or senior citizen centers.
Oklahoma State University Medical Center, Tulsa OK The Patient Information Kiosk project will serve to provide patients and family members at the Medical Center with 24-hour access to MedlinePlus and other web-based consumer health information resources.
University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX The goal of the Health Literacy Education Initiative (HLEI) project is to improve patient health literacy while enhancing the patient education skills of students in a physician assistant program. The project will utilize MedlinePlus to instruct students in the best practices and techniques for effectively communicating with patients concerning their medical status.
Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, Houston, TX The goal of the Information Rx for School Nurses and Librarians: MedlinePlus and Go Local project is to promote MedlinePlus and Go Local Texas Gulf Coast to school nurses and school librarians in the Gulf Coast region.

Historical Preservation and Digitization Award back to Top

The purpose of this award is to increase accessibility to historic and unique items in the South Central Region by providing funding for network members to digitize portions of their collections. These digital collections will then be made freely available online.

Year 5 (2010-2011)

Organization Project Description

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Library – New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

Project: Digitization of the Aristides Agramonte Collection on Yellow Fever

This project aims to digitize 149 rare books and journals identified as the first materials acquired for the LSU medical school library. The books belonged to Dr. Aristides Agramonte, a prominent pathologist and department chair at LSU during the 1900's. His collection includes a large number of early publications on yellow fever.

Tulane University Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences, New Orleans, LA

Project: Early Medical Journalism of Louisiana: A pilot project for the preservation and sharing of nineteenth-century medical publications of Louisiana

The focus of this project is on the digitization of the Charity Hospital Reports. New Orleans Charity Hospital had a rich history serving of the poor in New Orleans. Charity Hospital Reports dating back to 1842 will be digitized. These reports contain morbidity and mortality information for New Orleans as well as disease statistics and information about physicians in the area.

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Library, Dallas, TX

Project: Dallas Medical History, 1890-1975: A Digital Collection

The goals of this project include enhancing availability of information about Dallas' medical history, improving public awareness of historical resources available online and preserving original images. This project will create a digital repository for over 500 images illustrating the history of medicine in Dallas.

Information Access Improvement Project Award back to Top

The purpose of the IAIP Award is to provide an opportunity to Network members interested in improving access to Internet-based health information including NLM products and services

Year 4 (2009-2010)

Organization Project Description
Gila Regional Medical Center,
Silver City, NM
Project: Health Connections: Facilitating Consumer Health Information Access in Southwest New Mexico
Face to Face Enrichment Center, Gonzales, LA Project: Project Connections: Your Link to Health Resource Information
Houston Academy of Medicine - Texas Medical Center Library, Houston, TX Project: The HAM-TMC Library - Bringing Health Information to the People
Pool of Siloman Medical Ministry, Shreveport, LA Project: Information Connections for the Pool of Siloman Medical Ministry, Inc. to Provide Excellent Patient Care and Patient Education
School of Allied Health Professionals, LSUHSC-S, Shreveport, LA Project: Extending Electronic Health Resources to the School of Allied Health Professions Using Information from the NN/LM
St. Edward Mercy Medical Center, Fort Smith, AR Project: Increase Patient Access to On-site Educational Programs while Improving the Perception of and Access to Online Health Information

Year 03 (2008-2009)

Organization Project Description
Azalea Estates, Shreveport LA Project: Connecting Azalea Estates Assisted Living and Retirement Community to Electronic Consumer Health Information
Families Helping Families of Northwest Louisiana, Shreveport LA Project: FAMILIES Health E-Info
Families Helping Families Region 7, Shreveport LA Project: Healthy Connections with Families Helping Families Region 7 Resource and Information Center

Year 02 (2007-2008)

Organization Project Description
Cavanaugh Treatment Center, Bossier City, LA and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Library, Shreveport, LA Project: Making the Consumer Health Conection with the Cavanaugh Treatment Center
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, Lake Charles, LA Project: LCMH Internet Access Expansion Project
Philadelphia Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Library, Shreveport, LA Project: Making the Consumer Health Connection with the Philadelphia Center
Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, Ponca City, OK Project: Ponca Tribal Access Library Outreach

Year 01 (2006-2007)

Organization Project Description
Outpatient Medical Center - Natchitoches, Natchitoches, LA Project: Making the Consumer Health Connection with the Outpatient Medical Center in Natchitoches
Ochsner Medical Center Performance Improvement Analyst Rehab Services, New Orleans, LA Project: Development of a Web-based Rehabilitation Resource Center
Martin Luther King Health Center, Shreveport, LA Project: Making the Consumer Health Connection with the Martin Luther King Health Center
Multicultural Center of the South, Shreveport, LA Project: Making the Consumer Health Connection with the Multicultural Center of the South

Library Technology Award back to Top

The purpose of the Library Technology Award is to assist full Network member libraries that are interested in implementing large-scale technology applications to further encourage library improvement and expansion of library services.

Year 04 (2009-2010)

Organization Project Description

Robert M. Bird Library, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK

Project title: Delivering History: Connecting Users to Historical and Cultural Heritage Materials

Utilizing ContentDM the Library will capture, digitize and share content from its History of Medicine Collection. Three collections from the History of Medicine Collection will be the focus of this project. These collections include: the collection of surgical instruments of Dr. Joel Price, the historical collection fo Martha Primeaux an American Indian leader in the field of nursing and the collection of Dean Long who sererved as College of Medicine Dean at OU from 1915-1931.

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Medical Library, Shreveport, LA

Project title: A Digital Initiative to Preserve the History of The Louisiana State University School Of Medicine In Shreveport

This digitization project will document the history of the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. A variety of primary source materials housed in the LSUHSC-S Medical Library Archives will be digitized, uploaded to CONTENTdm and made available online. Final products of the project will include 1) a collection on the history of the School of Medicine, accessible through the Louisiana Digital Library (LDL); 2) a comprehensive website called “LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport: A Chronological History”, 3) a major exhibition displayed in the Medical Library, and 4) a poster and a paper describing the use of CONTENTdm for presentation at various library conferences.

University of North Texas Health Science Center, Gibson D. Lewis Library, Fort Worth, TX

Project title: Building Meaningful Content in an Educational Health Sciences Repository

This project will provide funding support to UNTHSC Library for a fast-paced digital scanner workstation and digital cameras in order to transition print materials to digital and make them available on UNTHSC’s Scholarly Repository. The Library has archive materials that include rare books in medical history, Texas Osteopathic Medical Association journals, UNTHSC and Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine newsletters, photographs, slides, and a large collection of papers on cranial osteopathy by William G. Sutherland, D.O. The digitized collections will be made available at researchers’ point of need and better serve the library’s diverse user groups.

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Regional Academic Health Center 
Harlingen, TX

Project title: Bringing a South Texas Story from Paper to Pixel: Digital Documentation of the Hurricane Beulah Crisis in the Rio Grande Valley, 1967

The primary goal of the project is to preserve and make widely accessible, via web exhibit and outreach activities, the key materials of the Dr. Mario E. Ramirez Collection which includes photographs, letters, and other ephemera collected and created by Dr. Mario E. Ramirez. Materials that will be digitized include 1) the founding of formal health care and the first hospitals in Starr County, one of the poorest regions in the United States, 2) the medical response to victims of Hurricane Beulah (1967) and the aftermath of the hurricane, and 3) the emergence of medical education in the Rio Grande Valley and the birth of the Med-Ed program in South Texas.


Year 03 (2008-2009)

Organization Project Description

Ochsner Health System Medical Library & Archives, New Orleans, LA

Project title: History of Medicine in New Orleans: A Digital Collection

The focus of this project is to perform digital preservation of selected materials from archives of the Ochsner Medical Library & Archives. Digitization will prevent deterioration and improve access by enabling easier distribution and access from multiple locations. Materials will be digitized externally, and Ochsner librarians will create a web interface that brings these materials to the public, documenting over 80 years of medical history in New Orleans.

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX and Oklahoma State University Library, Tulsa, OK

Project title: A Proposal for the Digitization and Preservation of a Key Historical Resource in Human and Animal Medicine: The Index-Catalogue of Medical and Veterinary Zoology

This project is a collaborative effort between Texas A&M Medical Sciences Library and Oklahoma State University Library to digitize the Index-Catalogue of Medical and Veterinary Zoology, which will greatly increase accessibility to its contents.The finished product will reside in the institutional repositories of both institutions to ensure availability and long-term preservation.


Year 02 (2007-2008)

Organization Project Description
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Medical Library, Shreveport, LA This technology project has the dual purpose of improving interlibrary loan services and the library’s digitization/preservation programs. Both components will be addressed by the acquisition of a modern face-up document scanner.

Year 01 (2006-2007)

Organization Project Description
Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) Library, Alexandria, LA The awarded project will enable VISN 16 (VAMC) librarians, who are collaborating to meet the goal of the National Library of Medicine program to increase electronic document delivery to improve access, convenience and delivery of up-to-date knowledge-based information to health care professionals, allied health professionals, educators, and students within VISN 16 and nationwide through VALNET. Ariel will be implemented in VISN 16 libraries in Little Rock, AR, North Little Rock, AR, Shreveport, LA, and Houston, TX.

Mobile Health Education Project back to Top

The purpose of this award is to provide equipment for a Network Member to advance health information outreach by utilizing mobile technologies.

Year 03 (2008-2009)

Organization Project Description

Santa Fe Indian Hospital, Santa Fe, NM

Project title: Improving women’s health education in rural New Mexico American Indian Tribes

Project Summary: This proposal will extend previous efforts focused on improving American Indian Tribal communities access to medical care and consumer health information through  installation of technology and mobile, wireless services and devices. The specific focus of this effort will be women’s health including breast and cervical health. Results from previous research have shown improvement in early breast cancer screening and compliance with screening appointments. The proposed effort will continue to deliver electronic health (eHealth) information for American Indian women to make informed decisions on their health promotion, disease prevention and improve their health screening appointment compliance rates.


Year 01 (2006-2007)

Organization Project Description
Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, Waco, TX The project, Impact of a Group Training Session on Utilization of the Internet for Health Related Information: a Pilot Study Among Adult Consumers, offers interactive training sessions on MedlinePlus and NLM databases at nine outpatient clinics located within 50 miles of Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center. Follow-up surveys will provide information on the success of such training on 1) increasing use of the Internet for health related searches; 2) improvement of results of health searches on the Internet; and 3) whether or not participants feel more prepared to discuss health issues with their physician.

Partners in Public Health Information Outreach Award back to Top

Year 3 (2008-2009)

Organization Project Description
St. Edward Mercy Medical Center Library, Ft. Smith, AR The project, Communication and Education: Equipping the Community to Fight CA-MRSA, will bring CA-MRSA information and general health information seeking skills to public health workers, healthcare professionals, school personnel and consumers in the Ft. Smith, AR area by providing teaching and training expertise using improved health information seeking skills.  During the education sessions, attendees will be shown internet searching techniques to find reliable and authoritative healthcare information using NLM electronic health information products including PubMed, MedlinePlus, Clinicaltrials.gov, ToxTown and PHPartners.org.

University of Oklahoma-Tulsa Schusterman Center Library, Tulsa, OK

Project Title: Building Dynamic Partnerships in Public Health: Using Wiki Technology to Connect the Tulsa Public Health Workforce with National Library of Medicine Resources

The primary emphasis of this project is to educate local public health agencies in the use of Web 2.0 technology and to develop a full-featured wiki platform for their use.  The library will identify and partner with agencies and individuals contributing to the health and welfare  of Tulsa and assist them in developing wikis for the purposes of project management, user education and information delivery.  Librarians will construct subject-based webliographies for the wikis as well, including significant surface and deep links to NLM.


Year 2 (2007-2008)

Organization Project Description

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, Houston, TX

Project title: Turning Evidence Into Practice: A Pilot Project to Develop New Training and Research Tools for the Public Health Workforce

This project will provide desktop training to Texas public health practitioners throughout Southeast Texas.  Instruction will emphasize the use of evidence based research and guidelines to improve development and implementation of health programs and policies. Project activities will include: development of a website linking to evidence based websites, data sets, and journals and databases; a four-week synchronous distance education course; and three standalone webinars that will be open to all public health workers in Texas.

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Library, San Antonio, TX

Project Title: SMILE: Sharing MedlinePlus/MEDLINE for Information Literacy Education, a Dental Public Health Information Project

This project will focus on improving public health dental practitioners’ access to information resources, heightening their awareness of resources available from NLM, and integrating the best evidence from these resources as part of public health dental practice. The project will provide PubMed and Loansome Doc training for dentists and dental hygienists who staff community dental clinics. The project will also provide MedlinePlus training for dental practitioners and community health workers (promotores) who provide public health preventive care and oral health education. The Library also proposes to create a new topic page for PHPartners.org that focuses on public health dentistry.


Year 1 (2006-2007)

Organization Project Description

University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Center for Development and Disability, Albuquerque, NM

Project title: New Mexico Partners in Public Health

The overall goal of this project is to increase knowledge and use of NLM health information and disability resources by the Sandoval County’s Public Health workforce, the Pueblo’s Community Health Representatives, and Pueblo Family Support Center Resource Specialists in Sandoval County New Mexico. Objectives will be accomplished through community outreach, internet based trainings and follow up technical assistance. The project will be a collaborative partnership between The Center for Development and Disability (CDD), Library and Information Network for the Community (LINC), Pueblo Connections Family support 360 Project, the New Mexico Health Science Library and Information Center (HSLIC), Sandoval County public health agency, and seven Pueblo communities.

Professional Development Award back to Top

The purpose of this award is to empower individuals at NN/LM SCR Network member institutions who are interested in expanding professional knowledge and experience to provide better health information access to health care professionals and consumers.

Year 05 (2010-2011)

Organization Project Description
Kisha Ricks
Face to Face Enrichment Center, Gonzales, LA
Project: United States Conference on AIDS, Orlando, FL
Carolyn Bridgewater
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans Libraries, New Orleans, LA
Project: Patients and Populations: Public Health in Medical Education Conference, Cleveland, OH
Mark Hopkins
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Bird Library, Oklahoma City, OK
Project: American Medical Informatics Association Symposium 2010, Washington DC
Toni Hoberecht
University of Oklahoma - Tulsa Library, Tulsa, OK
Project: American Library Association Midwinter Meeting 2011, San Diego, CA
Alexis Ackel
University of North Texas Health Science Center Library, Fort Worth, TX
Project: Charleston Library Conference, Charleston, SC
Craig Elam
University of North Texas Health Science Center Library, Fort Worth, TX
Project: Charleston Library Conference, Charleston, SC
Kate Krause
Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, Houston, TX
Project: SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting 2010, Baltimore, MD
Karen Bulow
Texas Chiropractic College Library, Pasadena, TX
Project: Information Mastery: A Practical Approach to Evidence-Based Medicine Program, Boston, MA
Keith Cogdill
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Libraries, San Antonio, TX
Project: Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians, Cambridge, MA

Year 04 (2009-2010)

Organization Project Description
Lucas Huntington
Our Lady of the Lake College Library, Baton Rouge, LA
Project: South Central Chapter/Medical Library Association Annual Conference
Maggie McCann
Our Lady of the Lake College Library, Baton Rouge, LA
Project: Flash CS3 Essentials Course
Carolyn Crail Medina
Texas Department of State Health Services Library, Austin, TX
Project: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
Becky McKay
Texas A&M University Medical Sciences Library, College Station, TX
Project: Systematic Review Workshop
Tiffany M. Billmeier
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, TX
Project: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
Clayton Crenshaw
University of North Texas Health Science Center Library, Fort Worth, TX
Project: Internet Librarian 2009 Conference
Janice Paul
City of Houston, Department of Health and Human Services, Houston, TX
Project: Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting
Clara Fowler
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Research Medical Library, Houston, TX
Project: Intentional Teacher Track of the Association of College & Research Libraries Immersion Program
Jonquil D. Feldman
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Library, San Antonio, TX
Project: Association of American Medical Colleges/Association of Academic Health Sciences Annual Meeting

Year 03 (2008-2009)

Organization Project Description
Ladonna Guillot
Southeastern Louisiana University, Sims Memorial Library/Baton Rouge Nursing Library, Baton Rouge, LA
Project: MBTI Program in Gainsville, FL
Carolyn Bridgewater
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Libraries-New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Project: American Public Health Association Learning Institute
Philip Walker
Tulane University, Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences, New Orleans, LA
Project: Innovations in Medical Education Conference
Sheila Green
Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, Houston, TX
Project: National Institutes of Health Library
Keith Cogdill
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Library, San Antonio, TX
Project: American Public Health Association Conference
Linda Levy
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Library, San Antonio, TX
Project: American Public Health Association Conference
Lara Sapp
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Library, San Antonio, TX
Project: American Public Health Association Conference
Rajia Tobia
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Library, San Antonio, TX
Project: Women's Leadership Institute

Year 02 (2007-2008)

Organization Project Description
Jovana Susic
Jefferson Parish Library, Metairie, LA
Project: SCC/MLA 2007
Carolyn Bridgewater
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
Project: ESRI Health GIS Conference
Donna Timm
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA
Project: Evidence-Based Medicine Conference
Sarah Knox Morely
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library & Informatics Center, Albuquerque, NM
Project: American Public Health Association Conference

Year 01 (2006-2007)

Organization Project Description
Carolyn Medina
Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, TX
Project: Texas Public Health Association Conference
Cathy Montoya
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Project: Blackboard World Conference
Lisa Huang
Collin County Community College District, McKinney, TX
Project: Web-based Continuing Education Course

Regional Symposium Award back to Top

This award allows Network members to work with the NN/LM SCR office to coordinate and implement a forum to support 2006-2011 RML Contract initiatives, including emerging health information technologies, hospital library advocacy, health information literacy, health information outreach to community based organizations, public health workforce, or allied health professionals, or assessment and evaluation.

Year 4 (2009-2010)

Organization Project Description
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX Symposium Title: Action on Health Disparities: Global and Local

This symposium will bring together students, consumers, practitioners and scholars in dialogue about effective strategies to address health care disparities and serve medically underserved populations locally and internationally. The conference will challenge the university and Dallas community to do more effective work on the problem of health disparities.

Prairie View A & M University, Prairie View, TX Symposium Title: It's All About Your Health: Get the Facts

This two day event will discuss health issues that have recently become an alarming problem within minority communities, especially African Americans. Three presenters will discuss HIV/AIDS, stroke, and diabetes, respectively. Each presenter will include information about the disease, its causes, symptoms, and how it has affected the culture in which we live, especially the impact on minorities. The lecturers will also discuss ways in which the participant can empower himself in the fight against these diseases.

Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, Houston, TX Symposium Title: Darwin 2009 Houston

As part of the city-wide Darwin 2009 Houston conference, the HAM-TMC Library will host special events on November 5, 2009, including a lecture by John Lienhard, PhD, author of the Public Radio show The Engines of Our Ingenuity. An exhibit on Darwin, developed by NLM, and an exhibit on genetics and New-Darwinism, developed in-house, will be on display at HAM-TMC Library from September - December, 2009. Other presentations and workshops, as well as exhibits, will be scheduled by various institutions participating in Darwin 2009 Houston.


Year 3 (2008-2009)

Organization Project Description
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Library, Oklahoma City, OK Symposium Title: A Place at the Table: The Librarian's Role in Evidence Based Health Care

This symposium is designed to familiarize health librarians with the basics of evidence based health care (EBHC); the reasons for the current emphasis on EBHC in clinical practice and health research; methods for incorporating EBHC into the curriculum and clinical care; and services required of health librarians to meet the information needs of researchers and practitioners involved with EBHC.


Year 2 (2007-2008)

Organization Project Description
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Library, San Antonio, TX Symposium Title: Informing the Health and Future of K-12 Students

This symposium is an opportunity for school librarians, school nurses and others to raise their awareness of information resources available from NLM and other organizations. It also provides participants with an opportunity to work together in small groups to generate ideas for promoting access to health information for students, their families and the broader community.