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Express Outreach Follow-up Awards

  • The goal of the express outreach follow-up award is to expand, assess, evaluate or sustain activities of a previously funded outreach project in which the applicant participated. The original project should be one that focused on:
  • Expanding community focused activities in support of the NN/LM mission and goals.
  • Promoting the awareness of and use of the information products and services of the National Library of Medicine.
  • Improving access to quality electronic health information.
  • Promoting and improving access to information services.
  • Promoting or improving the use of technology for information access.

For more information about this funding opportunity and how to apply, please click here.

Projects funded from May 2006 - April 2011 contract

Projects Funded May 2011-Present:

MaFlo's Health &Awareness Team
Continue basic computer training and internet training in the community on how to access reliable health information through, SeniorHealth, ToxTown, CDC and other reliable NN/LM websites. Continue Community outreach to see which organizations, groups or faith-based facility is in need of NN/LM's service. Continue health and nutritional classes. Continue our collaboration with the Public Libraries, Community Centers, Senior Centers, Faith-based Organizations and the Diabetes CORE Group.
May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014

MaFlo's Health &Awareness Team
Working closely with Diabetes CORE Group and other Faith-based groups in the community, to educate and train members of the community how to use the internet/computer and other technology to find reliable health information using
May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015

Military Partners and Families Coalition
MPFC plans to work with the military and civilian health and mental-health providers to determine impact and next steps from the completed survey. MPFC goal is to use the results from a survey created in the initial funded project to inform and educate the military community, community organizations, social workers, military chaplains, and health care professionals, about the unique health and mental-health needs of the target population.
May 1, 2012 - April 30, 2013

University of Alabama, Lister Hill Library
From the results (currently being collected) of patient satisfaction assessments and provider self-assessed skills and knowledge of health literacy issues, we will refine an educational intervention with the staff to address any identified areas of improvement (or reinforce current good practices).
May 1, 2012 - April 30, 2013

University of Florida
Provide consumer health information to an underserved patient population. Assist patients in identifying and clarifying questions to ask the doctor before their visit. Offer post-visit assistance in understanding physician-provided information • Identify the most common medical problems seen in this population. Develop information resources for those specific conditions at varying literacy levels and learning styles, as appropriate for this population. Extend the model of librarians embedded into the internal medicine clinic with new library and physician collaborators. Train physicians in available consumer health information.
May 1, 2013-April 30, 2014

University of South Carolina
This project will expand the activities of the previously funded Express Outreach Project Award by: - Promoting the awareness of and use of the InfoAble Portal, which includes National Library of Medicine resources (e.g. MedlinePlus, Clinical Trials, and PubMed), and the Center for Disability Resources Library by developing a tutorial for the InfoAble Portal and training individuals from each of the six Family Connection Offices in the use of these information resources and services. - Improving access to information services and the use of technology for information access by interconnecting the six Family Connection offices with a videoconferencing system.
May 1, 2013-April 30, 2014