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:

Greenwood Leflore Hospital
The project will expand the activities of the previously funded Express Outreach Project along with educating some new staffing in the hospital. We will track, monitor and provide PI to demonstrate we are meeting our objectives. We already have some knowledgeable personnel who understand our goals therefore our plan will continue with teamwork and providing quarterly feedback of progress accomplished. We will utilize the diabetes educators in the hospital and in the clinics with patient education. We already see all new admissions along with other staffing engaging and educating everyone of the importance of patient education for meaningful use so this will help our project. The entire hospital and clinics have learned the importance of meaningful use therefore working as a team we want to provide continuous quality care in meeting our goals. We plan to find ways to educate the community prior admission into the hospital and upon discharge about resources and services available from NLM to engage them.
April 30, 2015-April 30,2016

HIV/AIDS Empowerment Resource Center for Young Women Inc
Develop the SciFi (Sharing Chlamydia Information Foils Infection ) website to disseminate web-based and evidence-based Chlamydia prevention resources which incorporates MedlinePlus tools. The SciFi website will be culturally relevant; 2) Introduce and enhance access of minority and underserved youths to electronic Chlamydia prevention information and health resources using MedlinePlus; 3) Provide on-site training for Health Educators to build capacity to access and disseminate culturally relevant and accurate health information; and 4) Promote the use of electronic Chlamydia information using MedlinePlus.
October 2011

MaFlo's Health &Awareness Team
1. Continue basic computer and internet training in the Community on how to find reliable health information through MedlinePlus.gov, SeniorHealth, ToxTown, CDC and other reliable NN/LM websites. 2. Continue Community outreach to see which organizations, groups or faith-based facility is in need of NN/LM's services. 3.Continue health and nutritional classes. 4. Continue our collaboration with the Public Libraries, Community Centers, Senior Centers, Faith-based Organizations and Diabetes CORE Group. 5. Pairing (5) Teens/Middle & High School Students with (5) Senior Citizens to help Seniors better understand their technical devices.
May 1, 2016-April 30, 2016

MaFlo's Health &Awareness Team
Continue basic computer training and internet training in the community on how to access reliable health information through MedlinePlus.gov, 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 MedlinePlus.gov.
May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015

MaFlo's Health & Awareness Team
1. Continue basic computer training and internet training in the community on how to access reliable health information through MedlinePlus.gov, SeniorHealth, ToxTown, CDC and other reliable NN/LM websites. 2. Continue Community Outreach to see which organizations, groups or faith=based facility is in need of NN/LM services. 3. Continue health and nutritional classes. 4. continue our collaboration with the Public Libraries, Community Centers, Senior Centers, Faith-based Organizations and the Diabetes CORE Group.
September 2011

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

P.I. Advocates International, Inc. (PIA)
Objective 1: ascertain how many post workshop attendees are still using medlineplus.gov and other medical websites provided by NIH, facilitate 22 workshops for people who have taken our training and new people interested in taking our training/workshop. Objective 2: improve the public’s access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health and use local libraries to host the project. Objective 3: continue promoting awareness of, access to, and use of easy to read health information resources using medlineplus.gov with a particular emphasis on eliminating health disparities throughout the District of Columbia. Our overarching goal/objective is to provide our proven hands-on computer workshop to promote and improve electronic access to health information through our combination workshop comprised of computer literacy, health literacy, and web navigation skills—teaching skills finding health information using medlineplus.gov.
May 12, 2015-April 30, 2015

Restored Generation
1. Provide Medlineplus information to our youth in African American Faith-based organizations. 2. To spread awareness of how to access health information for youth. 3. To provide knowledge to our youth on how to access credible information from Medlineplus information
May 1, 2015-April 30, 2016

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 Miami, Calder Memorial Library
Continue testing the iPads at health fair locations for patient education • Implement new evaluation measures, including shorter surveys • Trial the use of an iPad in expanded outreach to an affiliated DOCS clinic in Little Havana.
2011

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