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Outreach Project Awards

The NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic (SE/A), as part of its outreach program, is accepting proposal applications for projects to be conducted by network members in support of the NN/LM mission and goals. Note, that a full proposal will be required for those project applications selected for funding.

Award Goals

The goals of the outreach project award are:

  • To encourage partnerships and community focused activities in support of the NN/LM mission and goals.
  • To promote the awareness of and use of the information products and services of the National Library of Medicine.
  • To improve access to electronic health information.
  • To promote and improve access to library and information services.
  • To promote or improve the use of technology for information access.
  • To support planning for larger outreach projects and community partnerships.
  • To evaluate or conduct follow-up analysis of a previously funded project.

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

Descriptions of projects funded May 2006-April 2011


Funded Projects May 2011-Present

East Carolina University
To educate MGC staff about health literacy topics for patients who come to MGC for treatment To educate patients about relevant health care topics using MedlinePlus resources. To gather statistics on use of the kiosk to report out how the kiosk was used To write an article for publication to report out the results.
March 26, 2012 - April 30, 2013

East Carolina University
To educate BFMC staff about health literacy topics for patients who come to BFMC for treatment To educate patients about relevant health care topics using MedlinePlus resources.To gather statistics on use of the kiosk to report out how the kiosk was used To write an article for publication to report out the results.
March 26, 2012 - April 30, 2013

East Carolina University
To educate FMO staff about health literacy topics for patients who come to FMO for treatment To educate patients about relevant health care topics using MedlinePlus resources. To gather statistics on use of the kiosk to report out how the kiosk was used • To write an article for publication to report out the results.
March 26, 2012 - April 30, 2013

East Carolina University
To educate FMC staff about health literacy topics for patients who come to FMC for treatment To educate patients about relevant health care topics using MedlinePlus resources To gather statistics on use of the kiosk to report out how the kiosk was used To write an article for publication to report out the results.
March 26, 2012- April 30, 2013

Huntsville Madison County Public Library
Using the Alabama State Course of Study and the Alabama High School Health Standards as our guide, our project is designed to create a practical link between health and technology particularly in schools where students lack health literacy skills and those where health disparity characteristics are prevalent. Our project will focus on Health Disparities, Consumer Health Literacy Skills, Computer Skills and Technology. Our goal is to develop a toolkit of interactive e-health learning tools and resources, with emphasis on integrating the use of MedlinePlus, Mobile MedlinePlus and other NLM Databases, along with health e-books on topics that will include: Consumer and Community Health, Nutrition, Family Health, Prevention and Control of Disease, and Environmental Health. These books will be integrated into the curriculum for 9th – 12th grade students in a select group of Huntsville City and Madison County High Schools. We will also train teachers and librarians in the school systems so that they can help us to train other educators, librarians and community groups in the county interested in improving their Consumer Health Literacy Skills.
May 1, 2012-April 30, 2013

Military Partners Families Coalition
This project will increase awareness and accessibility of health and mental-health information and resources by creating a web portal. In consultation with NN/LM Outreach personnel, the web portal will be structured with articles, links, discussion, and contacts to reliable health information (including MedlinePlus) and resources pertinent to the LGB military family. This project will also raise awareness of health literacy for LGB military families through providing safe and comfortable online and in-person environment of mutual support and understanding to discuss health and mental-health issues. MPFC will partner with other community organizations to hold safe-space health discussion around military bases in the Southeastern U.S. region, and to promote available health resources at LGB focused and military families focused conferences.
October 1, 2011 - April 30, 2012

PIA Health Literacy - Computer Literacy - Health Information Access Training
PIA will provide monthly health information sessions in local community programs for 10 months to 350 low income DC and Northern Virginia communities and residents in local substance abuse programs in the District of Columbia. They will also provide two monthly hands-on computer workshops navigating electronic medical libraries such as medlineplus.gov, National Network of Libraries, and Pubmed.gov, just to name a few.
October 1, 2011 - April 30, 2012

University of Alabama - NLM Enhanced User Interfaces
This project will examine decision-‐ making support processes and mechanisms for clinicians working in underserved rural areas treating Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This will be followed by the design, implementation, and evaluation of a centralized and networked resource with specialized user interfaces, capable of collecting, storing, organizing, processing, and delivering supportive multimedia and textual electronic medical information for these rural clinicians.
October 1, 2011 - April 30, 2012

University of Florida
FY 2011

University of Maryland, Baltimore
Through this project, the University of Maryland’s Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) will act in new ways to meet the information needs of researchers involved with translational research, especially those affiliated with the University of Maryland’s newly formed Clinical and Translational Science Institute. The project will have two major components: 1) assessment of researchers’ information needs and 2) the enrichment of researchers’ and librarians’ expertise through education and training. In order to adopt best practices, two librarians will receive advice and mentoring by experts at Washington University and University of Florida. Through this project, the library aims to develop a robust information infrastructure to support expanded library services and the creation of a model for increased information collaboration at the University.
May 1, 2012-April 30, 2013

University of Miami
The purpose of this project is to teach first responders to effectively find and use NLM and other credible health information, leading to improved health outcomes during emergencies and disaster response.
May 1, 2012-April 30, 2013

University of South Carolina
During the Linking South Carolina Free Clinics to Quality Health Information: Phase Three project, the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Library will work with four free medical clinics in South Carolina to purchase and install computer equipment in order to enhance patient education efforts. The Library will also increase awareness and use of MedlinePlus by conducting training sessions at each clinic and linking to MedlinePlus content on patient areas of the clinics' web sites.
May 1, 2012-April 30, 2013

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