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Call for Quotations: HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects 2016

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects for improving HIV/AIDS information access for patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers and the general public. Patients and the affected community need access to the most up-to-date and accurate health information to effectively manage and make informed decisions about their health.  Health care providers and health educators also need access to the most current information to provide the highest quality of care. NLM is committed to assisting organizations in accessing the spectrum of information resources and services that are currently available.  The NLM is particularly interested in proposals with creative and different approaches to disseminate information to populations that have a disproportionate prevalence of HIV/AIDS infections in the United States. Emphasis is on increasing the awareness and utilization of NLM online health and medical resources in the HIV/AIDS Community through the use of innovative and evidence-based projects.

Projects must involve two or more of the following information access categories:

  • Information retrieval;
  • Skills development;
  • Resource development and dissemination; and/or
  • Equipment Acquisition.

Significance is placed upon the following types of organizations or arrangements for developing these programs:

  • Community-based organizations (CBOs) or patient advocacy groups currently providing HIV/AIDS related serves to the affected community;
  • Public libraries serving communities in the provision of HIV/AIDS-related information and resources;
  • Health departments or other local, municipal, or state agencies working to improve public health;
  • Faith-based organizations currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services; and/or
  • Multi-type consortia of the above-listed organizations that may be in existence or formed specifically for this project.

Awards are offered for up to $50,000.

Quotations are due to NLM on June 13, 2016.

The solicitation for the 2016 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site.

Primary Point of Contact Secondary Point of Contact
Greg Benedict, Contract Specialist Suet Vu, Contracting Officer
Office of Acquisitions (OA) Office of Acquisitions (OA)
National Library of Medicine (NLM) National Library of Medicine (NLM)
6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 105 6707 Democracy Blvd. Suite 105
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-5488 Bethesda, MD 20892-5488
301-496-6546 Office Phone: 301-496-6546
Fax: 301-402-0642 Fax: 301-402-0642
E-mail: Gregory.benedict@nih.gov E-mail: vus@mail.nlm.nih.gov

 

March NIH News in Health Available

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

NIH News in Health: A monthly newsletter from the National Institutes of Health, part of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services

 

 

 

 

Check out the March issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research: To search for more trusted health information from NIH, bookmark http://health.nih.gov

 

Understanding Anxiety Disorders
When Panic, Fear, and Worries Overwhelm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dizziness and Balance Problems in Kids
Spinning Sensations and Unsteadiness

 

 

 

 

 

Health Capsules

Click here to download a PDF version for printing.Visit our Facebook page to suggest topics you’d like us to cover, or let us know what you find helpful about the newsletter. We’d like to hear from you!Please pass the word on to your colleagues about NIH News in Health. We are happy to send a limited number of print copies free of charge for display in offices, libraries or clinics. Just email us or call 301-402-7337 for more information.

 

Free Webinar: National Library of Medicine Extramural Programs (Focus on NLM Resources)

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Mid-Atlantic Region is hosting a Focus on NLM Resources Webinar on February 17, 2016 from Noon – 1 PM ET.

National Library of Medicine Extramural Programs (Focus on NLM Resources)

Health Literacy, Health Disparities, Big Data, Bioinformatics: what do these have in common? They are all topic areas funded by the National Library of Medicine Extramural Programs. Dr. Alan VanBiervliet, NLM Extramural Programs, will provide a brief overview of grants and other funding from NLM. The main focus of the presentation will be on grants most often received by librarians and how librarians can support institutional researchers who are applying for and receiving NLM funding. Anyone looking for NIH funding will want to catch the “Matchmaking” tool on NIH RePORTER, and other search tools.

No registration required.

Join the webinar at:  https://webmeeting.nih.gov/nlmfocus/

February NIH News in Health Now Available

Friday, February 5th, 2016

NIH News in Health: A monthly newsletter from the National Institutes of Health, part of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services

 

 

 

 

Check out the February issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research: To search for more trusted health information from NIH, bookmark http://health.nih.gov

 

Technologies Enhance Tumor Surgery
Helping Surgeons Spot and Remove Cancer
NIH-funded researchers are developing new technologies to help surgeons figure out exactly where cancerous tumors end and healthy tissue begins. Read more about technologies for cancer surgery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Focusing on Fibromyalgia
A Puzzling and Painful Condition
Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition marked by pain and fatigue. It can be hard to diagnose, but treatment can help. Read more about fibromyalgia.

 

 

 

 

Health Capsules

Click here to download a PDF version for printing.Visit our Facebook page to suggest topics you’d like us to cover, or let us know what you find helpful about the newsletter. We’d like to hear from you!Please pass the word on to your colleagues about NIH News in Health. We are happy to send a limited number of print copies free of charge for display in offices, libraries or clinics. Just email us or call 301-402-7337 for more information.

 

Does Content Syndication Work?

Friday, February 5th, 2016

You may have heard some discussions about syndication but thought, “This sounds good, but does it really work?”

Digital Gov shares insights and provides real examples of how a public library or a .org resource center are using NIH syndicated content on their websites. “Using NIH web content saves you time and money; you don’t need to write your own health content or worry about updating web pages. Browse and choose from topics in the catalog and then simply add the related code to your web page. The end result: NIH content will populate on your web page with your websites existing look and feel!”

Read the full article here.

The Digital Gov article also links to an additional article where you’ll find 3 easy steps for getting NIH syndicated content on your website.

NLM is currently syndicated NIH Senior Health.

Last updated on Friday, 22 November, 2013

Funded by the National Library of Medicine under contract HHS-N-276-2011-00004-C with the Health Sciences and Human Services Library of the University of Maryland