PNR All of Us
Knowing your family’s health history paints a picture of potential health problems from one generation to the next. This knowledge is a powerful tool for early detection or prevention of diseases you may be at risk for. Want to learn how to find and share your family health history with your doctor? Let National Family Health History Day on Thanksgiving Day help get the conversation started this holiday season and throughout the year.
For November 2019, the NNLM Reading Club announces three new NNLM Reading club books. Visit Book Selections and Health Resources for Family Health History to download book discussion guides, promotional materials and corresponding family health history information… or to apply for a free NNLM Reading Club Book Kit!
The NNLM Community Engagement Center is organizing a community of Practice for library staff who are providing consumer health information, programs and services as well as for others who are doing similar work.
We invite you to participate in a short, three question needs assessment survey in order to help us structure the community of practice so that it truly meets your needs and provides you with authentic benefits to support your work. Please take a moment to participate. Responses are requested by November 8, 2019. We hope to hear from you!
Because it can be challenging to find a compatible health provider, choose health insurance coverage, or understand medical terms, organizations have been observing October as Health Literacy Month since 1999. It is a time to bring attention to the importance of making health information easy to understand and making the health care system easier to navigate. But you do not have to wait until October. Any time is a good time to become a more informed health consumer.
When it comes to your health, you are your own best advocate. The NNLM Reading Club has selected three books to help you become more knowledgeable and informed:
- Well: What We Need to Talk About When We Talk About Health by Sandro Galea
- An American Sickness by Elisabeth Rosenthal
- How to be a Patient by Sana Goldberg, RN
To learn more about each of these titles and to download book discussion guides, promotional materials and corresponding health information resources, or to apply for a free NNLM Reading Club Book kit, visit the Book Selections and Health Resources: Health Information.
The NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network is pleased to announce its three book selections in support of Healthy Aging.
Women Rowing North by Mary Pipher
Elderhood by Louise Aronson
The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 ¼ Years Old by Hendrik Groen
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, all baby boomers will be older than age 65 by 2030. This will expand the size of the older population so that 1 in every 5 persons will be a senior. How can you successfully navigate the advancing years? Practice healthy aging:
- Be physically active
- Make smart food choices
- Get regular health screenings
- Participate in activities you enjoy
During September – or any month – help get the conversation started in support of healthy aging. Choose one of the three NNLM Reading club books, download the discussion guide, and share health information and programming … or apply for a free NNLM Reading Club Book Kit!
Do you have a great idea to advance health literacy and advance health equity in your community? Bring your great idea to life by applying for one of the NNLM PNR All of Us Community Engagement Awards! We’re delighted to offer 3 Community Engagement Awards, each up to $100,000. Please note: award applications for any amount up to $100,000 will be considered.
The goals of the Community Outreach Awards are to foster awareness of the NIH All of Us Research Program and promote health literacy and health equity through:
- improving consumer access to quality, evidence-based health information
- providing programs, education and outreach focused on addressing community health needs
- addressing digital health literacy skills development
- increasing the understanding and importance of participation in clinical trials, including the All of Us Research Program
Creative approaches to meeting the health literacy needs through community engagement are encouraged. Consider focusing on any topics that support the aims of NIH All of Us Research Program, such as how biology, environment or lifestyle influence health.
The period of performance for these awards is: May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020. Please note: awarded projects may request an extension through December 2020 to complete activities.
Priority for awards will be given to public libraries, or to organizations with an established public library partner carrying a significant role in the project.
Eligible applicants must be from institutions that are members of the NNLM PNR; if you don’t have a membership, membership is free and open to institutions interested in improving equitable access to health information. To apply for membership, submit an online membership application. NNLM PNR members who have not previously received NNLM funding or have only received funding once before are encouraged to apply.
Interested in applying? Please note the following deadlines:
- Letter of Intent providing a brief description of the proposed project, must be submitted no later than Wednesday, September 11, 2019. Please send your Letter of Intent to: firstname.lastname@example.org and include Community Engagement Award in the subject line.
- Submission deadline for your completed application is Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 3:00 Pacific Time (late submissions will not be accepted). Please send your completed application to email@example.com and include Community Engagement Award in the subject line.
For more information about this award and for tips on writing your proposal check out our Proposal Writing Toolkit. There you’ll find helpful suggestions for how to include All of Us awareness in your project proposal, guidelines for submitting a letter of intent and step by step tutorials on how to complete your project application.
Questions? Please drop us a line: firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome all questions and input. We look forward to funding your good ideas!
August is National Immunization Awareness Month, a National Health Observance which provides a key opportunity to highlight the importance of getting recommended vaccines at all ages.
The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention reminds us that every year children and adults become seriously ill and are hospitalized because of diseases that vaccines can help prevent, like whooping cough, cancers caused by HPV and pneumonia. This year’s measles outbreaks are a key reminder of how quickly diseases can spread when people aren’t vaccinated.
The NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network is pleased to announce its three book selections in support of National Immunization Awareness Month:
Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel’s Autism by Peter Hotez
The Vaccine Race by Meredith Wadman
On Immunity by Eula Bliss
To learn more about each of these titles and to download book discussion guides, promotional materials and corresponding vaccine and immunization information, or to apply for a free NNLM Reading Club Book kit, visit the NNLM Reading Club.