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Apply by July 31: All of Us Health Ambassador Award

Tue, 2020-07-28 10:14

The All of Us Research Program’s goal is to learn how differences between us might lead to different types of treatments. With a goal to have one million people participate in this study, researchers may use this information to improve the health for everyone. As part of a partnership with the All of Us Research Program, the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (NNLM SEA) is pleased to offer the All of Us Health Ambassador Award.

Amount: Up to $19,000

Awards Available: 3

Application Deadline: Friday, July 31, 2020 at 11:00pm Pacific Time.

The purpose of the SEA All of Us Ambassador Award is to support libraries for projects that improve health information and digital literacy, improve access to, awareness of, and skills to locate high quality biomedical and health information, and improve understanding and importance in participation of clinical trials, including All of Us through a train-the-trainer model. As an ambassador, you may be asked to support additional outreach to help train and empower NNLM Network Members in your local community.

Potential Project Ideas

Project proposals should focus on the following project ideas:

  • Purchasing web-accessible computers/tablets for libraries that will be used for offering trainings on NLM databases and NNLM professional development courses.
  • Presenting training using one of the NNLM consumer health classes at local library professional development in-service meetings or library organizational events, or virtually.
  • Training unaffiliated, minority, urban or rural health professionals and All of Us partners in effective use of electronic health information resources for evidence-based practice, with an emphasis on NLM databases and resources.

Preference will be given to libraries and organizations with established relationships with public libraries and should be mentioned within the proposal.

Projects must also provide awareness of All of Us, such as including the use of informational materials about All of Us in programming, events, classes and other activities offered as part of the project or distributing All of Us brochures to patrons. Standard informational materials will be provided to awardee at no cost. Applicants are encouraged to utilize resources available from the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network and, when possible, partner with other All of Us partners in the community. SEA staff will help connect you with potential All of Us partners.

SEA staff are available for consultations. Please email NNLM SEA to schedule an appointment.

Please visit the All of Us Ambassador Award description and the FAQ document for details regarding the award, eligibility, and to access the application.

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NNLM SEA Funding Announcement: All of Us Health Ambassador Award

Mon, 2020-06-29 14:33

The All of Us Research Program’s goal is to learn how differences between us might lead to different types of treatments. With a goal to have one million people participate in this study, researchers may use this information to improve the health for everyone. As part of a partnership with the All of Us Research Program, the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (NNLM SEA) is pleased to offer the All of Us Health Ambassador Award.

Amount: Up to $19,000

Awards Available: 3

Application Deadline: Friday, July 31, 2020 at 11:00pm Pacific Time.

The purpose of the SEA All of Us Ambassador Award is to support libraries for projects that improve health information and digital literacy, improve access to, awareness of, and skills to locate high quality biomedical and health information, and improve understanding and importance in participation of clinical trials, including All of Us through a train-the-trainer model. As an ambassador, you may be asked to support additional outreach to help train and empower NNLM Network Members in your local community.

Potential Project Ideas

Project proposals should focus on the following project ideas:

  • Purchasing web-accessible computers/tablets for libraries that will be used for offering trainings on NLM databases and NNLM professional development courses.
  • Presenting training using one of the NNLM consumer health classes at local library professional development in-service meetings or library organizational events, or virtually.
  • Training unaffiliated, minority, urban or rural health professionals and All of Us partners in effective use of electronic health information resources for evidence-based practice, with an emphasis on NLM databases and resources.

Preference will be given to libraries and organizations with established relationships with public libraries and should be mentioned within the proposal.

Projects must also provide awareness of All of Us, such as including the use of informational materials about All of Us in programming, events, classes and other activities offered as part of the project or distributing All of Us brochures to patrons. Standard informational materials will be provided to awardee at no cost. Applicants are encouraged to utilize resources available from the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network and, when possible, partner with other All of Us partners in the community. SEA staff will help connect you with potential All of Us partners.

SEA staff are available for consultations. Please email NNLM SEA to schedule an appointment.

Please visit the All of Us Ambassador Award description and the FAQ document for details regarding the award, eligibility, and to access the application.

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2020 Summer Reading Programming with SciStarter and NNLM

Wed, 2020-06-17 13:57

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), a program of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), and the All of Us Research Program has expanded its partnership with SciStarter and the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University, and the Collaborative Summer Library Program to bring health programming to your library for Summer Reading! Exploring Citizen Science is a great way to reach library patrons virtually.

The organizations worked collaboratively to promote Citizen Science Month (April 2020) in libraries, to increase awareness of citizen science in communities across the nation, and help you explore the impact of the environment on your health. Through citizen science and crowdsourcing, NNLM can help you engage in initiatives addressing societal needs and accelerating biomedical science, technology, and innovation. Participation in the research process also helps create transparency and build trust between NNLM and the communities that we serve.

Interested in co-hosting a virtual event about a Citizen Science project with SciStater and NNLM? Get in touch by filling out our interest form. We have limited opportunities connecting to summer reading, but filling out the sign-up form also signals your willingness for future engagement in the coming months.

We have limited opportunities connecting to summer reading, but filling out the sign-up form also signals your willingness for future engagement in the coming months.

Learn more about Citizen Science, visit SciStarter.
Interested in co-hosting a virtual event? Fill out this form.
For other health programming ideas for Summer Reading, visit the NNLM Summer Reading site.
To learn more about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), please visit the CDC Coronavirus site.

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NIH All of Us Research Program Releases Beta of Research Workbench

Thu, 2020-05-28 13:50

Written By: April Wright, NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator, SEA

The All of Us Research Program, grown out of the NIH Precision Medicine Initiative, aims to build one of the largest, most diverse datasets of its kind for health research and to reflect the diversity of the United States through its participants. All people living in the United States – not just citizens – are eligible to participate. The mission of All of Us is to accelerate health research and medical breakthroughs, enabling individualized prevention, treatment, and care. The goal of the program is to help researchers understand more about why people get sick or stay healthy. By looking for patterns, researchers may learn more about what affects people’s health.

The Researcher Workbench makes participant data freely available through the All of Us Research Hub. What follows is the official announcement from the All of Us Research Program.

The All of Us Research Program launched the beta phase of the Researcher Workbench today. Read the official announcement from All of Us CEO Dr. Josh Denny.

The Workbench is a new platform that contains deidentified, individual-level participant data, including electronic health records, survey answers, and physical measurements. Within the Workbench, researchers can use a suite of custom tools to create, review, and analyze cohort data. Visit the Research Hub website to learn more about our methodology for curating participant data and the Researcher Workbench tools.

During the beta phase, researchers with NIH eRA Commons accounts may apply for access if their institutions have a data use agreement in place. Right now, any U.S.-based academic, nonprofit, or health care organization can enter into our Data Use and Registration Agreement.

We released several new resources to the Research Hub website:

  • We’re in Beta: Learn what to expect as part of the Researcher Workbench beta phase.
  • Data Use Policies: Find out more about acceptable uses of All of Us participant data.
  • Publications: Discover published work by other researchers based on All of Us participant data.
  • Research Projects Directory: View more information about researchers’ workspaces and their work with the All of Us participant data.

We extend a warm welcome to researchers interested in exploring the Researcher Workbench. We want to design this platform with you, to make it the best resource it can be. Your comments and suggestions are central to that effort. Go to ResearchAllofUs.org to find out more and get started.

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Digital Literacy Resources from PLA and All of Us

Wed, 2020-04-29 12:44

In a time where we rely so heavily on digital connectivity, how can we ensure that library communities have the support they need to stay connected?

The Public Library Association (PLA), National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) and the All of Us Research Program (All of Us) have partnered together to create free resources for library staff to support their community’s digital literacy needs. Resources include a curriculum guide for library staff to teach digital literacy by using health topics and a series of online modules designed to teach basic Internet skills. Available in English and Spanish, the modules are designed to help new internet users navigate the online world.

Learn more about why digital literacy is so important to health, participate in virtual trainings, access free resources to help your library support digital health literacy, and promote your digital literacy training sessions to individuals in your community in partnership with NNLM and All of Us.

Visit nnlm.gov/allofus/digitalhealthliteracy to access these resources and opportunities and more!

Looking for more ways to engage your community around digital literacy?

Try promoting citizen science as a way for your community to practice digital literacy skills, learn about factors that impact health, and contribute meaningful data to scientific research!

To get started, check out our online course “Introduction to Citizen Science,” a free, online class developed in partnership with SciStarter. This course is for any member of the public who is interested in learning about citizen science and how they can participate in citizen science activities both online and in-person.

Visit scistarter.org/nlm to access citizen science resources.

NNLM invites you to learn and share innovative ways to continue supporting the digital literacy needs of your communities with your colleagues in the NNLM network.

These opportunities have been brought to you in partnership with All of Us, a national research program seeking one million or more people from across the United States to help speed up medical research. Learn more about All of Us at joinallofus.org/internetskills.

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