NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network
Who are we?
The NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network (CEN) is part of a partnership between the NIH's All of Us Research Program and the National Library of Medicine. The CEN consists of a regional network of health libraries whose mission it is to improve access to biomedical information in the United States, support communities with consumer health information and education to increase health literacy, and raise awareness of the NIH All of Us Research Program to accelerate medical breakthroughs and improve individual treatment, prevention, and care for all of us.
Where are we?
An NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator is located in each of the eight regional libraries. Coordinating national activities for the network is the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Center (CEN) located at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Regional office at the University of Iowa Hardin Library for the Health Sciences.
What do we do?
The NNLM All of Us CEN connects public libraries with health information specialists to develop customized, innovative, and effective approaches for meeting a community's health literacy needs while providing value-added health information services for public libraries and public library staff.
How do we do this?
- By helping public libraries support the health information needs of their users in their communities with educational programming, training, and funding
- By inviting public libraries to engage with the network, connect with health information community partners, and share information about the NIH All of Us Research Program
How can you engage?
Start by joining the network. It's free with no obligation. Then take our free consumer health information classes at your convenience where ever you have internet access. Finally, contact your regional NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator to discuss the program in a way that specifically supports your library and community health information and literacy needs.