- The Research Program and Public Libraries

The National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine have partnered to support public libraries in meeting the health information needs of their patrons and engaging their communities around the Research Program. This preconference will discuss programming ideas, funding opportunities, and community engagement for public libraries around issues of health literacy, precision medicine, and . Participants will learn about the Research Program and its goal of addressing health disparities and advancing medical research. Attendees will explore how to create fun and informative health-related programming through hands-on interaction and health resources for their communities. The National Institutes of Health's Research Program is an unprecedented effort to gather data from one million or more people mirroring the diversity of the United States to accelerate research and improve health. By taking into account individual differences in lifestyle, environment, and biology, 133s will uncover paths toward delivering precision medicine. This preconference will provide an overview of the Research Program, precision medicine, and the National Institutes of Health's partnership with the National Library of Medicine, and how public libraries can support the health literacy and knowledge of their patrons.

Project Details

Organization Name

New York Library Association NYLA

Organization Type
All of Us
Project Lead

Jeremy Johannesen

New York
Start Date
May 15, 2018
End Date
April 30, 2019
Funding Amount
Library or Information Professional
Region: Region 5

The goal of the NNLM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health by providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving individuals' access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health.

The University of Washington Health Sciences Library serves as the Regional Medical Library (RML) for Region 5, which provides programs, services, and dedicated support for NNLM Members in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States in the Pacific.

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