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Title Summary Project Period
Partner Outreach 2020-2021: University of Illinois at Chicago Library for the Health Sciences - Peoria

Serve as a partner outreach library, offering training and promotion of NLM resources on behalf of the GMR.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Beaumont Library District Health Outreach Initiative

Our plan is to use the funds to acquire books on Covid-19, which we will use in a display in order to educate the public on the topic. We also plan using up to ten Kindle Paperwhites to loan out to our patrons so as to better advertise our e-book services.

September 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Partner Outreach 2018-2021: Medical College of Wisconsin

To perform outreach on behalf of NNLM GMR

May 1, 2018 - April 30, 2021
NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region, 2016-2021

The goal of the NN/LM 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 individual's access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. As one of eight regional medical libraries in the country, NN/LM MAR will coordinate the operation of a Network of libraries and other organizations to carry out regional and national programs to meet the NN/LM mission.

May 1, 2016 - April 30, 2021
Development and Evaluation of a Technology Education for Community and Home TECH Program for Older 88 and Their Family Members and Caregivers to Support Independence

This project is designed to fuse information available on a wide range of health and daily living topics found in MedlinePlus with 21st century technology skills that often are lacking in older aged 65 years. Through the creation of relevant and approachable topic e.g.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Exploring Health & Wellness at the Norwin Public Library

We believe the public library can offer more than research-based learning and recreation such as books, movies, music; it can offer emotional and psychological learning, acceptance and mindfulness. Working with several local partners, our library will engage our families in a waide variety of health programming, and integrate health information into our services. To supplement these programs, we will direct patrons towards,,, and other trusted resources.

May 27, 2020 - April 30, 2021
The San Francisco Bay Areas Response to the AIDS Epidemic: Digitizing and Providing Universal Access to Historical AIDS Records

The Archives and Special Collections Archives department of the University of California, San Francisco UCSF Library, seeks a support from the NNLM to digitize approximately 43,000-45,000 pages from 15 archival collections related to the early days of the AIDS epidemic in the San Francisco Bay Area and make them widely accessible to the public on the Internet. This new digital collection will address the gaps that exist in relation to materials chronicling the experience and struggles of communities of color and marginalized communities in the early days of the AIDS epidemic.

September 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
TEACH Across Alabama: Training, Educating, Advising, Connecting, and Helping Alabamas Healthcare Workforce and Healthcare Consumers Navigate the COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Global Pandemic

The COVID pandemic has highlighted the need for the long-overdue dissemination of appropriate, timely, and accurate information to the 125. With the rising tide of misinformation and the safety of the public in jeopardy, it is imperative that people are trained to find the most accurate information from reliable sources. Empowering individuals, community leaders, and engaged citizens with the tools to uncover accurate information lays the foundation for trust so that a sustainable web of understanding, information, and knowledge can be built.

December 11, 2020 - April 30, 2021
NNLM Wash & Learn National Model Year 2

Through various partnerships with local libraries and national organizations, including the Institute of Museum and Library Services IMLS and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine NNLM, Libraries Without Borders LWB has rapidly scaled its Wash and Learn Initiative WALI, which delivers library services and programs in laundromats.

September 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
RDM 14: Teaching Data Literacy through an Escape Room

This data literacy escape room will teach graduate students in disciplines of the health sciences how to manage data ethically. The game will serve as one component in a series of data literacy modules, which will fill a gap in the current graduate school curriculum by addressing data management in a systematic way. The game will be designed to meet learning objectives in an innovative way to engage students beyond the classroom setting, based on established research. This project hopes to add to this literature with positive results.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Health and Science Literacy Programs and Resources for the 95 Communities of Charles City and New Kent Served by Heritage Public Library

Heritage Public Library will improve public health by providing health and science programs and resources to improve individuals access to health and science information. This will expand the health and science literacy of our community of populations underrepresented by biomedical research. Heritage Public Library will emphasize virtual programs and these programs will be conducted online if feasible or will include materials that can be taken home to serve the large proportion of Heritage Public Librarys community that do not have reliable broadband access.

December 11, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Partner Outreach 2018-2021: University of Iowa Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

To perform outreach on behalf of NNLM GMR

May 1, 2018 - April 30, 2021
In Memphis: Health Outreach with the Connect Crew

Memphis Public Libraries six-person outreach team, the Connect Crew, was launched in January 2019. This team travels throughout Memphis and Shelby County to host a robust variety of programming for all ages and learning levels, including some limited health and wellness programs. Our partner agencies, including local schools, community centers, parks, and service providers, have requested additional programming around health literacy and wellness.

June 12, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Nursing Experts: Translating the Evidence Phase 3 NExT3

Since 2001, the University of Illinois at Chicagos Library of the Health Sciences and the College of Nursing have been engaged in a series of evidence-based education programs targeted to public health nurses. These programs have expanded and built upon each other and used partnerships and connections towards providing equal access to biomedical information to all U.S. health professionals and the use of scientific evidence to guide healthcare decision making.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Taking Effective Action TEA Healthy Sound Bites

Taking Effective Action, Incorporated TEA is applying for the Health Information Outreach Award grant to advance and support equal access to biomedical information and improve individual access to information on the Research Program among minority and underserved faith-based populations in parts of the Southeastern /Atlantic Region SEA; Washington, District of Columbia DC, Maryland; Virginia, and North Carolina. TEA will produce a podcast series, a web resource page, and a blog series on precision medicine MedlinePlus and an research program overview, PubMed.

January 18, 2021 - April 30, 2021
Cmo dar un P.A.S.O. hacia el Bienestar Emocional! How to Take a Step toward Emotional Wellness

Cmo dar un P.A.S.O. hacia el Bienestar Emocional! How to Take a Step toward Emotional Wellness is a health literacy outreach intervention designed to improve emotional wellness knowledge and related communications skills among Hispanic 88. This work builds on a previous support from the NNLM SCR to develop the M.O.V.E. toward Emotional Wellness guide in English and adapt it into Spanish.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
The HOPE Directory: Phase 2 Sustainability

The purpose of this web-based directory is to centralize access to reliable and authoritative local information, raise awareness of the role of resource libraries, and generate collaboration between organizations. By extending funding into a second year, Lewis Library will expand its growing number of resource entries, create a sustainable workflow for local organizations to input their own information, and generate educational materials to extend the reach of the directory.

May 1, 2019 - April 30, 2021
Partner Outreach 2018-2021: University of North Dakota Health Science Library

To perform outreach on behalf of NNLM GMR

May 1, 2018 - April 30, 2021
Opening Doors To The Outdoors 2020-2021

The Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, BHC known for its rich history, has opened its borders to visitors previously unable to share in adventures. Adaptive outdoor programs in the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor forge successful partnerships with multiple state, civic, nonprofits and private organizations. Adaptive cycling events welcome those with visual and cognitive impairments, the aged, and younger 88 with a varied assortment of mobility limitations. Participants set out, some with trepidation, and return with wide and infectious smiles.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Reaching Beyond: Expand Outbreak! 2020 to new online audiences

The current global pandemic has pushed the Public Health Museum PHM to retool delivery of its successful week-long "Outbreak!" high school summer program into a virtual classroom experience and virtual museum tours. Outbreak! is in its eighth year of bringing dedicated and knowledgeable health professionals together to share their experience and enthusiasm with students interested in careers in public health. We have the opportunity now to significantly expand our student audience and share our curriculum online.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
MOVING Beyond COVID-19: Helping Consumers Move toward Emotional Wellness through Accessible Online Learning

The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted emotional wellness in many ways. A team of health 12s and plain language writers seek to address emotional wellness needs exacerbated by COVID-19 by adapting, developing, and promoting accessible authoritative consumer health resources. The team will adapt the English language How to M.O.V.E. toward Emotional Wellness print booklet into an interactive, web-based tutorial to provide an ongoing source of emotional wellness learning and support and link learners to additional topical NLM/NIH/CDC resources.

November 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Improving Provider Knowledge of HPV to Reduce Cancer on Nantucket & Marthas Vineyard

Human papillomavirus HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the USA. Over 90% of cervical and anal cancers and 75% of oropharyngeal cancer are caused by persistent HPV infection. These infections, and the resultant cancers, can be prevented with vaccination. However, the islands of Marthas Vineyard and Nantucket lag far behind the Massachusetts average in their HPV vaccination rates.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Information Collaboration: Bringing Public Health Organizations and Public Libraries Together Phase II

Phase II of the Information Collaboration project will focus on developing and implementing a training and outreach program that targets the public library and public health workforce. The goal of the program will be to foster sustainable partnerships aimed at improving the publics health through information access. The development of this project will be informed by the data collected and analyzed during the Phase I project.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
88tal Health Resources in Oil Creek District

The Oil Creek Library District will be providing a digital repository of mental health resources for the fourteen library outlets in our District Clarion, Jefferson, and Venango counties in PA. In addition to the digital books and audiobooks, the District will be facilitating virtual programming with local health providers on topics regarding mental health. The programming will have both a recorded, archived access and a live Q&A session that will not be recorded. Finally, the District will be creating virtual tutorials for accessing our available health resources.

September 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Community Health Literacy Training

For this award of $25,000 P. I. Advocates 94, Inc. PIA will teach and/or improve peoples computer skills in accessing high quality web-based health information and simultaneously improve their understanding of health literacy and the importance for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. We will delegate full attention to training as many people as possible doing the period of this contract which is from January 2021 to April 31 2021. PIA is introducing this project as community level health literacy training.

January 18, 2021 - April 30, 2021
Surviving COVID-19, In A Virtual World

Surviving COVID-19, In A Virtual World. Our plans are to educate, train and inform as many Community members on how to protect themselves from contracting and spreading the COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Global Pandemic Virus by providing programs that will increase access and awareness on how to use the Internet/Computer and other technological devices to find online reliable COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 health information using CDC Guidelines, NIH, NNLM and website while practicing social distancing.

February 1, 2021 - April 30, 2021
92 and Self-Care

This project will provide the 92 in our community the opportunity to become educated on the importance of taking care of themselves in a variety of different ways that include physical health, mental health, emotional health, and safety. The project will include a NLM Traveling Exhibit on Domestic Abuse and a personal safety course offered by local experts. A self-care fair for female youth and 88 that will have different booths that addresses all the aspects of self-care such as skin care, diet, exercise, mental health, support groups, beauty, fashion, hobbies/interests, etc.

October 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Partner Outreach: Medical College of Wisconsin 2020-2021

Serve as a partner outreach library, offering training and promotion of NLM/NNLM resources and services on behalf of the GMR.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Frontline Health Literacy

As 126s, we know that health literacy is a shared responsibility between us, the patient and the patients family. Yet, we struggle to address the issue in a way that empowers our young patients and their caregivers, particularly minorities and the underserved. We want to change that by providing specific, high-risk families with a resource that will empower them to provide the best care to their 86. Cook 86s Medical Center currently has several initiatives that focus on identifying and assisting underserved families who are known to be repeat users of the Emergency Department.

May 1, 2019 - April 30, 2021
M-SEARCH BYOD Project Mobile Systems Education and Resources for Consumer Health Bring Your Own Device

The proposed initiative, MSEARCH BYOD, will provide trainings for patrons and staff members at three Baker-Ripley Neighbor Center senior locations. NNLM resources that will be used in the training are, The National Institute on Aging, and NIHs Go4Life websites. Participants will be asked to bring their personal smartphone or mobile tablet devices if available to the trainings. Participants who cannot bring a mobile device to the training will be provided a mobile tablet device for use during each class.

May 1, 2019 - April 30, 2021
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