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Title Summary Project Period
Health and Hotspots

Bellevue College will improve health information access for underrepresented populations by purchasing 30 hotspots and data plans for student use, as well as create a series of workshops instructing patrons in finding high-quality information about COVID-19, including NIH and NLM sources. The workshops will also address combating misinformation around COVID-19, and educating participants about evaluating online information.

December 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region 2016-2021


May 1, 2016 - April 30, 2021
Engaging with Health through Virtual Lectures and Wellness Programs

The library will develop and present virtual health programming to the community consisting of a monthly health lecture by a local doctor or professional, and weekly movement-based and mental wellness programming. This project will improve the access of the public to health information and aid them in making informed health decisions by providing easy virtual access to trained health professionals and health-based programming

December 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
The Superwoman Project - North Carolina

The Superwoman Project is Black Girl Health Foundations BGHF newest programming and has been developed to provide support to moms in every aspect of their lives, including: new motherhood, child mortality, parenting, mental and holistic health, marriage and relationships, leadership, and navigating the workforce. In 2020, The Superwoman Project was developed as a pilot which was launched in Houston, TXa city that has struggled badly with mitigating its Coronavirus cases.

December 11, 2020 - April 30, 2021
University of Cincinnati 101 Workshop Series

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus HIV is entirely preventable, yet each year tens of the thousands of Americans are newly infected with the virus. As these numbers continue to increase, estimates have indicated that prevention and treatment are not reaching those who could most benefit, and that subgroups of this populate are disproportionately affected [1]. Notably, men who have sex with men and African American males consistently have the highest incidence rates [1]. Stigma at the community level has been documented as a barrier to HIV prevention [2].

December 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Improving 88tal Health Literacy in 95 Northeastern Washington

This project will improve mental health literacy and increase access to National Library of Medicine NLM resources on mental illness for adolescents and 88 in 95 Northeast Washington. This project will utilize the NLM Graphic Medicine and 88tal Health curriculum and creative, reflective journaling workshops to promote self-care and reflection alongside education and access to NLM resources.

September 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
PD - Library Marketing & Communication Conf. 2020 - Steel

Awardee will attend the 2020 Library Marketing & Communications Virtual Conference in November 2020 and to participate in the individual coaching and mentoring program for the duration of the award period.

November 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Helping Empower Adolescents Learning Through Health HEALTH Info

Helping Empower Adolescents Learning Through Health HEALTH Info aims to provide local high school students with the knowledge and skills necessary to empower others within their school and community to address health disparities. High school students from underrepresented populations going into their junior or senior year will be recruited from public and charter high schools across Philadelphia. This program will utilize the Project SHARE curriculum, which was developed by the University of Maryland.

May 15, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Kina 'Together'

Kina Together will serve Native Americans Ojibwe in northern Minnesota. This project has been developed through partnerships between the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth Campus UMMS Duluth, Department of Biomedical Sciences BMS and Bois Forte Health and Human Services, Oshki Ogimaag Charter School located on Grand Portage Reservation, and ISD #361 Indian Education Program, 94 Falls, Minnesota. All the communities are served are severely underserved and lie in remote areas of the state.

January 18, 2021 - April 30, 2021
The BGHF Black Girl Health Foundation College Ambassador Program - Minds Matter NOLA Campaign

The Black Girl Health Foundations College Ambassador Program is on a mission to heal and empower 92 of color from low-income communities. African American 92 endure an immense amount of mental and emotional stresses that include racism, sexism, poverty, and pressure to embody the archetype of the Strong Black Woman. We are continuing our successful mental health campaign called Minds Matter by launching Minds Matter NOLA. The foundation of Minds Matter is built upon creating healthy minds by increasing mental health literacy and education.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Learning Your Way to a Healthy Brain

The Rhode Island College Foundation is facilitating the collaboration of the James P. Adams Library at Rhode Island College with the Colleges Age-Friendly Rhode Island a coalition of community and state agencies, healthcare and social service providers, individuals of all ages, advocacy and faith-based organizations, businesses, academic institutions and municipal leaders who are committed to healthy aging to produce and deliver presentations on brain health.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Green Thumbs In Your Community

Black Girls with Green Thumbs promotes health literacy in a way that is culturally competent and accessible, meeting community members where they are, online and within their neighborhoods, and inviting them to new experiences like home gardening or health-inspired getaways. The proposed Green Thumbs In Your Community project will build a community of individuals, families and community institutions like public libraries that utilize gardening as a tool for nutrition education and positive health outcomes.

June 19, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Lyme Disease: A Community-Based Citizen Education Project

Lyme Disease LD is an emerging epidemic in the Upper Midwest. Early identification of LD symptoms is paramount to effective medical treatment; knowledge of symptoms, how LD spreads, and receiving immediate medical treatment if you have a bite or suspect you may have a bite. This NLM proposal enhances the previous Ixodes Outreach Project IOP at the University of Minnesota Medical School UMMS Duluth and was funded from 2017 - 2018 to develop a community-outreach program.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Partner Outreach: Ohio State University Health Sciences Library 2020-2021

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

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
This is your project

The NNLM Web Services office NWSO supports the Network of the National Library of Medicine's web infrastructure and associated web technologies. This is an example project that demonstrates how NNLM subawardees can report on project activities.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Minwanjige, Mino Bimaadizi Eat Well, Live Well

Minwanjige, Mino Bimaadizi Eat Well, Live Well, University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth Campus, has the goals of 1 introducing 86 to the impact of food on physical, emotional and social wellbeing, 2 improving nutrition literacy, and 3 acting as a friendly format to share information with caregivers in the lives of 86. This is accomplished through creation of two culturally-responsive, age-appropriate activity books, one for the developmental range of 3rd-4th grade, the other for 5th-6th grade; similar books for Kindergarten and 1st-2nd grades will be available in April 2020.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
WVSOM Healthy Behavior Outreach Program

According to the West Virginia Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, West Virginia ranked 1st in the nation, for the prevalence of poor physical health, poor mental health, and activity limitations due to poor physical or mental health. West Virginia is also 1st in the nation in the occurrence of obesity and cardiovascular disease. West Virginia ranks 2nd highest nationally in the incidence of diabetes. When considering healthcare, West Virginia ranks first or second in poor health care.

December 11, 2020 - April 30, 2021
JUNTOS por su SALUD: Librarians and Health Professionals Empowering Latinos with Evidence-Based Health Information

The purpose is to increase the access of Spanish-speaking Latinos in the Kansas City area to reliable health information in their language, inform them about existing resources, and develop a sense of trust between them, the medical community and librarians.

October 1, 2019 - April 30, 2021
NNLM Web Services Office, 2016-2021

The NNLM Web Services Office NWSO develops and maintains reliable Web services for NNLM public and internal needs, while ensuring that services are compliant with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Information Policies.

May 1, 2016 - April 30, 2021
FLX Kids Are Alright - Youth mental health & well-being in the midst of COVID-19

The FLX Kids are Alright initiative aims to improve mental health literacy for middle- and high-school aged youth in five counties in the Finger Lakes Region of New York. Through a unique partnership between Common Ground Health, the Rochester Public Library, Pioneer Library System and the Rochester Regional Library Council, the initiative will directly engage youth in the creation of new mental health and well-being literacy resources to improve library collections and programming.

December 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Food Literacy at the Worcester Public Library through Nutrition Education and Healthy Cooking Classes

The Worcester Public Library WPL seeks to educate adult patrons on food choices for healthy living. The Worcester area has a high rate of nutritionally underserved residents who suffer from medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension. This grant would offer nutrition education and healthy cooking classes to WPL patrons, including 89, those affected by homelessness, and low-income residents, to provide them with tools to learn how to plan, manage, select, and prepare healthy food.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Elevating Personal Health Reaching New Peaks at Cook 86s through Information Prescriptions

The Cook 86s Family Library and the Occupational Health Clinic will collaborate to increase staff awareness and use of the library with the implementation of Information Prescriptions. These Prescriptions, issued by providers in the Occupational Health Clinic, will identify personal health concerns at health appointments, and direct staff to the Family Library where they can request confidential health information. The library staff will provide information packets electronically, or in hardcopy if needed, to fill the Prescription.

May 1, 2019 - April 30, 2021
STAYing Healthy and Informed: Decoding 101 Information and Resources for LBGT Youth Experiencing Homelessness in New York City

In a coordinated effort between Project STAY, New Alternatives for LGBT Youth, and Citizens Public Health Literacy CIPHER, our group will seek to increase access to and awareness of 101 health information, clinical resources, and enhance linkages to direct care services for high risk and HIV positive youth. Project STAYs mission is to provide a medical home for high-risk and HIV positive youth by creating opportunities for young people to receive comprehensive, integrated clinical and supportive services delivered by a team of experienced, interdisciplinary providers.

December 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Continuing education to Nurses in Northern Nevada; Promoting NLM and other freely available quality online resources

This project has been funded to support nurses in Washoe County by providing continuing education classes. This instruction will focus on freely available health information resources and will promote the use of National Library of Medicine NLM resources, as well as other authoritative resources. Courses will be developed for both online self-paced, asynchronous and in-person instruction, and both formats will provide CE credits to nurses.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Washington County, Maine: Healthy Acadia NNLM Outreach and Community Engagement Project 2020-2021

Through the proposed project, Healthy Acadia will work across Washington County, Maine to plan and conduct community engagement activities, centered on increasing access to and awareness of National Library of Medicine NLM resources. A primary focus of our work will be to increase health literacy for the 125 through partnerships with public libraries, including recruiting local librarians to provide community workshops and one-on-one tutorials to increase knowledge and use of NLM online resources.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Building FAIR Habits: Pilot FAIR Data Workshop for Data Novices

This is a train-the-trainer project on FAIR Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable data basics for data novices. The overall concept is to meet data novices at their comfort levels, in order to increase workforce awareness of open science and FAIR data. We propose to hold a workshop on FAIR data habits for librarians new to thinking about data. Librarians will then pilot small conversation starters with patrons new to FAIR data, and share back insights on whether that appears to have benefitted their patrons.

June 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Multi-year Consortial Award: Knowledge is Health: Interprofessional Partnerships to Promote Health Literacy

The central objective of this project is the improvement of health literacy in underserved patient populations in Oregon through a the education of health professions students, providers, and interprofessional faculty and b the integration of appropriate information resources and communication practices into patient care. The underlying assumptions of this objective are that positive patient health outcomes will result from improved health literacywhich will result from improved provider competencies.

May 1, 2018 - April 30, 2021
Empowering Band, Choir, and Orchestra Teachers with Effective Health Education Strategies

According to Nietzsche, Without music, life would be a mistake. While music is a treasured experience in the education of our youth, learning and performing music presents potential health risks. For example, the World Health Organization currently estimates that 1.1 billion young people are at risk for hearing loss due to unsafe music listening practices. In response, the Texas Education Agency recently updated requirements for public school music education.

May 1, 2019 - April 30, 2021
Connecting with Health

This public library project will facilitate access to quality health care via telemedicine in a 95 community. In a COVID-19 world, avoiding in-person visits not only adheres to self-quarantine and social distancing guidelines, but also lightens hospital and physician loads to focus on patients with the most acute sickness and symptoms. The virtual experience will lessen the risk of exposure and infection of other persons.

November 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
NNLM Training Office 2016 - 2021

The mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine NNLM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving the public's access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. The Program is coordinated by the National Library of Medicine and carried out through a nationwide network of health science libraries and information centers.

May 1, 2016 - April 30, 2021
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