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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
Heart-Body Connection

The Heart-Mind Connection project will be a continuation and expansion of the Brain Health Initiative, which focused on educating the public on ways to lower their risk for dementia as well as providing resources to those living with Alzheimer's disease and Alzheimer's caregivers. The Heart-Mind Connection will emphasize the connection between good heart health and a healthy brain, as well as the benefits of lowering blood pressure for improved long-term health.

August 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Partner Outreach 2018-2021: University of Louisville Kornhauser Health Sciences Library

To perform outreach on behalf of NNLM GMR

May 1, 2018 - April 30, 2021
Mino Izhiwebzi

Mino Izhiwebzi Good Health serves Native Americans Ojibwe Elders of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa. With MedlinePlus as its core resource, Mino Izhiwebzi uses a multifaceted approach to address chronic disease management and improved wellness among Elders by fostering: 1 health literacy and patient empowerment, 2 nutrition and wellness awareness, and 3 intergenerational bonding and learning. Native Americans in Minnesota experience the greatest health disparities in the nation; their life expectancy is a full 11 years less than the states white population.

May 1, 2019 - April 30, 2021
Educating African American Nurses About Key Topics in Precision Medicine Using National Library of Medicine Resources

African American nurses are well-positioned to educate themselves and their communities about the importance of African American community engagement in precision medicine research like the National Institute of Health NIH research program.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Peer Leadership Preventing Violence in Greater Boston

Health Resources in Action HRiA seeks funding to support violence prevention in Greater Boston through youth peer leadership. We aim to train up to ten high school aged youth peer leaders in violence prevention and how to find information to support the prevention and response to violence using HRiAs Peer Leadership Preventing Violence Curriculum and using resources from the National Library of Medicine such as MedlinePlus.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Public Libraries andHealth Information Outreach in the Time of COVID-19

The rise of the COVID-19 pandemic called for individuals to seek out and apply health information at a rapid pace. The sheer amount of available information proved to be overwhelming, and the complexity, contradictory, and sometimes misinformation made an already difficult situation even more devastating. Historically, public libraries have been known for being community-centered institutions providingequitableaccess to informationandresources.

December 11, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Game of Health Digitalization

The South Central Region SCR of the Network of the National Library of Medicine will partner with the Training and Education Center TEC to develop and pilot the digital format of the Game of Health. The South Central Region created the Game of Health to provide public libraries with a fun interactive game to introduce patrons to trusted health information resources. The Game of Health is currently only available in a physical format.

October 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
BGHF Minds Matter - Houston

Black Girl Health Foundations Minds Matter Houston is a program in partnership with community libraries that are designed to reach out to 92 of color in the Houston DMA area and educate them about mental health and mental health resources. In the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic; a lack of certainty about the end or extension of quarantining, social distancing requirements, and civil unrest; offering digital mental health literacy couldnt be timelier and more crucial.

December 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Partner Outreach 2018-2021: University of South Dakota

To perform outreach on behalf of NNLM GMR

May 1, 2018 - April 30, 2021
Promoting Mammograms for LGBT Community Members in Pennsylvania Through Public Library Outreach

Surveys consistently show that rates of mammography are significantly lower among lesbian and bisexual people than their heterosexual counterparts, according to the National LGBT Cancer Network.

September 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Supporting a Healthy Community Head to Toe: Food for Health 2020-2021

To provide a safe and fun environment for 86 and 88, individuals and families to learn about healthy options for food and cooking. We believe that the Charlotte Library is an ideal space for a flexible, mobile kitchen set-up, using the equipment supplies and training materials from the Charlie Cart Project. The Charlie Cart Project provides a unique and scalable educational program that enables hands-on learning about food, nutrition, and health in any setting.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Health-Info-Equity: Delivering Accurate Information in Southern New Jersey AHEC Communities

Project Health-Info-Equity will provide AHEC Scholar learning activities and take-away outreach consumer health materials to help them understand what is health information literacy. This will provide them with skills they can use to educate their current and future primary care patients about simple and consistent ways that online information can be assessed for accuracy, potential biases, and intention.

January 14, 2021 - April 30, 2021
Partner Outreach: University of Louisville 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
Kissing bug and Chagas disease outreach in the southern United States: empowering the public and health care workers along the US-Mexico border

The Texas A&M University Kissing Bug Citizen Science Program will be revised, and expanded resources will be made available for public and health care worker promotora education around kissing bugs, Chagas disease, and associated health topics. Assessment of online resource usage and evaluations of promotora training workshops will be used to quantify the impact of our program on improving promotora knowledge.

September 1, 2019 - April 30, 2021
Heritage Public Library Community Health Outreach and Training

Heritage Public Library will improve the public health of our community by vastly expanding access to online health information for our underserved population. This will enable them to make informed decisions about their health. The library will purchase and install reliable and up to date computer workstations and configure each with specialized portals to access reliable National Library of Medicine resources.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Greater Midwest Region 2016-2021

The Hardin Library for the Health Sciences HLHS, University of Iowa will assist the National Network of Libraries of Medicine NN/LM, a program of the National Library of Medicine NLM with its mission of advancing the progress of medicine and improving the health of the public by: 1 providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and, 2 improving the public's access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health.

May 1, 2016 - April 30, 2021
Mobile Hotspots for Circulation

Through this proposed project, the Nevada County Community Library will purchase 47 mobile hotspots and lend them to library cardholders for at-home use. Borrowers will also receive information about authoritative online health resources, such as PubMed, MedlinePlus, ClinicalTrials.gov, free NNLM online classes, the Research Program and Nevada Countys Public Health website.

September 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
AoU Exhibit 279 Wayne County Health Fair 2020

The library would like to purchase an Infinity - iPad + Monitor Kiosk that features a monitor mount, a universal tablet holder, and two literature holders to use at the health fair to promote and train individuals to utilize the MedLinePlus as their primary health resource. The library staff will talk one on one to participants to listen to their concerns and demonstrate the many features of this health resource using the IPad and TV monitor. Staff members will also distribute NLM brochures concerning health issues depending upon availability.

April 3, 2020 - April 30, 2021
State-of-the-Art Education to Support Massachusetts Clinicians Caring for Patients with Chronic Pain and Substance Use Disorders

Aim 1: Provide ongoing educational activities on a range of topics that include CP and SUDs by supporting access to biomedical and health information through knowledge and data management services. Aim 2: Provide free CME credits to participants in the MCSTAP educational activities when providing Access to Biomedical and Health Information NLM Aim 6. Aim 3: Determine the perceptions and satisfaction of clinicians who have utilized MCSTAPs services educational services.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Multi-year Consortial Award: Information Resources for Alaska's Healthcare Providers and Public Libraries: Outreach in the Last Frontier

The primary goal of the project is to improve the quality of life and health for citizens of Alaska by providing information outreach services to the healthcare workforce, especially in 95 areas, over a five-year period from May 2016 through April 2021. Additionally, Alaska Medical Library AML at University of Alaska Anchorage hopes to expand outreach to include public schools and public libraries to teach and promote health literacy in the communities we visit.

May 1, 2018 - April 30, 2021
Health Information and Career Awareness Program

Southern Alabama Area Health Education Center SAAHEC strives to grow the next generation of medical professionals to serve the people of Alabama, train health profession students and provide health information and education to the communities in our 10 counties. The Health Information and Career Awareness Program HICAP contributes to the mission of National Network of Libraries of Medicine NNLM by improving our communities access and awareness of health information and enabling them to make informed decisions about their health.

June 12, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Expanding Health Information Services in a 95 Telehealth Outreach Program.

This proposal reflects a partnership between the Savitt Medical Library of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and the Office of Statewide Initiatives, University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. The overarching aim of this proposal, Expanding Health Information Services in a 95 Telehealth Outreach Program, is to make clinically important patient care information presented in teleheath videoclinics more widely accessible and to improve the ability of participating clinicians to engage with the archived content.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
A Virtual Reality Library Space for Health Centered Education and Wellbeing

Virtual Reality VR provides a tremendous number of opportunities in education for teachers, 133s, and students. The focus of this proposal is to enable experiential health sciences education and wellbeing through VR and a series of student/133 developed VR experiences that will be available at the Greenblatt Library on the health sciences campus of Augusta University. This project addresses the goal of NN/LM funding to increase engagement with research and data, and to expand professional knowledge through the use of current and evolving technology.

December 11, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Enhancing Health Information Access After Hours in a Hospital Setting

The aim of this project is to enhance access to health information for users of the Matthews-Fuller Library Health Sciences Library MFHSL at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center DHMC when the information desk is not staffed. The desk is staffed Monday-Friday from 8 AM until 5 PM, but the space is open to and widely used by medical students, residents, nurses, and DHMC providers 24/7. This project consists of two initiatives.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Partner Outreach: University of Wisconsin-Madison 2020-2021

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

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Clearing the Air: Educating the Camden Community about Air Quality and Respiratory Health

The purpose of this project is to provide the people of Camden, New Jersey with environmental health information that will help them understand the links between the air quality in their community and their respiratory health. The Cooper Medical School of Rowan University CMSRULibrary is planning a community outreach program that educates members of the public about the impact that air quality has on health in general, and its specific role in triggering asthma and other respiratory diseases.

June 9, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Life Interrupted: Virtual Film Screening & Panel Discussion Series

The Network of the National Library of Medicine NNLM will partner with Paula Mozen, Director of Life Interrupted https://lifeinterruptedfilm.com/ a documentary film featuring empowering stories of breast cancer survivors told from the survivors perspective to offer a series of virtual film screenings and panel discussions that increase awareness and understanding of the broad impact of breast cancer on communities who are underrepresented in biomedical research UBR, connect precision medicine and medical research with finding cures and treatmen

December 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
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