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Title Summary Project Period
88tal Health and Well-Being Resources in North Country Libraries

The 88tal Health and Well-Being Resources project is designed to increase health literacy and mental health awareness in the North Country Library System, a mostly 95 geographic area that consists of four counties in northern New York. The project has two components. The first component consists of increasing the amount of mental health training and resources for library staff and patrons by purchasing online Homeless Librarian training, hosting an Effective Skills for Emotional Wellness training and adding mental health ebooks and audio-books to the NCLS Overdrive collection.

June 12, 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
Radical Self-Care and Wellness for Information Professionals

Audre Lorde states, Caring for myself is not self-indulgence; it is self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare.1 For librarians of color, the stresses of working and existing in the predominantly white spaces of libraries and librarianship, can be both physically and mentally exhausting.2 Currently, librarians of color are experiencing the impact of stress from ongoing systematic racism against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stress from this global pandemic is disproportionately impacting communities of color in the United States.

October 12, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Citizen Science: Gearing Up for Discovery 20-21

The HSHSL proposes a course to build skills in people to become effective citizen scientists. A team at the HS/HSL is developing an online course, breaking down citizen science and research methods into understandable components. Citizen Science is being explored through the lens of public health, environmental health, and personal health. The course will be asynchronous and self-paced, with approximately 30-40 hours of content. It will be offered free of charge. The online course will be comprised of approximately five classes, each containing distinct topical units.

January 4, 2021 - April 30, 2021
Orlando Health Literacy Ambassador Program

The Orlando Health Literacy Ambassador will include: Train-the-Trainer projects using NLM resources that enhance the skills of public library/organization staff and other consumer health information intermediaries to train a target population on locating and evaluating health information within Orlando and surrounding communities.

January 18, 2021 - April 30, 2021
Building a Healthier Las Vegas through Participatory-Based Creation of Community Health Workforce Training

This project will bring together community health program stakeholders across the Las Vegas Valley in order to discover educational needs and design appropriate online interventions prioritizing National Library of Medicine NLM and National Network of Libraries of Medicine NNLM materials for health workers in the field. The focus of stakeholder meetings will include identifying areas for education across health literacy and consumer health information and aims to prioritize delivery and incentives to increase likelihood of participation by frontline health workers.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
MCR - Sustainability of Disaster Information Specialization courses

For this project MLA will transfer, review, and revise five disaster information classes to the MLA learning management system to sustain the availability of courses to support the Disaster Information Specialization.

January 1, 2021 - April 30, 2021
Partner Outreach: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine 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
NN/LM Pacific NW Region 2016-2021

The mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine NN/LM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by 1 providing all U.S health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and 2 improving health 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
Improve Accessibility of Health Information during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Health Education for Living during the Pandemic United States HELP-US Project

Project Summary: This is a collaborative project between the University of Memphis Community of 133s, and the Memphis Public Libraries. The purpose of this project is to provide access to COVID-19 related information to an underserved population, in the Memphis Area. The proposal goal is to implement a virtual education program. Aligned with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine SEA Region mission, this project aims to: Increase awareness and use of COVID-19 and other health information resources. Provide training in the use of health sciences information resources.

January 25, 2021 - April 30, 2021
Salud! Here's to Your Health!

The mission of Jackson County Library Services is to connect everyone to information, ideas, and each other. To support our mission and that of NNLM, JCLS will present two health literacy programs; one in English for general audiences, and one in Spanish for the 7.9% of Jackson County households who speak Spanish. A panel of bilingual health care and library professionals will speak on the topics of COVID-19, locating quality health information online, talking to your doctor, and understanding your prescription.

December 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Promoting Health Through Digital Literacy

The goal of the Clayton County Library System Health Literacy Initiative is to teach library patrons particularly minority and underserved populations in our community how to search for and evaluate health information using MedlinePlus. We will introduce Health Literacy to our patrons using Digital Literacy, and incorporate training on Disaster Health and Clinical Trials.gov to provide information access to our public health and community health professionals throughout the County.

August 27, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Unidos en Nuestra Salud' Providing Capacity Building to our Community Members as Well as Public Health Education Regarding COVID-19

Unidos en Nuestra Salud is an initiative that aims to provide health education, health literacy and health information skills to the Spanish speaking community including but not limited to health information intermediaries, librarians, community health workers, 131s and community members that speak Spanish and are medically underserved populations.

November 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
COVID Learning, Engagement & Assistance for all Neighborhoods CLEAN Program

The Institute for Community, Youth and Family Services Inc. The Institute proposes to provide COVID-19 resources and education to Alabamas most low-income communities. By partnering with service providers, churches, local government and the public housing authority we will ensure that trainings and materials are useful to the community itself and delivered through trusted institutions who can best serve them from within the community.

December 11, 2020 - April 30, 2021
National Network of Libraries of Medicine DOCLINE Coordination Office NDCO 2016-2021

The NN/LM Document Delivery and Interlibrary Loan Plan the Plan is fundamental to NLM's document delivery system and provides a foundation upon which the NDCO will deliver service and evaluation. The NDCO will implement the Plan with the cooperation of the RMLs, fulfilling its objectives and ensuring that all partners NLM, the NDCO, the RMLs, Resource Libraries, and all DOCLINE participants are aware of their responsibilities as outlined in the Plan and are capable of fulfilling them. NDCO will use these responsibilities as a rubric upon which to base evaluation of service.

May 1, 2016 - April 30, 2021
CDU and King/Drew High School Health Professionals Partnership

The proposed project seeks to create an awareness of how to find and evaluate reliable health information on the Internet. The target population are students who are enrolled at King/Drew High School in one of the certification programs. A major concern is students are unsure as to where to find reliable health information, hence the need for library workshops. The primary emphasis of the library workshops will be to introduce students to reliable health information available from the National Library of Medicine and it affilates.

September 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Open Educational Resources for Allied Health Professions and Health Sciences

The proposed project is intended to support the sustainable creation, adaptation, and use of Open Educational Resources OER in allied health professions and health sciences fields at large. Our faculty fellowship is designed to include training in relevant health sciences resources from the NNLM, training in OER authorship and use, and support in using the resources from the NNLM to create OER.

June 11, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Health and Wellness Information Station

The primary goal of this project is to assist in the delivery of improved and discrete health information to the residents of Marthas Vineyard. The project will provide funding to purchase a computer station with printing availability for patrons needing discrete medical information. This station will be located primarily in the West Tisbury Library Health and Wellness section of the Library for patrons to use with discretion.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Partner Library: Creighton University Health Sciences Library 2016-2021

The Partner Library will coordinate the Education project area. The Partner Library will develop and coordinate a program that supports the following outcomes: - The reach of the NN/LM MCR is extended as a result of the work with organizations and Network members. - Participants in NN/LM MCR programs are aware of appropriate resources and/or have the skills to use them. - Healthcare providers and the public engaged with NN/LM MCR experience significant increase to health information access. - Underserved populations in the NN/LM MCR, who are ready, benefit from NN/LM MCR programs.

May 1, 2016 - April 30, 2021
Project Connect: Keeping 88tally Healthy During the Pandemic

The Ridgewood Public Library in partnership with the Stigma-Free Ridgewood committee has been working tirelessly during the Covid-19 Pandemic to provide 88tal Health resources and educational programs to the Ridgewood community with the goal of helping to ease isolation and anxiety associated with the pandemic, particularly in our more vulnerable populations.

December 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Planning Grant for the Utah Health Literacy Coalition

This project supports the further development of the Utah Health Literacy Coalition in its mission to improve access to health information, especially for underserved communities, in Utah. It will do so by convening a group of selected subject matter experts and stakeholders to participate in a professionally facilitated planning workshop to establish short, medium, and long-term goals. The primary product of the workshop will be a strategic plan to guide the furtherance and sustainability of the organization.

October 24, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Improving Health Literacy Awareness with Mobile Technology

The Fraser Resource Center and Health Sciences Library project plan is to use mobile technology to bring health literacy awareness to the community of Hall County. The goal of this project is to promote health literacy resources and Research Program with the aid of mobile tablets. This proposal is requesting funds to purchase mobile devices tablets enabling medical librarians to further engage with the Northeast Georgia Health System NGHS community through specific outreach initiatives with the Hall County Public Library System.

August 27, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Project HIV Education and Amplified Learning HEAL

In partnership with the Network of the National Library of Medicine NNLM 101 Coordination Center NACC and community based organization, 2 Know is 2 Live, The T.R.U.T.H. Project TTP will reach vulnerable communities of color who are at an elevated risk of contracting HIV. Additionally, TTP will provide concentrated outreach to vulnerable, affected, medically underserved communities, focused on educating and strengthening resources and knowledge to those least likely to receive it.

December 8, 2020 - April 30, 2021
NLM ReDiReCT: Integrating NLM Resources into Disaster Preparedness and Response Cross-Disciplinary Training

The goal of NLM ReDiReCT Integrating NLM Resources into Disaster Preparedness and Response Cross-Disciplinary Training is to broadly disseminate information regarding availability and integration of NLM disaster-related resources and applications to Texas A&M University Health Sciences students, first-responders, and the community at large in the central Texas region. Using a train-the-trainer approach and student ambassador model, the project will focus on enhancing student and responder knowledge and utility of NLM Disaster related resources.

December 1, 2019 - April 30, 2021
CHIME: COVID-19 Health Informatics Module Development and Implementation Through Library

This project seeks to establish a multi-disciplinary effort dedicated to the practice of Health Informatics through the COVID-19 pandemic time, by development and implementation of current health delivery concepts and tools such as Infection Control and Vaccines. This aligns itself with NIH, NNLM and CDCs efforts to advance the highest quality of health information to the greatest benefit of society. Dentistry and other health professions are an information-intensive activity, and health informatics by its very nature supports such activities well.

December 11, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Mobile Hotspots for stable Internet access Pilot

In the age of COVID-19, many PCOM students have had sudden lifestyle adjustments. For example, students' planned living arrangements have been disrupted, some resulting in reduced income sources, which affects the acquisition of basic necessities such as food, a stable Internet source, housing, and transportation. These disruptions contribute to heightened stress levels that ultimately affect students' learning.

September 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Partner Library: University of Colorado Health Sciences Library 2016-2021

The Partner Library will coordinate the Community Engagement project area. The Partner Library will develop and coordinate a program that supports the following outcomes: - The reach of the NN/LM MCR is extended as a result of the work with organizations and Network members. - Participants in NN/LM MCR programs are aware of appropriate resources and/or have the skills to use them. - Healthcare providers and the public engaged with NN/LM MCR experience significant increase to health information access.

May 1, 2016 - April 30, 2021
BGH Connect

Black Girl Health Foundations BGH Connect is a digital campaign that includes upgrading the Black Girl Health BGH Membership Portal to include new content, and a social media marketing campaign designed to attract two hundred 200 new 92 in Designated Market Areas DMAs and 98 cores with high populations of African Americans; these shall encompass metropolitan Delaware Wilmington and Dover, New Jersey East Orange, Newark, and Trenton, New York Hempstead, New York, and Mount Vernon, and Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and the Capitol Region Harrisburg.

June 9, 2020 - April 30, 2021
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