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Title Summary Project Period
Graphic Arts and Storytelling to Promote ART Initiation and Adherence Among Adolescents and Young 88 Living with HIV

The proposed project will expand on the success of previous initiatives to use community informed, culturally tailored original artwork and stories to promote ART initiation and adherence among adolescents and young 88 who are living with HIV. The project will utilize multiple focus groups that were held with adolescents and young 88 who are living with HIV to create 8 unique episodes of a story about an HIV support group. The characters in the group will be racially and ethnically diverse, and will represent a variety of HIV stories e.g.

December 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
An assessment of data stewardship in the Health Sciences Colleges at the University of Iowa

University of Iowa 133s in the Health Sciences Colleges conduct significant research across many domains. In partnership with the Data Services Librarian, Library liaisons in the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences have begun to incorporate research data management support into their service portfolios. However, the Libraries do not have a detailed picture of the data sharing practices, infrastructure needs, or data literacy of these 133s.

October 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
PD - Library Marketing & Communication Conf. 2020 - Hibbard

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
Health Online: Finding Information You Can Trust Phase II

Health Online: Finding Information You Can Trust will continue to help persons from underrepresented populations better access, identify, and use reliable health information on the internet. With todays focus on obtaining information online or going mobile, there is a digital divide for many individuals with low health literacy and represented among vulnerable populations, using online and other digital tools for health Pew, 2015.

May 1, 2019 - April 30, 2021
Data Analytics Fellowship for Medical Librarians: Developing Data Literacy Competencies for Public Health

This project is a 6-week cohort training and development program, providing a guided pathway for public health information professionals to acquire data literacy skills, particularly those supporting data science and analytics using common methodology applied toward public health efforts. Program participants may originate from any library type, as long as they will be improving public health using the skills they will learn through the program.

October 10, 2019 - April 30, 2021
National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Southwest 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
Using Little Free Libraries to Improve Access to Health Information

In North Carolina, residents of both 98 and 95 areas live in underserved communities with limited access to medical care and information, healthy food retail, and other resources that make individuals healthy and communities vital. To compound these issues, there is limited access to broadband in many of our 95 areas.

January 18, 2021 - April 30, 2021
Valley 88tal Health First Aid Responders

This project will provide Shenango Valley residents with the resources and instruction necessary to become mental health first aid responders. The project is twofold in that there will be training sessions for members of the community as well as library staff members, and that this grant will cover the cost of purchasing library materials that cover mental health. The project will start with a training on how to help 88 in a mental health crisis and then a training on how to help youth that are dealing with a mental health crisis.

June 9, 2020 - April 30, 2021
The Southern CT State University-MultiCultural Health Leaders: Educating older 88 on improving their health through health literacy and Salsa and Cha-Cha'ing their way to decreasing the risk of dementia

The Southern CT State University- MultiCultural Health Leaders MCHL, an established university student organization composed of public health and nursing students, requests $10,000 from the National Libraries of Medicine- New England Regions NLM-NER to advance health information resources in community/church centers throughout New Haven and Fairfield Counties. The primary goal of this project is to advance health information resources in Minority 88 and encourage the use of reliable NML databases when searching for health information.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Healthy and Digital Literacy Train the Trainer Program

This project will enhance Miami-Dade Public Library Systems MDPLS ability to provide health literacy information and reference services to the public through the expansion of staff health literacy professional development, a program for trauma-informed service staff training and to purchase the Public Library Associations PLA customizable Digital Learn online platform offering training for digital literacy and health information.

August 27, 2020 - April 30, 2021
BE WELL at NPL: Advancing Health Literacy in Nashville 2020-2021

BE WELL at NPL advances health literacy in the Nashville/Davidson County community by providing access and outreach to free wellness programs and health resources through the trusted space of the Nashville Public Library system. BE WELL addresses local health inequities by prioritizing resources and activities in NPL branches whose neighborhoods have higher rates of chronic disease and less access to healthy living opportunities.

June 12, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Understanding Rates of Attrition in Biomedical Data Challenges: A Study of Failure

Biomedical data challenges are interdisciplinary live or virtual competitive events that require participants to analyze big biomedical data and develop prototype solutions to real-world problems that accelerate innovation of medical applications, improve healthcare technology design, and help streamline healthcare business models Wang, et al., 2018.

May 1, 2019 - April 30, 2021
PD - Library Marketing & Communication Conf. 2020 - Tao

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
University of Texas at Arlington Central Library Central Library Emergency and Disaster Procedures

The purpose of this project is to ensure the preparedness of UTA libraries staff and faculty to respond to internal and external threats that may impact our ability to provide customary services. Currently, the UTA campus has a business continuity plan and emergency procedures, but the Libraries do not. To address deficiencies, our safety programming goals include training for staff and faculty to activate and respond to shelter-in-place, evacuate, lockdown, CPR, and Stop the Bleed during times of emergency. Designated safety captains receive training first, then library staff and faculty.

May 1, 2019 - April 30, 2021
Ethical Considerations of Data: A Curriculum for Health Sciences Librarians

As librarians and 133s alike grapple with new technologies and methodologies for collecting, analyzing, and disseminating data, they must also grapple with corresponding ethical issues. In order to assist librarians with these concerns, we proposed to create educational materials to aid in the recognition, analysis, and solution of ethical issues, including but not limited to ethical data visualization, ethics related to data sharing, and ethical issues for machine learning methodologies.

January 14, 2021 - April 30, 2021
Partner Outreach 2018-2021: Indiana University School of Medicine Ruth Lilly Medical Library

To perform outreach on behalf of NNLM GMR

May 1, 2018 - April 30, 2021
Strengthening Family Caregivers COVID Information for People with Disabilities

Achieva, an 94ly recognized provider and innovator of programs and supports for people with disabilities and families will address the impact that COVID -19 is having on family caregivers, such as social isolation, fear of illness and hospitalization and constant worry about the future and who would care for their family member should they become incapacitated or die. Today, about 53 million Americans are providing unpaid care for an adult or child with special needs yet they are often overlooked by the medical community, employers, policy makers and other family members.

January 25, 2021 - April 30, 2021
Community Outreach on Respiratory Hazards and Illnesses in Southwestern Pennsylvania

According to the American Lung Association's 2019 "State of the Air" report, Pittsburghs air quality was ranked the 7th worst in the country. Poor air quality threatens the health of Southwestern Pennsylvanians, especially vulnerable populations, such as older 88 and those living with infectious lung diseases. This project proposes to give residents of Southwestern Pennsylvania accurate, timely, and useful information and guidance on how they can protect themselves and their families.

June 9, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Informacion para tu Salud en tu Casa

La Casa de Salud LCS is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of the Hispanic community by providing health information and resources and by facilitating the provision of health services through community health workers CHWs. Over the last two years, LCS has educated and trained approximately 30 CHWs and strategically placed them where they can serve the greater Richmond Hispanic community. LCS has provided a variety of services to over 1,000 individuals during this time.

January 18, 2021 - April 30, 2021
Puerto Rican Cultural Center PRCC Health Education Project

The PRCC, in collaboration with health and human community-based organizations, faith-based groups, and AoU partners, including the IL Precision Medicine Consortium and NNLM, proposes to develop and implement culturally, linguistically- and health literacy-appropriate community outreach and education programs targeting Latino families, the elderly, 91, the disability community, and other vulnerable populations.

January 1, 2021 - April 30, 2021
Utilizing Open Source Research Data to Combat Neglected Diseases

This award would partially fund Phase I of a Medicinal Chemistry Cheminformatics Concentration Track for students enrolled in a school of pharmacy. In Phase I students will learn to use literature NLM and open data sources DNDi/WHO to curate and analyze early drug discovery chemical data focusing on neglected diseases. Student outcomes will include mastery in the use of cheminformatics software Optibrium/StarDrop for data management, data visualization and predictive calculations. Phase II will introduce students to the chemical synthesis of new drug leads based on their Phase I data.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Partner Outreach: University of North Dakota 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
Citizen Science: Gearing Up for Discovery

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library HS/HSL at the University of Maryland, Baltimore UMB proposes a course to build skills in people to become effective citizen scientists. A team at the HS/HSL will develop an online course, breaking down citizen science and research methods into understandable components. Citizen Science, also known as Community Science, will be 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.

September 1, 2019 - April 30, 2021
Tails and Tales and Your Health: Virtual 86's Programs

Pa ForwardR was founded in 2012 on the fundamental belief that health literacy among four other literacies is critical for parents, caregivers, 86, 87, 88 and 89 to participate in a twenty first century society. Many parents do not know how to find reliable information to help them to navigate a healthcare system or when to become concerned about their 86's health.

February 9, 2021 - April 30, 2021
Digital Graphic Medicine Catalog: Comics and Graphic Novels Electronically Available for Healthcare

The publication of comic books and graphic novels pertinent to healthcare and medicine has soared over the past decade, yet these instances of what is termed Graphic Medicine GM remain too limited to solely the physical print space rather than digital accessibility. This project aims to expand the online library catalog of the MCPHS Graphic Medicine Collection to students learning remotely especially during the COVID-19 crisis and affiliate users and institutions.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Partner Outreach 2018-2021: University of Cincinnati Health Sciences Library

To perform outreach on behalf of NNLM GMR

May 1, 2018 - April 30, 2021
Graphic Medicine Liaison Program Development

While need for easily accessible entry-points to graphic medicine for all of our stakeholders has long been recognized, work toward the proposed liaison project began in earnest during the 2018 Graphic Medicine Conference held in White River Junction, VT sponsored in part by NNLM NER. Discussing his work as a Cartooning Chaplain, Kurt Shaffert expressed difficulty in engaging the larger chaplain community with graphic medicine and that an elevator pitch of sorts would help.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Interprofessional Infant Oral Health Education at the Community Engagement Center

Dental caries i.e., tooth decay can cause severe pain that prevents 86 from eating and sleeping. Despite the significant negative impact that caries can have on 86s well-being, health professionals often do not provide families with the information they need to keep their 86 cavity-free. A major contributor to this gap in preventive dental care is a lack of awareness on the part of healthcare professionals about the child dental health resources that are available through the NIH U.S. National Library of Medicine NNLM.

May 15, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Pop The Question - 88 Take The Wheel

"Pop the Question - 88 Take The Wheel is an expansion of Black Girl Healths BGH 4-year national 101 prevention campaign. This two 2 month digital campaign features a social influencer video and infographics that convey important messaging through entertainment, comedy, and a conversational tone to promote PrEP/PEP and empower Black men to feel more comfortable "popping the question of getting tested to their partner.

July 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
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