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Title Summary Project Period
National Public Health Coordination Office

As the National Public Health Coordination Office, project staff manage access working with vendors to make information available to public health offices. The Coordination Office establishes a fee structure, supports continuous access, and provides distance-based training and education to users. Office staff works with public health departments to establish electronic access and extend information resources with partnering health sciences libraries in proximity to the public health department.

May 1, 2016 - 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
Virtual Health Education Tour 2020-2021

HAMA will be conducting its 3rd Health Education Tour from August 2020 October 2020. The utility of this project stems from the need for more strategic and culturally specific delivery of health information to underserved communities. Last year, HAMA conducted this project for the second consecutive year. Based on the success of the project and needs assessment obtained through surveys we have decided to repeat this project with the option of in-person or virtual health education sessions.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Educating Healthcare Professionals and the Sighted Community of Worcester County on the Health Disparities among VIPs 2020-2021

This project will engage medical professionals in various specialties, improving their health literacy and reducing health disparity for individuals who are blind or who suffer with low vision VIPs. Current medical practice protocols and patient interactions are many times lacking in correct etiquette for the individuals in this population group.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Increasing Health Literacy in Low-Income Communities through Community Doula Services

The AMAR Community-Based Doula Program is a program of The 86s Home Society of New Jersey in Trenton, New Jersey. AMAR is grounded in the HealthConnect One HC1 evidence-based community doula curriculum and advised by a team of New Jersey medical providers. AMAR offers at least four prenatal visits and four postpartum visits for each mother enrolled in the program. The AMAR program serves 75 pregnant and postpartum 92, doulas and doula trainees per year.

July 21, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Outreach 10: SC Read Eat Grow In Your Community

Building on two successful years of food literacy programs in partnership with public libraries and other community organizations statewide, the South Carolina State Library would like to expand outreach to small 95 communities by using local trusted health partners and small transportable kitchen kits to demonstrate healthy cooking and living strategies for people of all ages.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Partner Outreach 2018-2021: University of Minnesota Biomedical Library

To perform outreach on behalf of NNLM GMR

May 1, 2018 - April 30, 2021
Health Information Partnerships for Brooklyn

Brooklyn Public Library BPL will develop and implement a 5-month project of expert-led health information programs targeted to vulnerable populations with identified health challenges. Addressing known social determinants of health specific to Brooklyns varied communities, the programs will address the topic areas of: 88tal Health, 102, Health Insurance and Access to Care Navigation, Nutrition, and Positive Aging.

December 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Building a Resilient Westchester through Technology and 88tal Health Literacy

The Greenburgh Public Library will partner with community organizations and stakeholders, including Research member organizations to increase mental health literacy with the goal of improving community awareness of the continuum of mental health and the relationship to other components of overall wellness, reduce stigma, improve information/resource access and foster connection, resilience and help seeking behaviors in the Greenburgh and greater Westchester communities.

December 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Expanding Telehealth Services at WCCHC School-Based Health Clinics

Telehealth is rapidly emerging as the standard of care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Telehealth not only offers a safer alternative to in-person services for both patients and providers, but also reduces barrier to access of appropriate medical, behavioral health, and health education services, particularly in low income, 95 areas. Many of the youth in the communities served by WCCHC cannot sufficiently access telehealth services for a variety of reasons.

September 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Data visualization with Excel: A hands-on internship from the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Library

Through the Data visualization with Excel internship, the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Library HSL will host a Data Visualization Intern to further the work of NNLM RD3: Resources for Data-Driven Discovery. In alignment with the National Library of Medicines three strategic goals for 2017-2027, the Data Visualization Internship will create a robust training experience as one step toward the goal of cultivating a diverse data science workforce, enhancing information delivery, and promoting data literacy.

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

This project will provide resources and educational opportunities that highlight the benefits of collaboration between public health organizations and public libraries. Phase I of the project will encompass two steps: 1. assessment and 2. resource identification.

September 1, 2019 - April 30, 2021
Is Your WebLitLegit? Helping 87 Discern Health Information Truth from Trash on the Internet

WebLitLegit aims to teach 87 to obtain reliable, usable health information from the Internet.

May 1, 2019 - April 30, 2021
Partner Outreach 2018-2021: University of Wisconsin Ebling Library

To perform outreach on behalf of NNLM GMR

May 1, 2018 - April 30, 2021
#BlackLivesMatter: Community Health All-Night

Queens Borough Public Library also known as Queens Public Library or QPL, in collaboration with the Black Caucus of the American Library Association BCALA, will conduct a 24-hour virtual event that will provide health information that is accessible, necessary, and interesting to the African American community in Queens and nationwide. Medical experts will share information on health topics that are relevant to members of the Black community in every stage of life.

November 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Innovate to Communicate: Health Literacy Workforce Development

Innovate to Communicate: Health Literacy Workforce Development aims to educate frontline clinicians and hospital leaders in the knowledge and application of health literacy practices. By equipping clinicians and leaders with the tools and resources they need to take action, Innovate to Communicate will promote the health literate organization in North Texas hospitals.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Miami-Dade Public Library Systems Virtual Nutrition & Food Literacy Program

The Virtual Nutrition and Food Literacy Program will address the health information needs of the communities serviced by the Miami-Dade Public Library System by offering two portable kitchen carts that will be used for creating culturally relevant virtual cooking and culinary demonstration events. The acquisition of the kitchen carts will also allow for in-person events post-Covid, expanding the library's repertoire of programming to include more food and nutrition literacy that addresses the communitys health and wellness.

January 25, 2021 - April 30, 2021
Empowering High Schoolers to Pursue Public Health Research in Mansfield, Ohio

Students from Mansfield Senior High School will be guided by 131s and librarians to create original public health research projects over the course of the 2020-2021 school year. They will attend 4 workshops on how to research a local public health topic based on the current issues in the community. Participating students will end the school year by presenting a poster and oral presentation to community stakeholders including the Health Commissioner, County Commissioners, Directors of various local health and social service agencies, local business owners and community organizers.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Conversations with Patients: Helping Patients Help Themselves

Student nurses will interview patients in medically under-served communities to determine their specific health-related concerns. They will then show patients how to access language appropriate, easy to understand medical information.

September 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
RESILIENT Workshops: REady Steady In the Library: taking Initiative before an Emergency, Natural disaster, or Trauma

The RESILIENT Workshops REady Steady In the Library: taking Initiative before an Emergency, Natural disaster, or Trauma present a curriculum of self-paced learning and online workshops curated from existing federal and state materials that will support and empower library staff and improve library resiliency in the preparation, response, and recovery phases of an emergency or disaster in their libraries or communities.

June 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Health Literacy for New Orleans Hospitality Industry

504HN seeks this opportunity to partner with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine-SCR to impact health literacy in the Greater New Orleans Region. The mission of this partnership would be to promote health literacy and improve the communitys ability to access to information that enables them to make informed decisions about their health. Currently, 504HN has a special focus on the New Orleans Hospitality Workers.

May 1, 2019 - April 30, 2021
NNLM Community Engagement Ambassador Program: Detroit Phase II

The Wayne State University, Vera P. Shiffman Medical Library Shiffman recognizes a significant opportunity in partnering with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine NNLM and the NIH Research Program to provide increased and improved access to health-related information and services to residents of the Detroit Metro area primarily engaging communities identified as Underrepresented in Biomedical Research UBR by NIH. In order to maximize that opportunity, Shiffman will use grant funding to 1 utilize a 50% FTE library assistant, a.k.a.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Health Career Exploration K-8

Health Career Exploration K-8 is a series of short sub-curriculum activities designed to help students gain valuable new insights about health and healthcare, and health careers, while having fun. This web-based program is comprised of a combination of 12 age-appropriate video and PowerPoint presentations created to introduce students to health screenings, various health professions, healthcare terminology, health procedures, and various healthcare settings.

July 8, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Technology Improvement Award: Increasing access to internet-based mental health resources for public school counselors in 95 Washington

This grant will improve access to access wellness and mental health resources available through the National Library of Medicine NLM. We will provide instruction on NLM resources to public school counselors, which will improve their ability to locate high quality, evidence-based resources. Additionally, we will provide internet hotspots public school counselors and high-risk students to enable their improved communication and access to online resources.

September 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Vaccine Equity Program

The Massachusetts Health Council MHC is launching a statewide vaccine education and equity program to inform communities of color about the history, safety, and efficacy of vaccines. MHC is a health advocacy organization founded one hundred years ago in response to the deadly tuberculosis epidemic. Since 1920, MHC has advocated for and educated Massachusetts residents on all matters of prevention, including the critical role vaccinations play in ensuring public health.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Dental Health Access for Vulnerable Immigrants

The Health Access Program at Nationalities Service Center assists vulnerable refugee and immigrant clients to gain crucial knowledge for their health and to access needed healthcare services. Health Access staff will develop and implement an oral health curriculum for refugees and immigrants and translate necessary materials for implementation into several languages to further support the community. Translated materials will be submitted to the NLM site, HealthReach at the end of the project.

June 15, 2020 - April 30, 2021
NN/LM South Central Region, 2016-2021

The Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library of the University of North Texas Health Science Center UNTHSC will serve as the Regional Medical Library for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine's NN/LM South Central Region. The Regional Medical Library RML of the South Central Region SCR will serve health providers, 131s, 133s, community-based organizations, libraries and the 125 within the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Outreach programs, educational sessions, and funding opportunities will be made available throughout the region.

May 1, 2016 - April 30, 2021
GHAHEC Individualized Health Information Program 2020-2021

The Greater Houston Area Health Education Center, Inc. will offer classes/trainings at public library facilities and library multi-service centers in their designated counties to extend the educational offerings of the program, promote the National Library of Medicine resources, provide health information in-service training for health professionals, and raise awareness of the program. NNLM SCR Community Engagement Coordinator will provide program support and coordination. Services offered will include developing and offering health information and education outreach sessions.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
NNLM Community Engagement Network Ambassador Program: Indianapolis Phase II

Phase II of the 2020-2021 NNLM Community Engagement Network Ambassador Program: Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN, will build upon the work initiated in 2019-2020 to serve as a vital link between the NNLM Community Engagement Network, public libraries, community organizations, and individuals from underrepresented in biomedical research populations across Marion County, Indiana.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
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