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Title Summary Project Period
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
One Health COVID-19 education for pet owners in marginalized communities

The University of Washington UW Health Sciences Library will partner with the UW Center for One Health Research to provide COVID-19 health information outreach to marginalized communities focused on caring for pets and companion animals during the global pandemic. Outreach initiatives will focus on two underserved populations: homeless and non-English speaking communities. Research has shown that pets in households of COVID patients may become infected with SARS CoV2.

December 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Youth Information Access Project

The Potocsnak Family Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Lurie 86s Hospital, led by Dr. Robert Garofalo MD, MPH, provides comprehensive care to promote positive health outcomes for youth in and around Chicago. Our services are structured to support all youth, specializing in reaching young people who often experience barriers to accessing services. Although the HIV epidemic has begun seeing overall decreases nationally, young men who have sex with men of color YMSMOC are still acquiring HIV at increasing rates.

December 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Partner Outreach: Indiana University School of Medicine - Ruth Lilly Medical Library 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
Library Project 7: Virtual Book Discussion Group

The purpose of this project is to sponsor a virtual book discussion group building on the success of two prior discussions held in 2019 and 2020 respectively. Funding will be used to provide a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment where information professionals from a variety of library types can discuss diversity, equity, and inclusion topics. Overall goal will be to provide a forum where participants can learn, discuss, and process the implications of a variety of 2I topics on their work as information professionals and in their personal lives.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Digital Health Literacy Resource Development Plan

The Network of the National Library of Medicine NNLM is partnering with the Research Program 71 to provide resources for NNLM members to support their communities as they access and use health information online and participate in medical research studies, particularly . A key component of this partnership is the goal of reaching people who are on the other side of the digital divide. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the widening digital divide. According to the Pew Research Center, roughly half of U.S.

December 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Employing Community Wellness Liaisons to Create Public Libraries That are Inclusive for Five Diverse Utah Communities

This project has been designed by the Community Faces of Utah CFU, a collaborative group established in 2009.

October 23, 2019 - April 30, 2021
NNLM MCR 2016-2021

The goal of the NN/LM is to advance the progress of medicine, improve public health by providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information, and improve individual's access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. The RML will coordinate the operation of NN/LM Libraries and other organizations to carry out regional and national programs.

May 1, 2016 - April 30, 2021
Citizen Science Month 2021

The Network of the National Library of Medicine NNLM intends to continue expanding opportunities for in-person and virtual engagement efforts in support of the awareness and retention goals of the NIHs Research Program. Citizen science is an area of focus for engagement and retention activities and aligns with the NNLM and priority health and wellness topics.

September 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
88tal Health and Substance Use During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately impacting vulnerable minority communities through its strain on social systems and burden on individuals. This burden is creating a significant and unmet need for mental illness and substance use disorder outreach and support. This campaign provides easily accessible, culturally appropriate information to vulnerable populations in the district through a multimedia campaign conducted through means compatible with social distancing guidelines.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Addressing COVID-19 Concerns in Amish Country

Amish settlements can be found in 31 states in the US, and Ohio is home to two of the worlds largest communities. Many communities follow a collectivistic lifestyle where faith and community are prioritized over self, and technology is often limited due to its intrusion on family life and values. Outbreaks of COVID-19 have been observed in locations where Amish communities reside, and results of a current survey of Amish community members noted a lack of access to health information and misinformation about the COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-2 global pandemic.

January 18, 2021 - April 30, 2021
Multicultural Conversations About the End of Life

High-quality end of life care should be available to all individuals in a timely manner, and in alignment with their values, wishes, and goals. Unfortunately, the reality of end of life care in the United States is quite different, with the healthcare system often failing to meet the needs of certain communities. One particular community, immigrant families, encounter particular disparities in quality of, and access to, end of life care.

November 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
National Network of Libraries of Medicine Evaluation Office 2016-2021

The NEO will support evaluation activities related to the three NNLM cores. In addition, the NEO will collaborate with the RMLs to build evaluation skill and capacity among Network members. The specific aims of the NEO are the following: 1. Support the National Network Steering Committee's ability to make data-driven decisions about the direction of the NNLM program. 2. Collaborate with RML staff members to enhance their use of evaluation for their own programs and promote evaluation among Network members.

May 1, 2016 - April 30, 2021
Helping Seniors Take Health Decisions into Their Own Hands

Health information can change quickly. In an underfunded public library, this translates into out of date resources that can misinform consumers. Unfortunately, the capacity of our public computing is insufficient to meet the needs of our community, and therefore directing people to online health resources such as MedlinePlus is a challenge. Additionally, we do not have the staffing capacity to provide instruction on available, accurate resources. Our residents, and especially our seniors, are unaware of the free, easy, and accurate material available through MedlinePlus.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Introducing Health Sciences Librarianship

The project will provide an opportunity for a cohort of participants in the NNLM MAR region to develop a broader awareness of health sciences librarianship. The project involves two parts: 1 an online course; and 2 a virtual shadowing mentoring program. The 4-week online course will provide an overview of health sciences librarianship, taught from the perspective of librarians who came to health sciences librarianship from other fields. The course is organized in four modules, each based on a scenario from the health sciences.

July 21, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Partner Library: J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library 2016-2021

The Partner Library will coordinate the Library 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
MedLine Integration -3 Steps Detect eLearning Platform Buildout 2020-2021

15-40 Connection is saving lives by teaching people how to detect cancer early and be active partners in their healthcare. Our 3 Steps Detect education harnesses the power of early detection by teaching people how to recognize early warning signs of cancer and collaborate with doctors to accelerate the time to diagnosis and receive more effective treatment. A critical element of this education is continuity, reinforcement and access to reliable information and advice.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
A Library-based Data Retrieval and Management Training Program for Clinical 133s

Enterprise Data Warehouses EDWs play an increasingly important role on academic medical campuses, housing clinical and other enterprise-wide data and making it available for research and strategic purposes in the learning health system.

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

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
Building Health Data Literacy Through Public Libraries

This project will enable libraries to help build their communitys health data literacy. The Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center at the University of Pittsburgh and the Allegheny County Library Association will develop and pilot test a series of online learning modules for library workers that will equip them with the tools and skills to build data literacy among people in the communities they serve. As a result of this project, people will be better-able to: 1. discover health data and evaluate its accuracy, 2.

July 17, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Partner Library: University of Wyoming Libraries

The Partner Library will coordinate the Member Services 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
Health Literacy and Privacy in a Pandemic World

This project will provide quality virtual information related to health and wellness privacy and literacy that librarians can use to better serve their communities. We will present this information as a series of four webinars for public library workers. We will also create high-quality informational resources which will form part of the webinar content but will also be designed to be shared on library social media at other times. Authoritative information about health and wellness privacy is both timely and in-demand.

January 4, 2021 - April 30, 2021
ABQ Public Library Individualized Health Information Program 2020-2021

A health 12 will be hired by ABQ to exclusively provide program support, extend the educational offerings of the program, promote the program, provide health information in-service training for library staff, and offer health information education to the Albuquerque Public Library community. The health 12 will be physically located within the ABQ Public Library and receive program assignments from the NNLM SCR Community Engagement Coordinator. Projects will be assigned by the NNLM SCR Community Engagement Coordinator with discrete timelines and deliverables denoted for each task.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Central PA FUN Food: Understanding Nutrition Initiative

The Central PA FUN Food: Understanding Nutrition Initiative will be focused on improving health literacy around food & nutrition in six counties in central Pennsylvania. Based on a partnership between the District Library Centers in Altoona and Johnstown, this project would serve residents of Indiana, Cambria, Somerset, Blair, Bedford & Huntingdon Counties. The Initiative has two main areas of focus: improving access to quality cooking & nutrition information & resources; and increasing family nutrition literacy.

November 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
BGHF Minds Matter- Harrisburg

Black Girl Health Foundations Minds Matter Harrisburg is a program in partnership with The Dauphin County Library System that is designed to reach out to 92 of color in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area and educate them about mental health and mental health resources. Black Girl Health Foundation BGHF has already hosted a very successful in-person iteration of Minds Matter in Harrrisburg, PA with the support of the Dauphin County Library System, and we have Minds Matter - NOLA scheduled to take place October 10th, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

November 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
The Incredible Edible Sound Garden

This project will be focused on ecological literacy, sensory therapy, and food literacy by enhancing hands-on experience of community members in the outdoor garden spaces located at the Kendale Lakes Branch Library. Funding for this project will allow for Citizens for a Better South Florida to purchase interactive musical instruments and vegetable garden materials for the library that will engage individuals to increase their health, well-being, and quality of life by actively participating in the outdoors.

January 25, 2021 - April 30, 2021
Virtual Health and Wellness Classes

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on every aspect of life in the United States and across the world. The disruptions are far-reaching and have required major adjustments in our lives. And yet, our experiences over centuries remind us that people living in this country are resilient and capable of overcoming what appear to be insurmountable obstacles. Maintaining a sense of normalcy in turbulent times has been a critically important survival strategy.

January 18, 2021 - April 30, 2021
The Interactive County-Level FAIR Health Data Web Tool for Librarians & Health Professionals Initiative

The Interactive County-Level Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable FAIR Health Data Web Tool for Librarians & Health Professionals Initiative will consist of 4 phases to establish and sustain an interactive web tool for librarians and local health professionals to access FAIR local community health assessment data. The purpose of this web tool is to provide librarians and local health professionals with a simple to operate and easy to understand user interface that utilizes raw county-level health data we have organized in our cloud-based database Amazon Aurora.

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

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
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