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Title Summary Project Period
CLUES Health and Wellbeing Workshops in 95 Minnesota

In the interest of providing greater access to culturally competent and linguistically relevant health services to Minnesotas Latino communities, CLUES requests funding from the NNLM to support the development, planning, and execution of our Health and Wellbeing workshop series. The workshops will take place in areas of Minnesota where large communities of Latinos live and work, including 95 southern Minnesota in areas such as Worthington, Mankato, Willmar, and Austin.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Partner Outreach 2018-2021: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Library

To perform outreach on behalf of NNLM GMR

May 1, 2018 - 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
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
University of Cincinnati 101 Workshop Series

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus HIV is entirely preventable, yet each year tens of the thousands of Americans are newly infected with the virus. As these numbers continue to increase, estimates have indicated that prevention and treatment are not reaching those who could most benefit, and that subgroups of this populate are disproportionately affected [1]. Notably, men who have sex with men and African American males consistently have the highest incidence rates [1]. Stigma at the community level has been documented as a barrier to HIV prevention [2].

December 1, 2020 - 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
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
Data Management and Qualitative Data Analysis in Biomedical Systematic Reviews

This project aims to develop the competence of a graduate intern who will lead training and consultation on the use NVivo to support data management and analysis of qualitative data in biomedical systematic reviews and evidence syntheses. While the training will be open to all, the target audience will be graduate students in the Purdue Biotechnology Innovation and Regulatory Sciences BIRS Program and the BIRS Program-African cohort. The BIRS program students work in pharmaceutical, medical devices and invitro diagnostics companies in Indiana and other parts of the U.S.

January 18, 2021 - April 30, 2021
Partner Outreach: University of Cincinnati 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
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
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
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
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
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
Information Collaboration: Bringing Public Health Organizations and Public Libraries Together Phase II

Phase II of the Information Collaboration project will focus on developing and implementing a training and outreach program that targets the public library and public health workforce. The goal of the program will be to foster sustainable partnerships aimed at improving the publics health through information access. The development of this project will be informed by the data collected and analyzed during the Phase I project.

May 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
Partner Outreach 2018-2021: University of Iowa Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

To perform outreach on behalf of NNLM GMR

May 1, 2018 - April 30, 2021
Kina 'Together'

Kina Together will serve Native Americans Ojibwe in northern Minnesota. This project has been developed through partnerships between the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth Campus UMMS Duluth, Department of Biomedical Sciences BMS and Bois Forte Health and Human Services, Oshki Ogimaag Charter School located on Grand Portage Reservation, and ISD #361 Indian Education Program, 94 Falls, Minnesota. All the communities are served are severely underserved and lie in remote areas of the state.

January 18, 2021 - April 30, 2021
Stimulating Minds and Memories: Community Health Partnerships for Memory Care

The proposed project entitled Stimulating Minds and Memories: Community Health Partnerships for Memory Care focuses on underserved health communities and underrepresented populations in the state of Michigan to create more dementia-friendly library outreach. The Wayne State University WSU School of Information Sciences in Detroit, Michigan, is excited to partner with the Pontiac Public Library to expand library outreach by offering new programs for individuals experiencing memory loss and their caregivers.

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
Nursing Experts: Translating the Evidence Phase 3 NExT3

Since 2001, the University of Illinois at Chicagos Library of the Health Sciences and the College of Nursing have been engaged in a series of evidence-based education programs targeted to public health nurses. These programs have expanded and built upon each other and used partnerships and connections towards providing equal access to biomedical information to all U.S. health professionals and the use of scientific evidence to guide healthcare decision making.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Partner Outreach: Ohio State University Health Sciences 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
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
Partner Outreach 2018-2021: Medical College of Wisconsin

To perform outreach on behalf of NNLM GMR

May 1, 2018 - April 30, 2021
NNLM Community Engagement Network Ambassador Program: Chicago Phase II

The Community Engagement Network Ambassador Program in Chicago, IL will connect the Chicago Public Library CPL with expert consumer health librarians from the University of Chicago and quality National Library of Medicine NLM health resources to more effectively engage with the community and address their health information needs. The project will target CPL branch libraries located in areas with a large population that meets the NIH underrepresented in biomedical research UBR criteria in order to provide training for CPL librarians on using and promoting quality health resources.

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
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
AoU: Precision Medicine & the Future of Health Care

The NNLM CEC is requesting $103,417 to pilot the Precision Medicine & the Future of Health Care: an NNLM Traveling Exhibit & Speaker Program herein known as the NNLM Precision Medicine Exhibit. The purpose of this project is to make an exhibit kit available to participating NNLM Community Engagement Network CEN Partner Library Organizations and to engage public libraries in a National Institutes of Health NIH Research Program 71 regional campaign location.

January 6, 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
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