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NNLM All of Us Consumer Health Information Kiosk Award

Description of Award

The NNLM All of Us Consumer Health Information Kiosk is a software and technology award for a pre-configured kiosk programmed with evidence-based consumer health and wellness resources to be installed in select public libraries throughout the Greater Midwest Region (GMR).

The NNLM All of Us Consumer Health Information Kiosk award supports the mission of the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network to:

  • Help public libraries support the health information needs in their communities by providing National Library of Medicine and other quality health education resources to enable individuals to make informed decisions about their health.
  • Increase public and participant awareness and understanding of the NIH All of Us Research Program using approved health literacy topics, programs, and materials in support of public libraries providing outreach to populations that meet the NIH Underrepresented in Biomedical Research (UBR) criteria as defined by the NIH All of Us Research Program.

Health information kiosks have been integrated into clinical, library, and community settings for many years in an effort to increase access to authoritative health information. A systematic review analyzing 31 articles found that, of the studies analyzing health kiosk usage in community settings, results suggest that community health centers, libraries and social service agencies were the most preferred location for health kiosk placement. Additionally, "one hundred percent of the studies that evaluated user satisfaction with the kiosks revealed users had a positive outcome using the kiosk."[i]

[i] The role of health information kiosks in diverse settings: a systematic review. Joshi A, Trout K. Health Information and Libraries Journal 2014 Dec; 31(4) 254-73.

Public libraries which are network members of the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) and located in the following zip codes are encouraged to apply:

For information on membership and to apply, visit our Members page. 

If funding remains available, public libraries outside of these locations may be considered if they meet the following criteria:

  • Serve a population which falls under the NIH Underrepresented in Biomedical Research (UBR) criteria as defined by the NIH All of Us Research Program
  • Agree to raise awareness of the NIH All of Us Research Program by distributing information provided to the library at no cost


Funding Period: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 to Thursday, April 30, 2020
Up to $3,000
Number of Awards Available: 
Additional Funding Information: 

The NNLM Consumer Health Information website was developed in Drupal in collaboration with the NNLM National Web Services Office (NWSO). KioskPro client software is installed so patrons access pre-selected, evidence-based consumer health information resources.

The website is 508 compliant and checked against the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) Markup Validation Service. KioskPro supports enabling Text Selection for Accessibility, which allows patrons to select text and have it rendered as audio. Speak Selection is an accessibility feature that allows iOS to read selected text out loud to visitors who might otherwise have difficulty with on-screen text. Library personnel will be responsible for implementing this for their patrons.

This is a one-time purchase. The iPad, charger, KioskPro application, display stand, and lock ships to the library institution pre-configured for plug-and-play.

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine is responsible for maintaining the Consumer Health Information Kiosk website and KioskPro application licensing for the duration of the funding period.

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine will offer training to library personnel of the Consumer Health Information Kiosk as well as the National Library of Medicine resources.

Patrons are not required to sign-in or log-in to the KioskPro client or the websites. The NNLM National Evaluation Office (NEO) will provide a qualitative survey to assess the user experience and the quality of resources accessed. However, no personally identifiable information will be collected or reported.

This is a one-time purchase. Public libraries may elect to continue subscribing to the client software after the project end date.

The NNLM National Evaluation Office (NEO) will develop an online assessment tool and the GMR office will work with public library personnel to assess user knowledge before and after interacting with the kiosk resources. Google Analytics will provide usage data. A report will be generated monthly to analyze the health information seeking habits of anonymous users. All assessment activities and data usage reports will be submitted as a part of the Final Report.


Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 11:30pm
Application Instructions: 

For highest consideration, applicants must complete the online application by June 30, 2019.

Additional Information

Reporting Requirements: 

GMR office staff will assist awardees with complying with reporting requirements. These reports are required for outreach awards:

  • A final report must be submitted to the GMR office within 30 calendar days upon completion of the project, but no later than May 15, 2020. The Final Report Form template is available on the GMR website.
  • Activity reports must be submitted before the end of the month following the activity, when applicable. Please be sure to attend one of the Data Reporting System (DRS) sessions as announced in the award letter.
NIH Public Access Policy: 

Recipients of NNLM funding are required to deposit any peer-reviewed manuscript upon acceptance for publication in PubMed Central (PMC) in accordance with the NIH Public Access Policy.

NIH Acknowledgement: 

Any resources developed with project funds must include an acknowledgment of NIH grant support and a disclaimer stating the following:

“Developed resources reported in this [publications, press releases, internet sites] are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number 1UG4LM012346. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.”

Organization Type: 
Public Library