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Resolve to Stay Active: A Fitbit Kit for Your Community

Description of Award

Resolve to Stay Active: A Fitbit Kit for Your Community supports public libraries or other community organizations which serve populations that are underrepresented in biomedical research in providing access to health technology and consumer health resources.


This 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.

While interest in health-related programs and services has increased, many libraries and other community organizations lack adequate funding to provide health related materials. The Resolve to Stay Active Fitbit Kits will lower barriers to providing health-related programs and outreach in public libraries and other community organizations.


Network members within the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) are eligible to apply. For information on membership and to apply, visit our Members page. GMR member public libraries will receive first consideration for this award. Pending availability of Fitbit Kits, other community organizations that reach a population that meets the NIH Underrepresented in Biomedical Research (UBR) criteria will be considered.

Potential Projects: 

This award is modeled off a previously funded project that took place at the Akron-Summit County Public Library. The library developed cohorts of patrons and enrolled them into a multi-week program, loaning participants the wearable fitness trackers.

For more information about this program, check out the post on the GMR blog, Midwest Matters. Detailed information can also be found in Program Model Summit Fitbit Cohorts on the American Library Association Public Programs Office website.


Funding Period: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 to Thursday, April 30, 2020
Additional Funding Information: 

Awardees will receive one Kit containing:

  • Welcome letter
  • Program kit
  • MedlinePlus bookmarks (quantity: 100)
  • NNLM All of Us trifold brochures (quantity: 100)
  • Your Data, Your Devices, Your Apps: Use Technology for Your Health handouts (quantity: 100)
  • Promoting Individual and Community Health at the Library, ISBN: 978-0838916278
  • Fitbit Inspire HR (quantity: 20)

This is a one-time purchase which will be shipped to awardees.


Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 20, 2019 - 5:00pm
Central Time
Application Instructions: 

For assistance in finding a UBR population or an MUA to meet the criteria of this award, please see the GMR's Underserved Health Communities Project.

Evaluation of Proposal

Applications will be reviewed by GMR office staff. Notice of the award will be sent to applicants via email and publicized via the GMR listserv, the website, blog, and/or social media. All applicants will be notified by January 6, 2020.
The following criteria are used to evaluate applications: Scale: 1-100

  • Project implementation (50 points max)
    • An implementation plan is provided, including a description of how objectives will be met and a feasible timeline provided.
  • Target population  (50 points max)
    • The project targets an underrepresented population or a community in a medically underserved area.

Additional Information

Reporting Requirements: 

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

  • A final report must be submitted to the GMR office no later than May 15, 2020.
  • Activity reports must be submitted on or before the last day of each month following the end of the activity (i.e. a fitness cohort meeting or orientation session), when applicable. Activity reports must be submitted through the NNLM Data Reporting System.
  • Award recipients will be required to report specific information using forms under development by the NNLM Evaluation Office. See the NNLM Evaluation Materials page for information that will be reported through these forms.
  • Public library award recipients will be required to use Project Outcome to assess any programmed activities that take place using the Kits.
Organization Type: 
All of Us
Community Based
Public Library