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Past Funded Projects

Title Description Amount
Awareness for Credible Online Health Information and Healthcare Utilization for Adult Managed Care Enrollees

The volume of information available online makes it difficult to navigate and validate.

Connections4Health: Improving Patient Health through Addressing Social Determinants of Health

Connections4Health (C4H) is an innovative program of placing a social service help desk in the waiting area of underserved medical centers to assist patients in their unmet needs during, and as par

Data Management for Librarians

In an effort to expand professional knowledge resulting in improved health information access and delivery, we propose to present a program introducing data science and management to hospital, heal

Development of Patient Education Professional Practice Guidelines to Promote Health Literacy

The purpose of this project is to begin the process of developing concise patient education practice guidelines for health professionals which emphasize health literacy strategies.

Enhancing Access to Biomedical Resources through the TEACH Academy

Over the past fourteen years, the TEACH Academy (Teachers Exploring and Advocating Careers in Health) has provided teachers, guidance counselors and health professionals with resources to educate s

Facilitating the Development of Research Data Management Services at Health Sciences Libraries

The proposed Research Data Management program is designed to provide training, tools and strategies for medical libraries seeking to develop research data management services.

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

The Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds project will enable Torrance State Hospital patients to learn how to access reliable health information to implement a healthy lifestyle, one that leads to lower r

Implementing a Digital Experience for the Exhibit Dental Instruments: Past and Present

The creation of an online exhibit based on Stony Brook University Libraries' Dental Instruments: Past and Present will make important resources for research and teaching in the fields of denta

Improving Health & Mental Health Literacy in Diverse Communities: Why Partnerships Matter

The main focus of this program, to be held on December 5, 2017, is health and mental health literacy in diverse communities.

Including Health Literacy in the Skills Curriculum and Assessment for Third Year Osteopathic Medicine Students

This grant application is for funding to hire a clinical skills expert to develop a health literacy/patient communication module to be incorporated into a mandatory clinical skills review course fo

Leveraging the Librarian in a Nurse Residency Program

This project is part of the Nurse Residency Program being implemented at UPMC Mercy through the Department of Nursing.

Medical Library Association Annual Conference

Funding is being requested to support travel costs to serve as a co-presenter with Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator at NNLM MAR, at the Medical Library Association Annual 2017 conference

Nutritious, Quick, and FlavorFULL Cooking

This interactive program will introduce adults to healthy cooking techniques and free online health information resources.

Patient Empowerment: Using Information Resources to Improve Health Communication

Building on the success of our 2016-17 funded project, ?Outreach to Consumers to Improve Health Literacy,?

The Family Table

The Family Table is a free health and nutrition program that teaches 2-3 families a week how to shop for, prepare and enjoy healthy meals together.

University of Pittsburgh Data Catalog

Major funding agencies have stipulated that data from funded research should be made available for retrieval and secondary analysis.

Using Data to Support Clinical Outcomes (Keynote)

The speaker is presenting on electronic health record implementation and the power of well-organized data to improve individual patient level outcomes.

Utilization of a Low Literacy Book to Manage Childhood Illness in a Community Home Visiting Program

This project would be an intervention both to improve children's health and reduce inappropriate emergency room visits by providing parents or caregivers with a reference resource for understa

Title Description Amount
18th International Conference on Grey Literature ? Leveraging Diversity in Grey Literature, November 28-29, 2016

Scientific information, much of which is published as grey literature, can play a pivotal role in the search for solutions to global problems.

Basics of Health Literacy: A K-12 Community Partnership

Developing a Replicable Model for Health Literacy to Promote Positive Youth Development is a year-long, school-based, in-class, student-centered, experiential, and technology-driven health promotio