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Members Start New Outreach Projects

This spring the NN/LM PNR solicited applications for express outreach
projects. Eleven new projects have been funded and are ready to begin.
Although these awards are shorter in duration (eight months)
than previous project awards, your colleagues proposed ambitious, valuable
projects that will assess needs and bring creative solutions to
communities with health information barriers. Abstracts of these projects
will be added to the cumulative list of NN/LM PNR awards at Congratulations to the
following eleven new awardees:

Alaska Health Fair, “Fairbanks African-American Health Initiative,”
Fairbanks, AK

Catholic Family & Child Service, “Healthy Kids in Kittitas County,”
Ellensburg, WA

The Clinic at Royal City, “Using the NN/LM to Improve Health Education in
Royal City,” Royal City, WA

Kalispell Regional Medical Center, “Need Health Info? Accessing
Trustworthy Health Information Online in Northwest Montana,” Kalispell, MT

Kootenai Medical Center, “Improved Access to Health Information for
Low-Income Residents,” Coeur d’Alene, ID

Montana Health Network, “Linking Rural Network Health Workers to On-line
Health Information Resources,” Miles City, MT

Portland State University, “In the Know,” Portland, OR

Public Health-Seattle & King County, “Addressing Health Disparities with
Health Education,” Seattle, WA

Puget Sound Alliance for Community Technology, “Quick Link Web Based
Health Resources for King County Housing Authority Residents,” Seattle, WA

St, James Healthcare, “Pilot Project to Demonstrate the Effective Use and
Integration of Regional Library Resources in a Rural Health Care Setting,”
Butte, MT

Street Youth Ministries, “University District Homeless Youth Health
Education Project,” Seattle, WA

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