Archive for the ‘Funding’ Category
Friday, March 25th, 2016
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects for improving HIV/AIDS information access for patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers and the general public. Patients and the affected community need access to the most up-to-date and accurate health information to effectively manage and make informed decisions about their health. Health care providers and health educators also need access to the most current information to provide the highest quality of care. NLM is committed to assisting organizations in accessing the spectrum of information resources and services that are currently available. The NLM is particularly interested in proposals with creative and different approaches to disseminate information to populations that have a disproportionate prevalence of HIV/AIDS infections in the United States. Emphasis is on increasing the awareness and utilization of NLM online health and medical resources in the HIV/AIDS Community through the use of innovative and evidence-based projects.
Projects must involve two or more of the following information access categories:
- Information retrieval
- Skills development
- Resource development and dissemination; and/or
- Equipment Acquisition
Significance is placed upon the following types of organizations or arrangements for developing these programs:
- Community-based organizations (CBOs) or patient advocacy groups currently providing HIV/AIDS related serves to the affected community
- Public libraries serving communities in the provision of HIV/AIDS-related information and resources
- Health departments or other local, municipal, or state agencies working to improve public health; Faith-based organizations currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services and/or
- Multi-type consortia of the above-listed organizations that may be in existence or formed specifically for this project
Awards are offered for up to $50,000.
Quotations are due to NLM on June 13, 2016. (more…)
Friday, March 18th, 2016
The NN/LM Pacific NW Region announces a new funding opportunity for Network members.
On April 26, 2016, the Medical Library Association presents: The Consumer Health Library – A Site for Service, Education, and Hope. The presenter is Jacqueline Davis, who has worked for eight years as the consumer health librarian for Sharp HealthCare in San Diego, CA. In 2013, Davis received the Consumer Health Librarian of the Year award from the Consumer and Patient Health Information Section of the Medical Library Association. Her interests in health literacy and social justice combine to inform and guide her work in the library and the community.
Consumer health libraries are a critical bridge for contemporary medicine models that require patients to both advocate for themselves, as well as partner with their health care providers. With the continuously changing technology, the ever-increasing amount of information available, and patients’ real need to navigate successfully through the system, librarians’ services can provide the welcoming space and outreach to educate and inform our customers. By the completion of this webinar, participants will understand: 1) the role of the consumer health librarian; 2) outreach into the local community; 3) the community or target audience; 4) issues regarding health literacy and how it impacts their library services; and 5) specific programs that can be adapted to their institutional sites.
For more information, see the Medical Library Association website. Funding is available to NN/LM PNR Network members to host group or individual viewing sites. If you are interested in the webinar, please contact Patricia Devine by March 31.
Thursday, March 17th, 2016
Join us next week for the next PNR Partners webinar session. We have presentations from our members in Alaska and Oregon. Erin Foster, who is completing her second year of her NLM Associate Fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University library, will be telling us about developing an assessment tool to measure the information literacy of incoming Master of Public Health (MPH) students in the Epidemiology program. We will also hear from Sigrid Brudie of the University of Alaska, Anchorage Alaska Medical Library. She will tell us about the highlights and challenges of medical library outreach to rural Alaska, from the state’s northernmost community of Barrow to its southernmost community of Metlakatla.
When: Thursday, March 24 at 1:00pm Pacific Time (Noon Alaska, 2:00pm Mountain)
To Join: go to https://webmeeting.nih.gov/pnrpartners/ Audio is through the phone.
For more information about PNR Partners go to http://nnlm.gov/pnr/training/PNRpartners.html (more…)
Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
Date: Thursday, January 28
Time: 1:00 pm PT, Noon Alaska Time, 2:00 pm MT
Join us to hear from two of our recipients who each received PNR Health Disparities Information Outreach funding. In, Somali Cultural Profile Project: Collaborating to Update Information about Culture and Health Disparities in the Somali Community, Christine Wilson Owens will describe the partnership and work of EthnoMed and the King County Somali Health Board in reviewing and enhancing the Somali Cultural Profile and Somali Community Resources pages on the EthnoMed website. (For those who may not be familiar with EthnoMed it is an online resource for healthcare providers serving immigrant and refugee patients.) Collaboratively, EthnoMed and the Somali Health Board pulled in community voices and health care provider perspectives to document information about the culture and the health experience of Somali immigrants in the Seattle area, with particular focus on highlighting health disparity issues affecting this immigrant community.
Library Services Manager at Tuality Healthcare, Judith Hayes had a unique feature to her project titled, Increasing Health Disparity and Resource Awareness at Tuality Healthcare. Tuality Healthcare’s Cultural Diversity Task Force collaborated with People, Places, Things to bring a dynamic, hands-on workshop to demonstrate techniques for facilitating critical information transfer across language divides. Vignettes were used to demonstrate sources of disparity and possible sources of resources and resolution. The one-hour presentations were designed jointly by Tuality and Teatro Milagro to address Tuality’s Specific Situation. The goals were to increase awareness of health disparities in the Tuality service area, increase awareness of available resources to help address health and cultural disparity issues at Tuality, and to improve the level of understanding between staff and clients of different cultural backgrounds.
Listening to the successes and challenges of these particular programs can inspire and generate energy to create your own program or adapt these and other funded projects to your own organization’s needs. (more…)
Monday, November 9th, 2015
The PNR has two upcoming webinars this month. The first is PNR Partners which showcases our PNR funded recipients. Thursday, November 12th at 1pm Pacific Time (noon Alaska Time, 2pm Mountain Time), we have Shelley Dougherty, Executive Director for Oregon Pacific AHEC who will tell us about her project, Environmental Health Connection for Rural Oregon Schools, that engaged middle school students in the world of scientific inquiry to create healthier communities and prepare them academically as they explored career options. We also will have Jackie Wirz, Research Data Specialist at Oregon Health & Science University who will present information about the Pacific Research Data Symposium where researchers, students, and librarians shared their work in the world of data.
Do you have some ideas for programs or services in your library but aren’t quite sure how to implement them? This is a great time to ask questions about funded projects and to consider applying for funding from the NN/LM PNR to start your own projects for your communities. To join the webinar:
- Go to the following website and login as a Guest, using your own name: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/pnrpartners.
- Once in the web meeting a pop-up box allows you to put in your phone number and the program will call you. If this does not happen call the 800 number and use the participant code given in the Notes box (lower left-hand corner) on the screen.
And if you have been curious about the connection between human health and animal health you will want to attend the next PNR Rendezvous which is, (more…)
Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
The Sewell Travel Award for Public Health (STAPH) Committee is accepting applications for 2015 Sewell Stipends. The deadline for submission is July 15, 2015.
This year’s APHA meeting will take place in Chicago, IL from October 31 through November 4, 2015. The theme this year is Health in All Policies. For more information on the meeting see APHA’s website (https://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual).
The late Dr. Winifred Sewell worked with several professional associations during her long career in medical and pharmacy librarianship/information technology. This led to her appreciation of the key role that librarians and information professionals can play in raising the quality of health care. (more…)