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All of Us Memphis Community Engagement 2018-2019

The overall project objective for “All of Us in Memphis” is to create awareness for the national database project. Memphis Public Libraries has an award winning Health Information Center (HIC) at its Central branch library. Our objective is to promote the project in alignment with the Library’s HIC. In addition to the Central branch, there are seventeen other neighborhood branches. Another objective is to create awareness for “All of Us” at each of these branch libraries. In addition to our eighteen branch locations, MPL has a strong virtual presence through our website at www.memphislibraries.org. The website includes an online health information center: http://www.memphislibrary.org/research/health/. One objective would be to increase awareness for the All of Us project through our website and other virtual channels. In addition to the website, we intend to include information about the All of Us project in ongoing communications with customers, including a monthly Health Information newsletter and social media postings. The program coordinator’s duties will include outreach with various non-library agencies, including United Way of the Mid-South, the Salvation Army, and others that serve a consumer population. An additional objective will be to connect with many of the city’s social service agencies and non-profit organizations to raise awareness for the library’s health information resources and the All of Us project. Finally, the program coordinator will work with area experts to plan and host programs both inside and outside of the library about genetics topics in general, including information about the All of Us project. In summary, objectives for “All of Us in Memphis” include raising awareness at physical branches, online via our website and social media, and through outreach and conducting community programs
Identify any specific population(s) this project will serve: 
African Americans or Black
American Indian
Latino or Hispanic
Identify roles of participants this project will serve: 
General public
Project Lead:
Diane Jalfon
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Federal Fiscal Year: 
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Funding Period:
May 1, 2018 to Apr 30, 2019
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