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AoU 353: Facilitating Rural Access to Quality Health Information through Little Free Libraries

By partnering on a Little Free Libraries (LFL) initiative with Florida’s Okeechobee County Library (OCL), this project aims to improve rural residents’ health literacy and understanding of precision medicine, through facilitating awareness of and access to NLM’s consumer health resources and NIH’s All of Us Research Program. This project supports NNLM’s mission to improve public health by empowering underserved groups to make effective use of information for health decision-making. Little Free Library is an international nonprofit that fosters neighborhood book exchanges through outdoor book-sharing boxes. There are hundreds of LFLs in Florida, but only one registered in Okeechobee so far. OCL is building 30 LFLs which will hold 30-50 books each and will be located on rural county properties with heavy footfall, such as parks and civic centers.
Identify any specific population(s) this project will serve: 
Rural
All of Us
Identify roles of participants this project will serve: 
General public
Project Lead:
Jane Morgan-Daniel
Funding Source: 
SEA
Project Funding:
Federal Fiscal Year: 
2019
Funding Amount: 
$15000
Funding Period:
Jan 13, 2020 to Apr 30, 2020
Project Status:
Awarded