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NN/LM SCR Fall Funding Opportunities Announced

The Fall Funding cycle awards are now posted to the NN/LM SCR website: The NN/LM SCR is now accepting applications and proposals for the following awards:

Access to Electronic Consumer Health Information,
The purpose of this outreach initiative is to ensure that health professionals, their patients and the general public are connected to the health information resources they need to make informed health care decisions. This solicitation will focus on projects designed to improve access to electronic consumer health information for such groups and organizations as: consumers, the underserved and minority health care professionals, public health workers, public libraries, and community-based and faith-based organizations. The proposed projects may target individuals and organizations providing health information to the public, as well as targeting the public directly.

Information Access Improvement Project Award,
The purpose of the IAIP Award is to provide an opportunity to Network members interested in improving access to Internet-based health information including NLM products and services.

Library Technology Award,
The purpose of the Library Technology Award is to assist full Network member libraries in the NN/LM SCR that are interested in implementing large-scale technology applications to further encourage library improvement and expansion of library services.

Partners in Public Health Information Outreach,
The goal of the Partners in Public Health Information Outreach award is to provide the public health workforce with timely, convenient access to information resources that can help them perform their jobs more effectively. Proposed projects should target public health department employees serving state and local communities.

Professional Development Award,
The purpose of this award is to enable individuals at NN/LM SCR Network member institutions to expand professional knowledge and experience to provide improved health information access to health care professionals and consumers.

MedlinePlus Go Local,
MedlinePlus’s Go Local project links MedlinePlus users to health services in their local community and directs users of the Go Local site to MedlinePlus health topics. Proposals will be accepted for areas in the South Central Region where no Go Local project exists or has been proposed, see (Note: Go Local awards have been made and are in progress for Arkansas and Louisiana).

The NN/LM SCR Symposium Award Call for Applications will post by early June and will be announced on the NNLMSCR-L, as well as on Blogadillo.

Earlier today, an article was posted to Blogadillo explaining the dual funding cycles in each year of the 2006-2011 RML Contract:

Please let the award managers, or me, know if you have questions regarding the awards or the application process. We look forward to receiving your applications and proposals!

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