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Outreach Funding Opportunities from the NN/LM SCR

The NN/LM SCR is now accepting applications for three outreach funding opportunities.  For more information on these awards, see:

Express Outreach Award:
Amount of funding:  Up to $5,000 each
The purpose of the Express Outreach Award is to support a wide range of outreach projects aimed at improving access to and use of the National Library of Medicine’s databases to improve access to health and biomedical information.
August 3, 2009 and Feb. 1, 2010 deadlines.

Access to Electronic Consumer Health Information:
Amount of funding: Up to $25,000 each

The purpose of the Access to Electronic Consumer Health Information 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.
August 3, 2009 deadline

Partners in Public Health Information Outreach:
Amount of funding: Up to $25,000 each
Digital literacy and the effective utilization of online information are among the core public health informatics competencies for the 21st century. 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.
August 3, 2009 deadline.

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