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Archive for December, 2011

Electronic Consumer Health Outreach Award Recipient Announced

Monday, December 5th, 2011

The NN/LM SCR is pleased to announce the recipient of the Year 1 Electronic Consumer Health Outreach Award.

University of Texas Medical Branch, Moody Medical Library, Galveston, TX
Principal Investigator: Anne Howard
Project Title: Shriners Hospitals for Children – Galveston Consumer Health Outreach Project

The Moody Medical Library at the University of Texas Medical Branch and the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Galveston (Shriners) will provide Internet access to Shriners’ pediatric burn patients, their caregivers and family members through a dedicated server, secure wireless system and multiple workstations. This will  increase knowledge and use of currently available electronic health information and science education from NLM and NIH. In a “train the trainer” approach, project personnel will train Shriners’ staff in use of MedlinePlus and other NIH resources in English and Spanish.

Please join us in congratulating Anne Howard and the UTMB Moody Medical Library!

Needs Assessment Award Recipients Announced

Monday, December 5th, 2011

The NN/LM SCR is pleased to announce the recipients of the Year 1 Needs Assessment Award:

Greater Houston Area Health Education Center (AHEC), Inc.
Principal Investigator: Karen Curry
Project Title: Sunnyside Update

Greater Houston AHEC, Inc. will assess the health information needs of the predominately African American Sunnyside community in Houston, Texas to increase awareness of needs and provide the information to health and wellness stakeholders. The Sunnyside Update project will examine past and existing health information trends and conduct surveys to find out the best way to address health information disparities for this community.

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Library
Principal Investigator: John Fullinwider
Project Title: Dallas Community Partners Survey

Project staff will conduct in person interviews with a variety of organizations from the Dallas County Health and Human Services Public Health Advisory Committee.  The goal of the assessment will be to identify potential collaborative initiatives in public health, health literacy, health access, and health promotion, and to form partnerships with the library for specific health information projects.

Please join us in congratulating the recipients of these awards!