Express Outreach Follow-up Awards

  • The goal of the express outreach follow-up award is to expand, assess, evaluate or sustain activities of a previously funded outreach project in which the applicant participated. The original project should be one that focused on:
  • Expanding community focused activities in support of the NN/LM mission and goals.
  • Promoting the awareness of and use of the information products and services of the National Library of Medicine.
  • Improving access to quality electronic health information.
  • Promoting and improving access to information services.
  • Promoting or improving the use of technology for information access.

For more information about this funding opportunity and how to apply, please click here.

Projects Funded May 2006-April 2011

Chesterfield County Public Library
The Chesterfield County Public Library will continue its consumer health outreach by providing information packets, training, and presentations on health information resources and topics.
October 1, 2009 - September 30, 2010

Baptist Hospital
The Baptist Hospital Library will extend its Health information kiosk project to the Diabetes Center at Baptist Hospital and the outpatient clinic at Middle Tennessee Medical Center. They will provide a new professionally produced interface for the kiosk and website, add 2 computers at the target centers and add 45 diabetes tutorials to the kiosk.
November 1, 2009 - October 31, 2010

Johns Hopkins University
Maryland Public Health Practitioners Access and Use: Follow-up
The Welch Medical Library staff will expand and refine the insights developed during their initial project with public health practitioners in two Maryland public health departments. They will provide ongoing access to electronic resources via Welch Library portals and collect self-report data on practitioner use of the resources and its impact on public health practice. Five bi-monthly online exercises to increase information literacy is planned.
November 1, 2006 - October 31, 2007

MaFlo's Health & Awareness Team
MaFlo's Health and Awareness Team will continue to provide basic computer and internet training as well as training on how to access reliable health information through MedlinePlus, SeniorHealth, CDC and other reliable website in their community. They also will provide health and nutritional classes, participate in community scheduled walks and invite educators to talk about health issues and classes on prevention and awareness.
October 1, 2007 - September 30, 2008

MaFlo's Health & Awareness Team
The Team will continue and expand services provided under their original award. They will purchase additional equipment and continue computer and health information training in the community.
November 1, 2006 - October 1, 2007

Mountain AHEC
The staff of the Mountain AHEC will follow-up on their Healthy Kids in Western North Carolina project. The follow-up objective is to provide subject indexing for the programs and activities collected in the 16 target counties to enable easy access for researchers, clinicians and other participants of the WNC Healthy Kids initiative.
July 1, 2010 - April 30, 2011

Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta
St. Joseph's Health System
The Russell Bellman Foundation Mercy Care will expand services to two mobile vans providing health care to underserved populations in Atlanta. The Library staff will provide equipment, training and a small collection to each van.
November 1, 2006 - October 31, 2007

West Virginia Health Right, Inc.
The staff of the West Virginia Health Right will purchase equipment to expand their capacity to provide educational programs on site. Through training, they will inform patients and medical staff about health information resources available. They plan to provide education to every patient on every visit on health conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, smoking cessation, weight management, hepatitis C and arthritic conditions.
October 1, 2007 - September 30, 2008

West Virginia Health Right, Inc.
The WV Health Right staff will continue and expand the services provided under their original award by purchasing additional equipment. This will allow more patients to have access to health information.
November 1, 2006 - October 1, 2007