Express Welcome Awards

The goals of the Express Welcome Award are:

  • To improve access to quality electronic health information.
  • To promote the awareness of and use of the information products and services of the National Library of Medicine.
  • To promote and improve the use of technology for information access.
  • To encourage partnerships and community/faith focused activities to help eliminate health disparities, promote healthy living, and promote health literacy.

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

Funded Projects 2006-Present

Associated Health Resources Center
The Associated Health Resources Center will purchase equipment to conduct HIV/AIDS prevention training and risk reduction strategies to reach 50 inmates at the Baltimore City Women Detention Center (BCDC). Also, distribute educational materials and referrals to target population and administer post-training surveys on HIV/AIDS risk reduction skills.
October 1, 2007 - September 30, 2008

Georgetown County Diabetes CORE Group
Georgetown County Diabetes CORE Group will purchase equipment to support diabetes education classes at the Choppee Health Center and other Georgetown community gathering sites for a minimum of 10 hours per week for 1 year in rural areas where African Americans live, work, worship, play, and seek health care. Four youths will be selected to share video, audio, and other digital multimedia files about diabetes from social networking sites and original digital videos from the community’s perspective, and contribute some tailored educational materials to health-related websites, such as the REACH Charleston and Georgetown Diabetes Coalition. The Group will focus multimedia content on healthy lifestyle activities such as healthy eating and physical activity, and show how these actions lead to community change and empowerment, especially for youth in fighting obesity and preventing diabetes.
October 1, 2007 - September 30, 2008

Greenwood LeFlore Hospital
The librarian/educator will create a diabetes library learning center by purchasing computer equipment and implementing an education program for the community and inpatients.
October 1, 2008 - September 30, 2009

Healing with CAARE
Funding will be used to purchase equipment and supplies to complete Gateway to Healthy Living project objectives that includes: Provide a strategy for informing and engaging the understanding in the use of health information for improved health outcomes, self-management and empowerment; Provide information on using software to access the Internet; Introduce users to Web sites for popular health topics such as cancer, attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder, strokes, obesity, diabetes, HI/AIDS, hepatitis, substance abuse, etc.; and Provide training to develop individual’s skills in accessing and utilizing online databases and general health information resources. Target populations include HIV/AIDS infected men and women and their families, former substance abusers and veterans.
November 1, 2009 - October 31, 2010

Laughlin Memorial Hospital
The Library will purchase computer equipment and software to enable the Geriatric- Electronically Fit and Physically Fit project. Staff will provide training on NLM products as well as provide sessions on physical fitness. Senior citizens will be the target population for the project.
July 1, 2010 - April 30, 2011

Nurse Practitioner Council of Coastal Georgia
Funding will be used to purchase equipment and supplies to complete the following objectives for the Healthy Living Project: Present 5 quality interactive health education seminars and serve as a health education resource for community organizations and faith based organizations and encourage partnerships and community organizations focused activities to help eliminate health disparities, promote healthy living, and promote health literacy.
November 1, 2009 - October 31, 2010

Ronald McDonald Charities of the Carolinas
The staff of the Ronald McDonald Charities will purchase equipment to enable parents and families of critically ill children to search for health information during their stay at the RMH Greenville. One on one and other training sessions will be held.
July 1, 2010 - April 30, 2011

Rural Community Outreach Project
The Rural Community Outreach Project of Georgetown, SC will an outreach project entitled Repairing the Breach/Young and Old. They will offer classes on basic internet training as well as introduce MedlinePlus as a source of reliable information on mental health and mental illness. Target populations included African American teens and seniors.
November 1, 2008 - October 31, 2009

Westview United Methodist Church
The Westview United Method Church will undertake the Technology Booster for Better Health Decisions Project . With project funds, they will provide equipment and supplies for use by trainers and congregants, train volunteer trainers to assist others in locating health information and provide an outreach ministry for the congregation. Karen Martinez from the local AHEC will assist with the project.
November 1, 2006 - October 31, 2007