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Call for Quotations: HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects 2016

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects for improving HIV/AIDS information access for patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers and the general public. Patients and the affected community need access to the most up-to-date and accurate health information to effectively manage and make informed decisions about their health.  Health care providers and health educators also need access to the most current information to provide the highest quality of care. NLM is committed to assisting organizations in accessing the spectrum of information resources and services that are currently available.  The NLM is particularly interested in proposals with creative and different approaches to disseminate information to populations that have a disproportionate prevalence of HIV/AIDS infections in the United States. Emphasis is on increasing the awareness and utilization of NLM online health and medical resources in the HIV/AIDS Community through the use of innovative and evidence-based projects.

Projects must involve two or more of the following information access categories:

  • Information retrieval;
  • Skills development;
  • Resource development and dissemination; and/or
  • Equipment Acquisition.

Significance is placed upon the following types of organizations or arrangements for developing these programs:

  • Community-based organizations (CBOs) or patient advocacy groups currently providing HIV/AIDS related serves to the affected community;
  • Public libraries serving communities in the provision of HIV/AIDS-related information and resources;
  • Health departments or other local, municipal, or state agencies working to improve public health;
  • Faith-based organizations currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services; and/or
  • Multi-type consortia of the above-listed organizations that may be in existence or formed specifically for this project.

Awards are offered for up to $50,000.

Quotations are due to NLM on June 13, 2016.

The solicitation for the 2016 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site.

Primary Point of Contact Secondary Point of Contact
Greg Benedict, Contract Specialist Suet Vu, Contracting Officer
Office of Acquisitions (OA) Office of Acquisitions (OA)
National Library of Medicine (NLM) National Library of Medicine (NLM)
6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 105 6707 Democracy Blvd. Suite 105
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-5488 Bethesda, MD 20892-5488
301-496-6546 Office Phone: 301-496-6546
Fax: 301-402-0642 Fax: 301-402-0642
E-mail: Gregory.benedict@nih.gov E-mail: vus@mail.nlm.nih.gov

 

SE/A Regional Recipients of NLM’s HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Congratulations to the AIDS Interfaith Residential Services (AIRS) and the University of Florida’s Health Sciences Library Center for being recipients of two of six of NLM’s 22nd round of HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects. NLM has continued its HIV/AIDS-related outreach efforts to community-based organizations, patient advocacy groups, faith-based organizations, departments of health, and libraries. This program provides support to design local programs for improving information access for HIV/AIDS patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers.

AIDS Interfaith Residential Services (AIRS)
“The F.A.I.T.H. Project”
The F.A.I.T.H. Project is outreach effort aimed to help communities of color as well as health professionals who serve them have access to accurate and reliable HIV/AIDS information and resources to effectively prevent and manage HIV/AIDS. The F.A.I.T.H. Project will extend outreach to African Americans, MSM population, seniors, youth groups, and faith-communities. Efforts to improve and increase access to HIV/AIDS information may help to address the general lack of trust behind information access and close gaps in chronic disease and minimize digital and technology disparities. One of the unique features of the F.A.I.T.H. is the use community-based theater to educate with prevention messages.

University of Florida
“Partnering to Provide HIV/AIDS Information Outreach”
The University of Florida through its Health Sciences Library Center will partner with local public libraries and the Alachua County Disease Control Unit. The goals are to increase access to HIV/AIDS resources to the vulnerable populations. The approach will be facilitating collaboration between healthcare providers, AIDS service organizations focusing on prevention and education, with creating locally relevant educational materials, training healthcare and community services providers on the use of NLM HIV/AIDS resources, raising public awareness through the NLM traveling exhibition, “Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture”.

Webinar: NN/LM Greater Midwest Region Tech Talk

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), Greater Midwest Region (GMR) is holding a Tech Talk session tomorrow, Friday, September 11, 2015 at 1pm CT. This session was developed to encourage all to re-think how to use technology to improve access to information. In addition, we hope it will help some attendees identify ideas in their environment and develop proposals.

Please visit http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training-schedule/all/GMR#results to register for this webinar.

Creative Ideas for Technology Improvement  How do you define “technology improvement”?  In this session we will look at examples of creative Technology Improvement Awards, how to find ideas for technology improvement award applications, and creative ways to think about technology improvement.  The presentation will also include Rachel Sindelar as a guest speaker.  Rachel was the project director for the TIA, Interdisciplinary Point-of-care Patient Health Education Initiative, awarded to the Broadlawns Medical Center Library.

  • Presenter:  Carol Bean
  • MLA CE Credit available until: October 30, 2015

Please contact Carol Bean (cielbie@uic.edu) if you have questions about the webinar or the award.

New Funding Opportunity: HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects 2015

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects for improving HIV/AIDS information access for patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers and the general public. Patients and the affected community need access to the most up-to-date and accurate health information to effectively manage and make informed decisions about their health.  Health care providers and health educators also need access to the most current information to provide the highest quality of care. NLM is committed to assisting organizations in accessing the spectrum of information resources and services that are currently available.  The NLM is particularly interested in proposals with creative and different approaches to disseminate information to populations that have a disproportionate prevalence of HIV/AIDS infections in the United States. These populations include but are not limited to men who have sex with men (MSM), African Americans and Hispanic/Latinos.

Emphasis is on increasing the awareness and utilization of NLM online health and medical resources in the HIV/AIDS Community through the use of innovative and evidence-based projects.

Projects must involve two or more of the following information access categories:

  • Information retrieval;
  • Skills development;
  • Resource development and dissemination; and/or
  • Equipment Acquisition.

Significance is placed upon the following types of organizations or arrangements for developing these programs:

  • Community-based organizations (CBOs) or patient advocacy groups currently providing HIV/AIDS related serves to the affected community;
  • Public libraries serving communities in the provision of HIV/AIDS-related information and resources;
  • Health departments or other local, municipal, or state agencies working to improve public health;
  • Faith-based organizations currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services; and/or
  • Multi-type consortia of the above-listed organizations that may be in existence or formed specifically for this project.

Awards are offered for up to $50,000.

Quotations are due to NLM on July 20, 2015.

The solicitation for the 2015 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site : https://www.fbo.gov/spg/HHS/NIH/OAM/NIHLM2015468/listing.html

Primary Point of Contact:

  • Greg Benedict, Contract Specialist
  • Office of Acquisitions (OA)
  • National Library of Medicine (NLM)
  • 6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 105
  • Bethesda, Maryland 20892-5488
  • Phone: 301-496-6546
  • Fax: 301-402-0642
  • E-mail: Gregory.benedict@nih.gov

Secondary Point of Contact :

  • Shari Shor, Contracting Officer
  • Office of Acquisitions (OA)
  • National Library of Medicine (NLM)
  • 6707 Democracy Blvd. Suite 105
  • Bethesda, MD 20892-5488
  • Phone: 301-496-6546
  • Fax: 301-402-0642
  • E-mail: shorse@mail.nlm.nih.gov

Please Note: Refer to the Federal Business Opportunities Web site for notices, updates, and modifications to the HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project 2015 RFQ.

Funding Opportunity: NLM Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services in NIH-funded Research Projects (Admin Supp) (PA-15-249)

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

NLM Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services in NIH-funded Research Projects (Admin Supp) (PA-15-249)

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-15-249.html

See also http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ep/AdminSupp.html

Purpose The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other participating NIH Institutes and Centers solicit applications for administrative supplements to eligible NIH awardees with active R01 grants and, depending on each participating Institute or Center’s preferences, with active P01, P20, P30, P50, R21, R34, U01, U19, U24, UM1 and U54 grants. The purposes of this administrative supplement program are (1) to enhance collaborative, multi-disciplinary basic and clinical research by integrating an information specialist into the research team in order to improve the capture, storage, organization, management, integration, presentation and dissemination of biomedical research data; and (2) to assess and document the value and impact of the informationist’s participation.

The Funding Opportunity Announcement(FOA) encourages eligible NIH awardees as described above, who are interested in integrating an informationist into their research teams for the above-stated purposes to begin to consider applying for this new FOA. Interested eligible awardees are encouraged to begin seeking collaborative arrangements with informationists at their institutions or another institution as appropriate. Informationists are information specialists, usually health sciences librarians, who have graduate training and practical experience that provides them with disciplinary background in biomedical, behavioral or biological sciences and in library and information sciences/informatics. Their cross training provides informationists with a unique perspective on the acquisition, synthesis, management and use of information in research. Informationists work as team members with research scientists and health professionals, and are sometimes called in-context or ‘embedded’ information specialists.

NLM Contact Dr. Alan VanBiervliet, alan.vanbiervliet@nih.gov

For contact information for participating Institutes and Centers see the FOA.

Deadline

  • Deadline for Applications – July 17, 2015
  • This program expires July 18, 2015

Last updated on Thursday, May 19, 2016

Funded under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012340-01 with the University of Maryland, Health Sciences and Human Services Library, and awarded by the DHHS, NIH, National Library of Medicine.