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Archive for the ‘Public Health’ Category

New Funding Opportunities from the Southeastern/Atlantic Region

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Exhibitor Award: Funding for exhibits at state and/or local meetings of health professionals, information professionals and health consumers. It provides an opportunity to promote NLM products, S/EA programs or SE/A member libraries to target populations. Funding covers registration and booth fees, travel and per diems, communication costs, and equipment rental if needed and associated costs for the exhibit.

Amount: Up to $2000
Application Deadline: Until depleted

 

Medical Library Project: Projects should strengthen the involvement of health sciences/medical librarians within their institution and/or community–to promote involvement in institution-wide health information initiatives and stimulate collaboration within the organization to address local health information problems.
Amount: Up to $5000
Application Deadline: September 30, 2016

 

Health Information Outreach: Projects directed at improving health information literacy and/or ensuring that healthcare consumers are aware of, and have access to, high quality electronic information resources. Or directed at improving use of quality health information resources by health professionals, including colleges and universities.
Amount: Up to $5000
Application Deadline: September 30, 2016

 

Professional Development: To enable individuals at SE/A Network member institutions to expand professional knowledge and experience to provide improved health information access to healthcare providers and consumers.
Amount: Up to $1500
Application Deadline: Until depleted

 

Technology Improvement: To enhance the capacity of a library or organization to offer electronic health information services by supporting the purchase, installation, and/or upgrading of hardware and software.
Amount: Up to $5000
Application Deadline: September 30, 2016

 

Details for these awards may be found on the SE/A Funding Opportunities page. All award proposals will be submitted via an online form linked from the award description. Please read the description/requirements of the award and the evaluation criteria since much is new. Some awards are eligible for IDC, and all funds must be spent by April 30, 2017.

Information and News – Zika Update

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

On Friday, August 12, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared a public health emergency in Puerto Rico in response to the Zika outbreak. According to the Puerto Rico Department of Health, as of August 12 there have been 10,690 laboratory-confirmed cases of Zika in Puerto Rico, including 1,035 pregnant women.

The National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center continues to update the Zika Virus Health Information Resource Guide. This guide includes links to information for healthcare professionals from US Federal agencies, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH); and international organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO).

Also included in the Guide are PubMed and Disaster Lit® searches on topics related to Zika and microcephaly, pregnancy, Guillain-Barré Syndrome, sexual transmission, and more. Patient education material in multiple languages and health resources for the public are also included.

Remember that you can embed the content of the Zika Virus Health Information Resource Guide on your own web page. When the NLM Guide is updated, your page will be automatically updated as well. It’s easy to get an account on the HHS Syndication Storefront. Follow the instructions here on how to add content to your website. (More on content syndication.)

See a list of HHS Public Health Emergency Declarations since 2005.

 

National Health Observances – July 2016

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Below is a list of National Health Observances for the month of April. By supporting National health Observances, you can:

  • Educate the public about health risks
  • Organize successful health promotion events and campaigns
  • Get new ideas, information, and resources on health topics of interest.

Contact the sponsoring organization to request outreach materials and information.

Source: 2016 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

Access a Series of 6 Lab Exercises for Community Health Mapping

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Access a Series of 6 Lab Exercises for Community Health Mapping

You can learn how to use free and low cost mapping tools to create community health maps through a series of six lab exercises available at the Community Health Maps blog.  The lab exercises take the student through the entire Community Health Mapping Workflow from field data collection through online data presentation.  For each of the six labs, you can download an instructional PDF document and a Zip file of data to be used for each exercise.  The topics for the 6 labs include:

  • Lab 1 – Field Data Collection (with either iOS or Android)
  • Lab 2 – Bringing Field Data into QGIS
  • Lab 3 – Combining Field Data with other Organizational Data
  • Lab 4 – Basic Spatial Analysis
  • Lab 5 – Cartography with QGIS
  • Lab 6 – Data Visualization With CartoDB

You can download all sections of the training series here.

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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

 

Last updated on Thursday, May 19, 2016

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