Rachel Tims, MS
All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator, SCR
- Identify community health and health information needs in the geographic focus areas.
- Facilitate collaborations among community agencies, including the public library, to improve community health through access to health information.
- Provide reports to the NLM and the All of Us Research Program on challenges, lessons learned, gaps, and impact of library involvement.
- Contribute to the planning and implementation of the national All of Us Community Engagement program.
Rachel is currently the ‘All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator’ to increase engagement in the NIH All of Us initiative, partner with Public Libraries to provide health information programming and increase consumer’s knowledge of personalized medicine. Rachel holds a Master of Science in Addiction Studies from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Prior to joining the NNLM SCR, Rachel served as a Prevention Project Officer for the MidSOUTH School of Social Work at the University of Arkansas Little Rock. In this role, she supervised 13 Regional Prevention Providers across the State of Arkansas under the Substance Abuse Block Grant with approximately 2 million dollars in grants and contracts per year. She conducted support visits, audit reports, assessed training needs, and provided technical assistance and oversight to ensure that the deliverables of the contract were met and that the specific funding agencies remained in compliance. She also served as the Program Director for the White County Invested in Substance Abuse Eradication (WISE) Coalition, her role was to collaborate with the board and coalition members to plan, coordinate, implement, and evaluate a variety of prevention activities that increased community awareness of substance misuse. While at WISE, Rachel increased the coalition’s social media campaign and delivered presentations to educate White County citizens on the environmental strategies such as the usage of the QuikTip app and drug drop boxes implementation in the county to reduce underage drinking and prescription medication misuse.