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Health Information Outreach Award: Region 1

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National Institutes of Health, Network of the National Library of Medicine, U.S. National Library of Medicine
Nov 4, 2022

The Health Information Outreach Award provides funding for projects in the Network of the National Library of Medicine Region 1 that improve health information literacy; increase the ability of the general public to find and use health information; or improve health professionals' access to, awareness of, and skills for locating high quality biomedical and health information. All projects must include one or more of the National Library of Medicine resources.

Examples of potential projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Training unaffiliated, minority, urban, or rural health professionals in effective use of electronic health information resources for evidence-based practice with an emphasis on NLM databases and NNLM resources
  • Exhibiting or presenting at local meetings or organizational events to share completed outreach projects and promote NLM products and services
  • Evaluating health information and training needs of a target audience and implementing a training plan for that audience
  • Programs on locating and evaluating consumer health information found on the internet
  • Incorporating NLM health and science information resources into new or existing health programs
  • Development of supplemental educational materials using NLM resources for educators/teachers
  • Train-the-Trainer projects that enhance the skills of library/organization staff and other consumer health information intermediaries to train a target population on locating and evaluating health information

Preference will be given to projects that reach underserved, minority, and underrepresented communities including but not limited to:

  • Racial and ethnic minority populations
  • Sexual and gender minority populations
  • Populations reported below the federal poverty level
  • Populations with limited access to medical care
  • Populations with physical and/or mental disabilities
  • Soldiers, veterans and military families
  • Rural populations

Applicants must be a NLM Region 1 member in:

  • Delaware
  • Kentucky
  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • District of Columbia

Membership is free and comes with a variety of benefits and responsibilities, as listed on the membership website.

Geographic coverage
Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $30,000
Project period: 1 year
Estimated number of awards: 3

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the online application system are available on the program website when applications are being accepted.

Tagged as
Community and faith-based initiatives · Community engagement and volunteerism · Health literacy · Health workforce education and training · LGBTQ+ · Minorities · People with disabilities · Poverty · Veterans · Delaware · Kentucky · Maryland · New Jersey · North Carolina · Pennsylvania · Virginia · West Virginia

Organizations (3)

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