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Tribal Health Information Outreach Award NLM Region 3

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National Institutes of Health, Network of the National Library of Medicine, U.S. National Library of Medicine
Mar 1, 2022

The Tribal Health Information Outreach Award will provide Funding to support projects that improve health information literacy and increase the ability of American Indian communities, individuals, and tribal nations to find and use health information. Projects should broaden access and promote awareness of authoritative health information to health professionals and the communities and individuals they serve in tribal nations, rural American Indian communities, and those in large urban Indian center locations.

Potential projects may include, but are not limited to:

  • Training underrepresented healthcare professionals or professionals that work within or with Native American, indigenous populations in the effective use of electronic health information resources for evidence-based practice with an emphasis on National Library of Medicine (NLM) databases and Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) resources
  • Placing web-accessible devices in locations where they can be used to research health information needs by unaffiliated healthcare professionals such as free clinics and community health centers
  • Improving access to health information and technology for groups without adequate access to information services
  • Evaluating health information and training needs of a target audience and implementing a training plan for that audience
  • Programs on locating and evaluating authoritative consumer health information
  • Incorporating NLM health and science information resources into new or existing health programs
  • Development of supplemental educational materials using NLM resources
  • Train-the-trainer projects that enhance the skills of the service-providing staff and other consumer health information intermediaries to train participants on locating and evaluating health information

Preference will be given to projects that increase information access for current and future audiences, with priority for underrepresented populations experiencing health disparities relating to:

  • American Indian communities and individuals and tribal nations
  • Biological sex, gender identity or expression, and sexual orientation
  • Cognitive and physical abilities
  • Religious background or identification
  • Socio-economic status
  • Education level, health literacy, and linguistic needs
  • Geographic location including underrepresented populations from medically underserved areas
  • Other factors or demographics that create unequal access to the highest level of health

NNLM members located within Region 3 are eligible to apply. NNLM membership is free and open to institutions that are providing access to authoritative health information, resources, and services.

Geographic coverage
NLM Region 3 states including Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas
Amount of funding


Application process

Application instructions are provided on the program website.

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Tagged as
Access · American Indian or Alaska Native · Health disparities · Health literacy · Health workforce · Health workforce education and training · LGBTQ+ · Limited English proficient · People with disabilities · Poverty · Research methods and resources · Technology for health and human services · Arkansas · Kansas · Louisiana · Missouri · Nebraska · Oklahoma · Texas

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