National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) Middle Atlantic Region
10/05/18 11:00 PM
Grants of up to $19,000 to Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania health information organizations to promote health information literacy and access. Funding will support outreach projects that promote science and health information resources, particularly those resources produced by the funding source.
Description of Award:
The goal of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is to advance the progress of medicine, improve public health by providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information, and improve individuals' access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. The NNLM is vital in the National Library of Medicine (NLM) outreach efforts to health professionals and the public to increase awareness of, facilitate access to, and provide training in the use of NLM's web-based information resources
The purpose of the Outreach to Consumers Award is to support projects that improve health information literacy and increase the ability for patients, family members, students and members of the general public to find and use health information. Outreach should expand knowledge of health and science information resources, with an emphasis on those produced by the National Library of Medicine.
Awards to NNLM MAR members help achieve two National Network Performance Measures:
-Engage Network members in carrying out the mission of NNLM.
-Maintain a robust outreach and education program reaching the region’s communities and responsive to their needs.
Projects are encouraged that incorporate one or more of the following:
-Increase awareness of and skills for locating high quality consumer health information
-Promote health information literacy in health and science education
-Encourage partnerships between health sciences, public, hospital and school libraries, community- and faith-based organizations, volunteer organizations and other public venues
-Assisting communities or agencies in acquiring information technology to facilitate access to authoritative health information resources
Projects may include the following (other creative ideas are encouraged):
-Programs to educate on locating and evaluating consumer health information found on the Internet
-Incorporating National Library of Medicine health and science information resources into new or existing health programs. See the NNLM MAR National Health Observances slide show for some ideas
-Training on locating and evaluating health information found on the Internet
-Development of curriculum or supplemental educational materials using National Library of Medicine resources for K-12 populations
-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
-Conducting promotional activities, including health fairs, exhibits and demonstrations to increase awareness of National Library of Medicine information resources to the target population
All projects must incorporate one or more National Library of Medicine resources such as:
-Drug Information from the National Library of Medicine
-K-12 Science and Health Education Resources
-Exhibition Program from the National Library of Medicine
-NLM Disaster Information Resources
-NNLM and ALA Health Literacy Toolkit
The budget estimate should be categorized by the following, as they apply:
-Consultant Costs (hourly rate)
-Indirect Costs (IDC) or Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Costs apply at your institution’s non-research rate (or, if your institution has no negotiated rate, a 10% Modified Total Direct Cost (MTDC) can be applied if you wish to claim it)
GrantWatch ID#: 159811
Number of Awards Available: Minimum of 4
Up to $19,000
The funding period is Thursday, November 1, 2018 to Tuesday, April 30, 2019.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
One electronic version of the proposal must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the name of the award in the subject line.
NNLM Middle Atlantic Region
University of Pittsburgh
Health Sciences Library System
3550 Terrace Street, 200 Scaife Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
P: (412) 648-2065
F: (412) 624-1515
USA: Delaware; New Jersey; New York City; New York; Pennsylvania
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