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All of Us Community Engagement Project Award

Grants to USA Libraries in Multiple States for
Projects to Improve Health Information Literacy

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SEA)

Deadline Date:

04/05/19 All day

Description:

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Grants of up to $15,000 to Alabama, Washington, D.C., Georgia, Florida, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands libraries to enhance health information literacy. Funding is intended to support library projects that improve access to, awareness of, and skills to locate high-quality biomedical and health information, and improve the understanding and importance of participation in clinical trials, including the All of Us Research program.

The All of Us Research Program’s goal is to learn how differences between us might lead to different types of treatments. With a goal to have one million people participate in this study, researchers may use this information to improve the health for everyone. Projects including a biomedical information or health literacy component must incorporate one or more National Library of Medicine resources. Additionally, applicants are encouraged to utilize resources available from the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network and the NIH All of Us Community Resources.

The goals of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) are to advance the progress of medicine, improve public health by providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information, and improve individual's access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health.

The NNLM Southeastern Atlantic Region (SEA) relies upon partnerships with network members to achieve these goals by providing training and funding for local outreach programs. The programs are intended to help a variety of users, with a focus on minority and other underserved populations and the health professionals who serve them, make the most effective use of information and decision-support resources that hold the promise of promoting healthy behaviors, preventing costly and debilitating illness, and improving health outcomes when disease occurs.

Projects are strongly encouraged to incorporate one or more of the following:
- Improve understanding of and participation in clinical trials, including the All of Us Research program, with diverse and underrepresented populations.
- Provide training and educational activities to support the capacity of public library staff to carry out health information and health literacy sessions for their communities.
- Provide engagement in health literacy initiatives and awareness of the All of Us Research Program.
- Improve awareness of and develop skills to locate high-quality biomedical and health information with diverse and underrepresented populations.
- Promote health information literacy in patient or consumer health education with diverse and underrepresented populations.
- Encourage partnerships between health sciences, hospital, and public libraries, community- and faith-based organizations, volunteer organizations, and other public venues.
- Support health information training for public library staff.
- Promote and improve access to library and information services with diverse and underrepresented populations.
- Improve access to electronic health information with diverse and underrepresented populations.

Potential Project Ideas:
- Hosting a symposium or panel presentations at public libraries that serve underrepresented or diverse populations on understanding clinical trials, informed consent, and what it means to participate in research.
- Incorporating NLM health and science information resources (link is external) and the All of Us Research Program community resources into new or existing health programs within public libraries.
- Training programs that educate finding and evaluating consumer health information found on the Internet and incorporate the All of Us Research Program.
- Placing web-accessible computers in locations where they can be used by under-represented and minority populations to locate health information, free clinics, community health centers, and information on clinical trials, like the All of Us Research Program.
- Train-the-trainer projects that enhance the skills of library staff and other consumer health information intermediaries to train a target population on locating and evaluating health information, clinical trials and informed consent, or the All of Us Research Program.
- Exhibiting at community health fairs or presenting at local meetings to promote health literacy, NLM products and services, and the importance of participating in medical research.
- Other creative ideas that integrate health information outreach and the All of Us Research program are strongly encouraged.

Applications will be scored based on 10 possible criteria: Significance, Evidence of Need/Target Population, Methodology/Objectives, Promotion Plan, Evaluation, Sustainability/Continuation, Personnel/Qualifications, Institutional Support, Training Plan (if applicable), and Budget.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185347

Number of Grants:

Number of Awards Available: 10 Project Awards

Estimated Size of Grant:

Amount: $15,000

Term of Contract:

Funding Period: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 to Thursday, April 30, 2020

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility:
- Must be a SEA member in Alabama, District of Columbia, Georgia, Florida, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
- A Cost Reimbursement Research Subaward Agreement with the University of Maryland, Baltimore is required for this award.
- A Financial Conflict of Interest Disclosure is required for this award.
- An A-133 Compliance acknowledgement is required for this award.

Membership in SEA is free. To join: https://nnlm.gov/members/join-network

IDC, Food, promotional items, and furniture are not allowable expenses. Promotional items include, but are not limited to: clothing and commemorative items such as pens, mugs/cups, folders/folios, lanyards, and conference bags that are sometimes provided to visitors, employees, grantees, or conference attendees.

Pre-Application Information:

The application Deadline is Friday, April 5, 2019 (all day).

Reviewer score sheets and comments will be shared with the applicant. If further clarification is needed, the applicant will be given one week to submit more information.

Applications with an average score of 3 or higher for each of the ten criteria AND an overall impact ranking of 4 or higher will be given priority until funds are expended.

The University of Maryland will provide a sub-award agreement for all approved projects. All sub-awards are cost reimbursement. Line item invoices must be submitted for reimbursement of expenditures. Invoices may be sent monthly.

Tips for Award Applications: https://nnlm.gov/classes/grants-and-proposal-writing

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://rml.hshsl.umaryland.edu/index.php/show/all-of-us-community-engagement

SEA staff are available for consultation. Please email:
HSHSL-NLMsea@hshsl.umaryland.edu to schedule an appointment.

NNLM SEA Region
Health Sciences and Human Services Library
601 W. Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-1512
(410) 706-2855

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Florida;   Georgia;   Maryland;   Mississippi;   North Carolina;   South Carolina;   Tennessee;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   West Virginia

USA Territories: Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)