Region: Region 4

The goal of the NNLM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health by providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving individuals' access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health.

The University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library serves as the Regional Medical Library (RML) for Region 4, which provides programs, services, and dedicated support for NNLM Members in Arizona, Idaho, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.

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Join Us! NNLM R4 Connections

NNLM R4 CONNECTIONS

NNLM R4 CONNECTIONS is a bi-monthly webinar with topics of interest for NNLM Region 4 members.

The NNLM R4 CONNECTIONS session scheduled for November has been cancelled.

Upcoming NNLM R4 CONNECTIONS sessions:
January 11, 2023, 11 AM MT
March 9, 2023, 11 AM MT
Check back here for registration information and topics.

Recordings of past sessions are available on our YouTube channel.

Sign up for the NNLM Region 4 Newsletter to stay up to date on regional news including receiving announcements to attend upcoming NNLM R4 CONNECTIONS.

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Email:

Contact Region 4 staff via email at rml4@rml4.utah.edu.

Call:

Call us at 801-587-3487. If we are unable to answer your call, please leave a detailed message and we be in touch.

Region 4 Newsletter:

Subscribe to the Region 4 newsletter to receive the latest news and announcements from Region 4 about educational and funding opportunities and the NNLM Region 4 Monthly Digest.

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Membership:

If your organization is interested in becoming a member of the NNLM, please complete this form. It's free!

NNLM Region 4 Year 3 Funding Opportunities are here!

Eligible members can select from three types of awards – Professional Development ($2K), Technology Improvement ($9.5K), and Engagement & Outreach ($20K & $50K).

Awards application, details, and instructions available HERE

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact john.bramble@utah.edu or your state point of contact.

Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico – dana.abbey@cuanschutz.edu
Idaho, Montana, Utah – george.strawley@utah.edu
North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming – dbrown80@uwyo.edu or john.bramble@utah.edu

Professional Development Awards (Full Details)

Period of Performance: May 1, 2023 – April 30, 2024
Amount: Up to $2,000
Number of Awards Available: 14
Application Deadline: February 15, 2024 at 5:00pm MT
Eligibility: These awards are intended for use by NNLM Region 4 member institutions.
Award Focus: The purpose of this funding is to strengthen the professional knowledge and experience of individual network members within Region 4 in data science or health information access/delivery, build professional capacity in support of the mission of the NNLM, and enable libraries and other organizations to train staff in skills needed to deliver reliable health information.

SPECIAL NOTES:
1) Express Awards – If your application is for an online professional development activity costing $500 or less, please go directly to the Express Application instructions tab.
2) Limited Funds – Applications accepted and awarded on a rolling basis until the deadline expires.

Technology Improvement (Full Details)

Period of Performance: May 1, 2023 – April 15, 2024
Amount: Up to $9,500
Number of Awards Available: 4
Application Deadline: Monday, November 7, 2022, 5:00 pm Mountain Time
Eligibility: These awards are intended for use by NNLM Region 4 member institutions.
Award Focus: The purpose of this funding is to support short-term projects that involve program improvement concepts, including technology improvements projects, that attempts to enhance the applicant’s communities’ access to health information resources that supports improving health literacy skills. These funds are an opportunity for the applicant design a project that addresses the digital divide so it may improve their community’s access to online education and health literacy resources to they may develop the skills required to find and interpret biomedical or health information.

Engagement & Outreach ($20K & $60K)(Full Details)

Period of Performance: May 1, 2023 – April 15, 2024
Amount Category 1: Up to $20,000
Number of Awards Available: 4 
Amount Category 2: Up to $50,000
Number of Awards Available: 2
Application Deadline: Monday, November 7, 2022, 5:00 pm Mountain Time
Eligibility: These awards are intended for use by NNLM Region 4 member institutions.
Award Focus: The overarching purpose of this funding to build partnerships and collaborations with local community groups and other key groups to reach underserved populations with health information outreach projects that use community-driven approaches designed to increase access to health information by working through libraries and other members to support a highly trained workforce in biomedical, health information, and data science resources. These funds are an opportunity for the applicant to create opportunities to develop new or enhance existing collaborative projects among all library types that result in increasing awareness and use of NLM resources. It is also an opportunity to improve health information literacy by increasing the ability of patients, family members, students, and members of the public to find and use health information. Projects may also result in improving health professionals’ access to, awareness of, and skills for locating high-quality biomedical and health information.

Year 2 Professional Development Awards - Still Available

Professional Development Award Applications accepted and awarded on a rolling basis until February 15, 2023 or until funding is exhausted.

Eligibility: Network member organizations in Region 4 (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, South Dakota and North Dakota) are eligible to apply. Membership is FREE and open to libraries, community-based organizations, clinics, public health departments and other organizations that provide or distribute health information.

Professional Development Awards (2022-2023)  
The Purpose of these awards are to support and strengthen the professional knowledge and experience of individual network members in data science or heath information access/delivery, building professional capacity in support of the mission of the NNLM and enabling libraries and other organizations to train staff in the skills needed to deliver reliable health information.  There are 14 awards available for up to $2,000 each.   
For more information about this award, please visit:  https://nnlm.gov/guides/region-4-year-2-professional-development-award   
  
Note: The funding range amounts for these awards are an approximate. Applicants are not required to budget to the max amount if the project cannot justify it.  

NNLM Region 4 Award Primary Contacts:  
John Bramble, Executive Director - john.bramble@utah.edu  - 801-585-9646 
Samantha Nunn, Program Manager - sam.nunn@utah.edu - 801-587-8082  

NNLM Region 4 staff are available for consultation and training on applicable National Library of Medicine resources and potential projects. 

Please contact us; we want to help you succeed!   

We are here if you want to discuss your ideas and to determine the scope of work. Contacting NNLM does not commit you to completing an application.  

We look forward to seeing your proposals!