Current Projects

This page includes awards made during the current NNLM award period (May 1, 2021 - April 30, 2026).

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Project Title Lead Organization Project Summary Project Start Date Project End Date State
Collection Equity Award Y3 - Southern Nevada Health District Southern Nevada Health District We plan to use this award to purchase online resources that will be highlighted during “Health District After Dark” events and during community outreach opportunities through our Health Equity team. The funds will enable SNHD to expand our online resource offerings to include expanded items that represent diverse, underrepresented, and marginalized voices related to public… NV
Collection Equity Award Y3 - University of San Francisco University of San Francisco The Collection Equity Award would allow Gleeson Library at the University of San Francisco to expand print and electronic monograph resources specific to disability studies, disability justice, and the health of people with disabilities. Our disability studies collection is currently limited, and would benefit from targeted, intentional collection development. Given that disability studies is… CA
Collection Equity Award Y3 - University of Southern California, Jennifer Ann Wilson Dental Library University of Southern California Jennifer Ann Wilson Dental Library We will use this award to build a collection of books on mental health and well-being at the Wilson Dental Library and provide library programming around mental health literacy for dental, oral health, and health sciences students, faculty, staff, and clinicians at the University of Southern California (USC). … CA
Collection Equity Outreach Award San Diego State University Our plan is to purchase materials related to student/young adult health and wellness, specifically in underrepresented populations. Resources purchased with these funds will include graphic medicine, fiction, nonfiction, memoirs, and oral histories representing diverse people, illnesses, and other health related concerns. We… CA
Community Empowerment in Health: Increase Access via Technology Enosburgh Public Library The Enosburgh Public Library in Enosburg Falls, VT requests funding to upgrade and add computers, laptops and software to make information and access available to the entire community.  This will include information from NNLM, NLM and about the Research Program.  The Enosburgh residents have a great need to research reliable and up-to-date sources about health and particularly regarding addiction, disabilities and lifestyle.  The library is a safe space to access sites and apply for programs.  VT
Community Health Center: Improving Health Literacy in High School Students The Community Health Center, Inc. The main goal of our Improving Health Literacy in High School Students proposal is to educate high school students on health disparities affecting their communities and discuss the impact that the All of Us Research Program can have on reducing health disparities in future generations to improve health outcomes. To accomplish our goal, we will: CT
Community Partnerships to Address Mental Health Literacy and Stigma in Rural Northeastern Washington Washington State University - Spokane The aims of the Community Partnerships to Address Mental Health Literacy and Stigma in Rural Northeastern Washington project are to increase mental health literacy, reduce stigma regarding mental illness, and ultimately improve mental health outcomes among adolescents in Ferry, Stevens, and Pend Oreille Counties in rural areas of Eastern Washington. Working with the Northeast Tri-… WA
Community Unconference: Let’s Talk About Black Maternal Health University at Buffalo, Health Sciences Library Our project aims to increase awareness, and to educate the community by amplifying the voices of community members around the health disparities and inequities related to Black maternal health The project activities are three community events: 1) a webinar to feature the ENAHEC and the All of US Program, 2) an in-person screening of a documentary about Black maternal health that will feature resources from the All of Us program and NLM, and 3) an in-person Community Unconference where… NY
Connecting Rural Paramedic Education Classrooms Elizabethtown Community Hospital The Elizabethtown Community Hospital Paramedic Education Program aims to support a pipeline for emergency medical professionals certified as paramedics, the highest level of pre-hospital care certification and licensure. The education and skills students of the program receive allows them to adapt to any given situation and to make informed decisions about the health of the patients and communities they serve. Updated distance learning equipment will enable program faculty… NY
ConnectNow Respond Now The proposed project will allow for the creation of a digital literacy program and lab housed within Respond Now, a South Suburban Cook county homeless service provider. The proposed program, entitled ConnectNow, will give those with a limited access to technology and health information, an equitable chance to improve digital literacy skills and individual health. 
Controlled Substance Stewardship: Educational Tools for Patients and Providers Community Care Partnership Of Maine Community Care Partnership of Maine, Penobscot Community Health Care Pharmacy, and the Schmidt Institute will collaborate to access National Library of Medicine resources and develop patient- and provider-facing educational tools for evidence-based chronic pain management for those with underlying mental health and/or trauma. The educational tools will be disseminated statewide through CCPM membership and other health care system networks. ME
Creating a Sustainable and Sharable Disaster Information Services Repository Website University of South Carolina School of Information Science The School of Information Science at the University of South Carolina (iSchool/UofSC) requests $19,872 for a one-year Region 2 Emergency Preparedness and Response Award to create and implement a sustainable and sharable disaster information service repository. The project aims are to: 1) create a repository website to document a summary of four research findings on libraries’ and librarians’ services before, during, and after disasters, including hurricanes, floodings, and wildfires; 2) promote the use of the Network of National Library of Medicine (NNLM) and… SC
Culture and Health for Refugee Adolescents The Upstate Foundation The proposed project, “Culture and Health for Refugee Adolescents”, is an initiative to establish community resources for refugee adolescents aged 15-21 years old, preferably within 5 years of arrival, in the Syracuse area. We plan to meet a month, to help educate and engage our refugee adolescent population on various health topics based on the schedule that was implanted. Students will also be able to choose discussion topics. Due to various cultural and economic limitations that many of these… NY
Developing a Dialect and Accent Digital Technologies Library (DADTL) Mehary Medical College Even though health care information (HCI) may be accessed online, due to various interdependent and compounding barriers, disadvantaged populations are still unable to acquire this health information at the same level as those who can access information online. A significant amount of disadvantaged populations and, by extension, their families and the community at large utilize their local hospital for their health care and HCI, but dialects, languages, and accents among patients and health care workers (HCWs) can impede communication and decrease the credibility, accessibility,… TN
Development of health education materials for women with Mullerian Anomalies Montana State University - Center for American Indian and Rural Health Equity Our project will build upon the outcomes achieved in our current project (Identifying health information gaps and opportunities to support optimum care and education of females with Mullerian Anomalies) by the development of patient-focused health education material for women with Mullerian Anomalies (MAs). The insights informed from our Region 4 patient and provider health information audit, and our consultations with MT
Educating dental health students through simulation, active learning, and virtual modalities. Lake Washington Institute of Technology To increase active learning for dental students and create a library of hand skills videos for future cohorts and the public who are interested in the subject matter. A high speed camera and special router will be used for filming, streaming, and uploading to the cloud. The project products will become part of the college library of Open Educational Resources (OER). WA
Education and Outreach Regarding Breast and Cervical Health and Cancer Screenings YWCA Central Massachusetts This project expands the YWCA's Women of Color & the Big C (WoC-C) program, which provides education and outreach to increase the awareness of breast and cervical cancer and the importance of screenings for Black and African American women and other priority populations (Hispanic, foreign born Muslim, Asian, low-income) who are particularly at risk for poor outcomes from these diseases. This project incorporates a train-the-trainer component to improve the program’s ability to reach the target audience though their connections to religious settings and other… MA
Empowering communities to improve indoor air quality through ventilation information: Connecticut pilot project Hamden Public Library Carbon dioxide monitors can make visible something that is invisible: indoor air quality. Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a hot topic because of the COVID-19 pandemic and other airborne environmental health threats, like particulate matter and wildfire smoke. But most people have low environmental health literacy. Even if people do know about the relationship between ventilation and COVID-19 risk, many people can’t afford to buy CO2 monitors to check their ventilation. … CT
Empowering communities with indoor air quality information: Massachusetts pilot project Brookline Public Library Carbon dioxide monitors can make visible something that is invisible: indoor air quality. Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a hot topic because of the COVID-19 pandemic and other airborne environmental health threats, like particulate matter and wildfire smoke. But most people have low environmental health literacy. Even if people do know about the relationship between ventilation and COVID-19 risk, many people can’t afford to buy CO2 monitors to check their ventilation. … NH
Enabling Engagement with 3-D Scanning Technology Oregon Health & Science University Library The Oregon Health & Science University’s OHSU Library will make 3-D scanning technology more available to communities through Equipment Lending and Special Collections Outreach.  Experience with creating and manipulating 3-D representations of medical and scientific objects is important to the spatial thinking and creativity of academic, research and community learners served by the OHSU Library.  Creating an opportunity to experiment with this technology can provide a background that learners can build on for more advanced scientific training or… OR
Engaging AZ Public Libraries as Community Hubs for Citizen Science Arizona Library Association Through citizen and community science, people engage in events, projects and programs that can directly improve their health. Increasingly, libraries are becoming community hubs for citizen and community science facilitating participation among UBRs and others. The project aims to train and engage librarians and staff as facilitators and conduits of citizen science to reach and engage more people in understanding threats to environmental determinants of health and participating in projects that aim to address those threats (including… AZ
Engaging Beyond Tablets: Noticing Older Adults during Post Pandemic Northern Illinois University Our proposal aims to provide an educational resource tool kit using Tablets to underserved older adults (> 65 yrs) belonging to lower income and lower education groups in DeKalb county. Secondary goal is to bring awareness and educate them on how the All of US Research program can help all, including older adults by providing the research community with data sets so future studies can address specific needs of older populations. The educational tool kit will include 20 PowerPoint slides and interactive videos to help older adults learn… IL
Equitable Access to Telehealth Effingham Public Library - Illinois Since June 2020, the Effingham Public Library has been providing case management services for our community. While this program was born out of the unique needs presented by the pandemic, the needs of our community have continued to evolve. One of the emerging areas of need is access to telehealth and mental health services. Since we serve primarily a rural community, access to broadband and the required technology to support a telehealth appointment are not available to all community members. In addition, awareness of these types of appointments is also low.… IL
Esteemed Elders: Bridging the Digital Divide, Moving Well, Connected with Community Georgia Public Library To create a program to support holistic health in seniors; addressing physical health, the digital divide, and social isolation through varied, and consistently offered programming over a one-year span. The structures we will create, the assets we will gather and the relationships we will nurture will insure the long-term sustainability and growth of this initiative. The program is comprised of three components; Bridging the Digital Divide, Supporting Physical Health, and… VT
Exhibit Grant at 2023 Rural Health Association of Tennessee Annual Meeting East Tennessee State University - Medical Center The project team will exhibit at the Rural Health Association of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee. and as well as other NLM resources will be promoted. The team will make connections with the rural health workforce of Tennessee. The conference will be November 15-17, 2023. Because of pass attendance by the librarians from ETSU relationships have developed. One librarian takes care of the archives for RHAT and another librarian is on the conference planning committee and runs the… TN
Expanding Access to Information to Support the Delivery of Evidence-Based Healthcare Access Utah Eccles Health Sciences Library Publisher paywalls limit access to approximately 75% of the published biomedical literature.  That represents a massive amount of information being withheld from healthcare providers who lack subscriptions to the journals that control this content.    The Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL) is launching an initiative that enables licensed… UT
Expanding Claire’s Community #BeMoreLikeClaire Through partnerships with local libraries, schools, businesses, faith communities and organizations, Claire’s Community (hereafter referred to as CC) will improve public health by providing increased health literacy and equal access to abuse prevention information. CC will be a supportive network of mentors trained in abuse prevention who know how to help young people and adults 1)recognizethe red flags in relationships; 2) understand the role that power and control play in abuse; and 3) preventrelationship abuse, trauma, or a tragic ending. CC curriculum and delivery model… KS
Feed, Read, and Grow: Pediatric Anxiety Management Videos Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Virginia Campus Feed, Read, and Grow is a multi-agency project focused on improving access to health services, food, and literacy resources in the community. We will produce videos with content developed by the creative wellness company JOI NEURON based on recommendations from pediatricians and mental health professionals and delivered through original characters and educational songs in English and Spanish. These videos will be freely available on YouTube and Vimeo. The goal is to engage caregivers and their children in a fun learning experience about the important topic of anxiety. Through a… VA
Fostering diversity awareness in nursing students to improve health disparities for underserved populations in Texas Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing - Learning Resource Center Baylor University, Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON), located in Dallas, Texas is partnering with The Family Place and Austin St. Center in delivering quality consumer health literature instruction to underserved individuals in the Dallascommunity. As part of the LHSON mission Rio Grande Valley trip, LHSON is also partnering with Catholic Charities Respite Center and Texas River Ministry in delivering nursing care to meet immediate needs of underserved minorities and in promoting healthy lifestyles for adults and children. To reduce health disparities and promote healthy… TX
Green Thumbs In Your Community Black Girls With Green Thumbs Black Girls With Green Thumbs promotes health literacy in a way that is culturally competent and accessible, meeting community members where they are - online and within their neighborhoods - and invites them to new experiences like community-based gardening and physical activity.  The ongoing “Green Thumbs In Your Community” program will continue to build a network of individuals, families, and community institutions that utilize gardening and physical activity… PA
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