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
Supplemental Collection Equity Award North Bend Public Library The Library will purchase materials for the Young Adult collection. This collection was recently weeded for age, condition, and interest and needs a refresh. We intend to purchase fiction and nonfiction items in a variety of media formats, including print, graphic, and video. Our goal is to improve the appeal of the collection so that more teens use it and are introduced to the wide… Oregon
Supplemental Collection Equity Award San Bruno Public Library We would purchase electronic and/or physical books and audiobooks on health topics in both fiction and nonfiction and make them available to the public as part of the library’s collection. These materials would be in both English and/or Spanish and would be part of the library’s featured booklists. California
Supplemental Collection Equity Award Springfield Public Library Our initial award went to the Adult Non-fiction collections in both Spanish and English and the new items purchased focused on under-represented community groups as well as health topics that needed greater or updated coverage.  In particular the biomedical/health graphic novel… Oregon
Supplemental Collection Equity Award University of Alaska Anchorage Medical Library The Collection Equity Outreach Award would allow the UAA/APU Consortium Library to further supplement the initial grant in purchasing books for the physical and electronic health sciences collection to support the… Alaska
Supplemental Collection Equity Award University of Southern California - Norris Medical Library The USC Norris Medical Library (NML) plans to expand our Health Humanities and Graphic Medicine collections and promote these to our patrons and library community. The launch of our display Graphic Medicine collection, based on our original award, has encouraged the library to continue the work implied in this application to build this specialized collection as well as add new, diverse health humanities titles… California
Supplemental Collection Equity Award Hawaii State Public Library System Funds from the award will be used to purchase books and materials for a series of book kits targeting parents and caregivers titled: Growing My Garden—Keiki Self-Care Toolkits.  The goal of the kits is to support parents and caregivers in cultivating "seeds" of… Hawaii
Supplemental Collection Equity Award San Diego State University I collaborated with the Health Sciences Librarian to apply for the Collection Equity Award in 2021. Initially our criteria focused on health-related books… California
Supplemental Collection Equity Award University of California San Francisco The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Library plans to use the NNLM Region 5 2023 Supplemental Collection Equity Award to expand the graphic medicine collection that we started with the 2022 Collection Equity Award. We were not able to buy all of the desired titles with the initial award, partly because they exceeded the budget and partly because some were out of stock at the time of… California
Supplemental Collection Equity Award University of Portland If awarded, the Supplemental Collection Equity Award would support Nursing students and faculty at the University of Portland School of Nursing and Health Innovations (UPSONHI) with electronic and print books about the reproductive health (commonly referred to as maternal health) of Black people. The phrase reproductive health is used instead of maternal health due to its inclusionary nature of all people,…
Supplemental Collection Equity Award Y2 - Clatskanie Library District Clatskanie Library District If granted, the Clatskanie Library District will continue building on the work we completed with the generosity of funding received last year. We will purchase new, current, and relevant books for our adult general nonfiction collection in the area of health and wellness. Additionally, we would like to create a new health and wellness collection geared toward… Oregon
Supporting Equitable Access to Emergency Preparedness Resources for Mothers in Mississippi Six Dimensions Mississippi has experienced a series of devastating natural, systemic, and environmental disasters that have required immediate action, sometimes leaving the very unique needs of pregnant and postpartum women unmet. This project will focus on responding to current and emerging needs of pregnant and postpartum women in Mississippi through the development and distribution of community resource boxes that provide basic needs for families. This project will also focus on ensuring that providers that encounter… Mississippi
Sustainable Eating& Nutritional Literacy Express University of North Texas Health Science Center - Library The Sustainable Eating & Nutritional Literacyprojectseeks to address food insecurity and health literacy related to nutrition. The goals of the projectwill be accomplishedthrough educational programming and practical support throughthe extensionof community gardenstoindividual homesby providing home growing kits, especially those in areas without access to affordable fresh fruit and vegetables in North Texas.The educational materials andprograming will listfoods that can be grown in North Texas arranged byseason,the associated benefits with each food, debunkfoodhealth myths,… Texas
Talking Total Farmer Health Podcast AgriSafe Network AgriSafe Network proposes to create and promote a new podcast series, Talking Total Farmer Health, targeted at people who work in agriculture. This series will be comprised of short episodes covering a single health and safety topic relevant to agricultural workers. Each episode will also be supplemented with additional material for the listener to explore the topic further in the form of a research guide. The podcast will be distributed through AgriSafe’s Health Hub, a clearinghouse of public health information for agricultural workers and rural health professionals as… Louisiana
Technology to Improve Outreach and the Visitor Experience at the Saranac Laboratory Museum Historic Saranac Lake Historic Saranac Lake’s mission is to preserve and present area history and architecture to build a stronger community. We assist with architectural preservation, genealogical research, and much more. We offer high-quality, engaging exhibits on the tuberculosis industry and other topics in Saranac Lake history to the public from our home at the Saranac Laboratory Museum. We are in the midst of a major project to rehabilitate and restore Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau’s home and medical office to create a two-building museum campus that explores the rich history of the Saranac Lake… New York
Telehealth Services in Delaware Libraries EveryLibrary Institute NFP In the latest effort by the Delaware Libraries to increase access to health and human services for patrons, telehealth booths were deployed in rural libraries in the southern part of the state. The target population for this pilot initiative were the uninsured and underinsured population. Public libraries are known for being safe places in the community where we know patrons are already coming for health-related programming from our community partners. After a successful first year of this pilot with three telehealth booths, we are now prepared to scale this program statewide. This… Illinois
The Celebrate Life Project - Alabama Support Centered Services The Celebrate Life Project commences by introducinglicensed professionals such as educators, socialworkers, mental health care providers, nurses,other health and human service providers andinformation intermediaries to NLM resources viavirtual mini-conference. Frontline practitionersneed accurate, reliable, credible, and timelyinformation about the latest innovation intreatments and therapies given the ever-growingdemands on our health care system due to COVID-19,its variants and increasing demand for mentalservices. Dis-ease is mounting due to isolation,anxiety, and addiction, along… Alabama
The COVID-19 Silver Lining: expanding provider access to health information in South Brooklyn NYC Health and Hospitals-Coney Island Maximizing Coney Island Hospital’s healthcare providers’ access to current, evidence-based biomedical and health information resources by exchanging shelves of out-of-date, low-use hardcopy library books for laptops and online resources, clearing space for quiet study, online research and continuing education, ultimately available 24/7 for all clinical staff.
The Human Dimension Health and Digital Literacy Initiative Seton Hall University, Health Sciences Library and Information Commons Our goal is to:   (1) increase the health information literacy and digital literacy of community members from historically underserved areas in northern New Jersey;  (2) lessen the “digital divide” in these areas through increased access to WiFi-enabled technology in order to better access health information;  (3) train the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine (HMSOM) medical students, faculty, and community programs team, through a partnership with HMSOM and their Human Dimension (HD) program, to… New Jersey
The NAME Project: Changing the Narrative and Ensuring Data Access of Oral Health Information for Medically Underserved Communities at Public Libraries University of Maryland College Park Disparities in oral healthcare outcomes illustrate a clear line between populations in the United States who are able to access regular dental care, and medically underserved communities struggling to receive basic and sometimes life-saving treatment. The Narratives and Medical Education (NAME) project focuses on working with public libraries in Maryland (and across the country) to provide safe and alternative places for medically… Maryland
TPT NOW Health & Safety Voice-Over Infographics Twin Cities PBS TPT NOW requests support for a series of voice-over infographics around 3 culturally relevant health topics in 4 languages (English, Spanish, Hmong, and Somali) (12 total voice-over infographics). TPT NOW and the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) will identify topics and source content through MedlinePlus. Across its 24/7 broadcast, online streams, and hub of cultural media outlets that directly reach Latinx, Hmong and Somali communities, TPT NOW will distribute voice-over infographics alongside other timely health and safety… Minnesota
TPT NOW Multilingual Health Infographics Twin Cities PBS TPT NOW proposes a collection of culturally relevant infographics around 48 timely health topics translated in four languages (English, Spanish, Hmong, and Somali) (192 total infographics). Infographic content will be sourced from MedlinePlus and Minnesota-based cultural partners. TPT NOW will amplify health content through its 24/7 broadcast, online streams, and hub of cultural media outlets that directly reach Latinx, Hmong, and Somali communities. Minnesota
Training Health Sciences Students to Find Data for Local and Global Research and Service Project San Diego State University The  “Finding, Managing, and Analyzing Data for Your Health Sciences Research” workshop series will help students and faculty doing or planning research or service projects in San Diego, or any of the other SDSU locations, find public data on health, demographics, the environment (eg. climate change), and geographical information, to support their research, manage their data using research data management foundational practices, and analyze and visualize that data. Finding government and… California
Trauma Informed Care Training University of New Mexico - Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center A free virtual training on trauma informed care will inform health science and information professionals on how to incorporate trauma-informed care in their educational settings. During this three-hour training Nisha Mody will utilize evidence based practice and her years of experience to explain the concept of trauma-informed care and… New Mexico
Understanding Post-Disaster Community Needs in Three Municipalities of the Southwest Region of Puerto Rico Health Communications Institute Inc Through a need assessment, identify the needs that can lead to a knowledge gap in emergency preparedness among elderly people living in urban conglomerations in three Puerto Rico municipalities that were adversely impacted by public health emergencies in the last five years. The audience are latinos with an average age between 55 and 70, with an annual household income of $12,000,… Puerto Rico
Understanding structural inequities and their influence on health: Training for Community Health Workers and Trusted Messengers University of North Texas Health Science Center - School of Public Health This project includes the development of interactive web-based training modules for Community Health Workers and Trusted Messengers (community leaders with the capacity to influence health in their roles, which may include a broad range of human service providers), as well as general health care providers. The modules will focus on documented structural inequities that have demonstrated an influence on human health and are most often observed as healthy disparities in underserved communities. Traditional health promotion programs have focused on behavior change, and while these are… Texas
Using Trans-Specific ACEs to Build Trans Health Literacy and Empowerment FORGE, Inc. FORGE is a 27-year-old transgender/nonbinary (“trans”) organization focused on addressing violence, mental health, and health issues. Many trans people believe their health disparities and victimization are solely due to societal transphobia and/or are inherently linked to being transgender. Since individuals cannot easily change either their gender identity or others’ transphobia, many trans people feel hopeless about their futures, leading to further adverse mental and physical health conditions. FORGE&rsquo… Wisconsin
UT-READY: Utilizing Drone Technology for Readiness and Emergency Assistance in Disaster Response Operations at UTHSC University of Tennessee Health Science Center The proposed project aims to improve the use of technology for health information access and improve access to libraries and information services. Specifically, the project aims to enhance emergency preparedness and response at University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) by training selected UTHSC Police, Faculty, and Staff using drones. This project supported by the NNLM Emergency Preparedness and Response Award will use a community-centered model to promote awareness, education, and safety coordination for responding to emergencies. The… Tennessee
Veteran Telehealth Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center - White River Junction The South Burlington (VT) Library is planning to open in a brand-new facility shortly. A number of VA staff (named in the attached Project Proposal) have been meeting periodically with South Burlington Library Director Jennifer Murray to discuss the inclusion of a Veterans' telehealth space in the new library, as well as the details of how it would work. Vermont
Virtual Reality Diversity Equity & Inclusion Northeast Georgia Health System - Fraser Resource Center and Health Sciences Library The overall project goal is to improve physiciancultural competency through shared patient careProvide a one-paragraph description that summarizesexperiences. To accomplish the specific aims of thethe proposed project. Funded projects are displayed onproject, we propose a longitudinal diversitythe NNLM website and are provided by NLM in responsesimulation curriculum incorporating virtualto requests from NIH, HHS, OMB, Congress, and thereality (VR). By leveraging technology, coupledWhite House.with a diversity stimulation curriculum,physicians will be able to experience the… Georgia
We Care Wellness Pickens County Library System We Care Wellness will educate the Pickens County community on how to navigate the Pickens County Library System’s (PCLS) online databases on Health and Medicine (MedlinePlus). PCLS will reserve the FREE room (For Research Education and Enrichment) located at the Pickens County Administration building. PCLS will provide in person cooking demonstrations and showcase the “We Care Wellness” kits that will be available for check out. All the “We Care Wellness” kits and cooking demonstrations will be on health topics that have been… South Carolina
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