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 Outreach Award Redwood City Public Library The RCPL CARES (Cultivating and Advancing Racial Equity Systemically) team will be selecting books for the library collection that further our equity and inclusion goals. These materials will be on a variety of health topics and will be both fictional and non-fiction selections. Materials will be selected for the young adult and adult collections. The library has a current Health collection that… 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
Collection Equity Outreach Award Springfield Public Library This award will be used to increase the Springfield Public Library current biomedical/health collection, primarily in Spanish and English by:  … OR
Collection Equity Outreach Award University of Portland Library The School of Nursing has increased their focus on health issues related to this population and the library has been active in creating displays on LGBTQIA+ topics and celebrating events like Pride.  This award will allow us to increase our materials supportive of LGBTQIA+ community members.… OR
Collection Equity Outreach Award Kenai Community Library Approximately 78% of the health-related titles the library currently owns are more than 5 years old. This includes adult, young adult, and juvenile titles. While we recently weeded these sections, we still have much work to do to provide our patrons access to recent and reliable information and to replenish what we removed.If we are awarded this grant, we will purchase titles in various formats (e.g., print, audio, and DVDs) for all age groups. We believe that now more than ever libraries must promote the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. If we are awarded this… AK
Collection Equity Outreach Award University of Nevada, Las Vegas Background The UNLV Health Sciences Library (HSL) primarily supports the education and mission of the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine… NV
Collection Equity Outreach Award University of Alaska Anchorage Medical Library The Collection Equity Outreach Award would allow the UAA/APU Consortium Library to purchase books for the physical and electronic health sciences collection to support the diversity, equity, and inclusion objectives of the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Strategic Plan for 2025. Specifically, the Library would purchase materials that support College of Health students to meet the health care needs of the state’s Alaska Native, Hispanics/Latinos, Asian, Black/African American and Pacific Islander demographics. Since College of Health students make up a large… AK
Collection Equity: Ferguson Library Ferguson Library The population of Stamford is diverse in terms of their language, background, and educational level. According to the latest census, Stamford is the second-largest city in Connecticut, with a population of 135,470 as of 2020. The 2020 census also shows that 57.38% of Stamford residents speak only English, while 42.62% speak other languages. 23.40% of the population speak Spanish. As a public library, our mission is to provide free and equitable access to materials. Early last year, we participated in a health equity and racial justice training program where we… CT
Collection Equity: Fryeburg Academy Fryeburg Academy Develop heatlh collections that are respresentative of community needs. ME
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 Health Outreach: Raising awareness of Preventable Respiratory Disease Rooks County Health Center Raise awareness of preventable respiratory illnessin Rooks County, Kansas through amulti-agency outreach initiative involving local schools,libraries, and healthcare entities.The program will focus on providing presentations,visual aides and training programstargeted to different age and education levels. Theprogram will emphasize training inaccessing local and national health information resources. KS
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 Response and Equity Committee City of San Antonio Health Literacy Workgroup YWCA San Antonio A survey conducted by Pew Internet and American Life Project advised that approximately eighty percent of adult Internet users have searched online for at least one major health topic in the past year. However, research published regarding the Healthy People 2020 goal of forty-five percent of the population accessing online health information without frustration showed that less than forty percent of those seeking information online could do so without issue. This number decreases when adjusted for race, age, education, and socioeconomic status.… TX
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
Comprehensive Health Information Outreach- Tennessee East Tennessee State University - Medical Center This project will provide consumer health training and consumer health brochures based on Medline Plus to rural public libraries, Remote Area Medical clinics (, local health departments, rural federally supported medical clinics, rural dental clinics, faith-based clinics, an African American Community Center, and a church outreach and downtown city festival (Corazon) for Latinx people in Tennessee. These groups will be trained to use MedlinePlus. They will search MedlinePlus and identify valuable consumer health information and print what they want to use in their agency… TN
Connecting People to Telehealth Public Library Lawton Public Library The Lawton Public Library intends to bridge the digital divide with telehealth kiosks and programming to improve individuals’ access to health information. The primary outreach is to the medically underserved members in Comanche County. The library will connect with people experiencing homelessness, transient populations, lower income, and English as a second language… OK
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.  IL
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
COVID Learning, Engagement & Assistance for all Neighborhoods (CLEAN) Program Extension The Institute for Community, Youth and Family Services, Inc. The Institute for Community, Youth and FamilyServices Inc. (The Institute) proposes to expand our pilot CLEAN program through this extension designed to bring COVID-19 resources and education to rural communities in Alabama that lack health services. By partnering with service providers, churches, local government and the public housingauthority we will ensure that trainings andmaterials meet immediate needs of the community andhelp strengthen local healthinfrastructure/resources. The Institute will offertrainings, supplies, planning, and budgetarysupport to our enrolled community… AL
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
Cultivating Health Literacy in Languages Other than English Worcester Islamic Center This technology proposal is designed to raise awareness of reliable NLM consumer health information resources and community resources to address health needs in a variety of languages. MA
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
Data Journalism Course in a Box: The COVID Tracking Project Archives University of California San Francisco The COVID Tracking Project (CTP) was a citizen-run, all volunteer organization that tracked the first year of the COVID pandemic. The data produced by the project are some of the most clean and well-documented datasets on the pandemic. This course-in-a-box includes datasets, metadata, annotations, and editorial content describing the methods and theories of the project. Using this curriculum, journalism students and public health communicators will learn methodologies of data collection, communication and transparency in community-science projects.  CA
DAWN Clinic-Engagement and Outreach Award DAWN Clinic Utilize the expertise of a Community Engagement Professional who will engage clinic community members in mini interviews, compile results of interviews, provide reports related to engaging with clinic community members with the outcome of informing the re-design of the DAWN Clinic website designed to advance engagement activities, developing culturally sensitive, linguistically appropriate content, and responsive website. CO
DAWN Clinic-Program Improvement Award DAWN Clinic The DAWN Clinic will develop a website that is user-friendly for DAWN patients with features that will promote better access to healthcare and health information. The Project will meet the community's needs for improved access to community resources and access to health information. The Project will be completed with the assistance of a web developer with the goal of having a usable website, including the incorporation of MedlinePlus products and translation features. CO
Detecting Radon in Maine Cary Medical Center Our project “Detecting Radon in ME” Focused Outreach is intended to be the initial segment of the overall plan. It will secure funds necessary to provide resources to be used at public events to inform and… ME
Developing a Dialect and Accent Digital Technologies Library (DADTL) Meharry 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
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