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
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
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
Development of the NNLM Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (Living) Handbook/Guide Consultation and development of a NNLM Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (Living) Handbook/Guide, including all deliverables outlined on the Statement of Work.
Discover Good Health & Wellness @ Hartford Public Library/Descubre la Buena Salud y Bienestar en La Biblioteca Publica de Hartford Hartford Public Library Hartford Public Library will partner with the NNLM All of Us Healthcare Provider Organization, Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) and other local community organizations to offer health and wellness literacy programs to help further individual and communities’ knowledge of and skills related to health literacy and wellness and understanding of clinical medical research.  Our collaborative work will help raise awareness of biomedical research, precision medicine and how community health research has and will inform advances in healthcare. CT
Do Your Research Walton Mobile Healthcare Solutions As stated by the CDC, immunization with an COVID-19 is crucial for “reducing COVID-19 related illness, hospitalization and death” ( With the push for vaccination compliance being at the forefront of the news lately data shows those that want to be vaccinated are currently vaccinated, those who want to be vaccinated are. The target now is converting the part of the population that still have doubt (Kaiser Family Foundation). “Do your research” seems to be the advice given to those who are up in the air from both those who are for and against vaccination. We would like to… OH
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
Enhancing disaster Relief through Amateur Radio and Health Education in St. Thomas US Virgin Islands. Healthdove, Inc. Emergencies and disasters in the US Virgin Islands include earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, wildfires, riots, marine and terrestrial search and rescue operations, landslides, bomb threats, chemical spills, nuclear radiation, and war. Some are caused by natural forces, some result from human error, and some are deliberate acts of violence. There is no place that is safe from a threat of disaster. There are multiple disasters occurring in the world today. Closer to home hurricanes Erma and Maria in the territory in 2017 and prior hurricanes.  Fortunately, loss of life from… VI
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
ESLN Technology: Improving Access to Information and Training for Libraries and Community Members in the Rochester Region Rochester Regional Library Council (RRLC) The Rochester Regional Library Council will improve and upgrade our technological capacity in order to provide a better experience for in person, online, and hybrid meetings and training and to provide better access to information. This will enable the council to provide a more engaging experience for people attending our events, and will allow us to travel to offsite locations with technology kits to support online and hybrid events at member locations. We expect this upgrade to increase access to health information and strengthen communication and connectivity for health. Training… NY
ESLN Technology: Expanding Southeastern Training Southeastern New York Library Resources Council (SENYLRC) The Expanding Southeastern Training project will allow our council to offer professional development trainings simultaneously remotely and in-person. Consequently, this will expand access to these trainings for the library workers and healthcare professionals who attend them—including those who serve underrepresented populations. In fiscal year 2020/2021, Southeastern hosted 83 programs that served 1,462 people. Since the onset of the pandemic, all of these programs have been remote because of safety reasons. It is also increasingly difficult for people to leave their… NY
ESLN Technology: Mobile Telepresence Education Platform Northern New York Library Network (NNYLN) The shift to 100% virtual learning events during the pandemic taught us that as much as our members value getting together in person, online events allow for much more participation. The Northern NY Library Network’s region spans 11,000 square miles, making travel significant for some of our members with any in-person event. Going forward, we want the best of both worlds: we want to resume meeting up in person for training events to promote long-term relationship-building and collaboration, but we want events to remain accessible to remote attendees. The equipment purchased… NY
ESLN Technology: High-speed Scanner METRO - Metropolitan New York Library Council The proposed project is to enable the NYAM to purchase a high-speed scanner, which will allow quicker access to the medical-related materials in our library. NY
ESLN Technology: Tablet Kits for Health Information Capital District Library Council This NNLM grant funded project will enable the Capital District Library Council (CDLC) to preload and provide tablets to our three public library systems to distribute to their member libraries equitably. Primarily, these tablets will provide easy access to high quality online health information from the National Institute of Health’s National Library of Medicine including PubMed, and MedlinePlus. Links to other curated health information sites endorsed/vetted by the NIH will also be provided. NY
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