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
Laying the Groundwork for an Evidence Based Literature for Community Health Workers Tufts University - Hirsh Health Sciences Library CHW Central is the preeminent web-based community of practice and knowledge MA
LGBTQ-affirming Health Fairs at Public Libraries Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center Through LGBTQ-affirming Health Fairs at Public Libraries, Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center aims to provide community members resources and referrals for specific LGBTQ-affirming healthcare services and providers in the Lehigh Valley region. The LGBTQ community experiences significant health disparities due to our historically marginalized status as a community. Through partnerships with 4 public libraries in Eastern Pennsylvania, we will create LGBTQ-affirming health fairs where participants will find information about some of the principal health issues affecting the… PA
LGBTQ+ Health Equity Summit Alliance for Full Acceptance The LGBTQ+ Health Equity Summit is an annual 2-day hybrid/virtual event. With both keynote speakers and breakout sessions, the Summit is open to anyone who wishes to expand their understanding of the unique experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQ+) individuals and discuss issues affecting the health of this community. SC
LGBTQIA+ Health Education and Workforce Development Central Massachusetts Area Health Education Center The Central Massachusetts Area Health Education Center (CMAHEC) DBA Center for Health Impact (CHI) is proposing to deliver a series of health education and workforce development trainings dedicated to topics related to LGBTQIA+ health in order to meet the growing needs of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Allied (LGBTQIA+) communities throughout Massachusetts, Vermont and Connecticut. This project will be aligned with the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM)’s mission of improving public health by training health professionals to deliver… MA
Little Free Libraries in East TN: Improving Access to Health Information Book by Book Preston Medical Library and Health Information Center UTMC serves many rural counties thatrequire patients to commute, making patientshesitant about checking out the health books due tothe nature of having to return them. Even thosepatients that are in Knox County, where UTMC islocated, are unsure about having reliabletransportation to return the checked-out books. Inorder to bring health books and access to healthinformation to Knox County and the surroundingrural counties, the HIC proposes buying healthbooks and placing them in already establishedLittle Free Libraries throughout the community.Little Free Libraries are free book-… TN
Locating Latino and Hispanic American’s Consumer Health Information in the Metaverse Universidad de Puerto Rico This proposal aims to enhance health information equity for Latinos/Hispanics in the metaverse, specifically through applications from the Second Life (SL) Platform. The project will create an immersive environment on the three dimensional space in the Second Life digital metaverse, where a learning space on health information will be created for Hispanic residents. The main purpose of this SL space will be to target the most frequent diseases in their communities and… PR
LSUHS Exhibit Award for the Louisiana Library Association Louisiana State University Health Science Center Shreveport - Library (LSUHSC-S Library) Louisiana Library Association conference is held each year. Attendance has varied from 300 – 400 individuals including both librarians and vendors based on conference city and conference dates and any conflicts with PLA (Public Library Association conference – part of ALA) and ACRL (Academic, College, and Research Librarians conference – part of ALA) which occur on alternating years. Public, school (K-12), academic, and subject specialists (law, health, government documents, etc.) librarians in Louisiana attend. The theme this year is Everything for Everyone
Making “Mother Goose on the Loose – Goslings” Program Accessible to More Parents of Medically Complex Infants in the NICU Mother Goose on the Loose, LLC Mother Goose on the Loose (MGOL) is a method for planning and presenting early childhood programs that incorporates research-based theories of learning through engaging activities to help children ages 0-3 develop and strengthen early literacy, social, emotional, and cognitive skills. Target audience is parents, family caregivers, teachers, librarians, and other professional helpers. Among the many adaptations of MGOL, the MGOL-Goslings program was developed to address the need for early language and literacy intervention… MD
Mālama i ka ʻikepili, Caring for Data: Supporting Hawaiʻi’s Research Data Needs through a Library Data Services Program University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Library The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM) Library seeks support for the development of a biomedical data management and data sharing course optimized for Hawaiʻi researchers and students, culminating in a live symposium in Spring 2023. This project will lay the foundation for data services in the UHM Library going forward. We are requesting $25,000 to hire a part-time library data services assistant to help conduct a data needs assessment, develop the asynchronous online course, and organize the symposium. HI
Medical History Today: Monkeypox International Museum of Surgical Science “Medical History Today: Monkeypox” is an exhibition at the International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago on view in the first floor Welcome Gallery, aimed at providing visitors with up-to-date information from the CDC, the NIH, and the WHO. Visitors will learn from visually rich text panels, interactive video clips, and actionable handout materials to better understand Monkeypox in an effort to spread knowledge of how to prevent the spread of the virus. The Museum targets its general audience to engage with these…
Meeting the Community Information Needs to Reduce Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Louisiana State University Health Science Center Shreveport - Library To advance the progress of medicine and to improve public health, this quality improvement project has two components. One to offer a free virtual symposium providing information on maternal morbidity and mortality issues such as hypertension, gestational diabetes, infectious diseases, and substance abuse to healthcare providers and the community in the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) Region 3 seven states. The other goal is to create infographics at the third-grade reading level when possible, addressing 7-9 common factors in the outcomes of maternal morbidity and… LA
Mental Health Awareness and Outreach Initiative to Stamford Community Ferguson Library Mental health issues have increased in the state of Connecticut over the last several years. As an urban public library, we have seen this first hand in our community. Factors such as the isolation due to the pandemic, financial stress, and unemployment are all contributing to the rise in mental health issues. Due to the severity of mental health issues facing Stamford teens, in 2022, the Stamford Mayor’s Office created a special commission with a focus on improving mental health among youth. The Ferguson Library would like to support and… CT
Mental Health Resources Atlantic Public Library The county recently completed a community health needs assessment. Mental Health was identified as the top need by both area health service providers and the public. The Atlantic Public Library and Healthy Cass County will provide mental health resources equitably to all residents of Cass County by providing tablets for use at the library with reliable health resources, purchasing mental health related materials for all six Cass County libraries for circulation, and hosting four county-wide events that address mental health topics.
Mid Atlantic Chapter Medical Library Association Annual Meeting Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association - MLA MAC The Mid Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association holds an annual meeting that brings together information professionals from across the region for networking events, speakers, and learning opportunities including supplemental continuing education offerings. The theme for our virtual conference this year is Pivot! Resilience and Unity in the Face of the Unknown. In addition to papers and posters, our featured speakers will discuss the information needs of diverse communities, open science and open data during the COVID pandemic, and privilege and equity in library and information… DC
Mindful Eating for the Beloved Community Black Culinarian Alliance We will work with the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) and one or more local community organizations to implement culturally appropriate healthy eating curriculum that goal is focused on sustainable well-being inthe U.S. Virgin Islands. NY
Mindful Eating for the Beloved Community (Y2) Black Culinarian Alliance We will work with the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) and one or more local community organizations to implement culturally appropriate healthy eating curriculum that goal is focused on sustainable well-being inthe U.S. Virgin Islands. NY
Minds Matter: Eliminating Healthcare Stigma Black Girl Health Foundation Black Girl Health Foundation’s “Minds Matter: Eliminating Healthcare Stigma” is a program in partnership with community libraries that are designed to reach out to women of color in urban communities and educate them about mental health and mental health resources. Black Girl Health Foundation (BGHF) has already hosted successful Minds Matter events in the following cities in 2021; Harrisburg, New Orleans, Washington D.C., and Houston. During Black History Month (February 2022) Black Girl Health Foundation will return to Washington D.C. and pilot in St… AR
Minds Matter: Tackling major issues affecting black women's mental health Black Girl Health Foundation Black Girl Health Foundation (BGHF)’s “Minds Matter: Tackling major issues affecting black women's mental health” is a program in partnership with The Dauphin County Library System that is designed to reach out to women of color in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area and educate them about mental health and mental health resources. The goal of the project is to eliminate the healthcare stigma surrounding mental health, promote mental health literacy, and increase information and awareness about NLM’s MedlinePlus resources and NNLM’s “Caring for… AR
Mirror Mirror Resources for Health, Food, and Environment: an Online Library for Black Youth and Families OurSpace World, Inc. (OSW) The primary goal of this project is to use NNLM resources (e.g., Medline, MedlinePlus, PubMed) to create a public online repository of resources containing materials representative of Black/African and Latinx youth of color, centered around agriculture, farming, food, health, environmental health and environmental justice. The online repository would aim to meet the needs of parents, educators, librarians, farmers, and youth program staff seeking to integrate these materials into their program activities and better serve Black youth. This repository will enhance existing on-farm and… MD
Mobile Medical Outreach: Increasing Health Literacy, Education and Care in Richmond, VA Richmond Public Library - Richmond, Virginia Decreasing or when possible, eliminating barriers to care, is one of the most effective ways to engage people in taking steps toward better health and well-being. Daily Planet Health Services (DPHS) provides primary care, behavioral and mental health, substance use, oral health, case management, pharmacy counseling, and health education/outreach via an integrated care model to some of the most vulnerable in the Greater Richmond community – the homeless and those experiencing housing instability. DPHS is uniquely positioned to be able to treat patients of all ages across… VA
Mobile Montana Healthcare Training Laptop Lab Logan Health The acquisition and use of a portable computer lab will provide increased opportunities for successful outreach programs throughout our service area. This project is the first phase of a three phase initiative. Planned programs are designed for the following key purposes: 1) providing training sessions on various NLM resources to foster increased knowledge, 2) confident selection and use of healthcare resources supporting individuals’ ability to make informed decisions about their health, 3) healthcare professionals’ access to biomedical resources to elicit… MT
Moby Bookmobile at Arapaho Indian Health Services (IHS) Moby Bookmobile Moby Bookmobile is continuing its outreach to the Wind River Indian Reservation community with this proposal, bringing book distribution to Arapaho’s Indian Health Service clinic. Being a convenient and often visited location, a rack of free books will be set in the IHS waiting area. Families can select and keep books for their homes, and staff at the clinic will have books in reserve to place on the racks each day. The project succeeds with the cooperation of Arapaho clinic staff and administration. WY
Moby Bookmobile of the Wind River Reservation Moby Bookmobile Moby Bookmobile’s main goal is to distribute literature and print resources to the tribal populations of the Wind River Indian Reservation, Wyoming.  COVID-19’s impact has interrupted the usual services of schools, libraries and other information centers and this proposal fills a gap in access to reading, health and other information… WY
Multilingual health information and literacy skills: The importance of Information access University of Memphis Health Sciences Library Goal: The project goals are to improve health information literacy by increasing the ability of community members to find and use high-quality health information. We will increase awareness of health information resources.  Justification: The digital divide or digital inequality prevents many from participating in available online services, and to use information technologies. The situation became more difficult with the COVID-19 pandemic. It becomes increasingly important to develop health information literacy skills in times of COVID-19. In a multilingual and multicultural… TN
Native Health Database Community Engagement Studios University of New Mexico - Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center To meet the needs of multiple stakeholders, the Native Health Database (NHD) has necessarily evolved numerous times since its initial creation in the early 1990s. A recently-funded NNLM-SCR project (January-April 2021) saw the migration of its former platform to one now served through Mukurtu CMS, a database that provides numerous pathways for content creators, Indigenous communities, users, and providers to collaboratively—and respectfully—exchange information. To ensure it continues meeting the needs of its myriad stakeholders, this project will engage the… NM
NEOBHC Mpox Prevention Outreach Program Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition The Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition (NEOBHC) proposes a project to help protect unsuspecting sexual partners from potential infection due to mpox or other STDs. We will create QR code stickers for condom packages. The QR code will link to monkeypox information from MedlinePlus and/or the CDC in addition to information regarding public health treatment locations for those suspecting infection. Our Community Engagement Director will have the bagged condoms available at the NEOBHC table to be… OH
NFPL Create Your Healthy Life: Bringing Digital Technology and Telehealth Access to Niagara for Learning, Communication, and Building Your Healthiest Future Niagara Falls Public Library The goal of the Niagara Falls Public Library (NFPL) Create Your Healthy Life: Bringing Digital Technology and Telehealth Access to Niagara for Learning, Communication, and Building Your Healthiest Future project is to provide its library community a private environment and supportive resources to access telehealth and personal health information by providing private computers and sound-proof, 1 – 4-person meeting booths. The Niagara Falls Public Library is part of the NIOGA Library System, which serves Niagara, Orleans, and Genesee… NY
Northstar Digital Literacy: Digital Literacy Skills for Telehealth Literacy Minnesota Through a multi-phase project, Northstar will develop several digital health literacy modules. In Phase 1, the focus of this Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) application, Northstar will identify the standards and create an assessment to gauge individuals' digital literacy skills that are needed for successful telehealth participation. Digital literacy is a critical skillset needed to ensure everyone has access to quality health care. Providing devices and internet service alone are not enough – people need digital skills in order to effectively… MN
NPL Telehealth Initiative for Seniors Nashville Public Library Services targeting seniors continue to move to theinternet (health information, social security, Medicare details, employment opportunities, and other social services). During the Covid-19 pandemic this digital divide has become even more pronounced for seniors. NPL's Digital Inclusion (DI) program aims to close this digital gap andprovide much need health information to underresourced seniors. The Digital Inclusion programcreates cognitive stimulation, eliminatesisolation, reduces depression, builds bonds,creates easier access, provides access to criticalhealth and… TN
Nursing and Academic Success: Advancing health literacy and nursing education through student-led curriculum workshops Southern Connecticut State University The Southern CT State University (SCSU) Department of Nursing (DN) and the Center for Academic Success and Accessibility Services (CASAS) propose a Health Information Outreach project that will advance health information resources in Minority university students and encourage the use of reliable NLM databases when searching for health information. It will also provide ongoing support for students through the aid of academic peer mentors, a method promoted by experts in order to support Minority students are they pursue careers in nursing. The project’s first phase will… CT
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