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Title Summary Project Period
Empowering Youth to Access Reliable Health Information

CT-NAHN aims to improve the capacity of under-served adolescents and 87 to locate and integrate reliable health information so they can make informed health decisions. The overall goal of the proposed project is to work with youth in Fairfield, New Haven and Hartford counties in CT. and enhance their access to local and national health information resources. We also want to improve the capacity of their teachers to incorporate health information resources and health literacy best practices into their classrooms.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Improving 88tal Health Literacy in 95 Northeastern Washington

This project will improve mental health literacy and increase access to National Library of Medicine NLM resources on mental illness for adolescents and 88 in 95 Northeast Washington. This project will utilize the NLM Graphic Medicine and 88tal Health curriculum and creative, reflective journaling workshops to promote self-care and reflection alongside education and access to NLM resources.

September 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Virtual Health and Wellness Classes

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on every aspect of life in the United States and across the world. The disruptions are far-reaching and have required major adjustments in our lives. And yet, our experiences over centuries remind us that people living in this country are resilient and capable of overcoming what appear to be insurmountable obstacles. Maintaining a sense of normalcy in turbulent times has been a critically important survival strategy.

January 18, 2021 - April 30, 2021
Graphic Arts and Storytelling to Promote ART Initiation and Adherence Among Adolescents and Young 88 Living with HIV

The proposed project will expand on the success of previous initiatives to use community informed, culturally tailored original artwork and stories to promote ART initiation and adherence among adolescents and young 88 who are living with HIV. The project will utilize multiple focus groups that were held with adolescents and young 88 who are living with HIV to create 8 unique episodes of a story about an HIV support group. The characters in the group will be racially and ethnically diverse, and will represent a variety of HIV stories e.g.

December 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Kadlec Community Resource Desk

The Kadlec Community Resource Desk KCRD assists individuals and families who are in need of support to get connected to resources in their community, specifically as it relates to Social Determinants of Health. This free and confidential service is open to everyone. There will be two Kadlec Community Resource Desks, the primary desk will be located within the Kadlec Neurological Resource Center KNRC Library within the Kadlec Healthplex. When hospital visitor restrictions are lifted due to COVID19, we will add a second KCRD location at Kadlec Hospital.

October 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Partner Outreach: Ohio State University Health Sciences Library 2020-2021

Serve as a partner outreach library, offering training and promotion of NLM/NNLM resources on behalf of the GMR.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Improving Health Literacy Awareness with Mobile Technology

The Fraser Resource Center and Health Sciences Library project plan is to use mobile technology to bring health literacy awareness to the community of Hall County. The goal of this project is to promote health literacy resources and Research Program with the aid of mobile tablets. This proposal is requesting funds to purchase mobile devices tablets enabling medical librarians to further engage with the Northeast Georgia Health System NGHS community through specific outreach initiatives with the Hall County Public Library System.

August 27, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Library Project 13: SC Health Literacy Initiatives

MUSC Libraries will coordinate and host the first Health Literacy Summit in the SouthEast Region. The project will also enhance and expand the health literacy course to include an inter-professional collaborative seminar each semester.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Addressing COVID-19 Concerns in Amish Country

Amish settlements can be found in 31 states in the US, and Ohio is home to two of the worlds largest communities. Many communities follow a collectivistic lifestyle where faith and community are prioritized over self, and technology is often limited due to its intrusion on family life and values. Outbreaks of COVID-19 have been observed in locations where Amish communities reside, and results of a current survey of Amish community members noted a lack of access to health information and misinformation about the COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-2 global pandemic.

January 18, 2021 - April 30, 2021
Unidos en Nuestra Salud' Providing Capacity Building to our Community Members as Well as Public Health Education Regarding COVID-19

Unidos en Nuestra Salud is an initiative that aims to provide health education, health literacy and health information skills to the Spanish speaking community including but not limited to health information intermediaries, librarians, community health workers, 131s and community members that speak Spanish and are medically underserved populations.

November 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Health Information Partnerships for Brooklyn

Brooklyn Public Library BPL will develop and implement a year-long project of expert-led health information programs targeted to vulnerable populations with identified health challenges. Addressing known social determinants of health specific to Brooklyns varied communities, the programs will address the topic areas of: 88tal Health, 102, Health Insurance and Access to Care Navigation, Nutrition, and Positive Aging.

June 19, 2020 - April 30, 2021
One Health COVID-19 education for pet owners in marginalized communities

The University of Washington UW Health Sciences Library will partner with the UW Center for One Health Research to provide COVID-19 health information outreach to marginalized communities focused on caring for pets and companion animals during the global pandemic. Outreach initiatives will focus on two underserved populations: homeless and non-English speaking communities. Research has shown that pets in households of COVID patients may become infected with SARS CoV2.

December 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Orlando Health Literacy Ambassador Program

The Orlando Health Literacy Ambassador will include: Train-the-Trainer projects using NLM resources that enhance the skills of public library/organization staff and other consumer health information intermediaries to train a target population on locating and evaluating health information within Orlando and surrounding communities.

January 18, 2021 - April 30, 2021
Healthcare & APEX Partners Care HAP Care: Improving Access to Health Information for Minority Citizens who Lack Access to Library and Digital Services

The goal of the " Healthcare & APEX Partners Care HAP Care: Improving Access to Health Information for Minority Citizens who Lack Access to Library and Digital Services" program is to improve public health in the Sweet Auburn District by increasing community members' access to information, aimed at enabling them to make more informed decisions about their health, especially where it relates to pandemics and chronic illnesses that plague minority and economically disadvantaged citizens.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Vaccine Equity Program

The Massachusetts Health Council MHC is launching a statewide vaccine education and equity program to inform communities of color about the history, safety, and efficacy of vaccines. MHC is a health advocacy organization founded one hundred years ago in response to the deadly tuberculosis epidemic. Since 1920, MHC has advocated for and educated Massachusetts residents on all matters of prevention, including the critical role vaccinations play in ensuring public health.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Vaccine Education Program

MHC is a health advocacy organization founded one hundred years ago in response to the deadly tuberculosis epidemic. Since 1920, MHC has advocated for and educated Massachusetts residents on all matters of prevention, including the critical role vaccinations play in ensuring public health. The COVID-19 global pandemic of 2020 has caused over a half million deaths and billions of dollars in lost economic activity. The disease impacts poor communities and communities of color disproportionately as this population is more likely to work in essential roles, and unable to stay safe at home.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
The San Francisco Bay Areas Response to the AIDS Epidemic: Digitizing and Providing Universal Access to Historical AIDS Records

The Archives and Special Collections Archives department of the University of California, San Francisco UCSF Library, seeks a support from the NNLM to digitize approximately 43,000-45,000 pages from 15 archival collections related to the early days of the AIDS epidemic in the San Francisco Bay Area and make them widely accessible to the public on the Internet. This new digital collection will address the gaps that exist in relation to materials chronicling the experience and struggles of communities of color and marginalized communities in the early days of the AIDS epidemic.

September 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Miami-Dade Public Library Systems Virtual Nutrition & Food Literacy Program

The Virtual Nutrition and Food Literacy Program will address the health information needs of the communities serviced by the Miami-Dade Public Library System by offering two portable kitchen carts that will be used for creating culturally relevant virtual cooking and culinary demonstration events. The acquisition of the kitchen carts will also allow for in-person events post-Covid, expanding the library's repertoire of programming to include more food and nutrition literacy that addresses the communitys health and wellness.

January 25, 2021 - April 30, 2021
Health Information and Career Awareness Program

Southern Alabama Area Health Education Center SAAHEC strives to grow the next generation of medical professionals to serve the people of Alabama, train health profession students and provide health information and education to the communities in our 10 counties. The Health Information and Career Awareness Program HICAP contributes to the mission of National Network of Libraries of Medicine NNLM by improving our communities access and awareness of health information and enabling them to make informed decisions about their health.

June 12, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Surviving COVID-19, In A Virtual World

Surviving COVID-19, In A Virtual World. Our plans are to educate, train and inform as many Community members on how to protect themselves from contracting and spreading the COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Global Pandemic Virus by providing programs that will increase access and awareness on how to use the Internet/Computer and other technological devices to find online reliable COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 health information using CDC Guidelines, NIH, NNLM and website while practicing social distancing.

February 1, 2021 - April 30, 2021
Building a Resilient Westchester through Technology and 88tal Health Literacy

The Greenburgh Public Library will partner with community organizations and stakeholders, including Research member organizations to increase mental health literacy with the goal of improving community awareness of the continuum of mental health and the relationship to other components of overall wellness, reduce stigma, improve information/resource access and foster connection, resilience and help seeking behaviors in the Greenburgh and greater Westchester communities.

December 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Supporting a Healthy Community Head to Toe: Food for Health 2020-2021

To provide a safe and fun environment for 86 and 88, individuals and families to learn about healthy options for food and cooking. We believe that the Charlotte Library is an ideal space for a flexible, mobile kitchen set-up, using the equipment supplies and training materials from the Charlie Cart Project. The Charlie Cart Project provides a unique and scalable educational program that enables hands-on learning about food, nutrition, and health in any setting.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
MOVING Beyond COVID-19: Helping Consumers Move toward Emotional Wellness through Accessible Online Learning

The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted emotional wellness in many ways. A team of health 12s and plain language writers seek to address emotional wellness needs exacerbated by COVID-19 by adapting, developing, and promoting accessible authoritative consumer health resources. The team will adapt the English language How to M.O.V.E. toward Emotional Wellness print booklet into an interactive, web-based tutorial to provide an ongoing source of emotional wellness learning and support and link learners to additional topical NLM/NIH/CDC resources.

November 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Game of Health Digitalization

The South Central Region SCR of the Network of the National Library of Medicine will partner with the Training and Education Center TEC to develop and pilot the digital format of the Game of Health. The South Central Region created the Game of Health to provide public libraries with a fun interactive game to introduce patrons to trusted health information resources. The Game of Health is currently only available in a physical format.

October 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Educating African American Nurses About Key Topics in Precision Medicine Using National Library of Medicine Resources

African American nurses are well-positioned to educate themselves and their communities about the importance of African American community engagement in precision medicine research like the National Institute of Health NIH research program.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Nursing Experts: Translating the Evidence Phase 3 NExT3

Since 2001, the University of Illinois at Chicagos Library of the Health Sciences and the College of Nursing have been engaged in a series of evidence-based education programs targeted to public health nurses. These programs have expanded and built upon each other and used partnerships and connections towards providing equal access to biomedical information to all U.S. health professionals and the use of scientific evidence to guide healthcare decision making.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Interprofessional Infant Oral Health Education at the Community Engagement Center

Dental caries i.e., tooth decay can cause severe pain that prevents 86 from eating and sleeping. Despite the significant negative impact that caries can have on 86s well-being, health professionals often do not provide families with the information they need to keep their 86 cavity-free. A major contributor to this gap in preventive dental care is a lack of awareness on the part of healthcare professionals about the child dental health resources that are available through the NIH U.S. National Library of Medicine NNLM.

May 15, 2020 - April 30, 2021
STAYing Healthy and Informed: Decoding 101 Information and Resources for LBGT Youth Experiencing Homelessness in New York City

In a coordinated effort between Project STAY, New Alternatives for LGBT Youth, and Citizens Public Health Literacy CIPHER, our group will seek to increase access to and awareness of 101 health information, clinical resources, and enhance linkages to direct care services for high risk and HIV positive youth. Project STAYs mission is to provide a medical home for high-risk and HIV positive youth by creating opportunities for young people to receive comprehensive, integrated clinical and supportive services delivered by a team of experienced, interdisciplinary providers.

December 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
TEACH Across Alabama: Training, Educating, Advising, Connecting, and Helping Alabamas Healthcare Workforce and Healthcare Consumers Navigate the COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Global Pandemic

The COVID pandemic has highlighted the need for the long-overdue dissemination of appropriate, timely, and accurate information to the 125. With the rising tide of misinformation and the safety of the public in jeopardy, it is imperative that people are trained to find the most accurate information from reliable sources. Empowering individuals, community leaders, and engaged citizens with the tools to uncover accurate information lays the foundation for trust so that a sustainable web of understanding, information, and knowledge can be built.

December 11, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Informacion para tu Salud en tu Casa

La Casa de Salud LCS is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of the Hispanic community by providing health information and resources and by facilitating the provision of health services through community health workers CHWs. Over the last two years, LCS has educated and trained approximately 30 CHWs and strategically placed them where they can serve the greater Richmond Hispanic community. LCS has provided a variety of services to over 1,000 individuals during this time.

January 18, 2021 - April 30, 2021
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