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Title Summary Project Period
FLX Kids Are Alright - Youth mental health & well-being in the midst of COVID-19

The FLX Kids are Alright initiative aims to improve mental health literacy for middle- and high-school aged youth in five counties in the Finger Lakes Region of New York. Through a unique partnership between Common Ground Health, the Rochester Public Library, Pioneer Library System and the Rochester Regional Library Council, the initiative will directly engage youth in the creation of new mental health and well-being literacy resources to improve library collections and programming.

December 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Combatting COVID-19 Misinformation with Health Literacy Microcontent

The COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately impacting underserved and underrepresented minority communities, highlighting the public health effects of deeply-rooted institutional distrust. This campaign provides easily accessible, culturally appropriate information to vulnerable populations through a multimedia campaign conducted through means compatible with social distancing guidelines.

January 25, 2021 - April 30, 2021
Help With Managing COVID-19 Related Stress

For the proposed project, the North Haven Memorial Library NHML, working with North Haven's Long Term Recovery Planning Committee and local health and wellness agencies, will promote health literacy and increased awareness of National Library of Medicine resources relating to managing stress and anxiety resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. This will be a two-part project. First, we will present a speaker series to address mental health and stress in the North Haven community related to COVID-19, partnering with local health and wellness agencies and universities.

October 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Improve Accessibility of Health Information during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Health Education for Living during the Pandemic United States HELP-US Project

Project Summary: This is a collaborative project between the University of Memphis Community of 133s, and the Memphis Public Libraries. The purpose of this project is to provide access to COVID-19 related information to an underserved population, in the Memphis Area. The proposal goal is to implement a virtual education program. Aligned with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine SEA Region mission, this project aims to: Increase awareness and use of COVID-19 and other health information resources. Provide training in the use of health sciences information resources.

January 25, 2021 - April 30, 2021
BGHF Minds Matter- Harrisburg

Black Girl Health Foundations Minds Matter Harrisburg is a program in partnership with The Dauphin County Library System that is designed to reach out to 92 of color in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area and educate them about mental health and mental health resources. Black Girl Health Foundation BGHF has already hosted a very successful in-person iteration of Minds Matter in Harrrisburg, PA with the support of the Dauphin County Library System, and we have Minds Matter - NOLA scheduled to take place October 10th, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

November 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Healthy and Digital Literacy Train the Trainer Program

This project will enhance Miami-Dade Public Library Systems MDPLS ability to provide health literacy information and reference services to the public through the expansion of staff health literacy professional development, a program for trauma-informed service staff training and to purchase the Public Library Associations PLA customizable Digital Learn online platform offering training for digital literacy and health information.

August 27, 2020 - 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
Health Literacy and Privacy in a Pandemic World

This project will provide quality virtual information related to health and wellness privacy and literacy that librarians can use to better serve their communities. We will present this information as a series of four webinars for public library workers. We will also create high-quality informational resources which will form part of the webinar content but will also be designed to be shared on library social media at other times. Authoritative information about health and wellness privacy is both timely and in-demand.

January 4, 2021 - 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
Health Online: Finding Information You Can Trust Phase II

Health Online: Finding Information You Can Trust will continue to help persons from underrepresented populations better access, identify, and use reliable health information on the internet. With todays focus on obtaining information online or going mobile, there is a digital divide for many individuals with low health literacy and represented among vulnerable populations, using online and other digital tools for health Pew, 2015.

May 1, 2019 - April 30, 2021
The COVID-19 NAVIGATOR Youth Empowerment Pilot Program EPIGRAM: A Health Literacy Collection and Curriculum for the Coronavirus Pandemic

The COVID-19 NAVIGATOR Youth Empowerment Pilot Program EPIGRAM will enable schoolage students to access health information and resources to learn about the COVID-19 pandemic and how to engage with others during challenging times. Resources will be collected into a resource portal, with an underlying database structure using a detailed metadata schema where visitors can filter and query for videos based on audience, age-level, and topic.

November 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
Planning Grant for the Utah Health Literacy Coalition

This project supports the further development of the Utah Health Literacy Coalition in its mission to improve access to health information, especially for underserved communities, in Utah. It will do so by convening a group of selected subject matter experts and stakeholders to participate in a professionally facilitated planning workshop to establish short, medium, and long-term goals. The primary product of the workshop will be a strategic plan to guide the furtherance and sustainability of the organization.

October 24, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Green Thumbs In Your Community

Black Girls with Green Thumbs promotes health literacy in a way that is culturally competent and accessible, meeting community members where they are, online and within their neighborhoods, and inviting them to new experiences like home gardening or health-inspired getaways. The proposed Green Thumbs In Your Community project will build a community of individuals, families and community institutions like public libraries that utilize gardening as a tool for nutrition education and positive health outcomes.

June 19, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Washington County, Maine: Healthy Acadia NNLM Outreach and Community Engagement Project 2020-2021

Through the proposed project, Healthy Acadia will work across Washington County, Maine to plan and conduct community engagement activities, centered on increasing access to and awareness of National Library of Medicine NLM resources. A primary focus of our work will be to increase health literacy for the 125 through partnerships with public libraries, including recruiting local librarians to provide community workshops and one-on-one tutorials to increase knowledge and use of NLM online resources.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Tails and Tales and Your Health: Virtual 86's Programs

Pa ForwardR was founded in 2012 on the fundamental belief that health literacy among four other literacies is critical for parents, caregivers, 86, 87, 88 and 89 to participate in a twenty first century society. Many parents do not know how to find reliable information to help them to navigate a healthcare system or when to become concerned about their 86's health.

February 9, 2021 - April 30, 2021
Building a Healthier Las Vegas through Participatory-Based Creation of Community Health Workforce Training

This project will bring together community health program stakeholders across the Las Vegas Valley in order to discover educational needs and design appropriate online interventions prioritizing National Library of Medicine NLM and National Network of Libraries of Medicine NNLM materials for health workers in the field. The focus of stakeholder meetings will include identifying areas for education across health literacy and consumer health information and aims to prioritize delivery and incentives to increase likelihood of participation by frontline health workers.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Public Libraries andHealth Information Outreach in the Time of COVID-19

The rise of the COVID-19 pandemic called for individuals to seek out and apply health information at a rapid pace. The sheer amount of available information proved to be overwhelming, and the complexity, contradictory, and sometimes misinformation made an already difficult situation even more devastating. Historically, public libraries have been known for being community-centered institutions providingequitableaccess to informationandresources.

December 11, 2020 - April 30, 2021
NNLM Community Engagement Network Ambassador Program: Indianapolis Phase II

Phase II of the 2020-2021 NNLM Community Engagement Network Ambassador Program: Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN, will build upon the work initiated in 2019-2020 to serve as a vital link between the NNLM Community Engagement Network, public libraries, community organizations, and individuals from underrepresented in biomedical research populations across Marion County, Indiana.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
In Memphis: Health Outreach with the Connect Crew

Memphis Public Libraries six-person outreach team, the Connect Crew, was launched in January 2019. This team travels throughout Memphis and Shelby County to host a robust variety of programming for all ages and learning levels, including some limited health and wellness programs. Our partner agencies, including local schools, community centers, parks, and service providers, have requested additional programming around health literacy and wellness.

June 12, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Health Literacy for New Orleans Hospitality Industry

504HN seeks this opportunity to partner with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine-SCR to impact health literacy in the Greater New Orleans Region. The mission of this partnership would be to promote health literacy and improve the communitys ability to access to information that enables them to make informed decisions about their health. Currently, 504HN has a special focus on the New Orleans Hospitality Workers.

May 1, 2019 - April 30, 2021
Promoting Health Through Digital Literacy

The goal of the Clayton County Library System Health Literacy Initiative is to teach library patrons particularly minority and underserved populations in our community how to search for and evaluate health information using MedlinePlus. We will introduce Health Literacy to our patrons using Digital Literacy, and incorporate training on Disaster Health and Clinical Trials.gov to provide information access to our public health and community health professionals throughout the County.

August 27, 2020 - April 30, 2021
BGH Minds Matter D.C.

Black Girl Health Foundations Minds Matter D.C. is a program in partnership with the Washington, D.C. Public Library System designed to reach out to 92 of color in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area collectively known as DMV and educate them about mental health and mental health resources. Black Girl Health BGH has already hosted a very successful iteration of Minds Matter in Harrrisburg, PA with the support of the Dauphin County Library System, and we have Minds Matter - NOLA scheduled to take place October 10th, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

June 11, 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
Multi-year Consortial Award: Information Resources for Alaska's Healthcare Providers and Public Libraries: Outreach in the Last Frontier

The primary goal of the project is to improve the quality of life and health for citizens of Alaska by providing information outreach services to the healthcare workforce, especially in 95 areas, over a five-year period from May 2016 through April 2021. Additionally, Alaska Medical Library AML at University of Alaska Anchorage hopes to expand outreach to include public schools and public libraries to teach and promote health literacy in the communities we visit.

May 1, 2018 - 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
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
The Southern CT State University-MultiCultural Health Leaders: Educating older 88 on improving their health through health literacy and Salsa and Cha-Cha'ing their way to decreasing the risk of dementia

The Southern CT State University- MultiCultural Health Leaders MCHL, an established university student organization composed of public health and nursing students, requests $10,000 from the National Libraries of Medicine- New England Regions NLM-NER to advance health information resources in community/church centers throughout New Haven and Fairfield Counties. The primary goal of this project is to advance health information resources in Minority 88 and encourage the use of reliable NML databases when searching for health information.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Educating Healthcare Professionals and the Sighted Community of Worcester County on the Health Disparities among VIPs 2020-2021

This project will engage medical professionals in various specialties, improving their health literacy and reducing health disparity for individuals who are blind or who suffer with low vision VIPs. Current medical practice protocols and patient interactions are many times lacking in correct etiquette for the individuals in this population group.

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
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