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NLM All of Us Community Engagement Award - $20,000 - $50,000

Grants to Delaware, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania Libraries
and Organizations to Improve Access to Health Information

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National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) Middle Atlantic Region

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Deadline Date:

04/05/19 4:30 PM


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Grants of up to $50,000 to New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania libraries and community-based organizations for training and programs that improve access to health information. Funding is intended to support projects that advance health information, improve the ability to locate high-quality biomedical and health information, and improve the understanding and importance in participation of clinical trials, including the All of Us Research Program.

The mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is to advance the progress of medicine, improve public health by providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information, and improve individuals' access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health.

Projects are strongly encouraged to incorporate one or more of the following:
- Provide training to public library staff and/or patrons on one or more National Library of Medicine resources.
- Provide engagement in health literacy initiatives and awareness of the All of Us Research Program.
- Provide training and educational activities to support the capacity of public library staff to carry out health information and health literacy sessions for their communities.
- Improve awareness of and develop skills to locate high-quality biomedical and health information with diverse and underrepresented populations.
- Promote health information literacy in patient or consumer health education with diverse and underrepresented populations.
- Encourage partnerships between health sciences, hospital, and public libraries, community- and faith-based organizations, volunteer organizations, and other public venues.
- Promote and improve access to library and information services with diverse and underrepresented populations.
- Improve digital literacy among diverse and underrepresented populations.
- Improve understanding of and participation in scientific research, including the All of Us Research program and citizen science, with diverse and underrepresented populations.

Examples of potential projects that would qualify for NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Award funding:
- Creation of replicable Program Kits that could be piloted at multiple public libraries and then shared via the Community Engagement Network;
- Creation of health information corners in your library or community space that include instruction for general public on locating and using health resources on All of Us-related topics;
- Hosting a symposium or conference that brings together staff from public and health sciences libraries around health programming and the All of Us Research Program;
- Conducting promotional activities, including health fairs, exhibits and demonstrations to increase awareness of National Library of Medicine information resources and the All of Us Research Program to a target population;
- Incorporating All of Us and National Library of Medicine health and science information resources into new or existing library health programs;
- Programs focused on citizen science education and engagement on All of Us-related topics;
- Book clubs on All of Us-related topics, such as Graphic Medicine;
- Programming related to National Health Observances identified as a priority by All of Us;
- A focus on populations Underserved by Research in order to connect these communities with on All of Us-related health information relevant to their needs/concerns.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184630

Number of Grants:

3 awards up to $50,000; maximum of 6 awards of up to $20,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Amount: Up to $50,000
- Individual libraries or community partners should consider applying for $20,000 or less.
- Applications over $20,000 should describe how projects will reach a particularly large population or geographic area.

Term of Contract:

Funding Period: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 to Thursday, April 30, 2020

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Network member organizations in the Middle Atlantic Region (Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania) are eligible to apply. Membership is free, and open to any organization that provides or promotes health information. Priority for awards will be given to public libraries or community-based organizations.

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Food (with few exceptions), promotional items and furniture are not allowable expenses. Promotional items include, but are not limited to: clothing and commemorative items such as pens, mugs/cups, folders/folios, lanyards, and conference bags that are sometimes provided to visitors, employees, grantees, or conference attendees.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Interested organizations are invited to attend these technical assistance webinars:

NNLM MAR All of Us Community Engagement funding – February 19, 2019, 2:00-3:00 PM ET
Further information and to register:

Grants and Proposal Writing: Applying for NNLM MAR funding – February 27, 2019, 2:00-3:30 PM ET
Further information and to register:

Health Statistics on the Web – February 28, 2019, 12:00-1:00 PM ET
Further information and to register:

Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community – March 19, 2019, 3:00-4:00 PM ET
Further information and to register:

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: Friday, April 5, 2019, 4:30 pm

MAR staff are available for consultation and training on the All of Us Research Program, applicable National Library of Medicine resources and potential projects. Complete the NNLM MAR Award Interest Form, and someone will respond within three business days.

Awards are cost-reimbursable and are issued to the institution and not an individual.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Award Interest Form:

To request assistance, and to submit application:
(412) 648-2065

NNLM Middle Atlantic Region
University of Pittsburgh
Health Sciences Library System
3550 Terrace Street, 200 Scaife Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Fax: (412) 624-1515

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Delaware;   New Jersey;   New York City;   New York;   Pennsylvania