Application Now Open for 2019-2020 NNLM SEA Funding!

The National Network of Library of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern Atlantic Region (SEA) invites applications for health information outreach and programming projects.

The mission of the 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. Under a cooperative agreement with the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) serves as the Regional Medical Library for NNLM SEA.

  • Period of Performance: May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020
  • Application Due Date: April 5, 2019 11:59 PM ET

Eligibility: Network member organizations in the Southeastern/Atlantic Region (AL, DC, GA, FL, MD, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, VA, WV, and the USVI) are eligible to apply. Membership is free and open to libraries of all type, community-based organizations, clinics, public health departments, and other organizations that provide or distribute health information.

Awards to NNLM SEA member organizations help advance the goals of the NLM Strategic Plan and help the NNLM achieve two National Network Performance Measures:

  • Engage Network members in carrying out the mission of the NNLM.
  • Maintain a robust outreach and education program reaching the region’s communities and responsive to their needs.

Available awards include:

Professional Development: To enable individuals at SE/A Network member institutions to expand professional knowledge and experience to provide improved health information access to healthcare providers and consumers.

  • Amount: Up to $2,000

All of Us Community Engagement Project: Projects to support public libraries and organizations who develop programming for public libraries that involve information and education about the NIH All of Us Research program and health information literacy.

  • Amount: Up to $15,000

Health Information Outreach: Projects directed at improving health information literacy and/or ensuring that healthcare consumers are aware of, and have access to, high quality electronic information resources; or directed at improving use of quality health information resources by health professionals, including colleges, and universities.

  • Amount: Up to $15,000

Medical Library Project: Projects should strengthen the involvement of health sciences/medical librarians within their institution and/or community–to promote involvement in institution-wide health information initiatives and stimulate collaboration within the organization to address local health information problems.

  • Amount: Up to $15,000

Technology Improvement: To enhance the capacity of a library or organization to offer electronic health information services by supporting the purchase, installation, and/or upgrading of hardware and software.

  • Amount: Up to $15,000

NNLM SEA staff are available for consultation and training on applicable NLM resources and potential projects. Someone will respond within three business days. Additionally, we invite you to attend an upcoming webinar on February 25, 2019 at 12:30 PM ET to learn more about these awards and the application process.

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