Region 2 Health Information Outreach Award

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Deadline: Apr 18, 2024 8:59pm PDT

Grant amount: US $20,000

Fields of work: Health Information Technology Medical Education & Professional Training Biomedical informatics Library Services Community Health Education

Applicant type: Organizations

Funding uses: Project / Program, Education / Outreach, Training / Capacity Building

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: Alabama, Florida, Georgia (US state), Mississippi, Puerto Rico Show all

Location of residency: Alabama, Florida, Georgia (US state), Mississippi, Puerto Rico Show all



The mission of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public's health by providing U.S. researchers, health professionals, the public health workforce, educators, and the public with equal access to biomedical and health information resources and data.


The Health Information Outreach Award provides funding for projects that seek to improve health information literacy by either increasing the public’s ability to find and use health information, or by improving health professionals’ access to, awareness of, and ability to locate high quality biomedical health information.  

Potential Project Ideas

  • Training health professionals in the use of electronic health information resources, with an emphasis on NLM databases and NNLM resources.  
  • Placing internet-accessible computers in locations where they can be used to research health information needs such as free clinics, community health centers, etc.  
  • Improving access to health information and information technology for groups without adequate access to library and information services.  
  • Evaluating health information and training needs of a target audience and implementing a training plan for that audience.  
  • Creating programs on locating and evaluating consumer health information found on the Internet.  
  • Incorporating NLM resources into new or existing health programs.   
  • Developing educational materials using NLM resources for educators/teachers.  
  • Starting train-the-Trainer projects that enhance the skills of library/organization staff to train a target population on locating and evaluating health information.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Network member organizations in Region 2 are eligible to apply: (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, US Virgin Islands)
  • Organizations, in most cases, are only eligible to apply for awards from the Regional Medical Library that serves the state in which they operate in.
    • Please contact the RML for further clarification. 
  • All projects must:
    • Incorporate one or more National Library of Medicine resources.
    • Increase access to high quality biomedical and health information 
    • Improve the use of technology for health information access, especially to underserved and underrepresented populations 
    • Improve access to libraries and information services

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member.


  • Priority will be given to projects that: 
    • Feature first-time applicants; are from faith-based, community-based, public health, or public education sector professionals or organizations; support Spanish-speaking, Indigenous, and/or rural communities; or are from states/territories that have not received as much funding previously
    • Reach underserved, minority and underrepresented communities including, but not limited to:
      • Racial and ethnic minority populations
      • LGBTQIA+ populations 
      • Populations reported below the Federal Poverty Level
      • Populations with limited access to medical care
      • Populations with physical and/or mental disabilities
      • Soldiers, veterans and military families
      • Rural populations
      • Urban populations
      • Older Adults
    • Demonstrate principles of accessibility, cultural competency, and inclusivity 
    • Include training and outreach about NLM resources 
    • Describe strategies for sustainability of the project after one year 


  • Food, promotional items, and furniture are not allowable expenses.

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