NLM solicits proposals for disaster health outreach project

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) recently announced the solicitation of proposals from organizations and libraries to create projects to improve disaster medicine for the 2014 Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project.

The project seeks to improve public health information and disaster medicine access for first responders, health professionals and others who play a role in health-related disaster preparedness, response and recovery. The NLM is placing emphasis on projects that provide information or access to medical and health information in a way that is useful to all-hazards preparedness, response and recovery workers.

Projects must include two or more of the following access categories: document access, resource development, information retrieval, skills development, practices and methods in information sharing, roles in providing disaster health information and/or information needs assessment. Each project must include at least one library or information center and at least one non-library organization with disaster-related responsibilities.

Awards are offered for a minimum of $15,000 to a maximum of $30,000 for a one-year project. Proposals are due on June 19.

The NLM's project seeks to promote new and creative collaborations in disaster health information needs to benefit information specialists, libraries and the disaster workforce.

The NLM is the world's largest biomedical library and is a part of the National Institutes of Health.

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