The National Library of Medicine (NLM) funded seven HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects in September 2013, in the 20th round of the program. NLM has continued its HIV/AIDS-related outreach efforts to community-based organizations, patient advocacy groups, faith-based organizations, departments of health, and libraries. This program provides support to design local programs for improving information access for HIV/AIDS patients and the affected community, as well as their caregivers. Congratulations to the following recipient, which received funding for a project based in the NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region!
Youth + Tech + Health
“YTH: HIV ACCESS Providers Project 2.0 (HAPP2.0)”
YTH strives to provide leadership, innovation, educational resources, and research in online and mobile applications to reduce HIV and STD disease transmissions for underserved minority and high-risk youth. The goal of the project is to increase access to critical information for at-risk youth using a multimedia hub-spoke model of online, social media, and mobile platforms. HAPP2.0 will link to the NLM resource pages as a key resource, along with information on how youth-serving providers can best use this resource within their communities.
The entire list of funded projects is posted on NLM’s Specialized Information Services website. An overview of this funding program and a list of projects funded in previous years is also available.
These awards are issued annually. The request for proposals is announced every spring, with an application deadline following in June. If you are interested in pursuing this funding opportunity, now is not too early to begin consideration of project proposals and identifying potential collaborative partner organizations. If you have questions about the program or want to discuss potential project ideas, please let us know!