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2014 AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) funded 8 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects in September 2014 in the 21st 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.

AIDS Resource Center Ohio
"Informing HIV Prevention"
AIDS Resource Center Ohio has been serving the HIV/AIDS prevention needs of Ohioans for 30 years. This latest project will be the creation of a mobile app to provide accurate and up-to-date information about HIV transmission. Along with this there will be information and activities to determine an individual's personal HIV risk. Finally the app will provide content about Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) as a means of prevention by linking individuals to health care providers and clinical trials.

Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health
"AAIUH mHealth HIV/AIDS Risk Reduction Initiative"
The Arthur Ashe Institute will be conducting a multi-part outreach campaign using NLM HIV/AIDS resources. The first part will be training barbers and salon stylists to reach out to patrons on the values of NLM health information resources. Outreach materials will be developed and distributed in barber shops and salons in the Brooklyn area. A dedicated text messaging service will be created to deliver targeted alerts linking to specific NLM HIV/AIDS content and local area information.

Black AIDS Institute
"Community Outreach Project"
The Black AIDS Institute will train HIV service providers, leaders in their Black Treatment Advocates Network leaders, and volunteers across 17 cities. They will also host trainings among a targeted audience of consumers in their 17 network cities. The Black AIDS Institute will be providing training via webinars, hands-on training, and observational techniques. Additionally, they will sponsor brown bag sessions and devote a portion of several multi-day training sessions to training/promoting NLM HIV/AIDS resources.

"Go2NLM Mobile Project"
HealthHIV’s Go2 NLM Mobile Project seeks to build the HIV/AIDS knowledge of the community including HIV/AIDS health care providers, persons living with HIV/AIDS and advocates by the use of NLM online resources. HealthHIV will design and promote two mobile apps, one for health care providers and one for persons living with HIV/AIDS and their advocates.

Philadelphia FIGHT’s AIDS Library and Critical Path Project
"Positive Youth Transitions: Link, Click and Connect"
The AIDS Library and Critical Path Project of Philadelphia FIGHT have been providing HIV/AIDS services for over 25 years. Their mission is to provide state-of-the-art, culturally competent HIV primary care, and access to clinical research and education to people living with HIV as well as those who are uninfected but are high risk. The current project seeks to provide skills building and training on NLM resources for low-income HIV-positive youth who are transitioning to adult care.

The Alliance of Border Collaboratives (ABC)
"Promovision – Capacity Building Assistance Project"
ABC seeks to expand its Promovision outreach project that improves access to HIV/AIDS related health information by patients and affected community, caregivers and the general public. Increased utilization of NLMs HIV/AIDS resources in El Paso, Texas and Doña Ana County, NM will be achieved through skills development via training and tutorials as well as development of resources that provide meaningful information about HIV/AIDS, prevention, services and NLM HIV/AIDS resources.

The George Washington University
"Health Information Partners (HIPS 9)"
HIPS 9 aims to increase the public’s knowledge of science-based HIV and health information, critical appraisal skills and engagement in reducing the HIV epidemic in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. To achieve these goals, HIPS 9 will support community health advocates, sponsor hands-on computer workshops for local community-based health and education centers, and conduct neighborhood outreach programs in areas highly affected by HIV/AIDS. HIPS 9 will focus trainings on health information literacy including NLM HIV/AIDS Resources for recently released incarcerated individuals and their families.

Youth + Tech + Health
"YTH (Youth+Tech+Health) HIV"
YTHHIV is an integrated program using multimedia approach to increasing availability, access and utilization of HIV prevention information and resources to both providers who serve youth and young adults of color as well as young people themselves. A mobile first website will be developed using NLM content. YTH will assist in educating providers on using new media and mhealth (mobile health) to educate and engage youth. YTH will also connect youth seeking information to the NLM HIV/AIDS information resources as well as using mobile services locators to provide local resources.