Disaster Health Information Outreach and
Note: This solicitation is now closed.
Collaboration Project 2014 (RFQ No. NIHLM2014082 )
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce for the fourth year the solicitation of proposals from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects that will improve disaster medicine and public health information access for health professionals, first responders, and others (paid or volunteer) that play a role in health-related disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.
Projects must involve two or more of the following information access categories:
- Information needs assessment;
- Roles in providing disaster health information;
- Practices and methods in information sharing;
- Skills development;
- Information retrieval;
- Resource development; and/or
- Document access.
Emphasis is on providing information or access to health and medical information in a way useful to all-hazards preparedness, response and recovery workers, and increasing the awareness and utilization of high-quality, all-hazards, and emergency topics. The purpose is also to promote new and creative collaborations on disaster health information needs among and to the mutual benefit of librarians, information specialists, or informationists and the disaster workforce.
Eligible projects will be based on a partnership or collaboration that includes at least one library or information center and at least one non-library organization that has disaster-related responsibilities.
Awards are offered for a minium of $15,000 to a maximum of $30,000 for a one-year project.
Proposals are due to NLM on June 19, 2014 by 5 pm ET.
The solicitation for the Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Projects 2014 is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site (www.fbo.gov) as: RFQ No. NIHLM2014082 . Answers to questions from interested persons are available as Amendment 1 at that link.
A recording of an information session about the funding opportunity is available at: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p1h65hkjn0d
Primary Point of Contact:
Phone: (301) 451-7329
Secondary Point of Contact:
Robin D. Hope, Contracting Officer
Please Note: Refer to the Federal Business Opportunities (www.fbo.gov) Web site for notices, updates, and modifications to the Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2014 RFQ.