Community-based Organizations
Browse Guides & Resources by Categories

Membership

Learn about the benefits of joining our network, and find tools, resources and services for NNLM members.

Funding

Find information about NNLM funding, and other sources you can explore beyond NLM and NNLM.
Proposal Writing Support
Use our proposal writing resources to boost your expertise in grant-writing, and learn about general best practices for submitting proposals to NNLM.
Tools and Resources
Need some assistance? Explore our funding guides, FAQs, and templates and tutorials for submitting web-based applications and activity reports.

Training

Explore resources related to NNLM's wide variety of training opportunities.
Class Resources
Already registered? Find a resource guide to supplement your upcoming NNLM or NLM class.
NLM Resources
Learn more about tools and resources from the National Library of Medicine.
Specializations
Looking for free Continuing Education? Learn more about CE and specializations you can obtain through NNLM classes.

Topics

Browse our complete catalog by topic.
All of Us
Explore tools and programs supported by the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network, and learn more about this initiative with the All of Us Research Program.
Citizen Science
Find tools and programs you can use to promote citizen science and crowdsourcing in your institution, and learn more about this NNLM priority area.
Consumer Health
Looking for health resources you can share? Check out NNLM's consumer health guides to promote quality sources of health information for any audience.
Data Science / Data Management
Review subject primers and programs related to managing, storing and sharing data, and learn more about this NNLM priority area.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Explore resources for developing institutional practices around diversity, equity and inclusion, and learn more about this NNLM initiative.
Disaster and Emergency Preparedness
Find tools and programs you can use for emergency preparedness, and learn about quality sources of disaster health information.
Graphic Medicine
Learn more about graphic medicine as a medium for sharing health information, including tools you can use for developing comic-based programs.
Health Literacy
Find resources for interpreting health information online, understanding health information, and evaluating literacy levels for health websites.
HIV/AIDS
Explore resources for organizations that provide HIV/AIDS information services, and learn more about this NNLM priority area.
Student Engagement
Learn how you can champion health sciences librarianship and increase diversity in the Library and Information Sciences pipeline through this NNLM priority area.
Public Health
Find localized public health resources, and free programs and tools supported by public health departments.
STEM Initiatives
Bolster your Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiatives with quality health information resources, and explore programs and tools you can use to help students consider a career in STEM or the health professions.
Substance Use Disorder / NIH HEAL
Find resources and programs you can use to support patrons living with substance use disorders, and learn more about the NIH HEAL initiative.
Scholarly Communication
Review guides for accessing and utilizing electronic journals, and other published resources of health information and health research.

Audiences

Browse our complete catalog by audience.
Academic Libraries
Find guides and resources for academic libraries and library staff, including community colleges, universities, and other post-secondary educational institutions.
Hospital/Health Sciences Libraries
Find guides and resources for hospital libraries, health sciences libraries, and library staff.
Public Libraries
Find guides and resources for public libraries and library staff, and learn more about the NNLM public libraries initiative.
Other Library or Information Professionals
Find guides and resources geared toward other library or information professionals.
Community-based Organizations
Find guides and resources for community-based organizations and their staff.
Data Resource or Tool Developers
Find guides for data resource and tool developers.
Data Scientists
Find guides and resources for data scientists.
College & Post-grad Educators
Find guides and resources for college and post-grad educators, such as faculty and staff who provide health programming and instruction to adults.
College & Post-grad Students
Find guides and resources for college and post-grad students, including those seeking supplemental learning opportunities.
K-12 Educators
Find guides and resources for K-12 educators, such as faculty and staff who provide health programming and instruction to children.
K-12 Students
Find guides and resources for K-12 students, including children who are seeking supplemental learning opportunities or information about careers in the health professions.
Healthcare Providers
Find guides and resources for healthcare providers and clinicians.
Public Health Professionals
Find guides and resources for public health professionals, public and community health workers.
Researchers
Content focused on serving the needs of researchers.

Regional Focus

Explore resources and programs for specific geographic populations in the United States.
Region 1
Guides and resources for members in Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. 
Region 2
Guides and resources for members in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Region 3
Guides and resources for members in Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Region 4
Guides and resources for members in Arizona, Idaho, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
Region 5
Guides and resources for members in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States in the Pacific.
Region 6
Guides and resources for members in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
Region 7
Guides and resources for members in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Resource Sharing

Explore tools you can use for scholarly communication and interlibrary loan.
DOCLINE
Learn how your institution can use DOCLINE, the National Library of Medicine’s Interlibrary Loan request routing system.
Public Health Collections
Learn about public health and other subscription-based resources for members of the NNLM Public Health Digital Library.

Network of the National Library of Medicine,

It’s not just for libraries!

The Network of the National Library of Medicine welcomes community-based organizations working in health-related fields.    Whether your organization provides services to people living with HIV or you provide outreach services for a local community group or you are a substance abuse counselor, you can benefit from being an NNLM member.

Membership overview:  

  • Learn about trusted health information resources that can help you educate clients and people in your community, keep up to date with the latest advances or find materials that you can share and learn from.   Resources provide accurate information on popular health-related topics,  and many are in English and  Spanish.   Many also contain infographics, handouts, posters and social media toolkits that your organization can use.
  • Attend NNLM classes and training on health topics.  Classes are held online and many offer Community Health Education Specialist (CHES) credit.
  • Apply for funding opportunities sponsored by the NNLM’s regional offices and  available in your local community.
  • Join a reading group, order print brochures and materials, host an NLM Travelling Exhibit.
  • Network with other NNLM members in your community.
  • And it’s FREE!

Find out more about joining the NNLM.   https://nnlm.gov/membership/join

Resources for Community-based Organizations

Health Information in Multiple Languages

  • Browse health information in multiple languages, arranged by language. You can also browse this information by health topic.

Health Literacy

  • Health literacy involves the information and services that people need to make well-informed health decisions. Learn more about the aspects of health literacy, why it's important, how it can be addressed, and how NNLM supports health literacy.

HIVinfo.gov

  • Find the latest, federally approved HIV/AIDS medical practice guidelines.

MedlinePlus

  • Online health information resource for patients and their families and friends.

MedlinePlus: Evaluating Health Information

  • Guidance on locating reliable health information.

PubMed

  • Free resource for locating biomedical and life sciences literature.

PubMed Central

  • The free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).

Substance Use Disorder Guide

  • An initiative of the NNLM to raise awareness of authoritative resources and educational opportunities.

NNLM Five Steps to an Evaluation

  • A guide to incorporating evaluation into project design and implementation.

The Community Tool Box

  • A useful resource to access step-by-step guidance in community-building skills.

 

 

Social Media

NNLM Facebook

  • Social media account of the NLM.

NNLM Twitter

  • Social media account of the NLM.

NNLM YouTube

  • Videos include the latest tips for using NLM resources, gems from the history of medicine, outreach programs and services, and recordings of exhibitions, lectures and special events.

 

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