Region 6 Partner Outreach Program (POP)
- What is POP?
- POP Ambassador Organizations
- POP Training Resources & Tools
- Reporting & Invoicing Resources
- NIH Acknowledgement
- Whom to Contact
What is POP?
The purpose of the NNLM Region 6 Partner Outreach Program 2021-2026 is to support health equity by providing health information access throughout Region 6 by the formation and practice of the Partner Outreach Program (POP). POP objectives include the following:
- Provide health information resources and training to underserved and underrepresented groups, including tribal communities and institutions, that are priority populations of the National Library of Medicine (NLM).
- Act as ambassadors for NNLM services and resources, communicating health information needs to the RML, and work with the RML in remediation of those needs, whether through direct training or utilizing a train-the-trainer model.
- Act as a field force in their state to identify potential partners for outreach.
Ambassador organizations will receive remuneration, training, and direction from the Region 6 office according to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), a sample of which is available online. They will be reimbursed $300 or the negotiated hourly wage per outreach activity or event; printing, travel, and incidental expenses will be covered for a total annual combined budget of $1200.
The following organizations will be working as Partner Outreach Program Ambassadors throughout the Region:
- Cedar Falls Public Library (IA)
- Ebling Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
- Fox River Valley Public Library District (IL)
- Geneseo Public Library District (IL)
- Medical College of Wisconsin (WI)
- Mercy Health (MI)
- Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition (OH)
- Restored Visions (OH)
- Ruth Lilly Medical Library, Indiana University School of Medicine (IN)
- Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Medical Library (IL)
- The Ohio State University Health Sciences Library (OH)
- University of Cincinnati Health Sciences Library (OH)
- University of Illinois Chicago – Library of the Health Sciences (IL)
- University of Iowa – Hardin Library for the Health Sciences (IA)
- University of Minnesota Health Sciences Library (MN)
- Walton Mobile NP OH LLC (OH)
POP Training Resources & Tools
- All of Us Community Engagement Resources Library
- Community Guide to Advance Health Information Equity
- MedlinePlus Basics Trifold Brochure
- MedlinePlus Tutorial for Librarians and Health Educators
- Order Free Informational Materials - Please provide a two-week turnaround if possible!
- Proposed POP Outreach Activities and Events
POP Created Resources
DoctorSpeak: Health Literacy and Healthcare Professionals, a video presentation by Katherine Chew, University of Minnesota.
Overview of what is health literacy, why it is important, the risks of low health literacy, how to recognize low health literacy, best practices for communicating with patients and health literacy resources. Attachments include a Medical Jargon Exercise, Plain Language Checklist for Written Materials, Health Literacy Resource List and list of references consults for the presentation.
Engagement: Outreach Librarianship and Connecting With Your Community, (2019). Katherine Chew, University of Minnesota.
Health Reference: The Basics in Less than 60 Minutes (2020). Katherine Chew, University of Minnesota.
Any resources developed with project funds must include an acknowledgment of NIH grant support and a disclaimer:
- Developed resources reported in this [publication, press release, internet site] are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM013729. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.