About ACIOP

The HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Program (ACIOP) is a competitive awards program offered by the National Library of Medicine® (NLM)  to community-based organizations and libraries to improve HIV/AIDS health information access. The program provides funding for organizations to design and conduct local projects that will:

  • Improve HIV/AIDS health information access for patients, the affected community,
    caregivers, and the general public
  • Provide access to HIV/AIDS health information in a way that is meaningful to the
    target population
  • Increase the awareness and use of NLM online and mobile HIV/AIDS resources

Projects must involve two or more of the following information access categories:

Category I: Information Retrieval

Implement access to state-of-the-art AIDS-related information tools via the Internet and/or mobile technologies as well as provide or improve access to NLM HIV/AIDS information resources, PrEP Navigator Resources, and other AIDS-related information resources by the organization for its clients and/or intended audiences it serves.

Category II: Skills Development

Design and conduct training to develop skills in accessing or using HIV/AIDS-related information and PrEP Navigator Resources, including the use of the NLM HIV/AIDS Web and/or mobile resources as well as general AIDS information resources in order to improve services and benefit the community.

Category III: Resource Development and Dissemination

Develop, design, and disseminate high-quality and accurate health educational or informational materials using the NLM HIV/AIDS information resources. Resources developed may include, but are not limited to, Web-based videos and educational modules, social media outreach, text messages or e-mail messaging, culturally and/or language specific fact sheets, user guides, or other products tailored to intended audiences to meet the needs of an organization’s clients or communities.

Category IV: PrEP Navigator Resource Development and Dissemination

Develop, design, and disseminate high-quality and accurate health educational or informational materials for PrEP Navigators. Resources developed may include, but are not limited to, Web-based videos and educational modules, train-the-trainer resources for PrEP Navigators, social media outreach, user guides, or other products tailored to PrEP Navigators and those who benefit from PrEP and HIV Navigation Programs.

Category V: Equipment Acquisition

Purchase hardware (computer equipment) or software for the purpose of accessing or sharing AIDS-related information in an effort to improve access to electronic AIDS and other health-related information resources.

Eligible organizations include, but are not limited to:

  • Community-based organizations (CBO)
  • Faith-based Organizations
  • Local and State Public Health Departments
  • Patient Advocacy Groups
  • Partnerships and Consortia
  • Public Libraries

Awards are offered for up to $50,000.

Visit AIDSource for more information.

View the Demo Reel of NLM Efforts to Support HIV/AIDS Information Outreach which highlights NLM as an emerging leader in innovative approaches to raising awareness around HIV/AIDS in vulnerable populations. Modern technological advances proposed by awardees from the ACIOP are showcased as part of a video composition.

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