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 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.
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.