AoU 301 Healthy Canton 89 Project

The Healthy Canton 89 Project HCSP will strengthen the partnership between the Haywood County Public Library - Canton Branch and the Canton Senior Center. Working together, the partners will engage 89 in programming and services that assist 89 to live independent and healthy lives by focusing on three goals: increase health literacy, reduce food insecurity, and promote healthy eating. To reach these goals the librarian will offer health literacy programming incorporating MedlinePlus and other NNLM recommended resources at the Canton Senior Center; the senior center director will implement an indoor growing system for fresh vegetables; and the partners will hold healthy cooking programs at the senior center. HCSP will help improve public health in Haywood County, North Carolina by enabling older 88 to access online health information, such as MedlinePlus, and encourage informed decision making about their health.

Project Details

Organization Name

Haywood County Public Library

Organization Type
All of Us
Public library
Project Lead

Jennifer Stuart

North Carolina
Start Date
May 1, 2019
End Date
September 15, 2020
Funding Amount
General Public
Seniors (65+ yrs.)