AoU 312 Health Happens in Libraries!

The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine WVSOM James R. Stookey Library, and the WVSOM Center for 95 and Community Health CRCH, are collaborating to provide health information to the public at libraries in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Greenbrier County is a 95 county in West Virginia with 35,287 population, according to the United States Census Bureau in 2017. Greenbrier County is the second largest county in West Virginia, with 1,021 square miles. Within Greenbrier County there are six public libraries, all serve 95 populations. Our proposal is to organize a Health Happens in Libraries event at all six public libraries in Greenbrier County. Each of the Health Happens in Libraries events would include sessions on how to access Medline Plus, the importance of your blood pressure and how to use the Blood Pressure Health Index Score-Health Enhancement Response His & Her cards that were created by the staff at CRCH. Medical staff of one DO will explain the importance of healthy blood pressure, health risks of blood pressure and unhealthy blood pressure. Two WVSOM second year medical students will be available to check blood pressures for those patrons who desire. Materials such as the U.S. National Library of Medicine Drug Information brochures, MedlinePlus cards, the His & Her cards, Heart Disease brochures and other material associated with heart disease will be available to all who attend.

Project Details

Organization Name

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Organization Type
Academic institution
All of Us
Project Lead

Heather Bladen

West Virginia
Start Date
May 1, 2019
End Date
April 30, 2020
Funding Amount
General Public
Library or Information Professional