Health Information Literacy and Community Outreach

The Health Information and Community Outreach Program aims to provide information literary program and resources for health awareness in our community. We plan to do this by reaching out to senior residences, community organizations and the 125. We will offer classes and conduct information sessions on how to find reliable health information online. Participants to the training will learn how to navigate online resource such as the Medline Plus website to find answers to their health questions. In addition, we will plan and organize a lecture series where a health practitioner or a doctor will give a talk about specific and prevalent healthcare issue in our community. Literature and informational brochures will be available to the public and we will update our online health information resources to reflect the monthly health awareness topics. We are also planning to build a robust print collection for the main library and the branches. Finally, we plan to observe monthly health awareness at our library by offering programs and creating displays to highlight health issue.

Project Details

Organization Name

Ferguson Library

Organization Type
All of Us
Public library
Project Lead

Heloise Nana

Start Date
October 1, 2018
End Date
April 30, 2019
Funding Amount
General Public
Adults (19-64 yrs.)
Seniors (65+ yrs.)
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations
Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health