Brooklyn Public Library BPL will develop and implement a year-long project of expert-led health information programs targeted to vulnerable populations with identified health challenges. Addressing known social determinants of health specific to Brooklyns varied communities, the programs will address the topic areas of: 88tal Health, 102, Health Insurance and Access to Care Navigation, Nutrition, and Positive Aging. The 35 planned programs will increase 525 patrons use of reliable health information and resources and encourage them to embrace wellness, make healthy choices, and manage illnesses and chronic conditions effectively. BPL will partner with organizations in the community that have specific clinical and public health expertise to tailor messages and content to patron needs. Programs will be conducted by one or more of BPL's 20 community partners and presented either virtually via Zoom and other accessible platforms, or, if conditions allow, in-person at one or more of BPLs 60 neighborhood locations.

Project Details

Organization Name

Brooklyn Public Library

Organization Type
All of Us
Public library
Project Lead

Sarah Montrichard-Ramon Cabrera

New York
Start Date
June 19, 2020
End Date
April 30, 2021
Funding Amount
Community-based Organization Staff
General Public
Health care Provider
Library or Information Professional
Public Health Professional
Adults (19-64 yrs.)
Adults (19-64 yrs.)
Seniors (65+ yrs.)
Blacks/African Americans
Asians/Asian Americans
Hispanics/Latin Americans
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations
Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health
Maternal Health