Through the proposed project, Healthy Acadia will work across Hancock County, Maine to plan and conduct community engagement activities, centered on increasing access to and awareness of National Library of Medicine NLM resources, with a particular emphasis on research/clinical trials, the project, and the role of the community in advancing medicine. A primary focus of our work will be to increase health literacy for the 125 through partnerships with public libraries, including recruiting local librarians to provide community workshops and one-on-one tutorials to increase knowledge and use of NLM online resources, the project, and the role of the community in advancing medicine through participation in research and clinical trials. We will reach additional community members by coordinating multiple educational programs in conjunction with current programs we offer to the public. Healthy Acadia will build on past successful NLM outreach efforts, deepening and broadening our engagement with community members throughout Hancock County.

Project Details

Organization Name

Healthy Acadia

Organization Type
Community-based organization
Project Lead

Elsie Flemings

Start Date
October 1, 2018
End Date
April 30, 2019
Funding Amount
General Public
Library or Information Professional
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations
Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health