Vernon Walks: Promoting Health Literacy and Community Fitness in Vernon/Rockville

The Rockville Public Library and its partners, The Vernon Senior Center, The Vernon Housing Authority, and the Rockville General Hospital, seek to improve health outcomes for adult residents living across Vernon/Rockville by promoting health literacy, expanding access to reliable health resources, and increasing fitness activity opportunities. These goals will be accomplished during the grant period through a multi-pronged approach that includes: health literacy training for service providers and the public using NLM resources, organization of regular fitness series, the addition of fitness materials and devices to the Rockville Public Library collection, and by establishing public health information terminals in six locations in town.

Project Details

Organization Name

Rockville Public Library

Organization Type
All of Us
Public library
Project Lead

Caitlin Kelley

Start Date
May 1, 2019
End Date
August 31, 2020
Funding Amount
General Public
Seniors (65+ yrs.)
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations
Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health