Get Healthy Newtown!
Get Healthy Newtown! Is a one-year project that will send librarians and staff out into the community of Newtown CT for health education and health literacy. The project will improve public health by providing the general public and nonprofit leaders with both formal and informal education sessions on MedlinePlus and other databases and resources of the NLM. The classes and sessions will offer the opportunity for the library to lend grant-funded and library-purchased technology to end users with pre-identified NLM sites and resources for their health-related information needs. This opportunity leverages the C.H. Booth Library’s existing ARPA grant opportunity – a small popup trailer full of circulating materials – and an existing project as the center of the Newtown Nonprofit Council, a collective of roughly 40 nonprofits serving Newtown. While the focus will be on minority and other underrepresented populations, sessions will also target those wishing to make positive changes to lifestyle and behaviors.