Health Happens in Libraries

  • Understanding Ethics and Privacy in Health and Information Services

    Libraries connect people to the information they need to enrich and improve their lives. When it comes to helping patrons with their health information needs, library staff often have questions about how to maintain ethical standards and patron priva...

  • Health Happens in Libraries Through Community Engagement

    Five U.S. public libraries have recently been selected as participants in the 2015 program activities of Health Happens in Libraries. Staff at these libraries will plan and implement community health activities that will establish or deepen local par...

  • Advancing Community Health Engagement at Your Library

    Library staff participants make our WebJunction webinars truly communal learning experiences. Our January 26 webinar on Pathways to Guide Health Education at Your Library was no exception. Participants provided great insight into the topics of mainta...

  • Connecting for Care in Your Community

    We're curious – how do members of your community connect for care? It's a broad question, and "connecting for care" means different things to a lot of people. That's why we're asking! So – email us and let us know – how do members of your c...

  • Public Libraries Promote Health

    The recently published 2013 Digital Inclusion Survey Report reveals some key features about public libraries in USA and how they serve their communities. Funded by the IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) and conducted by the American Libr...

  • New Information? No Problem.

    It is well known by now that community-based organizations were instrumental in enrolling more than eight million people in the health insurance marketplaces established as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) during the first open enrollment period...

  • Connecting in California: Partnering for Impact

    Members of the Health Happens in Libraries team met with representatives from Infopeople and Covered California in May 2014, to explore factors that supported the highly successful collaboration between California public libraries and Covered Califor...

  • Bureau of State Library of Pennsylvania: Advancing Customized Services to Communities

    Members of the Health Happens in Libraries team met with Pennsylvania library representatives at the Bureau of State Library of Pennsylvania in June 2014 to better understand their experience of supporting libraries during the first rollout of the he...

  • State Library of Ohio: Leading Practices for e-Government Services

    In June 2014, the Health Happens in Libraries team met with representatives from the State Library of Ohio to learn more about their experiences with supporting Ohio libraries during the initial health insurance marketplace enrollment period establis...

  • Community Health Webinar Opportunities July 2014

    Please read on for recent resources to support your library’s efforts to connect patrons with Affordable Care Act and other health information needs! Free webinars from national health organizations are available in July 2014 to support your library’...

Check out the following posts for resource updates sent through our project distribution list as well as stories of libraries working to support the Affordable Care Act.