Health Happens in Libraries

  • Advancing Health Equity through Services to Patrons Experiencing Homelessness

    "In order to maximize opportunities for access experienced by certain groups, a good society commits resources in order to level the playing field…if access policies concentrate solely on the objective of equality without reference to equity, th...

  • Library Heroes Make Health Happen

    Have you ever wondered how to start a conversation with colleagues, community partners or your library's board about why now is the time to take action on supporting community health? We've got your answer right here! WebJunction and our partners at ...

  • November Poll Results: Health and Nutrition Programs and Resources

    With the holiday season approaching, WebJunction's November poll reached out to Crossroads readers to learn about how you are helping to nourish patron bodies as well as minds. Nearly 60 different libraries and state library agencies told us what the...

  • Project J.O.B. Aligns Health and Economic Opportunity for Community

    Thorson Memorial Library, in collaboration with the Grant County Child & Youth Council, embarked on a project titled J.O.B., standing for Jobs, Opportunities and Benefits. This project launched as part of the library’s participation in the Public...

  • Library Staff Members as Health Literacy First Responders

    Misinformation about health abounds in today’s info-glutted environment. What does this mean for public libraries, and what role can they play in addressing issues of accurate health information?

    A panel of excellent presenters addressed thi...

  • Get Ready for Open Enrollment

    On November 1, 2015, the third open enrollment period begins for individuals to access or renew affordable health coverage through the health insurance marketplace. This open enrollment cycle runs through January 31, 2016. As trusted community instit...

  • Public Libraries for Health Toolkit

    With the support of the Public Libraries for Health grantmaking program from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation, seven libraries in both urban and rural areas of Minnesota implemented projects to help people reach their full healt...

  • Five Healthy Programming Ideas

    Libraries are champions for healthy communities. Along with local partners and as part of their participation in Health Happens in Libraries, five public libraries created community programming focused on topics ranging from healthy eating, to exerci...

  • Health Education Highlighted at Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

    Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, in coordination with Catholic Health's WomenCare division, convened 44 community organizations in a Women's Health Fair. The fair was held at the Central Library location in March 2015 and more than 300 commu...

  • Individuals Empowered to Manage Health at Wilkes County Public Library

    Wilkes County Public Library and partners at the Wilkes County Health Department brought a six-week workshop to community members, focused on chronic disease self-management. This “Better Choices, Better Health Workshop” was taught by certified instr...

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