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GREATER MIDWEST REGION

Community Engagement: Health & Wellness Backpack Program

The Munson Community Health Library will collaborate with the Grand Traverse Commission on Aging Senior Center Network to develop a health and wellness backpack program. The intent of the program is to strengthen partnerships with community-based organizations as well as reach out to specific populations. This program will promote the role of the health information professional as well as the Munson Community Health Library in the delivery of health information. It will also provide a value added service that supports Munson Healthcare?s strategic priority surrounding population health. The program will provide bundled health information in a pack, to senior citizens in the Grand Traverse region. Backpacks will contain a variety of health resources, aides, and tools, focusing on diseases/conditions that are prevalent in the senior population; as well as identified in Healthy People 2020. Packs will be located at both the Munson Community Health Library and the Grand Traverse County Senior Center Network locations and will be available for internal and external use by community members.

Organization:
Munson Healthcare
Department:
Munson Medical Center, Dept. of Library Services
Organization Type:
Public Library
Funded Dates: 
Monday, October 12, 2015 to Saturday, April 30, 2016
Funding Amount: 
$4,457
Beneficiaries: 
Consumers - General Public
Other
Population
Rural
Seniors