Integration of the Free Library of Philadelphia as a City Public Health Preparedness and Response Partner
This project would strengthen the public health emergency preparedness partnership between the Free Library of Philadelphia (FLP) and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH). Previous collaborations have included PDPH personal preparedness trainings offered at various FLP branches and a Philadelphia Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) appreciation dinner hosted at the Parkway Central branch of the FLP. In 2013, PDPH and FLP advertised and participated in Web-based seminars offered by the NLM Mid-Atlantic Region. PDPH recently approached FLP about becoming a City public health emergency response partner, and a finalized Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) is expected to be signed by both parties in mid-January, 2014.