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Achieving Healthy Communities Through Collaborations with Libraries

Questions? Contact:

Kelsey Cowles
Kelsey Cowles
Academic Coordinator

(412) 624-4966

Presenter Slides and Materials

Why, What and How to Collaborate

A growing number of communities in New Jersey and across the nation are working with and through libraries to better serve community residents by providing accessible, understandable health information that will lead to building healthier communities.

To discuss this trend, New Jersey Health Initiatives has partnered with Zachary Taylor, MEd, CHES, Coordinator of Healthier Middlesex to host this symposium Thursday, September 7, 2017 at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton. Community-based agencies, librarians (public, academic, or medical), community health personnel, clinical students and public health representatives are all encouraged to attend.

Together with Jag Vasudev, Director, New Americans Program, United Way of Central Jersey, and a team from across Middlesex County, Zachary will lead an agenda featuring speakers from the Network of the National Library of Medicine Middle Atlantic Region, the East Brunswick Public Library, the Free Library of Philadelphia, Berkeley College, the Newark Public Library and more.

Participants explored:

  • ideas to engage libraries, community health partners, and health professionals and organizations in fostering relationships to create healthy communities
  • ways in which libraries contribute to community health improvement, health literacy, clinical care, and public health initiatives