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NEW ENGLAND REGION

Bridging Health Information Gaps at the Public Library

Through Health Team trainings, targeted use of specific online resources, and the efforts of a Health
Outreach Specialist, Portland Public Library will improve the health of the Greater Portland community’s
teen, immigrant/refugee, and homeless populations. This improved access to health information will
result in members of these groups reporting an increase in their levels of overall health literacy and their
ability to be confident, informed patients as they navigate their healthcare options.

Organization:
Portland Public Library
Funded Dates: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 to Sunday, April 30, 2017
Funding Amount: 
$16,364
Beneficiaries: 
Consumers - General Public
Consumers - Patients & Families
Health Professionals - All Types
Librarians - Public/Other
Students - K-12