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.