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All of Us Community Engagement Award: Meridian Moves

Meridian Library District will collaborate with community partners to create a city-wide initiative called Meridian Moves which will encourage citizens to practice healthy lifestyle choices like regular exercise and quality nutrition. As part of Meridian Moves, we will create a webpage that highlights all of Meridian Library District’s existing movement-based programs, as well as the new grant-funded health and wellness programs that we plan to offer (these include both weekly health and wellness classes as well as a quarterly health literacy presentation). Featured on this webpage will also be a curated collection of health literacy resources both in our collection and available via the NNLM databases, links to other services, and information about the All of Us research program. Meridian Library District will expand our current health and wellness collection with the purchase of supplementary print, audiovisual, e-book, and e-audiobook materials. Additionally, we plan to create twenty Health and Wellness Kits for circulation that will include items to aid in exercise and healthy living practices. Finally, an “honor collection” will be established and housed inside the new YMCA that will include various health and wellness materials that anyone can have access to and are welcome to take and return at their leisure. The Meridian Moves city-wide initiative, increased programming, and “one stop shop” webpage which will highlight all of these resources and more will help support NNLM’s mission of improving the public’s access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. The goal of this project is to create a community of informed and health-conscious citizens.
Identify any specific population(s) this project will serve: 
All of Us
Latino or Hispanic
Identify roles of participants this project will serve: 
General public
Library or information professional
Student, K-12
Project Lead:
Emily Brock
Funding Source: 
Project Funding:
Federal Fiscal Year: 
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Funding Period:
Jun 1, 2019 to Sep 30, 2020
Project Status:
In Progress