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All of Us In Memphis: Health Outreach with the Connect Crew

Memphis Public Libraries’ six-person outreach team, the Connect Crew, was launched in January 2019. This team travels throughout Memphis and Shelby County to host a robust variety of programming for all ages and learning levels, including some limited health and wellness programs. Our partner agencies, including local schools, community centers, parks, and service providers, have requested additional programming around health literacy and wellness. Because the Connect Crew is a new department for our agency and was established after we piloted All Of Us In Memphis in partnership with NNLM, they have not yet implemented a set curriculum or series of health and wellness programs. This project would formalize the Connect Crew’s health outreach strategy with the needed equipment, supplies, software/apps, and curriculum to reach those who cannot attend traditional library programs. It will also create a health literacy toolkit that can be utilized by the Connect Crew, as well as all 18 MPL neighborhood library locations.
Identify any specific population(s) this project will serve: 
Adults
Children
Teens
Urban
All of Us
Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health
African Americans or Black
Latino or Hispanic
Identify roles of participants this project will serve: 
General public
Library or information professional
Student, K-12
Project Lead:
Christine Weinreich
Funding Source: 
SEA
Project Funding:
Federal Fiscal Year: 
2020
Funding Amount: 
$15000
Funding Period:
Jun 12, 2020 to Apr 30, 2021
Project Status:
Awarded