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Health Information Partnerships for Brooklyn

Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) will develop and implement a year-long project of expert-led health information programs targeted to vulnerable populations with identified health challenges. Addressing known social determinants of health specific to Brooklyn’s varied communities, the programs will address the topic areas of: Mental Health, Maternal Health, Health Insurance and Access to Care Navigation, Nutrition, and Positive Aging. The 35 planned programs will increase 525 patrons’ use of reliable health information and resources and encourage them to embrace wellness, make healthy choices, and manage illnesses and chronic conditions effectively. BPL will partner with organizations in the community that have specific clinical and public health expertise to tailor messages and content to patron needs. Programs will be conducted by one or more of BPL's 20 community partners and presented either virtually via Zoom and other accessible platforms, or, if conditions allow, in-person at one or more of BPL’s 60 neighborhood locations.
Identify any specific population(s) this project will serve: 
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations
Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health
Maternal Health
African Americans or Black
Latino or Hispanic
Identify roles of participants this project will serve: 
Community based organization staff
General public
Health care provider
Library or information professional
Public health professional
Project Lead:
Sarah Montrichard-Ramon Cabrera
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Project Funding:
Federal Fiscal Year: 
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Funding Period:
Jun 19, 2020 to Apr 30, 2021
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