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Learning Your Way to a Healthy Brain

The Rhode Island College Foundation is facilitating the collaboration of the James P. Adams Library at Rhode Island College with the College’s Age-Friendly Rhode Island (a coalition of community and state agencies, healthcare and social service providers, individuals of all ages, advocacy and faith-based organizations, businesses, academic institutions and municipal leaders who are committed to healthy aging) to produce and deliver presentations on brain health. The project, Learning Your Way to a Healthy Brain, is an initiative that emphasizes how individuals can access reputable information on brain health. Adams Library librarians will develop a Brain Health LibGuide using primarily NNLM resources focused on improving and maintaining cognitive function. Additional resources included in the Brain Health LibGuide will be those most relevant to Rhode Island residents. Age-Friendly Rhode Island (AFRI) staff will design interactive presentations on how to use the Brain Health LibGuide; develop an evaluation process; publicize the Brain Health LibGuide and the presentations; arrange for and deliver the presentations at several community libraries; and, analyze the participant evaluations. Through this targeted library outreach, the expected outcome of Learning Your Way to a Healthy Brain is to imbed this knowledge in the most vulnerable communities and to increase brain-healthy behaviors among their residents.
Identify any specific population(s) this project will serve: 
Adults
Men
Seniors
Women
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations
Urban
Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health
African Americans or Black
Alaska Natives
American Indian
Asian
Latino or Hispanic
Native Hawaiians
Pacific Islanders
Identify roles of participants this project will serve: 
Community based organization staff
Educator, college & post-grad
General public
Library or information professional
Student, college & post-grad
Project Lead:
Linda Jzyk
Funding Source: 
NER
Project Funding:
Federal Fiscal Year: 
2020
Funding Amount: 
$10000
Funding Period:
May 1, 2020 to Apr 30, 2021
Project Status:
Awarded