A growing number of communities in New Jersey and across the nation are working with and through libraries to better serve community residents by providing accessible, understandable health information that will lead to building healthier communities.
To discuss this trend, New Jersey Health Initiatives has partnered with Zachary Taylor, MEd, CHES, Coordinator of Healthier Middlesex to host the symposium, “Achieving Healthy Communities Through Collaboration with Libraries: Why, What and How” on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton. The symposium will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. Click here to register
Together with Jag Vasudev, Director, New Americans Program, United Way of Central Jersey, and a team from across Middlesex County, Zachary will lead an agenda featuring speakers from the National Libraries of Medicine Mid-Atlantic Region, the East Brunswick Public Library, the Philadelphia Free Public Library, Berkeley College, the Newark Public Library and more. By the end of the symposium, participants will be able to:
- Engage libraries, community health partners, and health professionals and organizations in fostering relationships to create healthy communities,
- Examine ways in which libraries contribute to community health improvement, health literacy, clinical care, and public health initiatives, and more.
To learn more about how this great work is already having an impact in NJ, click here