Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Foundation is leading a two-year project that unleashes the skills and talents of public librarians to advance health equity among residents of Greater Middlesex County. This project mobilizes a grassroots health literacy initiative called Just for the Health of It created by the East Brunswick Public Library, a single branch public library in central New Jersey. With its multi-sector Healthier Middlesex coalition partners, the Foundation is deploying the Just for the Health of It initiative in communities throughout the county based on each community’s health literacy needs. By engaging librarians who represent Information Services, Adult Services, and Youth/Teen services, Healthier Middlesex is creating a sustainable network of mobile, trained library personnel with the capacity to provide valuable information regarding chronic conditions and more complex questions to residents of all ages seeking to make well-informed health decisions.
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