New Jersey Health Initiatives - A Better State of Health
A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program
Implementing upstream approaches to build a healthier Middlesex County
2018
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Foundation
Active
Implementing upstream approaches to build a healthier Middlesex County
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Foundation
2018
Active
Grant Award Amount
$100,000

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 seeking to make well-informed health decisions.

Project
Mobilizing Just for the Health of It: Health Information Library on Wheels
Topics
Grant Recipient
Contacts

Camilla Comer-Carruthers
Manager, Community Health Education
(732) 846-0131

Karen Parry
Manager of Information Services
(732) 390-6950

Counties Served

Follow the latest news coverage regarding NJHI: Upstream Action Acceleration:
NJ Biz. (2018, December 3).
CentralJersey.com. (2018, December 3).

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