Seventeen library services across America have been awarded £292,000 to develop a programme aimed at increasing the awareness of library users within urban settings about the importance of physical and brain health.
The ‘Fit for Life’ initiative will provide free, balanced and trustworthy information on issues related to personal health, nutrition, health care provision and physical fitness. With the potential to reach almost 7 million people via branch libraries this project will surely produce enoromous value for both communities and individual users.
Reminded me of a smaller scale project launched earlier this year by East Renfrewshire’s Library & Information Service in Scotland (with financial support from SLAINTE), called My Health; a health information portal aimed at improving access to reliable health information on the web.
Both projects once again illustrating the social value of public libraries and their potential to change lives!
‘Fit for Life’ Story found via ALA Direct.