The Nampa Public Library is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $91,943 grant from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) for a project called, “Be Well Nampa.” The primary objective of the “Be Well Nampa” project for the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Award is to improve the quality of life in our community and enhance access to existing health services by serving as a centralized, neutral location.
Nampa Library Director Claire Connley stated, “We are thrilled to have been awarded this grant. Through the Be Well Nampa initiative, Nampa residents will be able to capably participate in their own healthcare, no matter what their means. We hope to make a lasting difference in health outcomes and awareness in Nampa.”
With funding from this grant, the eight-month “Be Well Nampa” project will begin September 2019 and will include several community benefits:
Mayor Kling said, “The Nampa Public Library is a natural hub for residents to easily access health and wellness services. I am very appreciative of staff who pursued this grant and applaud the partners who have stepped forward to help cultivate a healthy community together.”
By using the Nampa Public Library as a central location, the public will be able to consult with healthcare providers, use online resources and attend interactive workshops on nutrition, weight loss, fitness and other needed wellness related topics.
For additional information, visit nampalibrary.org or in person at the Nampa Public Library, located at 215 12th Ave S. All programs and events at the library are provided to the public free of charge.