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City of Nampa

Posted on: July 23, 2019

Nampa Library awarded $91,000 grant to enhance access to health and wellness services

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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:

  • provide individualized treatment and referral services with professional healthcare workers and educators;
  • increase access to reliable online health information at our “Be Well Nampa” library computer center;
  • offer a variety of health and fitness classes and events led by certified health practitioners and;
  • develop an information campaign to promote awareness of the rise in sexually transmitted diseases in our area.
The Nampa Public Library will make use of key partnerships with Terry Reilly Health Services, St. Luke’s Medical Center, American Heart Association and the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare to create an innovative approach to offering health, medical and wellness information to Nampa residents.

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.

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