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Resources for Health and Wellness : Healthy Libraries, Healthy Communities Project

This guide will give you resources to use for Wellness information within your library as well as in your community.

Description of the Healthy Libraries, Healthy Communities Project

Healthy Libraries, Healthy Communities is a 6 month wellness project hosted by South Central Regional Library Council and partially funded by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Mid-Atlantic Region. The primary goals of the project are to increase healthy behaviors and to improve health literacy. Information will be communicated online and in-person through a series of presentations, social media tools and email.

Components of the program include:

  • Kick-off event with Dr. Brian Wansink: From Mindless eating to Mindlessly Eating Better
  • Monthly Wellness Webinars
    1. Active for Life, Susan Moranda
    2. Health Resources and Training from the NNLM, Lydia Collins
    3. Stress Management, Marisa Iacobucci
    4. Healthy Movement at Work, Joanne Gard Marshal
    5. Recipe for a Good Night's Sleep, Colleen Carney
    6. A Healthy Weight for Life, Lara Parrilla Kaltman and Brittany Jarrett
  • Participation in Active for Life
  • Winner's Circle final event with Dr. Sandra Barker: Human-Animal Bond and Your Health

More information can be found at the Healthy Libraries, Healthy Communities Website. It served as a blog and a place to archive details of the project.

This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00003-C with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System.

Active for Life Training

Susan Moranda, Active for Life Coordinator

NLM Consumer Health Resources

Lydia N Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator for NN/LM MAR

Stress Management and Mind Body Medicine

Marisa Iacobucci, Mind Body Medicine practitioner

Healthy Movement at Work

Joanne Gard Marshall, librarian and teacher of yoga and tai chi

Recipe for a Good Night Sleep

Colleen Carney, PhD, Director of the Sleep and Depression Lab, Ryerson University

A Healthy Weight for Life


Lara Parrilla Kaltman and Brittany Jarrett, Cornell Cooperative Extension.

This project is administered by the South Central Regional Library Council with funding from the Institue for Museum and Library Services.