Public Libraries for Health
Find better health at your local library
The Public Libraries for Health program engages public libraries as partners working collectively to improve health for low-income communities and communities of color. As trusted institutions with strong community ties, libraries can work with other organizations in their service area in creative and effective ways. In 2012, the Blue Cross Foundation awarded grants to four libraries across the state for programs or projects that advance health equity. The foundation funded up to four grants of up $50,000 each. Funds could be used for an existing project or a new opportunity. Project activities could occur anywhere in the public library's local community and did not have to take place on public library premises.