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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Be Well Nampa project kicks off September 18 at the Nampa Public Library

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The Nampa Public Library was 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.

The official kick off for this project is scheduled for Wednesday, September 18 at 10 a.m. on the 3rd floor of the Nampa Public Library. A ribbon cutting will officially open the Be Well Nampa Health Hub, which has computers dedicated to health information. In addition to the Health Hub, the following services will also be available:

  • Community Healthcare Worker, Mackenzie Curtis, with Terry Reilly Health Services will be at the Library 24 hours per week. She will provide health education, wellness checkups, nutrition advice, smoking cessation help and education, health insurance assistance, diabetes education, health kits for check out and resource connections. Her hours are Tuesdays from 12-6 p.m. and Wednesdays/Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Walk in or call 208-468-4476 to set up an appointment.
  • Dental Hygienist, Erica Craven, with Terry Reilly Health Services will provide dental screenings and fluoride treatments once per month. To view the scheduled dates, visit nampalibrary.org/dental.
  • On-site behavioral health counseling services begin Monday, October 7 from 1-5 p.m. Walk-in or call 208-468-4476 to schedule an appointment. Counseling services will be offered every Monday.
  • View the programs and events associated with the Be Well Nampa project at nampalibrary.org/bewellnampa-programs.

Health appointments, dental visits, counseling services and programs are provided to patrons free of charge.

The Nampa Public Library partners for the Be Well Nampa project include Terry Reilly Health Services, St. Luke’s, Saint Alphonsus, American Heart Association, Idaho Department of Health & Welfare, Southwest District Health and University of Idaho Extension-Canyon County.

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