Health, Wellness & Safety

People seek out the library for many reasons related to health, wellness and safety. In addition to reference and other types of educational materials, libraries provide a range of programs and services – often in partnership with other community organizations – to help people manage medical issues, and advance healthy lifestyles, including the preventive activities that ensure people’s and community well-being.

This category recognizes innovations in partnering to advance community health priorities; addressing access to health care and promoting critical health outcomes; participating in public safety initiatives; providing resources for underserved populations; responding to unforeseen crises.

Library Nurses Program2013 Top Innovator
Library Nurses Program >
Pima County Public Library, AZ

2013 Honorable Mention
Community-Led and Safe Communities Initiative >
Edmonton Public Library, B