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Member Highlights: Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, Rochester, NY

Posted by on February 7th, 2018 Posted in: Member Highlights

NNLM MAR is pleased to share successes of health outreach projects and activities in our region. Learn what your amazing colleagues are doing to increase access to quality health information for the communities they serve.

Library Resource Outreach Center / Health Central

Health Central office space

Health Central office space

Homelessness is a public health issue according to the CDC. Central is the daytime shelter for Rochester’s homeless. In response, Central created the Library Resource Outreach Center (LROC) and Health Central (HC); no eligibility standards, no appointments necessary. LROC is a collaboration between the library and human service agencies to assist the homeless, those in danger of becoming homeless, those in need of access to resources including housing, food, clothing, shelter, income, case management, legal assistance, or employment. HC provides screenings, referrals to free clinics, flu vaccines, and dental care. Both strive to eliminate or lessen barriers to other services.

To complete this project, the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County partnered with Rochester Regional Health Care, the University of Rochester School of Medicine, Person Centered Housing Options, MC Collaborative, the Volunteer Legal Services Project, as well as volunteers and student interns from a variety of local colleges and universities who are studying social work or public health.

LROC and HC flyers promoting health and other services

LROC brochure in Spanish, and HC flyer introducing Nurse Barb

Want to learn more about this project? Visit the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County website, read the featured article, “Homeless find warmth, dental care at Central Library” from the Democrat & Chronicle, Part of the USA Today Network, or Contact Jennifer Byrnes, Division Head of Science & History at the Central Library via email: jennifer.byrnes@libraryweb.org or telephone: (585) 428-8102.


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This project is funded by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Cooperative Agreement Number UG4LM012342 with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System.

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