Libraries and museums help individuals find the health information they needs and offer a range of learning experiences to support healthy lifestyles.
National Initiative: Let's Move! Museums & Gardens
This new national initiative will provide opportunities for millions of museum and garden visitors to learn about healthy food choices and promote physical activity through interactive exhibits and programs.
Search the Awarded Grants database for grants to programs that strengthen health (issue areas have only been assigned to grants awarded since FY 2009)
Health content on the IMLS Web site:
April 17, 2013 02:18 PM
IMLS will host a free webinar to provide ideas and advice for museums and gardens that wish to participate in the First Lady Michelle Obama’s Lets Move! initiative.
The Louisiana Children's Museum, a Let’s Move! museum, helped four-year olds share the spotlight as New Orleans kicked off kick off Super Bowl festivities.
July 24, 2012 01:51 PM
First Lady Michelle Obama and IMLS Director Susan Hildreth want kids to be inspired by the 2012 Olympic athletes who start competition on Saturday, and to attend one of the many Let's Move! "Olympic Fun Day Meet-ups" being planned for that day.
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan is bringing the museum experience into public housing developments with a model program that includes early childhood literacy elements, health exhibits, and educational programming.
When the Boston Children’s Museum’s KidPower—a new health exhibit—became the anchor exhibit of its new wing, the Museum’s new health focus was literally front and center. They joined the ranks of children’s museums that are becoming a national force in combating childhood obesity and at the same time found they could learn valuable lessons from their local community.
Health information is a broad category covering many complex topics. When creating a consumer health Web site, it’s more effective to build a directory of trustworthy resources than to point people straight to the most comprehensive source.