Libraries and museums help individuals find the health information they needs and offer a range of learning experiences to support healthy lifestyles.
In order to assure that librarians have the information and connections with local experts needed to connect their patrons to information about the Health Insurance Marketplace, IMLS and the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare will work cooperatively to make sure that libraries are aware of and able to connect patrons with information resources and community partners.
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:
March 7, 2014 02:53 PM
In a recent teleconference, Director Hildreth joined Representative Rush Holt (NJ) with the goal of helping New Jersey library users navigate the wide range of health information available.
February 19, 2014 10:13 AM
Visitors to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will get to hear firsthand the importance of good nutrition and food security from local children.
January 30, 2014 10:35 AM
The National Museum of Play in Rochester, NY, is keeping kids active and healthy during the winter months.
November 12, 2013 03:27 PM
Director Hildreth joined Let’s Move! Executive Director Sam Kass at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) for the launch of EatPlayGrow™, a new early childhood educational curriculum designed to keep children healthy.
September 27, 2013 02:39 PM
At Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play flagship event, Let’s Move! Museums partnered with the Association of Children’ s Museums and Imagination Playground to promote physical activity. Local events were also hosted in museums across the country.