Get Health Smart

Information is the best medicine! Please join us on Thursday, September 23 at 1 pm in the Main library's auditorium for this free event. A panel of medical and health experts will tell you about valuable services and resources that can help you and your family be their healthiest. 

Learn what questions you should always ask your doctor and pharmacist, what health websites you can trust, and much more! Come with your own questions for our experts about your medical and health care.

This is the first session in a year-long health literacy series, the "Help Yourself to Health" Initiative, made possible by a grant from the National Library of Medicine. Please read about the initiative below.

Huntsville - Madison County Public Library's “Help Yourself to Health” Initiative

Did you know that people ask more questions about their cell phone plan then they ask their doctor? That’s about to change with Huntsville Madison County Library’s Help Yourself to Health initiative.  This program provides access to valuable health information for the community.  

“Health literacy plays a pivotal role in the lives and well being of our community. It’s important that the Library is there to provide the information.” said Laurel Best, Executive Director of Huntsville Madison County Public Library.

Help Yourself to Health is a year-long project that features special events, educational forums, community outreach programs and access to Medline Plus Health Library, a non commercial information source.  All events and forums are free to the public.

“We want to empower people with health knowledge.” Rosalind Lett, Associate Director of Public Services at the Huntsville Madison County Public Library, commented on the initiative. “So when people talk to their healthcare professionals they can ask the right questions.”

The Help Yourself to Health Initiative has been made possible by a grant from National Library of Medicine.

For more information about the forum, please contact Luisa Morenilla at lmorenilla [at] hmcpl [dot] org or 256-532-2362.

Our next scheduled event will be a Breast Cancer Awareness program, scheduled for October 16, presented in conjunction with the Sister 2 Sister Brother 2 Brother African American Book Club.

Please continue to check the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library's calendar of events for upcoming events in the series.

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