Be Well Nampa project kicks off Wednesday at Nampa Public Library

Project aims to improve quality of life in Nampa
Posted at 8:27 AM, Sep 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-16 10:27:18-04

NAMPA, Idaho — This week, a project that aims to improve the quality of life in Nampa is kicking off. Be Well Nampa will enhance access to existing health services by offering the Nampa Public Library as a centralized, neutral location.

The Nampa Public Library was awarded a $91,943 grant from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine for the project. Be Well Nampa stems from the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Award.

A ribbon cutting at the library on September 18 will mark the opening of the Be Well Nampa Health Hub, which has computers dedicated to health information. The ribbon cutting is at 10 a.m. Wednesday on the third floor of the library. Other services available include:

  • Community Healthcare Worker, Mackenzie Curtis, with Terry Reilly Health Services will be at the Library 24 hours per week. She will provide health education, wellness checkups, nutrition advice, smoking cessation help and education, health insurance assistance, diabetes education, health kits for check out and resource connections. Her hours are Tuesdays from 12-6 p.m. and Wednesdays/Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Walk in or call 208-468-4476 to set up an appointment.
  • Dental Hygienist, Erica Craven, with Terry Reilly Health Services will provide dental screenings and fluoride treatments once per month. To view the scheduled dates, click here.
  • On-site behavioral health counseling services begin Monday, October 7 from 1-5 p.m. Walk-in or call 208-468-4476 to schedule an appointment. Counseling services will be offered every Monday.

Health appointments, dental visits, counseling services and programs are also offered free of charge. The Nampa Public Library partners for Be Well Nampa include Terry Reilly Health Services, St. Luke's, Saint Alphonsus, American Heart Association, Idaho Department of Health & Welfare, Southwest District Health and University of Idaho Extension-Canyon County.

To view more programs and events associated with the project, click here.