One of the innovative ways Health Department Nurses provide service to the community is through the Library Nurse Program, a collaborative initiative launched in partnership with the Pima County Public Library in 2012.
The program gives library patrons the chance to receive support, education and resources that they may not otherwise be readily able to access. A team of Public Health Nurses make rounds at County libraries, offering basic health services to parents of young children, homeless adults, those with behavioral health needs, and everyone in between.
- Nursing assessment
- Case management
- Nutrition and health education
- Resource information
- Blood pressure screenings