Memphis Public Libraries six-person outreach team, the Connect Crew, was launched in January 2019. This team travels throughout Memphis and Shelby County to host a robust variety of programming for all ages and learning levels, including some limited health and wellness programs. Our partner agencies, including local schools, community centers, parks, and service providers, have requested additional programming around health literacy and wellness. Because the Connect Crew is a new department for our agency and was established after we piloted In Memphis in partnership with NNLM, they have not yet implemented a set curriculum or series of health and wellness programs. This project would formalize the Connect Crews health outreach strategy with the needed equipment, supplies, software/apps, and curriculum to reach those who cannot attend traditional library programs. It will also create a health literacy toolkit that can be utilized by the Connect Crew, as well as all 18 MPL neighborhood library locations.
Memphis Library Foundation