From the launch of Your Community Your Health, a new health information service at Muirhouse Library.

The project, which aims to provide local people with easily accessible information in relation to their health and wellbeing, will be accessed via a web-based system with face-to-face support from trained staff at health information points in local communities. These will be set up initially in three community venues: Muirhouse Library, Pilton Community Health Project and Craigroyston Health Centre. The project is a unique initiative delivered in partnership by NHS Lothian, Pilton Community Health Project and Edinburgh City Libraries.

Councillor Deidre Brock, Culture and Leisure Convener for the City of Edinburgh Council, said: “Libraries are increasingly becoming real community hubs, connecting local people to a mine of useful information about their area. These health information points will be a hugely valuable tool for people to find out about the services available to them.”

Posted by Tales of One City on 2011-05-26 13:07:42

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