Through a partnership with the Pima County Health Department, a team of public health nurses make rounds in our libraries providing basic health services. One public health nurse works in the Library full-time.
The nurses help make the library a welcoming and safe place for everyone and improve the physical and mental health of our customers. Nurses provide much-needed services, such as:
- Nursing assessment
- Case management
- Nutrition and health education
- Resource information
- Blood pressure screenings
The library nurse program was nationally recognized as a 2013 Top Innovator by the Urban Libraries Council, and received the 2014 American Public Health Association's Lillian Wald Service Award. In 2015, two of the County's Public Health Nurses were recognized as Tucson's Fabulous 50 Nurses.