Blog Buzz, Public Libraries as Partners for Health

The current issue of Health Affairs includes an article discussing the unique opportunity Public Libraries (and Public Library staff) have in helping to promote health and address the needs of vulnerable people. Beyond Books: Public Libraries as Partners for Population Health presents the findings of an assessment of programs by The Healthy Library Initiative (from the Free Public Library of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania). Hat tip to Donna Gibson for this item.

On The Open Notebook, there is a useful article by Jane C. Hu called, What are the Odds? Reporting on Risk. Which, as science writer Bethany Brookshire pointed out on twitter, “…is also a really good primer on how to READ about risk.”