Mary Ann Mongan Library 502 Scott Boulevard, Covington, KY 41011 phone (859) 962-4060 fax (859) 962-4096 www.kentonlibrary.org Contact: Sue Banks, (859) 962-4001 December 9, 2009 Branch Manager, Erlanger Branch email@example.com Health Kiosk to Unveil at Kenton County Public Library’s Erlanger Branch Partnership between University of Kentucky College of Nursing, St. Elizabeth Healthcare and the NKY Health Department On Friday, December 18 at 10 a.m. the public is invited as the region’s newest health resource will be unveiled at the Erlanger Branch of the Kenton County Public Library. The University of Kentucky College of Nursing’s Clean Indoor Air Collaborative, St. Elizabeth Healthcare and the Northern Kentucky Health Department will launch an interactive health kiosk that will provide information on heart health, smoking cessation, second-hand smoke and radon. The kiosk, called The Well, with a tagline of “the hub for a healthier you” will allow visitors to take interactive quizzes about heart health, smoking cessation, second-hand smoke and radon and provide take away information for those using it. The kiosk features a BMI calculator, scale and interactive computer screen and keyboard for BMI calculation. There are also lower panels of the kiosk that can keep children entertained so that busy adults can use it. Additionally, visitors can use resources at the Library to find out more information, including the free online resources such as Medline Plus. The Erlanger Branch Library was designated as the location for the kiosk due to the number of visitors the library receives, nearly 40,000 each month, and its ongoing efforts to provide and promote healthy-living opportunities and information to visitors. Erlanger Branch manager, Sue Banks, explains. “Several years ago, we began to realize how important the Library was as a resource for people in regards to health care, wellness and fitness. Since then, with the help of our community partners like the Kenton County Extension Office, NKY Health District and many others, we have provided a Senior Health and Wellness series, fitness programs, health clinics and been heavily involved in the city’s “Step Forward, Erlanger” walk-ability initiative. Additionally, we are working with Gateway Community and Technical College and Thomas More College’s nursing program to make sure their students have the resources they need for their studies in the medical field. We are thrilled that the Library can now offer this health kiosk because of our partnership with University of Kentucky College of Nursing, St. Elizabeth’s and the Northern Kentucky Health Department.” The public is invited to attend this free event which takes place Friday, December 18 at 10 a.m. at the Erlanger Branch Library, located at 401 Kenton Lands Road. Contacts for partnering organizations: St. Elizabeth Medical Center Theresa Taylor, Marketing Communication Manager 859- 301-6305 direct 859- 301-6305 main Theresa.firstname.lastname@example.org University of Kentucky Ann Blackford, media contact 859-312-3587 email@example.com Northern Kentucky Health Department Emily Gresham Wherle, Public Information Officer 859.344.5470 ect 859-462-7090 cell Emily.firstname.lastname@example.org Kenton County Public Library Sue Banks, Manager, Erlanger Branch (859) 962-4001 email@example.com ### The Kenton County Public Library has three locations – Covington, Erlanger and Durr in Independence. The library is consistently one of the top ranked public libraries in the state of Kentucky and served more than 1.1 million visitors last year. The library also provides more than 4,000 free educational, informational and recreational programs and training classes annually. Learn more at www.kentonlibrary.org. In 2008 and 2009, the Kenton County Public Library was ranked #1 in the state of Kentucky according to the HAPLR Index.
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