NJHealthConnect @ Your Library addresses the barrier of access to care and services by providing 450 iPads to more than 150 communities in New Jersey, with a focus on the areas that rank higher on the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Municipal Revitalization Index, which measures community need and distress. It’s a simple project, being marketed as “health literacy in a box.”
Each iPad will arrive preconfigured with apps and links to 24/7 telemedicine sites; places for mental health support for all ages; Covid updates in English and Spanish; and multilingual health information. The iPads include apps for Google Meet and Zoom to meet with a doctor virtually or conduct a job interview since employment is a social determinant of health.
The Collingswood Public Library has received 3 iPads which are now configured and available for borrowing in-house or for checking out with a library card in support of health needs and job interviewing.
Our iPads can be borrowed and taken home for a four-day period or used at the library in the small meeting room.
These iPads are available for those who do not have the technology capabilities at home to connect with providers.
To borrow an NJHealthConnect iPad, please contact the reference desk at the library via phone, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.