In addition to materials on health, nutrition, and exercise in the collections of the Santa Fe Public Library, the Southside Branch works directly with community organizations to promote a healthy population.
The Mobile Health Van makes regular stops at the Southside Branch and will be there again on Monday, May 21, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the parking lot. The Mobile Health Van provides free screening to Santa Fe County residents. No appointment is necessary.
WIC, Women, Infants, and Children, is a federal program that provides supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk. WIC appointments are held at the Southside Branch in the Jeff & Michelle Branch Community Room on Mondays, May 7, 14, 21 and June 4, 11, 25 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Appointments can be made through the local WIC Office at 505-476-2602.
MYCD, Manage Your Chronic Disease, is coming to the Southside Branch in May. Free workshops will help people manage their chronic conditions and make life easier. MYCD meets every Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. May 9 through June 20. To register or get more information, please call Margaret Collins at 505-471-4711. Presbyterian is co-sponsoring the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program with the New Mexico Department of Health and Luna Community College Area Health Education Center.
PS at Southside