Consumer Health -

Hospital Partnership

Seeking to meet the growing medical information needs of the community a unique partnership was established between the St. Charles City-County Library District and two area hospitals in June 2007.

ProgressWest Hospital and Barnes Jewish- St. Peters Hospital  answered the call to co-create a Consumer Health Information Resource branded "Your Healthy Answerplace" - blending the research services of the library with the expertise of medical professionals in order to increase the level of health literacy of the population.

Monthly lectures and screenings allow the public free access to healthcare professionals, presenting on a wide range of topics, from herbal supplements to bone density screenings.  The programs are held at the library with easy access to the internet, medical reference books, pamphlets, magazines, and newsletters allowing people to follow up on their questions and concerns in a timely manner with help from friendly library staff.