HealthLiteracy Program in a low-income Urban Area
Health literacy is perceivable as the manner in which persons acquire, process, and understand fundamental health information and services to make proper health choices (What Works for Health, 2014). Issues such as poor utilization of preventative care and poor health outcomes have been linked to low health levels (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016). Health literacy can help young adults, aged 3 to 7, 9 to 12, and 14 to 18, critique the health information available in the television, the Internet, and print and use it to better their lives.
The success of a health literacy program is dependent on a number of systemic and individual factors. Before designing the program, I will gather information on the communication skills of the children, the knowledge of health topics that they have, their culture, the inadequacies of the healthcare system, and the pre-requisites of the situation on the ground.
At the beginning of assessment phase, I will seek ways of engaging the stakeholders, in a bid to raise awareness about the importance of enhancing health literacy among children in low-income urban areas.
At the conclusion of the initiative, I will conduct a survey to reveal the impact of the plan on these groups. I will compare the previous hospital records of the individuals within the selected age-groups with the new records to show the effect of the program. I will also use random sampling to gain insights into the impact of the program. I will issue tests to reveal whether the resources used to educate the children were easy to understand.
Resources like human assets, time, and money will be essential to the success of the program. Although these capitals will be factored in at the beginning of the program, unexpected circumstances and events that will require the deployment of additional assets are expected.
Centersfor Disease Control and Prevention. (2016). Educationand Community Support for Health Literacy | Health Literacy |CDC. Cdc.gov.Retrieved 2 September 2016, fromhttp://www.cdc.gov/healthliteracy/education-support/index.html
WhatWorks for Health. (2014). WhatWorks – Health literacy interventions.Whatworksforhealth.wisc.edu.Retrieved 2 September 2016, fromhttp://whatworksforhealth.wisc.edu/program.php?t1=22&t2=16&t3=120&id=95