Health Literacy is fundamental to individuals to make decisions, manage their health, and achieve health equity.
- Evaluate and interpret health information
- Make health decisions
- Navigate health systems
- Communicate with health care providers
Fundamental to the innovative approach taken by HCI is the recognition that low health literacy is a key obstacle and that to effectively disseminate knowledge and empower families, materials had to be tailored to the audience’s literacy level, language and culture. Also key to the success of HCI’s methodology is the recognition that relationship building and engagement are fundamental, leading to empowerment of parents and families. Increased health and wellness also leads to increased school readiness.
Health literacy is taking center stage as an imperative for improving health care and health outcomes. HCI recognizes that to effectively disseminate knowledge and empower families, materials had to be tailored to the audience’s literacy level, language and culture. HCI recognizes that improving health literacy is a key stepping-stone to creating healthier families, healthier children and healthier communities.