New Jersey Health Initiatives - A Better State of Health
A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program
Improving immigrant health literacy.
2009
AtlantiCare, Inc.
Closed
Improving immigrant health literacy.
AtlantiCare, Inc.
2009
Closed
Grant Award Amount
$215,616

To improve the health literacy of immigrants in Atlantic and Cape May Counties, AtlantiCare has taken a two-pronged approach. In partnership with Literacy Volunteers of America, a Basic Health Literacy program consists of eight, two-hour sessions educating participants to understand and utilize basic health information. The Chronic Disease Self-Management program  focuses on individuals with chronic disease or caretakers of such individuals, and trains community members using culturally appropriate materials as peer leaders to conduct the program in community-based settings.

Project
Health Literacy Initiative
Topics
Grant Recipient
Key Contact

Audrey Heist
Director of Disease Prevention
(609) 704-7426

Counties Served
View All: NJHI 2009: Improving Immigrant Health Literacy