New Jersey Health Initiatives - A Better State of Health
A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program
Improving immigrant health literacy.
2009
Bergen County Community Action Partnership, Inc.
Closed
Improving immigrant health literacy.
Bergen County Community Action Partnership, Inc.
2009
Closed
Grant Award Amount
$250,000

Focusing on the low-income, uninsured immigrant population in Bergen County, Bergen County Community Action Partnership is using the Expecting the Best curriculum to enhance its current English as a Second Language program with a 15 hour health literacy component. Through a partnership with Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative (BVMI), program participants receive direct health counseling from a nurse practitioner. Healthcare practitioners at BVMI participate in in-service training focusing on cultural differences and the impact of language on healthcare and compliance with medical protocols.

Project
Pathways to Health
Topics
Grant Recipient
Key Contact

Figen Tabakci
Project Director
(201) 968-0200 x7035

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