By Norma J. Goodwin, MD, Founder and President, Health Power . . .
Health Literacy: Pathway from Health Disparities to Health Equity
Because a key part of Health Power’s mission is increasing the health literacy of minorities/people of color, we are pleased to share a Health Literacy Umbrella we found that, as you can see, protects from the rain of various health problems and risks, and identifies various activities that contribute to health literacy.
Those who share our commitment to eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities can play a key role in helping to ensure that minorities receive:
(1) simply stated and understandable health information, and
(2) health promotion messages, and tools that
help motivate and achieve much needed movement toward health equity.
Need for “Different Strokes for Different Folks”
Because different communication approaches are needed for different audiences in achieving health literacy, we have developed a National Minority Health Communication Network that has different channels or platforms for different audiences including:
Our website, Blog, Social Media Network, E-blasting system, and various print materials such as brochures and Tip Sheets. In helping to move our nation from health disparities to health equity,
Remember our motto or tagline: Knowledge + Action = Power!