Developing a Health Literacy Program for Children in a Low Income Urban Area
1 Read the scenario below.
2 Respond to the questions in full sentences. Be sure to use standard English grammar and spelling
a Why is information on health literacy essential for this group?
b What is the initial step you would take before designing the program?
c What role/function would you play in the beginning of the assessment phase?
d What role/function would you play at the end of the program?
e What additional resources would be needed to implement this program?
As a Community Health Nurse, you are assigned to develop a health literacy program at the Yvonne Learning Center to promote health literacy in a low-income urban area. This program will focus on children ages 3-7 years old, 9-12 years old and 14 to 18 years old .
You will provide basic health information and services about health and teach the children about their bodies and how having a positive attitude and good behaviors influence their health in general.
The goal of information literacy is to promote self-learning and the ability to be self-sufficient.