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Health literacy is the ability to read, understand, and act on health information. Unfortunately, being health literate isn’t as simple as it sounds and as a result, many of us don’t take the proper steps to manage our health the right way. That’s where UHP’s health educators can help. They promote good health and prevent disease in a culturally sensitive manner by helping our patients to understand health information and learn how to incorporate healthy behaviors into their daily lives. They also provide health demonstrations and participate in health fairs, bringing the messages of health and wellness directly to the community.
You’ll find health educators assigned to all of our departments, including pediatrics, OB/GYN, adult medicine, and school-based health programs.