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MIDDLE ATLANTIC REGION

Utilization of a Low Literacy Book to Manage Childhood Illness in a Community Home Visiting Program

This project would be an intervention both to improve children's health and reduce inappropriate emergency room visits by providing parents or caregivers with a reference resource for understanding both common childhood ailments and their non-emergency care at home. A nurse navigator will use the book as an educational guide and tool for parents/caregivers who are enrolled in the program. In addition, it will encourage the use of a reputable online health resource for additional information (MedlinePlus).

Organization:
Lehigh Valley Health Network
Department:
Department of Education
Organization Type:
Hospital
Other
Funded Dates: 
Monday, May 1, 2017 to Monday, April 30, 2018
Funding Amount: 
$4,500
Beneficiaries: 
Health Professionals - Nurses
Health Professionals - Physicians
Consumers - Patients & Families
Population
Hispanics/Latinos
Inner city
Women