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Improving Health Literacy in King County's Immigrant and Refugee Community

This project will focus on adult immigrants and refugees currently residing in the greater Seattle area, with a particular focus on those of low socio-economic status and with limited English language skills. A narrower focus on particular ethnic groups may develop depending on the results of our networking and/or Literacy Source will continue to develop relationships with agencies providing health and social services to immigrants and refugees in the greater Seattle area and, from those agencies, will identify partners who can commit staff and resources to an eventual project. A survey of online resources relevant to the health education of immigrants and refugees and their healthcare providers will be done. A community assessment will be conducted in order to survey the health literacy of King County?s refugee and immigrant communities and determine the best method(s) to improve their access to and comprehension of health information.identification of greater need among certain groups.

Literacy Source
Not Applicable
Organization Type:
Community Based
Funded Dates: 
Friday, February 1, 2008 to Sunday, April 20, 2008
Funding Amount: 
Consumers - Patients & Families
Health Professionals - All Types
Asian Americans
Inner city