Express Outreach: Improving Health Literacy and Personal Health Management of Inmates
The goal of this project is to improve the health literacy, self-care management skills and personal health care decision-making of inmates incarcerated at the Gallatin County Detention Center (GCDC). Research studies indicate that inmates have a disproportionately higher incidence of chronic health conditions than the general U.S. population and are frequent users of high cost emergency medical services upon reentering communities. This project will offer interest inmates 12 hours of health literacy training during their time of incarceration at the GCDC. The health literacy training will build upon information contained in the nine modules for improving health literacy that are available at the NIHSeniorHealth website - https://www.nia.nih.gov/health.