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Coalitions

JCHD is a proud member of several local coalitions devoted to health and wellness.  Click the logos below to learn more and get involved:

 

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Get Fit Festus exists to encourage and aid residents of Festus, Crystal City, Herculaneum and Pevely to get healthy and stay healthy by participating in activities together.
Vision: The creation of an environment that provides individuals with a wide variety of diverse opportunities to make healthy decisions and develop a healthy lifestyle.

 

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MIssion: To make a long-lasting positive impact on the health and safety of our community by encouraging healthy lifestyle choices through the promotion of physical activity, healthy nutrition, weight control, disease and injury prevention. 

Take a positive and active part in the rest of your life!

For more information call Debby Campbell at 636-586-4570 or click here.

To learn more about Get Healthy DeSoto visit their website.

 

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Our Mission:

"Motivating Jefferson County to change the culture of substance abuse acceptance."

Our Vision:

"Empowering our community to make substance abuse prevention a priority: celebrating healthy lifestyles."

www.jeffcodpc.org

facebook.com/JeffCoDPC

https://twitter.com/JC_DPC

 

 

 

 

Public Health Providers

INFORMATION FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

  • You have the power to improve health literacy!!!
  • All public health professionals can help improve health literacy.

Health Literacy Guidelines

  1. Look at the Ask Me 3 questions and make sure these questions are answered each time with each community member/patient.
  2.  Check the readability statistics for any of the information you give to patients or the public.
  3.  Use the resources here as a guide, but remember individual strategies are needed for each community in order to keep your patients and residents safe and informed!

Health Literacy Resources

Resources

  • You have the power to improve health literacy!!
  • Use these resources to learn more about health literacy, and how you can improve it.

Patient Resources

  • Ask Me 3 for patients- This is the Ask Me 3 page for patients.  It has a lot of information for patients about improving your health literacy.
  • Medication Card- This card was developed by the Rhode Island Health Literacy Project.  It can help you keep track of your medications when you go to the doctor.
  • Family Medical Tree- This resource is a tool from the Surgeon General. This tool can help doctors identify diseases you may be at a higher risk for developing. 
  • Checkup List- This resource was developed by the Rhode Island Health Literacy Project and you can use it as a list to remember everything you need for your medical appointment.
  • Health Literacy Consequences - This artice from USA Today explains some of the risks of low health literacy.

 

Provider Resources

  • Ask Me 3 for providers- this page specifically deals with how th Ask Me 3 can help your practice or clinic, and your patients.
  • Health Literacy Guide- The AMA created a guide to health literacy for providers.
  • Teach Back Technique- The following article describes the teach back technique, including how and why to use it with your patients.
  • SMOG- This is a link to a readability page that offers a free option for determining the readability of the information and forms you give to patients.
  • Flesch-Kincaid- This a link to a readability page that offers a free option for determining the readability of the information and forms you give to patients. Note: This test can also be performed on Microsoft Word.
  • Cultural Competency- Follow this link for information and resources from the Health Industry Collaboration Effort (ICE)  about serving diverse populations.
  • Cultural Competency Resources and Online Courses- This site has several different options for courses regarding cultural competency that can serve as CEU credit.
  • Health Literacy Written Material Guidelines- These are some guidelines from the Rhode Island Health Literacy Initiative to follow when creating or analyzing the information or forms you give to patients.
  • Pharmacy Assessment Tool - This is a guide for steps to assess your pharmacy's health literacy and your clear health communication practices.

 

Public Health Professionals Resources

  • SMOG- This is a link to a readability page that offers a free option for determining the readability of the information and forms you give to patients.
  •  Flesch-Kincaid- This a link to a readability page that offers a free option for determining the readability of the information and forms you give to patients. Note: This test can also be performed on Microsoft Word.
  •  Cultural Competency- Follow this link for information and resources from the Health Industry Collaboration Effort (ICE)  about serving diverse populations.
  •  Health Literacy Information- Comprehensive information regarding health literacy, including a bibilography.
  •  Sample Action Plan- This is a sample action plan for a community health center.
  •  Health Literacy Guide - This is another resource that list information and plans for improving health literacy in your community and organization.

 

 

Patients, providers, and public health professionals must work together to solve the health literacy crisis facing us today.

Provider Information

  • You have the power to improve health literacy!!!
  • All doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinic staff, pharmacists, etc. can help improve health literacy.

Health Literacy Guidelines

  1. Look at the Ask Me 3 questions and make sure these questions are answered each time with each patient.
  2. Always use the teach-back technique. Click herefor more information.
  3. Use the resources hereto help keep your patients safe and informed!
  4. For more information, take a CEU course about health literacy or cultural competency.
  5. The best way to judge if your office or clinic is practicing clear health commincations, simply ask your patients if they understand not just you, but the materials you give them as well.

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