BENEFITING: THE HEALTH LITERACY FOUNDATION INC
In order to have a healthier community, I firmly believe in having knowledgeable citizens. That is why I propose the creation of a website that is dedicated to helping Americans not only understand their medical needs, but to also understand the new health reform bill that was passed in Congress this year. A collaboration within the public, secondary/higher education, and health profession sectors must be formed in order to make this website a reality. Let me explain.
EVERYONE should understand the care that they receive and what this new bill means in lamen terms. I wish to make this dream a reality. Any suggestions, advice, or coalition building would be greatly appreciated.
And truth be told, I am not even sure how much money it would cost to create such a website or the paper materials that would need to be created in addition to the website. After all, not every American has access to a phone or the internet. In fact, it is this exact population that would possible be unable to access and read such a website as the one that I have in mind. Which is why I believe that a two pronged approach is needed: through technology and the classroom.
A curriculum should be created that is aimed at all levels of education so that children are raised with the right know-how on how to manage and interpret their own health needs.
I know my idea is not completely formulated yet, still in the idea stage. However, I belong to a university and community who can help make this a reality.
Thank you for your time and consideration and let me know if you have any questions... I love to listen!