Increasing Health Literacy through Multilingual Resources
A series of flyers and videos in English, French, Arabic, Swahili, and Spanish will be created to increase health literacy for women refugee and immigrant populations within the Johnson County area. The resources will provide information for pre-natal care and preventative services for common chronic women’s health issues such as breast/cervical cancer. The University of Iowa OB/GYN and Public Health departments, the UIHC Mobile Clinic and Interpretation services, IC Compassion, and the Congolese Health Partnership will provide vital roles in creating the multilingual and multimodal health resources. Once finished, the resources will be submitted on easily accessible platforms such as community home pages, Facebook, and YouTube as well as additional partner websites. The resources are intended to provide information to refugee and immigrant women to improve health literacy and access, as well as reduce women’s health disparities and misinformation within those populations.