Health Literacy is the degree to which an individual has the capacity to obtain, communicate, process, and understand basic health information and services to make appropriate health decisions.
Anyone who needs health information and services needs health literacy skills to
- Find information and services
- Communicate their needs and preferences and respond to information and services
- Process the meaning and usefulness of the information and services
- Understand the choices, consequences, and context of the information and services
- Decide which information and services match their needs and preferences so they can act
Anyone who provides health information and services to others, such as a doctor, nurse, dentist, pharmacist, or public health worker, also needs health literacy skills to
- Help people find information and services
- Communicate about health and healthcare
- Process what people are explicitly and implicitly asking for
- Understand how to provide useful information and services
- Decide which information and services work best for different situations and people so they can act
The Humanity and Health Foundation aim to
- Provide preventive programs such as screening for the prevention of communicable diseases like HIV, STD & Tuberculosis
- We will facilitate immunizations programs against seasonal disease such as measles, flu and zika virus
- We will work with existing agencies to provide preventive measures against Malaria in the Sub Saharan region of Africa
- We will incorporate
- A drug addiction prevention program, through the setup of programs such as Fathers Against Drug Abuse (FADA) program;
- Community Against Drug (CAD)Prevention; and
- Students Against Drugs Experts (SADE) program
- We will incorporate a community sex education program (SEP) to prevent sexually transmitted disease, for teens and adults.
These are some of the programs HHF embarks upon and plans to expand on as funding becomes available.