Health Literacy Programs and Training Sessions

UHIP Helps You to Better Understand the Medical Choices You Make
Our culturally sensitive healthcare literacy sessions are led by highly trained medical professionals and other trained staff and focuses on one or more of the Seven Health Pillars: Diabetes/Obesity, Hypertension/Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), HIV & Infectious Diseases, Cancer Screenings, and Aging/Dementia/Depression/Dying.

UHIP’s health literacy programs operate from a basic service menu which is adapts to meet the needs of the community group and community settings. All services are provided in outreach settings of the communities we serve.


  • Community Based “Health Literacy Trainings” programs designed for age 18 and older
  • Small Group “Health Talks” focusing on a specific health topic of importance
  • “Ask the Doctor” meetings where you can ask our providers health related questions
  • Sunday morning health talks alined with scripture integrated into local worship service
  • Nutrition and Weight Management Seminars/Workshops
  • “Biggest Loser” weight loss motivational program
  • Healthy Cooking workshop series
  • Medication management and medication interaction workshops
  • “Community Leaders Series” Health Care Education 101 classes for the Common-Man/Woman”
  • Diabetes “Pit Crew” Workshop Series on building your medical support team.
  • “Aging in the home” Health Talk for Seniors and Care Givers
  • Advance Directive Workshop and Panel Discussion with health and legal professionals
  • Growing network of outreach service locations
  • The Emergency Room is Not Your Doctor (not a replacement for primary care providers)
  • Through the CHOP program, where available access tp primary and preventive healthcare services

Providing Better Health through Education…
UHIP understands that “knowledge is power” and health literacy — the ability to understand the message — is at the core of every aspect of this program.

Call 973-676-8447 to learn more about UHIP and our Health Literacy Training Services

What is Health Literacy/Who Needs It

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,” as defined by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, Title V. In the United States, access to health information and the ability to understand vital health data impact the well-being of individuals across all social and income levels.

Why Health Literacy Skills Necessary

Why Patients Need Health Literacy Skills

Why Health Professionals need Health Literacy Skills

Applying Health Literacy Skills

Factors Impacting Health Literacy

Gaps and Challenges in Improving Health Literacy

Risk Associated with Poor Health Literacy

Poor Health Literacy is Associated a Lower Likelihood of:

Other Negative Effects of Poor Health Literacy Includes:

Disseminating Health Information

To Disseminate Health Literacy UHIP Provides:

  • Health Literacy Seminars
  • Multi-organizational Collaborations
  • Easy-to-Read materials
  • Community Health Literacy Programs

Call 973-676-8447 to learn more about UHIP and our Health Literacy Training Services