Cmo dar un P.A.S.O. hacia el Bienestar Emocional! How to Take a Step toward Emotional Wellness is a health literacy outreach intervention designed to improve emotional wellness knowledge and related communications skills among Hispanic 88. This work builds on a previous support from the NNLM SCR to develop the M.O.V.E. toward Emotional Wellness guide in English and adapt it into Spanish. A team of health literacy experts engaged public health faculty and subject matter experts to develop the guide to help individuals at various health literacy levels identify emotional wellness needs in themselves or others and develop the communication skills necessary to connect with appropriate sources of care. The English guide was vetted by community representatives, including those with known health literacy challenges, and disseminated through a network of community leaders. Health literacy experts worked with Hispanic professionals and community members to adapt the guide into Spanish. The Consumer Health Express Outreach Award will allow these materials to be printed and disseminated to Spanish speakers throughout the NNLM SCR region. The proposed project represents an opportunity to leverage previous NNLM SCR investments in an important public health topic mental health to reach a vulnerable population Spanish speakers, including those with limited health literacy.
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences