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Navigating the Healthcare System-Upcoming Programs

For most people, understanding medical information can become a confusing and overwhelming task. Knowing how to obtain, process, and understand basic health information needed to make smart health decisions has become a shared responsibility between you and your health care professionals. In the United States, only about 12% of adults have proficient health literacy skills and can confidently complete these responsibilities. It is important to increase your health literacy skills to become more independent with your health care needs. University of Delaware Cooperative Extension has collaborated with Nemours Health and Prevention Services to develop an adult health literacy program, Navigating the Health Care System. During this program, participants will learn about various health care facilities, different types of doctors, the importance of medical history, general health insurance information, and how to navigate a visit with a doctor. Participants will leave with a better understanding of how to manage their health care and be a self-advocate for their personal wellness. We are offering this program on the following dates:

October 5th from 5:00 – 7:00pm
Kent County Extension Office
69 Transportation Circle
Dover, DE

October 26th from 6:00 – 8:00pm
Sussex County Extension Office
16483 County Seat Highway
Georgetown, DE

If you would like more information on this program, please contact Sarah Bercaw at sbercaw@udel.edu or 302-831-8131.

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