Despite having the highest median income and literacy rates in New York City, nearly one third of Staten Island residents are Medicaid beneficiaries or uninsured. Health disparities are common, with at-risk communities experiencing higher rates of infant mortality, childhood asthma and obesity, diabetes and substance use disorder. Five major health coalitions with more than 120 partner organization have been formed to address these issues but limited health literacy remains a barrier to health information and services. This project; Building Health Literacy Capacity in Staten Island's Health Coalitions is resolved to change that. Created in partnership between Say Ah! SA, a health literacy nonprofit organization, and Staten Island Performing Provider System SI PPS, an alliance of clinical and social service providers, this project will improve access to health information by improving the ability of health coalitions to communicate effectively with people who experience limited health literacy.
Say Ah!, Inc.