Vision: All parents will have the knowledge to make appropriate choices about their children's health care for minor illness and injury, resulting in healthier children, better resource utilization and decreased costs.
~Professionals working with families understand the impact of low health literacy in health care.
~Professionals use research-based methods to teach parents how to use the book What To Do When Your Child Gets Sick. Outreach efforts to parents of children enrolled in Medicaid and HealthWave will be a priority.
~Parents attend the class, receive the book and then use it to help make appropriate choices about their children's health care.
~Professionals attend a workshop on health literacy and teaching methods.
~Professionals teach parents how to use the book in one-on-one, small or large group settings.