Multicultural Health Resources
According to the National Assessment of Adult Literacy, 50 percent of American adults (93 million people) have trouble understanding and using health information, and two out of three people don't understand their health insurance coverage. Add specific cultural and language preferences to the mix and it's easy to see why some people have difficulty managing their health.
Studies show that many ethnically diverse populations are underserved. Many people prefer to manage their health in their native language. They will often seek personalized resources and solutions that speak their language and understand their culture. That's why UnitedHealthcare continues to commit significant resources to providing culturally and linguistically appropriate health educational materials and services.
Fotonovelas Address Common Health Concerns for Hispanics/Latinos
Fotonovelas, or photo novels, are bilingual photo stories that depict how a family discusses common health concerns. The fotonovelas, entitled, "¿Que le dijo el medico?" (What did the doctor tell you?) depict a series of dialogues between family members discussing topics such as diabetes, hypertension, physical activity, nutrition, tobacco use and depression.
You can find the Fotonovela and other health and wellness information in Spanish and English, at Latino Health Solutions.