Health literacy training and related counseling for immigrants and in-service training for health care professionals in Bergen County, N.J.

The Foundation's program, New Jersey Health Initiatives, was designed to support projects in New Jersey that develop new approaches to resolving the state's health care needs, focusing on the Foundation's goal areas.The purpose of this project is to enhance English as a Second Language program with a 15-hour health literacy component while focusing on the low-income, uninsured immigrant population in Bergen County.Through a partnership with Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative, program participants will receive direct health counseling from a nurse practitioner. Healthcare practitioners at Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative will participate in in-service training focusing on cultural differences and the impact of language on healthcare and compliance with medical protocols.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $250,000.00

Awarded on: 6/3/2009

Time frame: 7/1/2009 - 6/30/2012

Grant Number: 66451


Bergen County Community Action Partnership, Inc.

241 Moore Street
Hackensack, 07601-3223


Figen Tabakci
Project Director