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The purpose of the program was to shed light on addressing health literacy barriers and provide occupation-based education for healthcare providers serving Hispanic Americans, specifically in rural areas. Additionally, the purpose of the program was to close the gap by providing healthcare practitioners with tools and resources to assist in combating the barriers faced to include the lack of occupational therapy services. The pre-and post-survey during the needs assessment helped determine the participant's baseline understanding of various aspects related to health literacy and guided the development of the educational modules and informative resources. Based on the outcomes of the survey, the program serves as a valuable resource for healthcare providers with limited resources and translation services due to geographical location.

Publication Date

Spring 8-2-2023


University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences


Occupational Therapy | Public Health Education and Promotion | Race and Ethnicity


Poster presented at the Summer 2023 Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium held online at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences on August 2-9, 2023.

Health Literacy Barriers and Occupation Based Education for Healthcare Providers serving Hispanic Americans