School District And UnitedHealthcare Partner To Promote Health Literacy Amongst Hispanics

The Hispanic/Latino community continues to grow and has specific preferences, especially when it comes to medical attention and health care. To assist with these preferences, the School District of Palm Beach County has partnered with UnitedHealthcare’s Latino Health Solutions to help promote health literacy among Hispanics in Palm Beach County.

The School District is installing three Bilingual Health Education Kiosks throughout the District.  One of these kiosks will be placed in the lobby of the District headquarters in West Palm Beach for use by employees and the community at large. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for June 7, 2012 at 10 a.m. in the lobby of the FHESC Building, located at 3300 Forest Hill Boulevard, West Palm Beach, Florida.

Developed by Unitedhealthcare’s Latino Health Solutions, the Bilingual Health Education Kiosks offer health and wellness information via bilingual “fotonovelas,” health and wellness education, brochures, podcasts and interactive health modules such as Health Education Answers, a bilingual interactive program that provides tips on how to enhance their health and that of their families.

UnitedHealthcare’s Latino Health Solutions provides dedicated resources nationally to serve Hispanic health plan customers and their employers, including enhanced bilingual services that help consumers better understand and use their health benefits, and learn how to best manage their health and the health of their families.

“For more than 15 years, UnitedHealthcare has had the privilege of serving the School District of Palm Beach County. By partnering with the District, we can help provide employees and local residents with timely and convenient access to important information about their and their families’ health and wellness,” said Nicholas Zaffiris, CEO, and UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual of South Florida.  “This health kiosk is a great example of how we are helping to simplify the health care experience for Hispanics in a simple, in-language and culturally sensitive way.” 

“We are so pleased that UnitedHealthcare has partnered with the District in our efforts to continually provide health information in a meaningful way.  By design, the Bilingual Health Education Kiosks has information not only in the Spanish language, but also in the context of the rich Hispanic/Latino culture,” said Dianne Howard, the School District Director of Risk & Benefits Management.

For more information on UnitedHealthcare’s Latino Health Solutions kiosks, visit the following video link: http://www.brainshark.com/uhcms/kiosk You can also contact Dianne Howard at 561-434-8414 or dianne.howard@palmbeachschools.org