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For more information about Health Literacy, contact:

 

Maria Solano

 Program Coordinator

1722 Colcord Ave.

Waco, Texas 76707

Phone: (254) 753-4392 ext. 11

msolano@bahec.org

 

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About Health Literacy

 

      The goal of Brazos AHEC Health Literacy is to foster healthy behavior development in individuals,

groups, and communities throughout Central Texas. Brazos AHEC works with community representatives to

structure activities that will provide useful health and dental education that is beneficial for the immediate

community. This information is designed to be used with both adults and children.

Activities

(Click on program titles to view a full brochure description in Adobe format)

        Alcohol Prevention Education

        The DWEyes program presents simulated activities demonstrating

        the dangerous effects of drinking and driving.

 

        Children's Dental Education

        The Tooth Fairy program teaches 4-6 year old children the importance

        of dental hygiene, brushing, and nutrition for teeth when the tooth fairy

        visits the classroom.

 

       Basic Life Support and Healthcare Provider CPR Training

        This hands-on class is full of practice scenarios where participants will learn how to: 

        Geriatric Sensitivity Education

        The Geriatric Sensitivity program is designed to improve attitudes toward the

        elderly through hands-on simulation activities.

 

        Senior Fitness Education

        The Senior Fitness program teaches individuals ages 60+ how exercise and fitness can

        improve their health and prevent diseases related to physical inactivity.

 

        Smoking Cessation Education

        The Quit and Stay Quit program will assist individuals in choosing a method to quit,

        developing a plan to quit, and recognizing the benefits of quitting smoking.   

       

        Teen Pregnancy Prevention Education

        The Baby Think It Over program uses life-like baby simulators in a

        school-based program to teach responsibilities and realities of parenting.

 

        Tobacco Prevention Education

        The STOMP program emphasizes healthy decisions, effects of tobacco use,

        handling peer pressure, and legal consequences of underage use.                       

Health Fairs

Community Health Worker (CHW) Program

Power of Prevention (POP) Coalition

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