As a Champion you bring health literacy to your community.

You know your community, the people you work with every day. Counseling clients about diabetes, housing, or health insurance. Helping a library patron find just the right book. Teaching students and talking with their families. Listening carefully to members of your church congregation. Hearing people’s stories while you cut their hair.

You don’t need specialized healthcare training to be a health literacy Champion and teach others about living safely in a world changed by COVID-19 . 

We offer online and face-to-face courses. All trainings are available in both English and Spanish. Continuing education credits are available for community health workers and EMTs.

Sign-up to learn how you can become a Champion to teach others in your community.

You will learn:

  • What health literacy is and how it affects health
  • How limited health literacy contributes to the spread of COVID
  • How to teach others about COVID, including:
    • How COVID-19 spreads
    • Signs and symptoms of COVID-19
    • Improving indoor air quality
    • The truth about vaccines
    • How masks work
    • How to use rapid antigen tests most effectively COVID and pregnancy Treatments for COVID
    • How to protect others when someone in your household has COVID
    • Where to get help for Long COVID How to talk to your doctor about COVID
  • How social factors can increase vulnerability to COVID
  • How to find reliable health information
  • How to identify misinformation and avoid spreading it
    • How misinformation as affected what people believe what they do about COVID-19
  • How to evaluate a client’s health literacy skill
  • How to evaluate health literacy levels of written materials
  • How to communicate with decision makers about community needs
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Who We Are

Salud y Vida Con Amigos uses Health literacy to help people find, understand, appraise, and act on information to protect themselves and their community from COVID-19.  Salud y Vida con Amigos is funded by the Office of Minority Health/OASH/HHS and is a program of Doña Ana County.

Office of Minority Health

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Salud y Vida con Amigos
Doña Ana County Health and Human Services
845 N. Motel Blvd.
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88007
(575) 728-5591 

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