Tuesday Apr 27, 2:30 PM

126 Building a Partnership to Improve Health Literacy in Detained Youth

Using an innovative partnership model, nursing faculty from a large urban university and administrators and health care providers from a juvenile justice facility develop programming to improve health literacy for detained adolescents. Graduate nursing students and faculty provide developmentally appropriate programming on topics such as sexual health, drug abuse/naloxone administration, mindfulness, and career opportunities in health care. Evaluation suggests an improvement of participants’ knowledge. This program was modified during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learning Objectives:

  • Outline the processes to build a partnership between nursing faculty and students and juvenile justice administrators, health care providers, and residents to identify topics of interest
  • Describe a program to increase health literacy and knowledge of high-risk topics in justice-involved adolescents
  • Summarize continuous evaluation and dissemination methods of this health literacy programming

Level: Basic

  • Jennifer Obrecht, RN, DNP

    Clinical Associate Professor

    University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing

  • Shawn Withers, RN, MPH, CCHP

    Divisional Nursing Director

    Cermak Health Services of Cook County -Cook County Dept of Corrections

  • Susan Walsh, DNP, APRN

    Clinical Associate Professor

    College of Nursing University of Illinois at Chicago

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