Valley Baptist Medical Center Hosts Healthy Literacy Symposium

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 8:23am

Valley Baptist Medical Center, along with the Harlingen I.S.D. and the UT Health Science Center, teamed up for a healthy literacy symposium on Wednesday. The organizations gathered to come up with the best ways for residents to become proficient in health literacy which refers to the ability to obtain, process and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. Harlingen school board member, Gerry Fleuriet, stated on the goal of the symposium saying, "It's a wonderful opportunity for those who are concerned about the lives and well being of our children and those throughout South Texas to come together to study the problem and be looking at alternative resources to address those concerns."

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