There are certain issues that can stand between people and their access to health care and well being. These are things like inadequate housing, lack of transportation, and literacy. It can be challenging to navigate the health care system, especially if you struggle with reading and writing.
Because of this Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island has partnered with Reach Out and Read Rhode Island to tackle this issue.
We spoke with Dr. Tracey Cohen, Medical Director, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island and Susanna Beckwith, Executive Director of Reach Out and Read Rhode Island to discuss their efforts in this regard.