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What Is Health Literacy?

NMiF: health literacy

November 17, 2017 – Have you ever walked out of a doctor’s appointment not knowing what you just heard? If yes, you’re not alone.

Health literacy is the ability to understand and interpret information related to health. Most people do not have a high level of health literacy, which can lead to misunderstandings about instructions from health providers and even dangerous outcomes in a health crisis.

Producer Sarah Gustavus sits down this week with a nurse and health literacy coordinator to talk about steps that can be taken to ensure more patients in New Mexico are getting the information they need to address their health concerns.

Kathryn M. Anderson, senior health literacy specialist at UNMH
Lisa Lostetter, nurse and lactation specialist


Cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz Speaks About Politics & His Work

NMiF: Lalo Alcaraz

November 17, 2017 – Lalo Alcaraz is a Mexican American cartoonist and writer whose work has appeared in newspapers across the country. The San Diego-born artist recently joined the Pixar animation studios as a consultant for the new film “Coco” – a movie based on the Mexican holiday, the Day of the Dead.

 Lalo Alcaraz joined New Mexico in Focus correspondent Russell Contreras to talk about the project and his cartooning in the age of President Donald Trump.

Lalo Alcaraz, cartoonist and writer