Anjna Patient Education represents a new approach to patient education. We are proud to be the first organization to specifically target free clinics for the purpose of reaching out to socioeconomically disadvantaged patients. Studies have shown that common diseases such as type II diabetes, hypertension, and depression are heavily prevalent amongst patients who are from the lowest socioeconomic tier, resulting in rising healthcare expenses that further exacerbate their circumstances. In addition, free clinics are often restricted to a very narrow budget and thus are unable to provide quality educational materials to their patients.
Our project seeks to break this cycle by educating and empowering patients in free clinics to take a stand against these preventable diseases with good nutrition, diet, and lifestyle changes. In order to provide quality health education for low income, underserved patients of free clinics, we have groups dedicated to fulfilling the following action items:
- Researching and translating existing health education materials into 15 languages to reach over 99% of clinic patients.
- Providing a comprehensive database of health education materials for selection by our partner clinics from our website.
- Release of surveys at bimonthly intervals to measure the efficacy of our programs.
- Cutting edge sms and voice messaging applications that bring the patient education experience to the homes of our patients.
Our team is comprised entirely of volunteers who are working on this project out of a sincere desire to make an impact in community health. If you'd like to be a part of Anjna's volunteer team, please click here.